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  • LSU students question safety following abduction Play Video

    March 16, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One day after LSU issued an alert that a student had been abducted, few additional details have been released, and some students find that concerning. LSU sent the initial alert to students just before midnight Wednesday. It said LSUPD was investigating a reported abduction by an armed... more »
  • 21-year-old arrested for macing roommates at Burbank apartment

    March 13, 2017 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman has been arrested for spraying her roommates with mace after an argument Sunday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 21-year-old Malia Jones was arrested at her apartment on Burbank Drive. Jones reportedly sprayed her roommates with mace after they got into an... more »
  • Mishap forces Michigan college team's plane off runway

    March 8, 2017 4:30 PM

    YPSILANTI, Mich. - The plane carrying the Michigan men's basketball team slid off a runway during an aborted takeoff Wednesday, causing extensive damage. The team said everyone aboard was safe. Team spokesman Tom Wywrot emailed reporters describing the incident at Willow Run Airport, about 15 miles from the campus in... more »
  • TOPS cuts may continue through next year Play Video

    February 23, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Edwards' administration proposed a state budget Thursday that keeps the cuts to the TOPS scholarship program intact. In the proposal, students would only receive 70 percent of their scholarships beginning fall 2017. It's the same amount students are receiving this year after lawmakers cut the program... more »
  • Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube

    February 21, 2017 5:27 PM

    NORFOLK, Va. - A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the video shows a white woman in an ODU sweatshirt using expletives and racial slurs in a rap rant against... more »
  • Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

    February 18, 2017 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - Researchers say they've found a tool involving big data to help low-income and first generation students do better in college. Georgia State University researchers spent four years analyzing students' grades, test scores and other information. They used that data to identify those who were at risk of failing... more »
  • Remains confirmed as those of missing Texas college student

    February 6, 2017 8:37 PM

    ALPINE, Texas - Human remains found in a shallow West Texas grave last week have been identified conclusively as those of a missing college student. Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told reporters Monday that dental records helped confirm the identity of Sul Ross State University student Zuzu Verk. The 22-year-old... more »
  • Tigerland apartment destroyed in fire

    January 31, 2017 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A unit at the Cambridge Apartments complex in Tigerland was destroyed by a fire Tuesday. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 1221 Bob Pettit Blvd early Tuesday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, four surrounding units took damage as well. No injuries were... more »
  • College student stays positive after losing fingers during tornado Play Video

    January 25, 2017 6:43 PM

    ST. AMANT – Last week an E-F 3 tornado tore through Hattiesburg, destroying William Carey University where one student lost three of her fingers. Taylor Gautreaux was trying to get through the hallway of her dorm during the tornado when the door slammed shut, smashing her fingers. "I... more »
  • Little is known on status of US student held in North Korea

    January 22, 2017 1:19 PM

    CINCINNATI - There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained by North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development. North Korea announced last Jan. 22 it had detained... more »
  • College students discuss inauguration of President Trump Play Video

    January 20, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – College students in Baton Rouge had different opinions of watching the presidential inauguration ceremony on Friday. Some students watched the ceremony in their student union, while others walked passed and went about their day. For students at LSU who did watch, they said that 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 »
  • Truck flips, crashes into power line near Southern University

    January 12, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A semi-truck has overturned and crashed into a power line near Southern University on Thursday morning. The accident occurred on B.A. Little street, near Southern University's Ag Center. It is unclear if anyone was injured at this time. Truck wreck on B.A. Little... more »
  • Edwards fills higher education board jobs during holidays

    January 3, 2017 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards filled vacancies for Louisiana's college management boards over the holidays. He named six people to the 15-member Board of Regents, the top policymaking and budgeting panel for Louisiana public higher education. Edwards' selected: Blake David, a Lafayette lawyer; Darren Mire, valuation director for... more »
  • Baton Rouge Community College gets new chancellor

    December 14, 2016 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Community and Technical College System's board of supervisors has picked a new chancellor for Baton Rouge Community College. The board unanimously selected Larissa Littleton-Steib for the position on Wednesday. Her appointment takes effect on Jan. 2. Littleton-Steib, a Louisiana native, currently serves as vice chancellor... more »
  • Alabama-Washington, Clemson-Ohio State in College Football Playoff semis

