Content Tagged As change

Tagged News

  • Trademark board rules against Redskins name

    June 18, 2014 9:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The ruling announced Wednesday comes after a campaign to change the name has gained momentum over the past year. The... more »
  • Speed limits to change on thousands of streets

    May 28, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City work crews will begin replacing speed limit signs in thousands of neighborhoods with brighter reflectors and slower speed limits after a vote by the Metro Council Wednesday. The council approved an agenda item to lower the speed limit from 30 to 25 on streets that do... more »
  • Council to discuss lowering speed limit, replacing 12,000 signs Play Video

    May 27, 2014 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residential traffic in East Baton Rouge Parish could be moving slower, if the Metro Council approves a speed limit change. The proposal by councilman Ryan Heck would reduce the speed limit from 30 to 25 on non-striped residential streets inside city limits and in unincorporated areas.... more »
  • 50 senators to NFL: Change Redskins' racist name

    May 22, 2014 9:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Half of the U.S. Senate says it's time to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Forty-nine Democratic senators wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday. They say racism and bigotry do not belong in professional sports. The lawmakers say the NBA set a good example by... more »
  • What's in a name?

    May 9, 2014 8:12 PM

    WASHINGTON- Add Congress to the name controversy surrounding the NFL's Washington Redskins. Congressman Henry Waxman of California asked for a hearing calling the name "another example of racial insensitivity in sports" in the wake of Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA. Sterling's ban resulted from racist comments... more »
  • CATS bus routes to change March 30

    March 26, 2014 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System has announced it will be making major changes to its bus route system at the end of the month. On March 30, CATS buses will be using a new system, that will include five transit hubs to improve efficiency and shorten ride... more »
  • School ads to reflect nutritional values Play Video

    February 25, 2014 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New regulations came today for healthier advertisements on school campuses. The next step in First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to fight obesity is to make advertisements at schools follow the school nutrition standards. The new regulations prohibit ads for what's considered unhealthy foods on... more »
  • Corn Maque Choux from Triumph Kitchen Play Video

    November 1, 2013 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One couple hopes to change lives for those headed down the wrong path. Sommer and Chris Wadsworth's non-profit organization, Triumph Kitchen, is designed to teach at-risk-youth and under-privileged teens between 16-22 basic life skills. The power duo will teach them how to succeed in the hospitality... more »
  • Bossier City nearly 1/3 through water meter change

    October 13, 2013 2:30 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - With nearly one-third of Bossier City's new, automated water meters installed, billing supervisor Judy Vetkoetter says most people who have called to complain about higher bills have been satisfied with the city's explanation. They're told the new meters are more accurate than the old ones - and... more »
  • Obama: Make climate change a must for your vote

    June 29, 2013 10:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is urging Americans to rally support for his plan to combat climate change. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Americans are already paying the price for climate change. He says America will be judged by how it responds. Obama's national plan involves... more »
  • Jindal seeks regulatory change, after bill fails

    June 9, 2013 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal's attempt to restructure early childhood education hit a roadblock in the Legislature. Unrelated disputes between the House and Senate stalled the bill that would have directly tied public dollars to student performance. Now, the Jindal administration is looking to make regulatory changes to... more »
  • Lawmakers change rules for passing school formula

    June 5, 2013 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's lawmakers have agreed to change the process for handling the public school financing formula, to comply with a recent Louisiana Supreme Court ruling. The high court said the 2012-13 formula, called the Minimum Foundation Program or MFP, was unconstitutional because it didn't reach certain timeline and... more »
  • Women's game looking to implement backcourt rule

    May 9, 2013 3:24 PM

    NEW YORK - The 10-second backcourt rule will go into effect in NCAA women's basketball for the first time next season if a recommendation from the sport's rules committee is approved. The U.S. women's college game is the only level worldwide that does not have a 10-second backcourt rule. The... more »
  • Federal appeals court to hear climate change suit

    April 8, 2013 10:22 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A federal three-judge panel has agreed to hear an appeal from a ruling that a group of Mississippi coastal landowners can sue energy and chemical companies on allegations that linked greenhouse gas emissions to Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit alleges that greenhouse gas emissions from energy and chemical... more »
  • Conference to teach students about climate change

    April 2, 2013 1:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dillard University says 10 historically black colleges and universities are holding a conference this week about climate change and community resilience. The HBCU Climate Change Student Conference runs Thursday through Saturday at Dillard. Dillard's Deep South Center for Environmental Justice says the conference is designed to introduce... more »
  • Facebook ready to change News Feed

    March 7, 2013 7:46 AM

    NEW YORK - Amid chatter of "Facebook fatigue," the world's biggest social networking company is getting ready to unveil a new look for its News Feed, the flow of status updates, photos and advertisements its users see on the site. Facebook is hosting an event at its Menlo Park, Calif.,... more »
  • Catholics confident church will remain strong Play Video

