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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Check your list twice during Men's Health Month check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 23, 2014 8:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - June is Men's Health Month, and it's the perfect time to inventory of your well-being. Dr. Joseph Griffin with Vascular Specialty Center and People's Health stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about what questions you need to ask next time you visit the doctor. Check... more »
  • Sips and Suds tomorrow night check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2014 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can enjoy some Sips and Suds and make a difference in the lives of children Thursday night with McMains Children's Developmental Center. McMains Executive Director Renee Craft and Board Member Emily Mayo stopped by 2une In Wednesday to talk about the event. Check out... more »
  • Loomis: A rookie center could start for Saints

    May 7, 2014 4:15 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints could conceivably find next season's starting center in this week's NFL draft. The center position is relatively complicated one in that it requires reading defensive fronts and making pre-snap calls to fellow blockers. But Loomis says the Saints... more »
  • Southern celebrates National Agriculture Day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 20, 2014 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - National Agriculture Day is coming up and the Southern University AgCenter is joining in the celebration. National Ag Day is set aside to recognize the contributions of agriculture. The SU AgCenter is teaming up with JAGS in Ag. to host a three day event. It... more »
  • OLOL opens new LSU medical education center

    December 9, 2013 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal, along with officials from LSU and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOL) came together Monday to mark the opening of the new LSU Health Medical Education and Innovation Center on OLOL's main hospital campus in Baton Rouge. The new center... more »
  • Hunt Correctional employee arrested

    November 8, 2013 11:34 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - Sheriff's deputies arrested an employee of the Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel after they said he tried to smuggle drugs into the jail. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office accused Daron Toussant of drug charges after starting an internal investigation into his actions. Detectives got... more »
  • IBM Service Center breaks ground check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 26, 2013 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - IBM broke ground on their new $55million service center in downtown Baton Rouge Thursday. The project is expected to directly create 800 jobs, 500 indirect jobs and 600 construction jobs. The mixed-use complex has an eight story IBM office, 11 story apartment building and a parking... more »
  • Community center director to appeal termination check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 25, 2013 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The director of the Jewel J. Newman Community Center will appeal his termination Thursday morning in a meeting with the parish attorney. District 2 Metro Council Woman Chauna Banks-Daniel sent the director, Carl Slaughter, a letter outlining 16 reasons why she wants him gone. Slaughter,... more »
  • LSU reactivates Small Business Development Center

    September 25, 2013 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will once again host a Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the university. Beginning October 1, the center will be housed within the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. The previous development center at LSU was opearted... more »
  • Part of community center to shutdown, repairs needed

    September 22, 2013 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to safety conditions and the need for repairs, the west side of the Jewel J. Newman Community Center will shut down starting Sept. 23. A fire marshall recently inspected the building, citing multiple violations. According to Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel, the center may need thousands... more »
  • Lawmakers sign off on deal for IBM service center

    May 29, 2013 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers agreed to the state's contract with IBM, to build a new service center in Baton Rouge, and approved $8 million from an incentive fund to help pay for the deal. The joint budget committee approved both items Wednesday without objection. IBM says it plans to employ... more »
  • Baton Rouge to open new center for juveniles

    May 5, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Some young people arrested for non-violent offenses may be sent to a new program aimed at reducing recidivism instead of being housed at the Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center. City-parish officials tell The Advocate that when juveniles are sent to the new Evening Reporting Center they... more »
  • New Orleans council approves new shopping center

    January 25, 2013 9:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council has approved plans for a new shopping center. The Magnolia Marketplace will be a two-level mall where most of the stores will face an elevated, open-air parking deck. Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell urged the council on Thursday removed many of the... more »
  • Elayn Hunt Correctional Center escapee apprehended

    December 28, 2012 1:43 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A man is back behind bars after attempting to escape from the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center early Friday morning. Joshua Kelly, 38, worked as an infirmary orderly at EHCC and was working on a night cleaning crew when he escaped. Officials say Kelly overpowered a... more »
  • 2 children burned in Covington house fire

    December 6, 2012 12:29 PM

    COVINGTON - Two children pulled from a burning home in Covington have been taken to a burn center in Galveston, Texas. Authorities say three other people, including two other children made it out of the house uninjured. The Times-Picayune reports the fire broke out around 1 a.m. Thursday. State Fire... more »
  • Billy Cannon to greet fans before Ole Miss game

