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  • High schoolers learn how to answer 911 calls Play Video

    February 5, 2015 4:05 PM

    SATSUMA - A handful of high school students are getting hands-on experience in courtrooms, jails and 911 call centers in Livingston Parish. When someone dials 911 every second counts to save a life. That's what the high schoolers are learning while listening in on real 911 calls through a... more »
  • At med school, 'Seinfeld' about more than nothing

    January 2, 2015 11:29 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Seinfeld" may have been a show about nothing, but a psychiatry professor is using it for much more than that. reports that medical students at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital are learning about psychiatric disorders through Dr. Anthony Tobia's "Psy-feld" teaching tool. Tobia has created... more »
  • ACT help available for local students Play Video

    December 30, 2014 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Many people are nervous when they take the ACT exam. The 100 Black Men of Greater Baton Rouge want to help students shake off the nerves and do their best on the test. Their annual ACT Prep Academy begins Tuesday, January 6rg at T.T. Allain Hall... more »
  • Livingston school has one-of-a-kind class Play Video

    December 12, 2014 4:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON - There's a one-of-a-kind class in a Livingston Parish school that has students landing jobs right after graduation. Doyle High School in the town of Livingston offers a sheet metal class to get students ready for the real world. The students draw up designs on paper and then... more »
  • LPSO to host concealed carry class

    September 9, 2014 10:59 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office plans to host a concealed carry class later this month. The sheriff's office said skilled instructors would teach students how to safely and confidently handle a weapon in situations where public safety is at stake. The course features both classroom and... more »
  • Avoid ACT anxiety, improve scores with Prep Academy Play Video

    July 15, 2014 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge is helping teens improve their ACT scores and avoid the anxiety that comes with the test by hosting a Prep Academy this fall. The program costs just $55.00 and will give students and parents plenty of bang for... more »
  • College students to attend class on Saturdays

    February 5, 2014 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU has told students canceled classes due to winter storms in January will be made-up on Saturdays. It allows "other dates in the semester to stay as planned, such as Spring Break, final exams, graduation and Spring Intersession," the school wrote in a memo Wednesday. On... more »
  • 3D printing opens new doors in Livingston Play Video

    December 4, 2013 5:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Main Library has a 3D printer anyone can use for five cents per gram. The machine is changing manufacturing as we know it, since it can make pieces and parts in minutes. In Livingston, people are using it to make parts they can no... more »
  • Obama: House GOP budget is 'bad bargain'

    July 25, 2013 3:49 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - President Barack Obama says the House Republican budget is a "bad bargain" for the middle class. Obama says the House GOP wants to cut spending on education, science and clean energy when the country should be investing in those sectors. He says cutting back in those areas... more »
  • Class action lawsuit filed after plant explosion

    June 14, 2013 10:51 AM

    GEISMAR - Attorneys filed a class action lawsuit today against the operator of a Geismar chemical which exploded yesterday, killing one person and injuring dozens. Attorneys with the Becnel Law Firm of LaPlace filed suit in Ascension Parish today against Williams Olefins, the company which operates the plant. ... more »
  • BRPD to hold free women's self-defense class

    April 8, 2013 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge announced today that they've scheduled a free women's self-defense course for the end of this month. Called "The Equalizer", the 16-hour class will involve hands-on, physical training at the Police Academy Gym. The course takes place over four classes, starting April... more »
  • Cat Haven, painting class working together for cats Play Video

    March 13, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers from Cat Haven and the Painting and Pinot studio talked about their upcoming fundraiser on News 2 at 4 Wednesday. Violet with Painting and Pinot said they'll be teaching students how to paint cats, and showed the particular painting they'd be working on. A... more »
  • LSU's Fico listed for CLASS award

    February 21, 2013 10:54 AM

    OVERLAND PARK, Ks. - Senior LSU pitcher Rachele Fico was one of 30 softball players from across the country named as a candidate for the 2013 CLASS awards. Fico, a Connecticut native, plans to honor the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre by completing 26 random acts... more »
  • White House seeks 'balanced way' to budget fix

    February 17, 2013 10:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - The new White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is concerned about the effect the automatic budget cuts scheduled for next month will have on America's middle class. Denis McDonough tells ABC's "This Week" that the economy has been getting stronger over the past few months.... more »
  • Parent arrested, accused of threatening school class

    January 8, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge arrested a parent after they said she made threats to her child's class and teacher, including references to the recent school shootings in Connecticut. Deputies arrested Donna Wilson, 44, in suspicion of terrorizing after the incident today at Magnolia Woods... more »
  • Schools increase security after Conn. shooting

    December 17, 2012 2:01 PM

    UNDATED - Most of the nation fell back into the familiar routine of dropping off children at school, as teachers and parents wrestled with how best to quell children's fears after the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. School districts across the U.S. increased patrols and security... more »
  • Obama takes middle class tax cut pitch outside DC

    November 30, 2012 11:59 AM

    HATFIELD, Pa. - President Barack Obama is urging Congress to pass an extension of tax cuts for middle class families, saying a tax increase for them would be like a "lump of coal" for Christmas. In his first campaign-style event to sell his solution on the "fiscal cliff," Obama says... more »
  • Labor heads say Obama backs them on 'fiscal cliff'