    February 11, 2013 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some Catholics in Baton Rouge were surprised by Pope Benedict's announcement he would be stepping down at the end of February. Others, including some church leaders, say there have been some signs and rumors. Father Tom Ranzino says Benedict's health appeared to be a bigger issue in... more »
  • Ex-N.O. cop to seek venue change for trial

    February 6, 2013 2:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former New Orleans police officer charged with writing a false report on a deadly shooting in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is planning to ask if his retrial can be moved from New Orleans. The retrial of Travis McCabe stems from the deadly shooting of Henry... more »
  • Countdown to rumored Pelicans announcement

    January 24, 2013 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets are a few hours away from the expected announcement that they're changing their name to the Pelicans. A countdown clock on the team's website is ticking down to a 3 p.m. reveal, which is widely believed to be owner Tom Benson's rebranding... more »
  • Group gives LA high marks for education changes

    January 7, 2013 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sweeping changes to the education system in Louisiana received accolades from a group that tracks education policies. A report by StudentsFirst ranked Louisiana the best in the nation for "putting students first." "The state has adopted meaningful educator evaluations, and it requires districts to base all... more »
  • From Hornets to Pelicans?

    December 5, 2012 1:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Could the New Orleans Hornets be going through a name change? Reports and speculation suggest a color scheme and name change could be coming for the NBA franchise. Saints owner Tom Benson bought the Hornets this April for a reported $338 million in an attempt... more »
  • Tulane, ECU to join Big East in 2014

    November 27, 2012 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Tulane University is joining the Big East as a full member in 2014 and East Carolina will be joining as a football-only member. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither... more »
  • Jindal: Obama re-election won't change path in La.

    November 7, 2012 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is congratulating President Barack Obama for his re-election victory, while saying that won't change his course in Louisiana. Jindal issued a statement that said, "Here in Louisiana, we will continue to do what we have always done, and that means standing up for our... more »
  • DA drops charges after witness changes testimony

    July 27, 2012 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Testimony by the prosecution's star witness in the murder-for-hire trial of local rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch is now affecting other cases. On Thursday, prosecutors dropped two counts of first-degree murder against Johnathan Rogers, 19. He was accused in the slaying of Charles Matthews and Darryl... more »
  • C-USA in cycle of change: coaches, teams, QBs

    July 26, 2012 10:47 AM

    IRVING, Texas - Conference USA seems to be in a perpetual cycle of change. There are five new coaches among the league's 12 teams. That includes Southern Miss and Houston, the division champs last season. Next season, C-USA will have four new teams after SMU, Houston, Central Florida and Memphis... more »
  • Ex-state lawmaker blasts the La. Office of Juvenile Justice Play Video

    July 11, 2012 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former lawmaker Don Cravins, Sr, says there needs to be a shakeup in the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. Cravins, who is currently the mayor of Opelousas, helped fight for a legislative package known the the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2003. A team of professionals, including... more »
  • Tone changes in Jindal administration over cuts

    July 3, 2012 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When a bloc of conservative state lawmakers pushed to strip money from the health department, the Jindal administration outcry was loud, suggesting the cuts could devastate health care services. A month later, the $859 million in budget cuts hitting the Medicaid program from new congressional action are... more »
  • Facebook draws user ire with email switcheroo

    June 26, 2012 3:22 PM

    NEW YORK - In yet another change that upset users, Facebook has replaced the email addresses users chose to display on their profile pages with (at)facebook.com addresses. Previously, users may have displayed their personal yahoo.com or gmail.com address to let people know how to contact them outside of Facebook. Now,... more »
  • Baton Rouge residents react to immigration change Play Video

    June 15, 2012 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - President Barack Obama's announced change to U. S. immigration policies could potentially impact hundreds of people living and working in Louisiana. The change would allow certain young undocumented immigrants to stay in the U. S., if they came into the country while they were younger than... more »
  • Gov. Jindal vetoes bills to change video poker laws

    June 5, 2012 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a package of bills that would have tweaked the state's video poker laws, after the conservative Louisiana Family Forum asked him to scrap the changes. In a letter sent to the governor, Family Forum leader Gene Mills said the bills would deregulate... more »
  • Students caught changing attendance records

    April 19, 2012 5:20 PM

    BERKELEY, CA. - Dozens of students at Berkeley High School are facing suspension or expulsion after school officials say they got into a computer system and changed their attendance records. Principal Pasquale Scuderi said Wednesday that 50 students will be suspended and two or three expelled. Access into the... more »
  • Disqualified transexual pageant contestant seeks lawyer

    April 3, 2012 12:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A would-be Canadian Miss Universe contestant is deciding what action she'll take after being disqualified from the pageant because she was born a male. Jenna Talackova hired Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred who is known to take on controversial cases. Talackova, 23, underwent a sex... more »
  • Southern Baptists to hear proposed name change