    November 15, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU great Billy Cannon will be on hand to greet fans Saturday morning, November 17, 2012 at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU. In conjunction with LSU's 2:30 p.m. clash with Ole Miss, Cannon will sign autographs at the hotel from 9 to 11... more »
  • Former truancy center making a difference in more than just kids' lives check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 14, 2012 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Since officially opening in September, the Family and Youth Service Center deals with more than just kids skipping school. Formerly called the East Baton Rouge Parish Truancy Center, FYSC welcomes parents and provides a link with law enforcement. Dozens of parents attend classes and meet... more »
  • LSU to offer specialized study in energy law

    November 12, 2012 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Law Center is developing a specialized program in energy law in reaction to increasingly complex legal and regulatory issues. The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the LSU Energy Law Center in August. Chancellor Jack M. Weiss discussed the plans in a recent interview with NOLA.com... more »
  • Feds probing Jefferson Parish school bias claims

    October 12, 2012 3:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal officials are investigating allegations by the Southern Poverty Law Center that the Jefferson Parish public schools discriminate against Latino students. In a letter dated Sept. 27, the Justice Department's civil rights division and Education Department's office for civil rights said they haven't reached any conclusions about... more »
  • SU center named most diverse law school

    October 12, 2012 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Law Center has the most diverse faculty among any law school in the country. That's according to the Princeton Review, an education services company. The Advocate reports the law center is featured in the Princeton Review's 2013 edition of "The Best 168 Law Schools."... more »
  • Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows

    October 4, 2012 4:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day. On taxes, immigration and more, the former Massachusetts governor has toned down his heated, campaign... more »
  • Mental hospital closing could affect BR region Play Video

    October 3, 2012 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A controversial plan to close Southeast Louisiana Hospital could affect drug and alcohol treatment available to people in several parishes, including Livingston. The privately-operated Florida Parishes Human Services Authority operates a 64-bed treatment center on the mental hospital grounds. FPHSA directors say they will not be... more »
  • Space shuttle Endeavour heads west to new mission

    September 19, 2012 7:34 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour has lifted off on its final journey. NASA's youngest shuttle left Kennedy Space Center at sunrise today on the first leg of its flight to California. It's bolted to the top of a jumbo jet. Hundreds gathered at the runway to... more »
  • Livingston Parish FEMA center opens

    September 7, 2012 11:35 AM

    SATSUMA - People who need help with disaster assistance in Livingston Parish can visit a new FEMA center which opened this morning. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the shopping center just north of the I-12 Satsuma exit. After Saturday, the center will stay... more »
  • Hispanics set school, college enrollment records

    August 20, 2012 4:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pew Hispanic Center reports young Hispanics have reached a couple of education milestones. Last year, more than 2 million Hispanics ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in college and nearly a fourth of all pre-K through 12th grade public school students last year were Hispanic. Pew Hispanic... more »
  • LSU-OLOL partner for new training center check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2012 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal says the new LSU Medical Education and Innovation Center at Our Lady of the Lake will meet several of the state's needs. Governor Jindal says it will help deliver continuous care for the poor, and also save taxpayer money. He says Earl K Long... more »
  • Iberville opens new learning center

    May 14, 2012 11:17 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School System has opened its new $2.4 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math learning center. Project manager Patrick Norris said the new 11,000-square-foot center took a little more than a year to construct. Five classrooms were added to the Math, Science and Arts Academy-West... more »
  • Time-lapse AP video shows Trade Center's rise

    April 30, 2012 5:14 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Girder by girder, glass pane by glass pane, the rise of what is now New York City's tallest skyscraper was documented over the past year and a half in a time-lapse series of photographs by The Associated Press. On Monday, One World Trade Center, the skyscraper... more »
  • Juban Crossing development still a year away check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2012 6:14 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Residents in Livingston Parish will have to wait at least another year before the Juban Crossing shopping center is complete. More than half-a-million cubic yards of dirt have been moved since ground was first broken on the site nearly two years ago. Now nearly 95 percent of... more »
  • New EBR truancy center on course to open this fall