    December 4, 2016 12:50 PM

    NEW YORK - Commence debate - the pairings are in, and Penn State and Michigan are out. Alabama is the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff and will meet No. 4 Washington in a semifinal game at the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31. The other semifinal is No.... more »
  • Program to aid community college grads to attend Southern

    December 4, 2016 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High-achieving students at Louisiana's community colleges will be eligible for scholarships to move to Southern University's campuses in New Orleans and Baton Rouge for further coursework. The Pathway Scholarship transfer agreement was announced by Gov. John Bel Edwards and college system leaders. The program will guarantee admission... more »
  • Seeking students, public colleges reduce out-of-state prices

    November 26, 2016 11:56 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - As high school seniors and their families try to decide where they might afford a college education, they might take a fresh look at out-of-state schools. The Associated Press has counted at least 50 public colleges and universities nationwide that have lowered nonresident tuition by more... more »
  • Police identify suspect in Thursday shooting on Southern's campus Play Video

    November 17, 2016 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified the suspect arrested in connection to a shooting on Southern University's campus Thursday night. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean Mckneely Jr. identified the shooter as 20-year-old Larry McCray of Reserve, La. McCray will be charged with attempted first degree murder. He was taken... more »
  • Dardenne: La. doesn't have luxury of sparing higher ed. cuts

    November 17, 2016 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is planning an $18 million cut to public colleges to help close a state budget deficit, only months after higher education leaders thought they had escaped reductions. The cut is about 2 percent of colleges' general state financing. But the largest piece of... more »
  • Governor vows to protect, restore TOPS funding

    November 15, 2016 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards vowed not to cut additional funding from the TOPS program Tuesday. Recently, students and parents were reminded that the scholarship program will fund a little less than 42% of second semester tuition. Lawmakers significantly reduced the amount of money for the program... more »
  • Education leaders look for alternative to failed amendment Play Video

    November 9, 2016 11:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana higher education leaders wanted the right to raise tuition on their own, instead of going through the state legislature. In Tuesday's election, voters said no. Many students said they were glad it failed, but higher education leaders say a big problem has been left unresolved. "We're... more »
  • Bar owners prepare for huge LSU football weekend Play Video

    November 3, 2016 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tigerland bars are spending the days before the LSU-Alabama game stocking up, expecting a gigantic turnout. Fred's, argualby one of the most popular stops on a Baton Rouge gameday for students, used the most of their time Thursday to unload cases of alcohol and set up a... more »
  • Harvard suspends men's soccer team over sexual comments

    November 3, 2016 9:43 PM

    BOSTON - Harvard University is suspending its men's soccer team for the rest of the season over sexual comments made about members of the women's soccer team. University President Drew Faust said in a statement Thursday night that an investigation into the 2012 team found that their "appalling" comments were... more »
  • LSU-Alabama rivalry apparent across Baton Rouge ahead of gameday Play Video

    November 2, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the LSU Tigers prepare for perhaps the biggest game of the season against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, fans from far and wide are preparing for an exciting Saturday night in Death Valley. Businesses like Zippy's Burritos, Tacos & More are getting in the gameday... more »
  • Southeastern Louisiana stuns McNeese St. in final seconds

    October 8, 2016 11:45 PM

    HAMMOND - Justin Alo completed an 82-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Acker, who caught it off a tip by McNeese State's Jermaine Antoine, with 8 seconds left and Southeastern Louisiana stunned the Cowboys 31-24 on Saturday night. The Lions (2-3, 2-1 Southland Conference) took over from their own 15 with... more »
  • Rehknow's FG as time expires lifts Idaho past ULM 34-31

    October 8, 2016 11:42 PM

    MONROE - Austin Rehkow's fourth field goal, a 27-yarder as time expired, lifted Idaho to a 34-31 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night. Rehkow scored the first nine points of the game as the Vandals (3-3, 1-1 Sun Belt) raced to a 16-0 lead after one quarter before the Warhawks... more »
  • LSU senior brings Spanish flair to LSU football broadcasts Play Video

