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  • New community center, substation now open in Ascension Parish Play Video

    September 16, 2017 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office unveiled a new community center and substation in Donaldsonville Saturday morning. The Ascension Parish School System donated the property to the APSO to use for residents and officers. The community center is filled with offices spaces for deputies and educational... more »
  • Bridge players bummed over closed senior center

    August 23, 2017 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some card players are concerned about their BREC senior center that's been closed since the flood last year. Sharp Road Recreation Center was their meeting spot, but they fear it will never be repaired. BREC tells 2 On Your Side it's still waiting on funding from... more »
  • Care center loses license after child wanders into street

    June 17, 2017 12:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana child care center has lost its license and public funding after a toddler wandered into traffic. The child was not hurt. But, the Louisiana Department of Education says Five Star Learning Academy in New Orleans failed to report the incident to the state... more »
  • LSU AgCenter wants 'Tiger Tasters' to try new food products

    April 23, 2017 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter is looking for some taste testers. The AgCenter's Sensory Services Lab helps companies conduct evaluations and product research before new food products go to market, and it's looking for people who would be willing to participate in the testing. Researchers with the lab are... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 east at Dalrymple Dr. after accident

    April 3, 2017 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on I-10 East at Dalrymple Drive after an accident blocked two lanes, according to the DOTD. The queue from this incident has reached the Mississippi River Bridge , the DOTD said. Check back for updates. more »
  • Elayn Hunt Correctional cadet booked for trying to smuggle drugs, phones

    March 7, 2017 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections fired a corrections cadet for trying to smuggle drugs and cellphones into the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. St. Gabriel Police detectives arrested 29-year-old Jomar Jackson with felony introduction of contraband. Jackson tried to avoid a routine search... more »
  • Arrest made in national threats to Jewish community centers

    March 3, 2017 10:17 AM

    NEW YORK - An arrest has been made in connection with threats made to at least eight Jewish community centers nationwide and the Anti-Defamation League's headquarters in New York City. Federal authorities in New York said Friday that Juan Thompson has been arrested. According to a complaint, the threats were... more »
  • FEMA mobile disaster recovery center to open for tornado survivors in Livingston Parish

    February 15, 2017 4:02 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A FEMA mobile disaster recovery center will open on Feb. 16 in Livingston Parish for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of last week's tornadoes. The mobile recovery center is located at the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness... more »
  • LSU Law Center to host panel on travel ban

    February 6, 2017 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Law Center will host a panel discussion on the travel ban issued by President Donald Trump. The ban prohibits citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days, bans all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely... more »
  • Escapees from Monroe youth center captured

    February 4, 2017 4:53 PM

    MONROE - Two teenagers who escaped from the Swanson Center for Youth are back in custody. Louisiana State Police say 18-year-old Kevin Provost, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old escaped the facility on Monday. Provost and the 17-year-old were captured Saturday. State police, in a news release, said both face charges... more »
  • State revokes Shreveport child care license

    February 4, 2017 2:53 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Caddo Parish early learning center has lost its license and public funding. The Louisiana Department of Education, in a news release, said the Jordan and Friends Enrichment Center in Shreveport failed to take steps to ensure the health, safety and well-being of children despite corrective attempts and... more »
  • State Police: Escapees from Swanson Center for Youth captured

    February 4, 2017 2:08 PM

    MONROE - Two youths from Swanson Center for Youth escaped from the facility on Monday, Jan. 30. On Feb. 4 around 10:15 a.m., both Kiore Collins and Kelvin Provost were captured and taken into custody, according to State Police. State Police, along with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office,... more »
  • Gonzales daycare license revoked but someone hid the notice Play Video

    January 27, 2017 6:03 PM

    GONZALES– Someone hid a public notice posted on the front door of a daycare after the state revoked its license to operate. The Adventures in Learning child care center, located at 14469 Highway 44 in Gonzales, had its license revoked Friday morning after the Louisiana Department of Education received... more »
  • Livingston Parish trustees arrested for stealing from flood-damaged property

    January 27, 2017 11:15 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Two Livingston Parish Detention Center trustees were arrested on Thursday for several charges including theft and contraband. The Denham Springs Police Department and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old James Hood and 32-year-old William Scott. The two were assigned to the Denham Springs Police... more »
  • SBA's business recovery center in Baker to close on Jan. 13

    January 7, 2017 4:34 PM

    BAKER – The Small Business Administration will close its Business Recovery Center in Baker on Jan. 13. The center, located at the Baker Workforce Development Center at 3262 Baker Boulevard, will close at 6 p.m. The center was open to assist businesses who were impacted by the August... more »
  • Round-the-clock federal manhunt underway for escaped inmate