    February 20, 2012 2:17 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The nation's largest protestant denomination will remain "Baptist" but it's thinking about whether to stay "Southern" for much longer. Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright is expected to present the recommendation of a task force studying whether the denomination should change its name. No potential new names... more »
  • Neighbors push for change in area where Councilman's son shot Play Video

    February 6, 2012 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Neighbors who live in the Mayfair subdivision are demanding changes after a shooting occurred over the weekend. The victim happened to be the 15-year old son of Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe. This afternoon, detectives charged another 15 year old who was with him for attempted possession of... more »
  • LSU considers grading change

    January 19, 2012 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU Faculty Senate will vote Thursday on a possible change to the student grading system. The new systems would award different scores for "plus and minus" letter grades in classes. On a 4.0 grade-point average scale, an "A-" would mean a 3.7 and... more »
  • NO City Council OKs change to French Quarter curfew

    January 5, 2012 3:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans City Council has approved an amendment to the city's curfew law. The change would ban those 16 years old or younger from the French Quarter and Marigny (MARE-ih-nee) after 8 p.m. on weekends. Councilwoman Kristen Palmer said Thursday she wants to keep youth off French... more »
  • Man caught on camera stealing change machine

    December 13, 2011 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos today of a man caught on camera stealing an entire change machine from an East Baton Rouge Parish car wash. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said the theft happened early the morning of Nov. 28 at the LA... more »
  • Parking changes for LSU Football game days

    September 7, 2011 11:05 AM

    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 »
  • Group launches effort to rename Danziger Bridge

    August 29, 2011 5:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The African American Leadership Project wants the Danziger Bridge renamed for the two men killed there by New Orleans police days after Hurricane Katrina. Ronald Madison and James Brissette were killed on the bridge. The community activist group planned a meeting and ceremony to announce the... more »
  • Cox high-def channel numbers about to change

    April 12, 2011 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Starting tomorrow, Cox customers' entire high-definition selection will be moving higher up in the channels. The cable company announced that starting April 13, high-definition programming will move from the 700s to the 1000s to make room for more HD content. WBRZ will be moved to... more »
  • Law change would help 32 soldiers' families

    January 29, 2011 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The governor, lawmakers and soldiers' families hope to change an unequal system of special benefits given to the relatives of Louisiana National Guard troops killed on active duty. The benefits program for guardsmen was created in 2007. A proposal would expand that program back to 2001, paying... more »
  • EBR School system promises changes after News 2 report

    January 27, 2011 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge School System has promised to change the way pre-kindergarten registration is done, after hundreds of parents braved the cold Thursday morning to ensure their child has a school to go to next fall. After waiting for hours in sub-freezing temperatures, many parents... more »
  • Health Chief: Medicare pay must reflect results

    January 26, 2011 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's health chief says Louisiana must change its health care system for the poor by tying the money that supports it to improving the health of its patients. Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein said that the state's Medicaid rolls have grown 12 percent... more »
  • New sign regulations could cost Baker $620,000

    November 30, 2010 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Potential changes to street sign regulations could cost local communities hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to make them easier for everyone to see. By 2018, street signs must use letters that are at least six inches tall, be reflective so they can be... more »
  • Metro Council changing the past to pay for the future

    November 24, 2010 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - From parking tickets to run-down property, the Metro Council has made some big changes to Baton Rouge's old habits. Council members say a better city-parish, coupled with the need for more revenue, are the motivations. Issues like litter, neglected properties, unpaid parking tickets and outstanding... more »
  • People who were denied claims from BP may be paid

    September 28, 2010 6:48 PM

    People who filed claims with BP and were denied may be paid after all. That’s because of a new, more lenient review process. As News 2’s Michael Shingleton found out, some restaurant owners didn’t know about the change. more »
  • Residents concerned after shooting on N. Lobdell Ave. last night

    September 22, 2010 7:05 PM

    People in one Baton Rouge community have had enough with crime. One of last night’s two murders happened at Hawthorne Heights Apartments on North Lobdell Avenue. As News 2’s Michael Shingleton found out, people who live there are ready for a change. more »
  • Climate change center to be in Lower 9th Ward

    August 26, 2010 5:59 AM

    A $3.2 million center where people will learn about climate change and the threat of sea level rise is slated to be built in the Lower 9th Ward with federal and private dollars. The center will be constructed near a floodwall that broke during Hurricane Katrina, unleashing flood waters that... more »
  • BP says 'no final decision' on replacing Hayward

    July 26, 2010 5:13 AM

    BP says that "no final decision" has been made about ousting Chief Executive Tony Hayward. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, BP says no final decision has been made about potential changes to management and the charge for costs related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP... more »
  • Bill would lower age limits for blood donors

    February 10, 2010 4:09 PM

    State lawmakers want to change the minimum age requirements for blood donors. Currently, you have to be 17, but recent changes to federal regulations allow 16-year-olds to donate with a parent's permission. The proposed bill would make the state's regulation the same. State Rep. Mert Smiley (R) of Port... more »

Top Stories