    November 13, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Labor leaders say President Barack Obama remains committed to preserving tax cuts for middle class families and ensuring that the wealthiest Americans pay more in taxes. The leaders of labor unions met with Obama Tuesday to discuss ways of averting the so-called "fiscal cliff" and find consensus on... more »
  • List of closures for Isaac

    August 27, 2012 11:26 AM

    The following closures are in effect for Tropical Storm Isaac. This list will be updated throughout the storm. PUBLIC SCHOOL CLOSURES: Ascension Parish Schools - Closed until Sept. 4 Assumption Parish Schools - Closed until Sept. 4 Baker Schools - Closed until Tues, Sept. 4... more »
  • Schools staying open for Monday classes

    August 26, 2012 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At the moment, schools in the greater Baton Rouge area plan to start their week normally. Like many things with tropical storm Isaac, though, that could change. Representatives from East Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston parishes all said they plan to hold school Monday as normal,... more »
  • $14 million, FEMA trailer settlement

    April 17, 2012 4:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nearly two dozen companies that manufactured government-issued trailers for storm victims after Hurricane Katrina have agreed to pay more than $14 million in a class-action settlement of claims the temporary shelters exposed occupants to hazardous fumes. Plaintiffs' attorney Gerald Meunier said Tuesday that the proposed settlement could... more »
  • Self defense for women

    February 13, 2012 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department plans to hold free self-defense classes for women. There will be four classes with each class running about four hours. The police department plans to hold three groups of classes, they are: Group 1: March 6th, 8th, 13th and... more »
  • Insurer offers $80M to settle class-action lawsuit

    February 9, 2012 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Louisiana's property insurer of last resort has offered to settle a dispute over slow handling of hurricane claims from 2005 for up to $80 million, with no more than $25 million of that for attorneys' fees. The board of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. approved the offer... more »
  • Southern University transitions to online registration

    August 15, 2011 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Students gearing up for classes at Southern University can register and pay for classes online rather than waiting in line. The school is now using an online system known as Banner. It's the first semester students have not been required to register in-person. "Pretty much you... more »
  • Denham Springs improves fire rating

    June 7, 2011 9:56 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs officials say the city's fire rating improved to a Class 2 - which means businesses and homeowners could save some money on their insurance. Ratings range from Class 1, which is the best, to Class 10, and a city's rating is reviewed every five... more »
  • First responders fill up free class on meth labs

    April 27, 2011 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A growth in meth lab busts and a cut in funding for lab clean-ups and training led dozens of first responders to a free class on meth lab awareness Wednesday. The EPA's class focused on the basics because many agencies don't even know that when it comes... more »
  • Power restored at Brookstown Elementary

    December 15, 2010 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School officials said that maintenance workers were able to get the power back on at Brookstown Elementary, after a malfunction caused the school to lose power and heat yesterday. Chris Trahan with EBR Schools said Brookstown would still be opening two hours late because of the... more »
  • Ohio teacher accused of sleeping on job is fired

    November 11, 2010 9:00 AM

    SANDUSKY, OH - A longtime teacher from Ohio was fired after an investigation concluded she slept in class and repeatedly arrived late. Carol Smith was recommended for firing by a referee who said her actions were "totally unprofessional" and threatened the safety of her middle and high school students. Students... more »
  • LSU instructor asks to teach for free

    November 3, 2010 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An instructor in the Russian department at LSU has been given the go-ahead to teach her Russian class next semester for free. The class would have been lost due to budget cuts at LSU, but the instructor asked to be able to teach the course without compensation.... more »
  • Workshop focuses on underground storage tanks

    October 7, 2010 9:07 AM

    The state Department of Environmental Quality will hold an underground storage tank training class Oct. 13 at Louisiana Technical College Acadian Campus in Crowley. The class is designed for owners or operators of underground storage tanks, such as gas stations, and focuses on leak detection, leak prevention, maintenance and environmental... more »
  • Swim lessons for toddlers get doctors' approval

    May 24, 2010 5:30 AM

    The American Academy of Pediatrics is relaxing its stance against swimming lessons for children younger than 4. A few small studies now suggest toddlers may be less likely to drown if they've had swim lessons. The group says it's fine to enroll children as young as 1 in classes, but... more »
  • BRCC Upward Bound classes resume tomorrow

    February 12, 2010 10:03 PM

    Baton Rouge Community College's Upward Bound Program will have class tomorrow, Saturday, February 13, 2010. If students have any questions, they can call 225-223-4702. more »
  • Dilworth proposes idea of year round schools

    September 10, 2009 6:13 PM

    Some parents want to hear more on the possibility of students in East Baton Rouge Parish going to school year round. Superintendent John Dilworth mentioned the idea at a meeting with the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge on Wednesday. He also said children living in poverty usually aren't engaged... more »
  • Southern University Refund Protest

    September 9, 2009 10:30 AM

    Southern University students are planning an on-campus protest after weeks of waiting for refund checks. Students receiving financial aid say they need the refund checks to pay for other college expenses. Classes started last month. more »

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