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  • Act of kindness at local school spreads nationwide Play Video

    September 17, 2017 11:33 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - What began as a kind gesture from a teacher has become a message of giving and spreading kindness, and it all revolves around shoes. Middle school can be tough. But when students began teasing fifth-grader Christopher Baker over his shoes, one teacher decided to step... more »
  • BRPD graduates 83rd class of cadets Play Video

    April 10, 2017 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department added the 83rd group of new cadets to their force on Monday morning. After 22 weeks of intensive, hands-on training, a group of 22 male and female cadets graduated the Baton Rouge Police Training Program. The commencement ceremony took place at... more »
  • Governor Edwards pushes education package

    March 28, 2017 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Closing loopholes for some voucher students and eliminating corporal punishment for disabled children are some of Governor John Bel Edwards' proposals for the upcoming legislative session. The administration released its education package in a news release Tuesday afternoon. Edwards is supporting a bill by State Representative Franklin... more »
  • Shreveport student arrested, accused of having gun at school

    February 11, 2017 8:48 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A teen is facing charges after he was reportedly found with a gun at a Caddo Parish high school. KSLA-TV reports Shreveport police were called to C.E. Byrd High School just after noon Thursday on a tip in the investigation into the shooting death of 15-year-old Antonio Newsom.... more »
  • BRPD to offer concealed handgun class for women Feb. 18

    January 30, 2017 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering a concealed handgun class for women on Feb. 18. The class will be taught by BRPD firearm instructors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joint Law Enforcement Training Center located at 999 W. Irene Road in Zachary. The... more »
  • Washington U. class focuses on Kanye West

    January 18, 2017 3:58 PM

    ST. LOUIS - A new course at Washington University in St. Louis is focused on the world of Kanye West. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 75 students are registered for "Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics," which began this week. There's a waiting list to get... more »
  • BRPD to offer concealed weapon permit class Nov. 26

    November 9, 2016 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering a concealed handgun permit class later this month. The class will be offered on Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will be held at the Joint Law Enforcement Training Center located at 999 W. Irene Road... more »
  • North Dakota students learn how to build drone businesses

    October 16, 2016 12:39 PM

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. - One of the leading aviation schools in the country has added a new class to its curriculum: a drone business course. The 24 students in the University of North Dakota class are not only learning how to fly drones, they are receiving real-world business experience. At... more »
  • BRPD to offer free self-defense classes for women

    September 29, 2016 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering free self-defense classes for women next month. The class will be held at the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy located at 9000 Airline Highway from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. for each session. The session dates are... more »
  • Welcome to the fourth grade: Teacher creates rap for incoming students

    August 26, 2016 3:07 PM

    SKOKIE, Ill. - A new teacher who made a music video to welcome his students has become a bit of a star with his fourth-graders. Dwayne Reed's video was posted on YouTube this week and has already been viewed more than a half-million times and earned him an appearance on... more »
  • Central school students to return Sept. 6; employees Sept. 1

    August 24, 2016 1:42 PM

    CENTRAL – Central Community School System officials announced that students will return to school on Sept. 6 and employees will return on Sept. 1. According to school officials, the school calendar will be adjusted to compensate for the missed days. School officials say that some schools will be have... more »
  • EBR Schools won't reopen until after Labor Day

    August 22, 2016 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School System pushed the return of school back to September 6th, the district announced Monday. Originally, officials hoped to open schools this week but decided the stress on the system was too great. Numerous campuses were flooded and school buses took... more »
  • New Catholic school welcomes inaugural class

    August 8, 2016 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new Catholic high school in Baton Rouge opened its doors to its inaugural class of students on Friday. Bishop Robert Muench, staff, faculty and students were on hand at Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School for a ribbon cutting, mass and school blessing. ... more »
  • USS KIDD to offer yoga to veterans

    May 6, 2016 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The USS KIDD Veteran’s Museum will host a “Yoga for Veterans” class next week. Yoga is being used across military installations to help veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and other ailments. The class is a part of the KIDD’s alternative therapy programs and... more »
  • BRPD offering concealed handgun permit class

    May 2, 2016 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering a concealed handgun permit class this month. It will be held at the Joint Law Enforcement Center at 999 W. Irene Road in Zachary and taught by Baton Rouge Police firearm instructors. There is a $100 charge to attend the class... more »
  • Safety priority when considering closing school Play Video

    March 10, 2016 11:01 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Several school systems and universities across the area have canceled class Friday. Ascension, Livingston, Saint Helena, Tangipahoa, East Feliciana and Saint James Parish public schools are all closed. East Baton Rouge Parish is closed, but the closure was already scheduled as a workshop day for... more »
  • Suspect arrested in University of Chicago threat

    November 30, 2015 1:34 PM

    CHICAGO - Federal authorities say a suspect is in custody related to a threat at the University of Chicago that led to the school canceling all classes and activities scheduled for Monday on its main campus. Joseph Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, says the individual... more »
  • 18-year-old clocked at 101 mph says he was late for class

    November 3, 2015 4:48 PM

    CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire authorities say an 18-year-old clocked at traveling 101 mph on Interstate 93 south near Concord told police he was late for class. A state trooper observed a pickup truck traveling much faster than the posted 55 mph speed limit Tuesday morning. The truck decelerated... more »
  • LSU classes begin Monday Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU faculty, staff and students are heading back to class Monday morning. University president, Dr. F. King Alexander stopped by 2une In this morning to tell News 2's John Pastorek about his expectations for the upcoming year. Students moved onto campus last week and have spent the last... more »
  • Southern University classes start Monday Play Video

    August 17, 2015 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University has continued to build a strong foundation for students despite recent budget cuts. Students are heading back to class Monday morning, eager to start the new year off on the right foot. This will be the first year for the university's new president and... more »
  • First day of classes for some students Play Video

    August 6, 2015 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some kids in Baton Rouge are heading back to class today. School officially starts on Thursday for students in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Tangipahoa Parish. Last month, parents in Tangipahoa Parish asked the school board to postpone the first day of classes because of... more »
  • Often problematic transfer site will have large security force this school year

    August 5, 2015 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School leaders here hope to combat any problems at an often problematic bus stop before they begin by posting numerous security officers there as school starts Thursday. Parents have complained about issues at the transfer site, at Choctaw and North Sherwood Forest, for years. The East... more »
  • New charter school in Baker Play Video

    July 30, 2015 10:45 AM

    BAKER- Some students in Baker are getting ready to start classes at a brand new school. Impact Charter Elementary is the first charter school to be authorized specifically for the city. The new facility is over 37,000 square feet and offers cutting edge technology for student learning. The... more »
  • Power cancels classes at some EBR schools again Wednesday

    April 28, 2015 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prolonged power outages will keep nine East Baton Rouge Parish public schools closed Wednesday. The school system announced late Tuesday that Belfair Elementary, Buchanan Elementary, Westminister Elementary, Keel Center, McKinley High, Southdowns, Glasgow Middle, and Melrose Elementary will not open Wednesday for classes. All other... more »
  • Since all schools have power, classes resume in Iberville Wednesday

    April 28, 2015 10:04 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Students in Iberville Parish will return to school as scheduled Wednesday. The superintendent said Tuesday, all facilities had power restored and classes would resume. Some schools were closed Tuesday because power was out following a day of severe weather. As of this post, only about 1500... more »
  • National EMS Academy Play Video

    April 2, 2015 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- If you're looking for a career where you can save lives and make a difference, the National EMS Academy is looking for you. They're holding informational sessions in Baton Rouge next week. Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs, perform a wide variety of services to people, including: CPR,... more »
  • 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. NJ.com 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 »

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