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  • Iberville Parish Jail to close for two month renovation Play Video

    August 15, 2017 5:04 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Jail will close for a two month renovation of the facility's air conditioning system. According to Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi, the HVAC swap will begin on Friday, August 18. Male inmates will be transferred to two state correctional facilities. Those who were... more »
  • US already feeling effects of climate change, report says

    August 7, 2017 10:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal climate report says the United States is already feeling the effects of climate change, with temperatures rising dramatically over the last four decades. That's according to The New York Times, which acquired a draft copy of the report by scientists from 13 federal agencies.... more »
  • UPDATE: Staring Lane speed limit increase delayed

    July 3, 2017 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge DOTD now says the speed limit on Staring Lane between Highland Road and Perkins Road will still increase, just less. On July 10, signs will be posted upping the speed limit from 35 mph to 40 mph. In 2014, the speed... more »
  • G-7 summit ends without unanimity on climate

    May 27, 2017 11:35 AM

    TAORMINA, Sicily - A summit of the leaders of the world's wealthiest democracies has ended without a unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris climate deal. The other six powers in... more »
  • Trump set to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements

    March 7, 2017 1:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is moving to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements that would have forced automakers to significantly increase the efficiency of new cars and trucks. The requirements were a key part of former President Barack Obama's strategy to combat global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency is... more »
  • Trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials

    January 28, 2017 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying. Trump used his executive authority Saturday to put in place the bans - fulfilling part of his campaign pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington. Trump... more »
  • School buses to receive new engines in Volkswagen settlement

    January 13, 2017 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School buses in Louisiana will receive new engines that cut down on pollution as part of a settlement with Volkswagen. Volkswagen Group agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $4.3 billion for attempting to defraud the U.S. government by rigging more than a half-million... more »
  • Climate change film "An Inconvenient Truth" gets a sequel

    December 9, 2016 10:01 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Al Gore's climate change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," is getting a sequel. Paramount Pictures said Friday the follow-up to the Oscar-winning original will premiere at next January's Sundance Film Festival. In the new documentary, former Vice President Gore examines global warming's escalation and the solutions at hand,... more »
  • New voting locations for EBR

    November 1, 2016 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – With the election days away and early voting coming to a close, voters will be making their way to the new polling locations in East Baton Rouge Parish. Several polling locations have changed due the August flood. The changes will affect more than 34,000 East Baton... more »
  • Pointe Coupee residents learn more about possible government change Play Video

    October 26, 2016 9:49 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - A change in government could be coming, as voters decide whether to keep their police jury or switch to a parish council. In a packed meeting, residents listened to arguments on both sides of the coin, before they get a chance to vote on the Novermber 8... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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