    April 10, 2012 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A long-awaited truancy center to help boost school attendance and reduce juvenile crime in East Baton Rouge Parish is on schedule to open its doors this fall. The project recently cleared its final major hurdle when Gov. Bobby Jindal signed off on a three-year, no-cost lease.... more »
  • Truancy center moving toward opening date

    April 9, 2012 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A truancy center planned for East Baton Rouge Parish schools is finally moving toward an opening date. Paperwork between the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office, the Mayor-President's Office, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Governor's Office... more »
  • Convergys closing BR center, laying off 300

    March 27, 2012 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Convergys Corporation announced Tuesday that it will discontinue operations at its contact center in Baton Rouge in May of 2012. The closure will affect more than 300 employees. Convergys is working to determine the availability of Work at Home positions for employees impacted by... more »
  • Former U.S. Senator named LSU speaker

    March 14, 2012 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston will be the commencement speaker at the LSU Law Center graduation ceremonies. Johnston served 24 years in the U.S. Senate representing Louisiana. He was either directly or indirectly responsible for all energy legislation considered by the Congress during his terms. Johnston... more »
  • VA to spend $6M on homeless center in New Orleans

    February 28, 2012 4:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will spend $6 million to open a new homeless center in New Orleans. The homeless center will be in the first floor of an addition to a downtown VA hospital. The center will be a place where veterans and homeless... more »
  • Iberville buys land for medical center

    February 27, 2012 7:16 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish government has completed the purchase of 27 acres of land as another step toward opening a new medical facility in the Plaquemine area. Parish President Mitch Ourso says the parish paid Edward J. Gay Planting and Manufacturing Co. just over $1 million dollars for the land.... more »
  • Donate your used electronics to CACRC today check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 13, 2012 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ has once again partnered with the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) for our fourth annual "Recycle Your Electronics" event, sponsored by Conn's. Stop by the Siegan Lane Conn's until 1 p.m. today to drop off used electronics such as computer hardware and accessories, telephones,... more »
  • NYC mayor: Work on 9/11 museum has stalled

    December 30, 2011 4:47 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says work on a planned museum at the World Trade Center has ground to a halt because of a money dispute, and there is now "no chance" it will open on time. The museum commemorating the 9/11 attacks was scheduled to... more »
  • Missing medals? Contact the Natl. Personnel Records Ctr.

    December 14, 2011 5:09 PM

    If you feel that you or a loved one who served in the U. S. armed forces didn't receive all the medals they were due, you can request a records check from the National Personnel Record Center. Click on the link below to get started. National Personnel Record... more »
  • Potential move for Pineville medical center

    December 9, 2011 5:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors will consider Friday a proposal to close the Huey P. Long Medical Center in Pineville. The measure, if approved, would relocate the facility to a renovated former military hospital at the England Airpark in nearby Alexandria. Governor Bobby Jindal says... more »
  • LSU auditor report reveals non-compliance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 7, 2011 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU Board of Supervisors internal audit of the LSU Student Health Center revealed a three-year abuse of the system in which vacation or leave days are monitored. A 12 page report shows what an LSU Board of Supervisors Internal Auditor calls a history of non-compliance.... more »
  • Folks pack River Center for holiday meal Play Video

    November 24, 2011 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 1,500 hungry folks packed the River Center Thursday morning for the Thanksgiving meal, provided by Holiday Helpers. That's the highest number the organization has seen since it first began serving lunch in 1987. 25 years later, and the meal is still the same: turkey, ham, cornbread... more »
  • NO World Trade Center concrete falls 30 stories

    November 14, 2011 2:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A big chunk of concrete fell about 30 stories from New Orleans' vacant World Trade Center, scattering concrete and steel across the yard and into the street after it hit ground. Nobody was hurt in the accident Monday. Police say Convention Center Boulevard was blocked off... more »
  • St. Martin detention center to close

    November 7, 2011 2:40 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La.- The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department says it will close its juvenile detention center. The facility will officially close at the end of this year. According to the department, dwindling numbers of juveniles sent to the facility is attributed to the closure. A regional... more »
  • Child care centers in Baton Rouge, NO lose licenses