    January 2, 2017 8:19 PM

    CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. - A round-the-clock state and federal manhunt is underway for an inmate who escaped from a Rhode Island detention center. The Wyatt Correctional Center warden says 35-year-old former Army reservist James Morales fled Saturday by climbing a basketball hoop to reach a rooftop, cutting through a fence... more »
  • Five West Feliciana inmates get baptized at detention center

    December 19, 2016 11:02 AM

    WEST FELICIANA – Five inmates of the West Feliciana Parish Detention Center were baptized last week. Detention Center Chaplain Pastor Dennis Lawrence, who has been preaching at the detention center every week for the past six years, performed the baptisms. Inmates, Jeremiah Elliot, Haneif Smith, William Roach, Jr.... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery centers close; some transition to loan outreach centers Play Video

    December 16, 2016 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All FEMA disaster recovery centers that have been open since the August flood will close today at 6 p.m. The centers have been a place for residents to receive assistance on how to rebuild. One flood survivor, Jimmy Halford, has been to the centers multiple... more »
  • Remaining disaster recovery centers to close by Friday

    December 13, 2016 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The remaining FEMA disaster recovery centers will close by Friday, Dec. 16. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the disaster center at Old Neighbors Bank in Central will close at 6 p.m. Disaster recovery centers in at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Ascension Parish and the... more »
  • Juban Crossing stores reopen in time for Black Friday Play Video

    November 23, 2016 4:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Three months after the historic August flooding, stores in the Juban Crossing shopping center are opening for the second time. "The irony in that is amazing," Belk store manager Joshua Ballay said. "We actually just opened this store 26 months ago, almost to the exact day."... more »
  • Disaster recovery center in Baker to close Saturday

    November 19, 2016 3:44 PM

    BAKER – The disaster recovery center located in Baker will close on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. The center is located at the following address: The Council on Aging 3334 Jefferson St. Baker, LA 70714 Assistance from the Small Business Administration has been relocated to the Workforce... more »
  • Ascension Parish disaster recovery center to remain open until Dec. 16

    November 16, 2016 5:41 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish disaster recovery center will remain open until Dec. 16, parish officials say. The center, located at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center 4H Building will remain open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Disaster survivors who have registered with FEMA may visit any... more »
  • PotashCorp gives $50K for livestock showmanship cash awards

    November 13, 2016 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter says the PotashCorp fertilizer plant in Geismar has given $50,000 to expand cash awards for showmanship at the annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show. The new endowment will provide $125 awards for intermediate and junior showmanship champions in eight categories - dairy cattle, beef cattle,... more »
  • Two Livingston Parish disaster recovery centers to close Nov. 15

    November 11, 2016 3:08 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Two Livingston Parish disaster recovery centers will close at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. One of the centers closing is located at the St. Joseph Catholic Church at 15710 La Highway 16 in French Settlement. A second center is closing at the Sidney Hutchinson Park located at... more »
  • Iberia Parish disaster recovery center closing Nov. 14

    November 10, 2016 5:13 PM

    NEW IBERIA – The Iberia Pairsh disaster recovery center at the Fire Protection District Training Center will close at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14. The center is located at the Iberia Parish Fire Protection District Training Center at 2417 Darnall Road. Officials say that the need for the disaster... more »
  • Disaster recovery center in EBR moving to new location

    November 9, 2016 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish disaster recovery center in Central is moving to a new location. The disaster recovery center is currently located at the following address: Central Parking Lot 13421 Hooper Road Central, LA 70818 The new location for the center will be... more »
  • Former fire station on S. 15th Street to become community center Play Video

    October 31, 2016 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Metro Council announced that the old 15th Street Fire Station on South 15th Street will become The Destiny Center. The center will be an outreach center to enhance the community. "People can come and be happy and treated good and learning different things... more »
  • EBR disaster recovery center to close Oct. 20

    October 18, 2016 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The FEMA disaster recovery center in East Baton Rouge Parish is closing on Oct. 20. The center, located at the Zachary Men's Club on Rollins Road, will close at 6 p.m. Officials say that the need for the center has diminished and will result in... more »
  • LSU AgCenter to hold medical marijuana public forum Oct. 28

    October 16, 2016 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter plans a public forum Oct. 28 to explain medical marijuana regulations to potential investors. Both LSU and Southern University have said they want to grow and sell marijuana for medical use. The Legislature widened state laws this year, making the treatment available to more... more »
  • Ghali named permanent chancellor at LSU med in Shreveport

