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  • Man accused of hiring ex-wife's killers in court

    December 15, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The case of a man accused of hiring people to kill his wife over an expensive divorce was in Baton Rouge court Tuesday morning. Hamid Ghassemi's case was in court for a change in attorneys defending him against first-degree murder charges. Ghassemi is accused of... more »
  • Obama: Business needs seat in climate efforts

    November 30, 2015 6:28 PM

    PARIS - President Barack Obama says the private sector needs to have a seat at the table as the world's governments attempt to curb global warming. He says that governments will set the targets that nations will try to reach, but it will be scientists, private sector investors and workers... more »
  • Pope at Cuban Mass: Overcome resistance to change

    September 21, 2015 12:11 PM

    HOLGUIN, Cuba - Pope Francis is calling on Cubans to heed Jesus Christ's invitation to overcome resistance to change. Speaking in his homily at a large outdoor Mass in Holguin's Revolution Plaza, the pontiff says Christ challenges us daily to believe in the possibility of personal transformation. Francis... more »
  • Amidst confederate controversy, university won't change name

    July 11, 2015 1:02 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Amid moves to take down Confederate flags nationwide, some say Utah's Dixie State University should re-open a discussion about changing its name. Professor Dannelle Larsen-Rife says the name Dixie can have racist associations for people and changing it would improve the school's image. A group unsuccessfully... more »
  • Study: American, European bumblebees feeling climate sting

    July 9, 2015 2:35 PM

    NEW YORK - A new study says climate change is shrinking the geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe, which could put them at risk of dying out. Researchers found that a geographic squeeze occurred on both continents over the past 40 years. While the northern... more »
  • Appeals court tosses suits challenging climate change plan

    June 9, 2015 11:06 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has thrown out a pair of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's plan to address climate change. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the lawsuits are premature because the proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency is... more »
  • No more fake mac and cheese

    April 20, 2015 7:45 PM

    CHICAGO- There's a new healthy make-over coming for the timeless favorite, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Its going natural with no more bright yellow pasta with artificial preservatives and synthetic colors. Now, it'll be made with the real McCoy of fresh spices. Kraft promises it won't change the taste and all... more »
  • Cool Schools: CHANGE at Donaldsonville High Play Video

    February 24, 2015 7:22 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - If you watched the Oscars Sunday night, you noticed plenty of political messages, including discrimination, bullying and violence. That same conversation is taking place everyday in an English class at Donaldsonville High School in Ascension Parish. "CHANGE" is an acronym symbolic of Donaldsonville High students. It stands... more »
  • Pace of play not expected to be college football rules issue

    February 9, 2015 4:39 PM

    The NCAA coordinator of college football officials says he does not expect pace of play to be a major topic when the rules committee meets this week. Rogers Redding said Monday the use of technology on the sideline will be a focus during committee meetings Tuesday and Wednesday. Redding said... more »
  • Baton Rouge locals bowl for a cause

    October 5, 2014 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Boys Hope, Girls Hope organization of Baton Rouge involved the community in reaching at risk youth, Sunday afternoon. The first day of the event was Saturday and hundreds showed up between the two days. The organization held the " Bowl for Hope" event at... more »
  • Vitaminwater gives in

    August 1, 2014 7:42 PM

    NEW YORK- Fans of Vitaminwater complained so much about the new sweetener, Coca-Cola is going back to the original formula. The company changed the sweetener in the drink just a few months ago but there where so many negative comments on Vitaminwater's Facebook page, Coca-Cola gave in. The... more »
  • 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 »

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