    August 30, 2011 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials revoked the licenses of two child care centers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for failing to conduct background checks on their employees. The Department of Children and Family Services issued two revocation notices to Jumpstart Preschool and Daycare in Baton Rouge, and The... more »
  • 2 child care centers face losing licenses

    August 13, 2011 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State officials say two child care centers face losing their licenses for not obeying state laws regulating child care facilities. The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services says it has sent notices that it will revoke the licenses of God's Gift Child Care and Learning Center... more »
  • Pennington military announcement

    August 10, 2011 6:42 PM

    Pennington Biomedical research center has a new $6 million grant to help keep our military going. It's good news for the center as it helps with funding issues. more »
  • Baker Police search for murderer

    July 28, 2011 6:12 PM

    BAKER-- Investigators are looking for whoever shot Abelardo Domingo Pampo, 43, of Baton Rouge. One gunshot killed him. Pampo was found dead next to the Baker Civic Club on North Magnolia just before 5:00 Thursday morning. Police tell News 2 they don't have any suspects or any leads. They... more »
  • Video game testing center lands at LSU

    July 27, 2011 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One of the most popular video game developers today is making waves at LSU. Electronic Arts will be part of the campus' new digital media center. The company, currently testing games at the school's south campus, will hire up to 200 more people to work at the... more »
  • Piece of World Trade Center on display in BR

    July 27, 2011 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A piece of American history stopped at a Baton Rouge fire station today during its tour from coast to coast. Steel from the fallen World Trade Center Towers was viewable to the public at the Government Street Fire Station today as part of a trek from... more »
  • New juvenile offender center slated for Bunkie

    July 23, 2011 11:24 AM

    BUNKIE, La.- A site in Avoyelles Parish has been selected for Louisiana's first therapeutic treatment center for youth. The state Office of Juvenile Justice says the $20 million center will be built in Bunkie. The secured facility is designed to handle juvenile offenders from southern and central Louisiana. ... more »
  • Temporary pet shelter built in St. Landry Parish

    May 17, 2011 11:10 AM

    OPELOUSAS - State workers are moving supplies to St. Landry Parish to create a temporary pet evacuation center for flood victims. The Department of Agriculture and Forestry is moving 50 pet cages to Opelousas to make temporary kennels for pets whose owners self-evacuated from flood areas and are staying... more »
  • Charges dropped against three former guards

    February 23, 2011 12:14 PM

    HOUMA - Charges have been dropped against three former security officers at the Terrebonne Juvenile Detention Center who had been accused of sexual misconduct with female inmates. Charges were dropped Tuesday against 37-year-old Chadwick Griffin, 28-year-old John Gathen and 39-year-old Darrin Carter. After a jury trial, 50-year-old Floyd Howard... more »
  • Changes made at Jetson Center for Youth

    February 14, 2011 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE The Jetson Center for Youth was once set to close for good, but downsizing and a shift in focus led to another chance from the legislature and a lower rate of returning juveniles. Since 2008, the number of youths in the facility has dropped from 195 to... more »
  • Judge asked to intervene in BP claims process

    February 1, 2011 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s governor and attorney general want a judge to step in and oversee communications between people claiming a portion of BP’s oil spill compensation fund and the fund’s administrator, Ken Feinberg. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed the motion in federal court in New Orleans today. It asks... more »
  • Pew Center to research, reform Louisiana prison system

    January 20, 2011 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s criminal justice system is going to get a thorough examination by the Pew Center to help make it work more efficiently, and keep prisoners from re-offending. Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that the Pew Center will research the state’s prisons and sentencing policies, and then help... more »
  • Daycare worker arrested in Baker baby death

    January 7, 2011 5:34 PM

    BAKER – A daycare worker has been arrested and accused of murder in the October death of an infant under her care, according to authorities. Baker Police arrested 22-year-old Ashley Reifer this evening after autopsy results showed that the child had died from traumatic brain injury, caused by being shaken.... more »
  • EBRSO: Missing hospital patient located

    January 5, 2011 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A missing hospital patient that walked away from a Baton Rouge medical center has been located, according to authorities. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department said 30-year-old Crandell Turner was located by deputies around 4:15 p.m. She said Turner was spotted walking by... more »

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