    October 9, 2016 11:37 AM

    SHREVEPORT - LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport has made interim chancellor G.E. Ghali the center's permanent chancellor. The university announced its choice Friday. Ghali had been interim chancellor since February. The Times reports LSU President F. King Alexander also named Ghali dean of the school of medicine. Ghali has... more »
  • FEMA sends blank denial letter Play Video

    October 4, 2016 11:53 PM

    CENTRAL- Flood survivor Thomas Maloy has jumped through all sorts of hoops trying to get federal aid. But it was the FEMA denial letter he received Tuesday that hit him like a bad joke. "I've been going back and forth with FEMA and then I got this wonderful letter... more »
  • Six arrested for smuggling drugs into Assumption Parish detention facility

    September 30, 2016 3:20 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE – The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested six people accused of smuggling drugs into the Parish Detention Center. Sheriff's investigators initiated an investigation a few weeks ago after corrections employees reported suspicious activities outside of the facility. The investigation revealed that the contraband was being delivered to areas... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB

    September 23, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound. Friday morning, an accident blocked the left and center lanes of I-10 westbound after College Drive. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring traffic. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter . more »
  • Disaster Recovery Centers Adjust Weekend Hours

    September 17, 2016 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA disaster recovery centers are adjusting their weekend hours. Sunday Adjustments: The following disaster recovery centers will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays: Livingston Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church 15710 Highway 16 French Settlement, LA 70733 ... more »
  • SBA to open disaster loan outreach center in Iberville Parish

    September 16, 2016 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Monday, Sept. 19, in Iberville Parish to assist flood victims. The center will be at the East Iberville Gym located at 3285 Highway 75 in St. Gabriel and will be open from 9... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery center opens in St. James Parish

    September 15, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A FEMA disaster recovery center is opening Thursday in St. James Parish to assist flood victims. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. The center is located at the New Zion Gospel Baptist Church located at... more »
  • Mobile disaster recovery center opens in Livingston Parish for flood victims

    September 5, 2016 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A mobile disaster recovery center has opened in Livingston Parish to assist flood victims. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. The center is located at the following address: Recreation Center at Sidney Hutchinson Park... more »
  • 3 inmates escape from detention center in Louisiana

    August 29, 2016 12:39 PM

    NATCHITOCHES - Authorities are searching for three inmates who escaped from a detention center in Louisiana. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 34-year-old Willie E. Ethridge, 24-year-old Michael Elliot and 35-year-old Walshea Mitchell escaped from one of the dorms Saturday night and then apparently jumped... more »
  • FEMA recovery center opens in Lafayette

    August 29, 2016 12:12 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a disaster recovery center in Lafayette. FEMA says in a news release that the center, which opened Sunday, will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. Flood survivors will receive assistance and information... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery center opens in Denham Springs Saturday

    August 26, 2016 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA will open a disaster recovery center in Denham Springs Saturday after historic flooding ravaged much of Livingston Parish last week. The FEMA disaster recovery center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following location: North Park Recreation Center (At... more »
  • State budget concerns cause change of location for LSU nutrition building

    May 26, 2016 12:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new athletic nutrition center planned for LSU's campus won't be built where it was planned because of the state's uncertain budget situation. The $12 million facility was supposed to be built on Skip Bertman Drive, near the old LSU baseball stadium. Instead, it will be... more »
  • Bensons donate $20M to expand New Orleans cancer center

    November 10, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson announced a $20 million donation to expand the Ochsner cancer center which already bears his name. Benson and his wife Gayle made the announcement at the New Orleans hospital Tuesday morning. The Saints owner said he never imagined the... more »
  • Shot fired accidentally at Ohio military recruiting station

    July 23, 2015 4:31 PM

    LANCASTER, Ohio - Authorities say an armed civilian accidentally fired a shot from an AR-15 rifle outside a military recruiting center in Ohio but no one was hurt. Police in Lancaster say 28-year-old Christopher Reed was holding the rifle outside the center on Thursday when someone asked to look at... more »
  • Welcome center may be sold to fill general fund budget gap Play Video

    May 6, 2015 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Center Park Welcome Center may be on the chopping block as state leaders look to ditch properties that aren't being used as much as they should be. "The welcome center is a great facility that just isn't being utilized enough to justify the expense for... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 East of bridge after accident

    March 15, 2015 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on the Mississippi River Bridge. Traffic is clearing after an accident blocked the center lane on I-10 East of the bridge. The accident happened around 4:40 p.m. on Sunday. more »
  • Healthy alternatives to your unhealthy breakfast Play Video