    September 29, 2016 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Passion. Energy. Volume. It's what makes watching an LSU game in Spanish an experience unlike any other. Mario Jerez is using his voice and heritage to bring the all-American sport of football to Spanish-speaking homes across south Louisiana. "I grew up here," Jerez explains, "and... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB

    September 23, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound. Friday morning, an accident blocked the left and center lanes of I-10 westbound after College Drive. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring traffic. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter . more »
  • Few students take Louisiana's first college safety survey

    September 22, 2016 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has conducted its first statewide survey of public college campuses on issues of violence and sexual assault. But so few students participated that the findings don't provide much insight into campus safety. A 2015 state law required the campus climate survey. Colleges administered it in the... more »
  • Wisconsin businesses prepare for huge economic impact from football fans

    September 2, 2016 8:45 PM

    GREEN BAY - Wisconsin business owners are expecting Saturday's matchup between LSU and University of Wisconsin to make a huge economic impact. "We knew from this very onset this would be huge," hotel manager Tara Campbell said. On a typical Green Bay Packers gameday, the city usually makes an impact... more »
  • A look at how Texas' guns on campus law will work

    July 31, 2016 3:32 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms starting Monday, which is also the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting at the University of Texas' landmark clock tower. The campus-carry law pushed by Gov. Greg Abbott and... more »
  • University of New Orleans touts economic impact

    June 18, 2016 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - At a time when state government budget problems make future funding for college campuses uncertain, the University of New Orleans is making the case for its importance to the New Orleans area economy. The university has released an analysis by its Division of Business and Economic Research... more »
  • Two dead in California campus shooting Wednesday

    June 1, 2016 1:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Chief says the UCLA shooting was a murder-suicide and the campus is now safe. A LAPD statement says the two people who are dead were both male, but provides no other identification. Police reported an hour after the shooting that two... more »
  • Obama: US in 'better place' than when he graduated college

    May 7, 2016 5:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has told Howard University's Class of 2016 that the country is "a better place today" than it was when he graduated from Columbia University in 1983. He says America is "by almost every measure" better now. Obama also says the country "also happens to be... more »
  • WATCH: Miles ready as NCAA allows coaches to text recruits Play Video

    April 28, 2016 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday marks the first day college coaches can contact high school recruits via texting. In a video posted on Facebook, LSU Coach Les Miles did a series of finger stretches to prepare. The NCAA deregulated electronic communication between coaches and recruits, meaning coaches can now send... more »
  • Man leaves anonymous $1,000 tip for college-bound waitress

    April 16, 2016 3:29 PM

    GUN BARREL CITY, Texas - A customer eating alone at a Texas restaurant left a big surprise behind for an 18-year-old waitress - a $1,000 tip. Alesha Palmer says she was so stunned by the gift she began crying in the middle of Vetoni's Italian Restaurant in Gun Barrel City,... more »
  • Students out of time to raise ACT score

    April 14, 2016 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Students hoping to boost their ACT scores to save their TOPS scholarships have run out of time. The last day to take the test to qualify for the next school year was Saturday. Before the latest round of state budget cuts were announced, students only needed an... more »
  • Southern distances itself from accused gunman, football recruit Play Video

    April 10, 2016 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University said it was still trying to determine its relationship with the 22-year-old accused in a weekend shooting where two students were killed. Ernest Bernard Felton was arrested Sunday, hours after the shooting at an off-campus apartment complex closer to LSU than SU. Monday,... more »
  • How will lawmakers curb TOPS spending? Play Video

    April 6, 2016 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The House Education Committee met Wednesday to feel out plans to curb TOPS spending. Lawmakers tossed out some ideas but didn’t agree on any one plan. One proposal would raise the minimum grade point average requirement from 2.3 to 2.5. Another plan would require students to... more »
  • College goes on lockdown after light saber mistaken for gun

    March 16, 2016 4:43 PM

    EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - A New York college that went on lockdown over a report of a gun on campus says the weapon turned out to be a light saber. Students and staff members at Farmingdale State College on Long Island were told to shelter in place Wednesday while police... more »
  • Four candidates for SU Law Center post announced Thursday

