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  • What's new for beneficiaries in a changing Medicare

    January 4, 2016 12:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - For 2016, Medicare is going through some of the biggest changes in its 50-year history. Among them: coverage for end-of-life counseling and testing a new way to pay for the most common surgeries. Also, some hospice patients will be able to keep getting curative treatment. Grandma's... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Scathing audit at BRCC shows glaring problems Play Video

    October 1, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The results of an audit conducted by out of state investigators is complete, and it shows glaring problems need to be fixed at Baton Rouge Community College. All of this stems from questionable credentials that were issued by BRCC involving a multi-million dollar federal grant that was... more »
  • State announces changes after daycare death Play Video

    June 11, 2015 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State education officials announced changes Thursday to how Louisiana tracks daycare owners after the death of a young girl at an unlicensed daycare. State Superintendent of Education John White said they posted a registry to their website Thursday of people who have lost their daycare licenses... more »
  • Baker makes DMV changes to avoid possible cuts

    May 4, 2015 7:45 PM

    BAKER - The Department of Motor Vehicles office in Baker should be considerably shorter after the city pushed the state for change. The DMV baker office is now being runned by a private company that owns Express OMV along with two other locations in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs.... more »
  • Budget work gets derailed at Capitol

    April 20, 2015 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plans to start moving the pieces of a budget-balancing package of tax changes this week got derailed Monday. The Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee was scheduled to consider a bill by Sen. Robert Adley, R-Benton, that would repeal a local property tax on inventory. The repeal... more »
  • Categories change, risks remain

    October 22, 2014 4:40 PM

    Effective Wednesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is making some significant changes to their "severe weather outlooks". When severe weather is expected, you may hear local forecasters describing a slight, moderate or high risk of severe weather. Along with an ambiguous and dismissible "see text"... more »
  • Changes proposed at Morganza Play Video

    October 2, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A change of protocol is being considered by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for how the Morganza floodway is operated. Thursday, the Corps presented a proposal to a group of people in Baton Rouge. The changes include operating at a different water level the next... more »
  • Sewer rates to drop for W. Feliciana residents Play Video

    August 14, 2014 5:25 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A sewage fee is raising a major stink in West Feliciana, and a change could be coming soon. The current sewage system in the parish requires people to pay a $2,400 hookup fee to turn on new service to a location. That's leading some residents to... more »
  • Zachary to get new school zone times Play Video

    August 8, 2014 5:30 PM

    ZACHARY - School is starting earlier this year for students in Zachary. That also means school zone times are changing for drivers. Zachary High School and Northwestern Middle school zone times will be from 6:30 am to 8:30 am and from 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm. The elementary... more »
  • Task force suggests changes to tuition and TOPS

    December 11, 2013 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A study panel is recommending that lawmakers give up their authority to control college tuition costs and put limits on the state's free college tuition program called TOPS. The suggestions were approved Wednesday by a group of higher education leaders and students, called the Tuition Task Force. ... more »
  • Chick-fil-A changes

    December 3, 2013 7:28 PM

    NEW YORK- In a push to improve ingredients in its foods, Chick-fil-A says it will remove high fructose corn syrup from its white buns and artificial dyes from its sauces and dressings. Right now, the reformulated buns are being tested at locations in Georgia and the sauces and dressings... more »
  • Common core standards two years away from classrooms

    December 3, 2013 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGR- The controversial common core standards are coming to classrooms but not for two years. The state school board backed a two year delay tied to the phase in of stricter educational standards. Those two years will give the board time to sort out what those penalties... more »
  • Public hearing for new salt dome regulations Play Video

    November 26, 2013 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Changes are coming to the way salt domes are regulated, but the state wants feedback before the regulations go into effect. To make sure communities are safe, the state is proposing stricter regulations to help regulate salt domes like the one in Bayou Corne which collapsed... more »
  • Deadly fair shooting sparks security talks

    November 4, 2013 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are considering ways to improve safety after shots rang out over the weekend at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. A teen faces second-degree murder charges in the death of 20-year-old Darrius Scott. Deputies say Keithdrick Pier, 18, shot and killed Scott after the... more »
  • Pre-season high school sports special tonight

    August 22, 2013 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sports 2 gets you ready for high school football tonight with the pre-season "Friday Night Blitz" special. The show highlights players and teams to watch as well as changes to the high school sports scene, including decisions by the LHSAA to split private and public schools... more »
  • Rule changes expected to boost Road Home program

    August 3, 2013 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal officials have approved three policy changes to the Louisiana Road Home program that will provide relief to families who have spent at least part their grant under the program but been unable to rebuild and reoccupy homes damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Under... more »
  • Slive: Bullish on potential changes in NCAA

    July 16, 2013 2:22 PM

    HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says "important questions need to be answered" in the NCAA's governing structure over college athletics. Slive used part of his annual address opening SEC media days Tuesday to reiterate his push for athletes to receive the total cost of attendance and stress... more »
  • 8 constitutional changes backed by lawmakers

    June 14, 2013 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are proposing eight new changes to the state constitution following their regular session. But the constitutional amendments will linger for more than a year before voters decide if they take effect. The next statewide election isn't until 2014. Two proposals that grabbed the most attention... more »
  • St. John Council awards contract for court changes

    May 29, 2013 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The St. John the Baptist Parish Council has awarded contracts to renovate the Parish Courthouse in Edgard and complete a pipeline to St. Charles Parish that will help provide water for St. John during emergencies. The Times-Picayune reports the courthouse expansion and renovation project was awarded Tuesday... more »
  • House rejects change in concealed permit ID bill

    May 28, 2013 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The final version of a bill to make it a criminal act for journalists, bloggers or anyone else to publish or release the names or addresses of applicants for concealed handgun permits will be worked out in a legislative compromise committee. The House on Tuesday refused to... more »
  • Changes to LSU rec center after man was groped in shower Play Video

    May 1, 2013 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are changes at the LSU Student Recreational Center after someone was sexually assaulted in the men's shower. On April 16, a male student told police a he was groped by another man while taking a shower. Last week, police arrested Hung M. Dang, 46,... more »
  • Changes announced for several EBR schools

    April 3, 2013 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge School System announced big changes for four schools in the district today. Lee High, Belfair, Delmont and Mayfair schools will all see significant updates according to the school system's plans. The school system will turn Lee High into a dedicated magnet... more »
  • Councilwoman calls for BRPD chief changes Play Video

    February 7, 2013 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Metro Council member called for changes to how the Baton Rouge Police Chief is selected, after the recently fired chief accused city-parish officials of keeping him from doing his job. Council member C. Denise Marcelle said on Facebook Thursday that Dewayne White's accusations left a... more »
  • NRA changes stance on background checks

    February 4, 2013 2:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The country's most powerful gun rights lobbying group has reversed its decade-old stance on requiring instant background checks for people buying guns at gun shows. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, said in 1999 that his group thinks "it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant... more »
  • Panel's proposals protect voters from ID theft

    January 10, 2013 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Board of Election Supervisors has recommended changes in state election laws. One of the proposals would make it a felony to copy or otherwise reproduce a completed voter registration application. The change would protect the confidentiality of such information as the individual's full date... more »
  • Tax filing season starts Jan. 30 for most filers

    January 8, 2013 1:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service says late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns. The agency said Tuesday that more than 120 million taxpayers - about 80 percent of all filers - should be able to start... more »

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