    March 12, 2015 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It is the third month of 2015, and many people have already forgotten their New Year's Resolutions. March is National Nutrition Month, which makes it the perfect time to get back on track. Courtney Brock, the Director of Pennington Biomedical's Research Kitchen and research dietitian Renee... more »
  • Celebrate accomplishments of Louisiana women at LSU Women's Center Play Video

    March 9, 2015 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Over the weekend, the world celebrated International Women's Day. The celebration continues next week at a special event hosted by the LSU Women's Center. 2015 Esprit de Femme Awards and Sunrise Celebration is Thursday, March 19th from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at the Renaissance Hotel (7000... more »
  • Pennington Biomedical improves the diets of pre-diabetics Play Video

    March 3, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is always working on some way to improve your diet. Their latest is known as the 'STARCH Study'. The goal of the clinical trial is to determine the effect of slowly digesting starch on gut bacteria, sugar and fat... more »
  • DASH your way to a healthier lifestyle Play Video

    February 27, 2015 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you have tried diet after diet without success, the professionals at Pennington Biomedical Research Center don't want you to give up hope. The DASH diet was designed to prevent the development of high blood pressure, but also is proven to improve lipid profiles and reduce... more »
  • Pennington Biomedical launches child obesity reduction plan

    January 30, 2015 3:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center has launched a new initiative aimed at helping reduce obesity in children. The center on Thursday launched its new Childhood Obesity Treatment Toolkit, which features comprehensive information for pediatricians on evaluating childhood obesity, including approaches for treatment. The center's executive director, Dr.... more »
  • Pennington targets diabetes in African American men Play Video

    January 7, 2015 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A study is now underway to determine if exercising can help lower the risk of diabetes in African American men. The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for volunteers. It's estimated that between 15-20% of African Americans have diabetes. The disease has been linked to other... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul assisting women, children Play Video

    December 22, 2014 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Woman and Children Center at St. Vincent de Paul is a full house this holiday season. The shelter often doesn't have the space necessary to help everyone in need. News 2's Rebecca Buchanan visited the the center this morning on 2une In to learn more... more »
  • McKinley High alumni gather for awards banquet Play Video

    November 11, 2014 7:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly 100 years since the first graduating class, McKinley High School in Baton Rouge is proud of their history. They're looking forward to the future next week and inviting the public to join them at their annual fundraising event. Rev. Dale Flowers joined News Two's Kylie... more »
  • LA Health and Rehab Center celebrates 20 yrs. with fundraiser Play Video

    November 6, 2014 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Health and Rehab Center in Baton Rouge is celebrating 20 years of helping people reach their dreams and potential. There is a special fundraising dinner scheduled next week to celebrate. Soundra Temple and Shawne Langston joined 2une In Thursday with all the details. They... more »
  • SNL Alum Darrell Hammond comes to Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 3, 2014 8:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday Night Live Legend Darrell Hammond is coming to Baton Rouge Tuesday night. It's all to benefit the Mental Health Association. Hammond is known for his impression of former President Bill Clinton and recently returned to the show as its announcer. Jenny Ridge with MHA stopped... more »
  • New and improved Smoothie King Center unveiled Play Video

    October 29, 2014 6:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans dominated in their home opener Tuesday night, but the team's stellar play wasn't all that impressed fans. The Smoothie King Center received a facelift during the offseason. The renovations include a kids zone, interactive games throughout the arena and new sports bar.... more »
  • Pennington conducting MRE ration research Play Video

    September 23, 2014 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is helping keep our soldiers well-nutritioned through research and development of MREs. The old "Made Ready to Eat" meals helped troops eat on the move, but scientists found the boots on the ground weren't getting the nutrition they... more »
  • Disturbance at detention center where 32 escaped Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:58 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - A disturbance has broken out at the same Nashville juvenile detention center where more than 30 teens escaped earlier this week. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson says about 20 teens - some of whom were involved in Monday night's escape - are roaming the... more »
  • Staffers hurt in melee at New York psych center

    September 4, 2014 2:04 AM

    MARCY, N.Y. - Authorities say 12 staff members have been injured in a melee at a New York psychiatric center. Correction officials say in a news release issued late Wednesday night that a group of inmates attacked staffers and other inmates inside the Central New York Psychiatric Center in the... more »
  • Metabolic kitchens: The science behind food labels Play Video

    August 5, 2014 1:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metabolic kitchens help researchers get the information on food labels as precise as possible. We got an inside look at Pennington Biomedical Research Center's metabolic kitchen today on New 2 at Noon. It's one of the biggest in the country, cooking up more than 200 meals... more »

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