    February 25, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The search committee looking to select the next chancellor of the Southern University Law Center will pick from four candidates announced Thursday morning. Three of the four candidates are closely tied to the university already as internal candidates. The other is a state appellate court judge... more »
  • Wednesday traffic problems continue on I-10 E at College Drive

    February 17, 2016 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The traffic headache is continuing for drivers in Baton Rouge. Less than an hour after I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge re-opened, traffic officials shut down two lanes of I-10 East at College Drive due to an accident. According to DOTD, the two center lanes re-opened... more »
  • High school seniors speak out about TOPS cuts

    February 12, 2016 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Decision day for Louisiana high school seniors might have gotten more difficult Thursday. While the TOPS crisis is at least partially cleared up for now, students are worried that the money won't be there for their entire college career. "I can't stay at a college... more »
  • Environmental engineer the first LSU student in Jeopardy! tournament

    January 27, 2016 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU environmental engineering senior will be the university's first student to appear in the "Jeopardy!" College Championship Tournament this week. Kevin Brown is a Boise, Idaho native and a 2012 Flagship Scholar recipient. He and 14 other students will compete for a grand prize of... more »
  • Two-alarm fire destroys Baton Rouge apartment Play Video

    January 23, 2016 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three apartments were damaged after a kitchen fire Saturday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department received a call around 4:30 a.m for a fire at 460 Community College Dr. Firefighters arrived on scene to find Unit 1 engulfed in flames. The fire reached the attic... more »
  • Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

    January 20, 2016 2:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The final run for the current version of the SAT college entrance exam comes this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A revamped version of the SAT debuts in March. ... more »
  • Oregon St suspends Reid minimum 4 games for tripping ref

    January 18, 2016 5:02 PM

    Oregon State has suspended Jarmal Reid at least four games for tripping a referee during Sunday night's loss at Utah. Coach Wayne Tinkle announced the suspension on Monday. Reid also issued a statement apologizing for his actions. Tinkle said Reid's conduct over the next two weeks will determine if additional... more »
  • Murray's 14 points lead No. 9 Kentucky women over Auburn

    January 17, 2016 3:43 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Taylor Murray scored a career-high 14 points to lead No. 9 Kentucky to a 54-47 victory over Auburn on Sunday. Murray hit a clutch 3-pointer with 1:40 remaining after Auburn rallied from a 47-37 deficit to pull within 47-45. Kentucky made four of six free throws in... more »
  • Condoleeza Rice says leave playoff at 4 teams

    January 14, 2016 3:51 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - College Football Playoff selection committee member Condoleeza Rice said she likes the four-team format and doesn't want to expand to eight. Speaking Thursday at the NCAA's annual convention, the former U.S. Secretary of State and Stanford provost said she doesn't want to extend the competition calendar. Young... more »
  • Swinney confident star DE Lawson will play vs Alabama

    January 4, 2016 1:25 PM

    CLEMSON, S. C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he is confident All-American Shaq Lawson will play in the national title game against Alabama after the defensive end missed most of the Tigers' semifinal victory with a knee injury. Lawson leads the Tigers (14-0) with 10 1/2 sacks and is... more »
  • Ohio State star Bosa ejected from Fiesta Bowl for targeting

    January 1, 2016 3:57 PM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Ohio State's NFL-bound defensive end Joey Bosa was ejected from the Fiesta Bowl in the first quarter for targeting. The penalty came when Bosa lowered his head and hit Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer in the midsection with the crown of his helmet with 5:26 left in... more »
  • Tennessee routs No. 12 Northwestern 45-6 in Outback Bowl

    January 1, 2016 3:53 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Joshua Dobbs threw for 166 yards and ran for two touchdowns Friday, helping Tennessee cap its best season in eight years with a 45-6 rout of No. 12 Northwestern in the Outback Bowl. Dobbs scored on runs 14 and 18 yards, while Jalen Hurd ran for 130... more »
  • Suspected shooter in parking lot murder still at large

