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  • Woman served "666" coffee speaks out

    April 1, 2014 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Starbucks apologized to a Livingston Parish teacher who complained that a Baton Rouge barista drew what looked like a pentagram and the numbers "666" in the foam on her coffee. No, it's not an April Fool's joke. The teacher, Megan Pinion, posted the photo to... more »
  • Obamas host coffee with congressional leaders

    January 21, 2013 9:05 AM

    WASHINGTON- Could a blend of inaugural excitement and fresh coffee be the stimulant Washington needs to break political gridlock? One could only conjecture as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and their wives played host Monday to congressional leaders of both parties at the White House. The Joint... more »
  • McDreamy actor has competition for coffee

    January 3, 2013 7:50 PM

    Actor Patrick Dempsey has competition to buy a small coffee chain in Seattle. Dempsey gained the nickname "McDreamy" on the TV show "Grey's Anatomy" and probably never expected his bid for Tully's Coffee to get so steamy. Starbucks confirmed it's involved in a bankruptcy auction for Tully's. Baristas Coffee, which... more »
  • Starbucks, actor Dempsey compete for coffee chain

    January 3, 2013 2:09 PM

    NEW YORK- The competition to buy a small coffee chain is getting steamy, with Starbucks and actor Patrick Dempsey among those vying to become its new owners. Starbucks Corp. confirmed that it is participating in a bankruptcy auction Thursday to buy Tully's Coffee, which has 47 company-owned locations in Washington... more »
  • Starbucks to open another 1,500 cafes in the US

    December 5, 2012 7:21 AM

    NEW YORK - Another Starbucks may soon pop up around the corner, with the world's biggest coffee company planning to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years. The plan would boost the number of Starbucks cafes in the country by about 13 percent.... more »
  • The art of coffee "cupping" Play Video

    October 19, 2012 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today on News 2 at 4, Carl Leonard from Community Coffee joined us on set to show us the art of coffee "cupping." Cupping is the process of tasting coffee to ensure quality of the product. Check out our segment to learn how to develop... more »
  • SC funeral home to offer Starbucks coffee

    July 12, 2012 12:27 PM

    EASLEY, S.C. - A funeral home in northwestern South Carolina will be offering what it calls the Starbucks experience to those needing comfort, or just a cup of coffee. Robinson Funeral Home in Easley is building a coffee shop attached to the funeral home. The Coffee Corner will feature Starbucks... more »
  • Coffee by the Ton

    April 10, 2012 7:40 PM

    Talk about a bottomless cup. Thieves in Austria made off with two tons of coffee stored in a warehouse east of Vienna. Police say they broke in, loaded a stolen van with the goods and drove off. They also took two coffee machines with them. Authorities estimate the value of... more »
  • Spiked Coffee

    November 21, 2011 7:28 PM

    A restaurant employee who told police he had a delusion to kill customers was arrested for pouring animal medication into coffee at a Big Boy restaurant in Toledo, Ohio. Police say 36-year-old Edwin Ledgard went to the restaurant on his day off and was seen by another employee pouring a... more »
  • Coffee, movies, shelter priority during BR wintry weather

    February 3, 2011 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While DOTD and street crews have been working through the weather, News 2 found many people around town with other plans to get through this cold and ice. At one gas station in Baton Rouge, customers were in and out all day, but fuel hasn't been the... more »
  • Man facing charge of starting fire

    June 20, 2010 2:37 PM

    Flagstaff, AZ. (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested a California man and charged him with starting a 350-acre wildfire burning near downtown Flagstaff that prompted evacuations of homes and a hotel. Flagstaff city spokeswoman Kimberly Ott says 54-year-old Randall Wayne Nicholson is facing a charge of burning of... more »
  • Colorado bikini coffee shop closes following boycott

    June 18, 2010 1:17 PM

    A suburban Denver coffee shop whose bikini-clad baristas prompted a boycott has closed its doors. Perky Cups was evicted from its home in an Aurora shopping center for failing to pay rent and for violating terms of the lease, including operating outside the shop's premises. Owner Jason Bernal... more »
  • Starbucks: Free WiFi at 6,700 U.S. sites

    June 14, 2010 1:20 PM

    Starbucks Corp. says it will begin offering unlimited free Wi-Fi at all of its company-operated U.S. locations next month. The free wireless Internet will be available on July 1 at about 6,700 locations. The coffee house had previously offered two free hours of Web access each day to... more »
  • Bill would ban selling energy drinks to teens

    April 21, 2010 5:26 AM

    A state senator from Benton is proposing to ban the sale of energy drinks in Louisiana to anyone under the age of 16. Senator Robert Adley says he offered the bill on behalf of a constituent who raised health concerns about the drinks and who calls the jolts of caffeine... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 25

    February 25, 2010 5:57 PM

    Naps for babies, the link between coffee and stroke, radiation exposure, and a bird hormone that may help with birth control and fertility treatments are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 15

    December 15, 2009 5:39 PM

    How coffee and tea may help in the fight against diabetes, and the link between your looks and living longer are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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