    December 24, 2015 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man suspected of killing another man in a parking lot earlier this week as Glenn Spears of Baton Rouge. Spears was wanted as of Christmas evening. He will be charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and illegal use of weapon once he's... more »
  • Healthcare and higher ed could be broke by spring Play Video

    December 14, 2015 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health care and higher education could be broke by spring if money isn't raised for state services. There's a $227 million shortfall for Medicaid and the college tuition program, TOPS, according to Jan Moller with the Louisiana Budget Project. "This is an extremely serious situation," said Moller.... more »
  • College Football Playoff is set

    December 6, 2015 12:57 PM

    Top-seeded Clemson will play No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl and No. 2 Alabama gets No. 3 Michigan State at the Cotton Bowl in the New Year's Eve semifinals of the College Football Playoff. The selection committee revealed the pairings for second playoff Sunday, a day after the top... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Traveling Tigers send off Play Video

    November 6, 2015 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Tigers are heading to Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide, and some faithful LSU fans are going to be right behind them. Friday morning, News 2's Josh Eachus met up with some members of the LSU Alumni Association at The Cook Hotel to find... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 E before college

    October 29, 2015 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East following an earlier accident, but congestion is still lingering. Traffic remains backed up to LA-1 on I-10 East and Capitol Access on I-110 South. more »
  • SLU runs past Houston Baptist 22-7

    October 24, 2015 6:26 PM

    HOUSTON, TX - Kody Sutton rushed for 156 yards on 23 carries and D'Shaie Landor passed for 167 yards and one score as Southeastern Louisiana ran past Houston Baptist 22-7 on Saturday. Southeastern Louisiana (4-3, 3-2 Southland Conference), which totaled 455 yards (288 rushing) while limiting the Huskies to 199... more »
  • Authorities: 1 killed, 2 wounded in Tennessee State shooting

    October 23, 2015 5:02 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN.- Authorities say one person was killed and two others hospitalized in a shooting at Tennessee State University in Nashville. According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department's verified Twitter account, the fatal shooting Thursday night was apparently prompted by a dispute over a dice game in an outdoor courtyard.... more »
  • How do you like your 'gator? COOKED, say fans tailgating Friday night Play Video

    October 17, 2015 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ask people how they like their alligator around LSU, and they'll tell you any way you can fix it: fried, smoked, grilled, or soaked in a gumbo. "[I add] celery, four bell peppers, chicken broth, six pounds of onion...tomato," one person tailgating Friday night said as... more »
  • LSU's Pocic, Guice pick up SEC honors

    October 12, 2015 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference named LSU center Ethan Pocic and running back Derrius Guice for two player of the week awards after the Tigers' win over South Carolina. The SEC tapped Pocic as Offensive Lineman of the Week, while Guice was named Freshman of the Week. ... more »
  • ESPN to carry LSU vs USC on Saturday

    October 8, 2015 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kickoff and television times have been finalized for Saturday's game at LSU. LSU said ESPN will televise their game against South Carolina Saturday in Tiger Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Saturday's 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff will air on ESPN. Details: http://t.co/2UxzPV8LPd Tickets: http://t.co/DDOu2XrChx pic.twitter.com/6WtlFtPavz —... more »
  • College player union leaders still pushing for changes

    October 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ramogi Huma and Kain Colter refuse to allow one decision to derail their mission to unionize college athletics. On Monday, the two former college football players who now represent the College Athletes Players Association walked into the NCAA's own backyard and stated their case at Indiana's AFL-CIO state... more »
  • Train hero missed college rampage due to TV show

    October 2, 2015 4:01 PM

    ROSEBURG, Ore. - One of three young Americans who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train this summer would have been at an Oregon community college where a shooter killed nine people if he had not been rehearsing for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." ABC News reported Friday that... more »
  • Shooter, 13 others dead at Oregon college

    October 1, 2015 2:40 PM

    ROSEBURG, Ore. - Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says 13 people are dead after a 20-year-old male gunman opened fire at a community college in the rural city of Roseburg. The shooting happened Thursday morning on the campus of Umpqua Community College, about 180 miles south of Portland. Authorities... more »

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