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  • Sexually-harassed employees say state won't help them Play Video

    October 30, 2017 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of people say their employer sexually harassed them, but they quickly found out there's little help from the state about their case. They called 2 On Your Side to help shed light on a prevalent topic. The four people who came forward to WBRZ... more »
  • California man sues over denial of $5M lottery prize

    July 22, 2017 1:49 PM

    LONG BEACH, Calif. - A man who was denied a $5 million lottery jackpot because his teenage son bought the ticket is suing the California Lottery Commission. Ward Thomas of Long Beach says he sent his son to buy Scratchers tickets from a gas station in October. ... more »
  • Louisiana rejects Trump commission request for voter data

    July 3, 2017 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana won't give President Donald Trump's voting commission the voter identification information it requested. Secretary of State Tom Schedler announced his decision Monday. In a statement, Schedler says he believes voters' private information - including Social Security numbers, birth dates, and mother's maiden name - should... more »
  • Report: Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

    May 11, 2017 11:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the U.S. election system. That's according to three White House officials. One official says Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris... more »
  • State Workforce Commission tornado assistance deadline is Wednesday Play Video

    March 14, 2017 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The clock is ticking for those affected by February's tornadoes to receive assistance from the State Workforce Commission. Wednesday, March 15 is the last day to get assistance from the commission. It's been more than a month since tornadoes touched down in parts of southeastern Louisiana.... more »
  • 'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is Trump's new FCC head

    January 23, 2017 5:07 PM

    NEW YORK - President Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections. In a statement Monday, Ajit Pai said he was grateful to the president for his new role as the next chairman of... more »
  • Ascension commission to discuss AG's opinion on subdivision denial Play Video

    May 11, 2016 12:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Wednesday night to discuss recent developments in the battle over the commission’s ability to deny subdivision development in the parish. The commission just received documentation from the Attorney General’s Office that represents an evaluation of how much discretion... more »
  • Some residents concerned with proposed location of Diocese archive building Play Video

    March 21, 2016 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An application to make a rezoning modification to property owned by the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge was pulled from Monday's Planning and Zoning commission meeting. The property located on Parker Street near Hundred Oaks is currently zoned A-1 residential. The Diocese is planning to build... more »
  • Resignations put an Ascension commission at a standstill Play Video

    January 15, 2016 5:52 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Four of the seven members of the Planning & Zoning Commission publicly announced their resignations days of each other. Commissioners Donald Songy, Robert Burgess, Gasper Chifici and Joshua Ory are all stepping down, putting the commission at a standstill. It needs at least four members to... more »
  • Commission recommends moving NOLA Confederate monuments

    August 13, 2015 5:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A city commission recommended Thursday that New Orleans officials move four monuments to Confederate-era leaders from their current locations. The Historic District Landmark Commission voted to recommend relocating the statue in Lee Circle, the Liberty Monument and statues to both P. T. Beauregard and Jefferson Davis.... more »
  • Wildlife and fisheries to consider early fall shrimp season

    July 20, 2015 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday to consider open dates for the 2015 autumn shrimp season. That means the season will likely open before the commission's next regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 6. At the commission's July meeting, Louisiana Department... more »
  • Hwy 42 expansion 2 years from completion

    July 17, 2015 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Bond Commission re-approved millions of dollars to keep dozens of state road projects moving along. Several projects are in the Capital Area. Juban Road in Livingston Parish is being expanded from I-12 to US 190. Essen Lane in East Baton Rouge Parish is being... more »
  • Holden quietly settles up with Ethics Commission

    July 17, 2015 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden ended a years-long dispute with the state Ethics Commission when he paid a $2,500 fine he's owed since 2008. Holden paid the fine on May 29 with little fanfare. He's publicly disputed the fine for months, telling News 2's Investigative Unit he planned... more »
  • OIG report says deaf commission wasteful, used copied signatures

    June 2, 2015 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Office of the Inspector General released a report Tuesday which said a two-year investigation found nearly one million dollars in questionable spending from the state Commission for the Deaf and its director, as well as evidence people used photocopied signatures to authorize payments. The OIG... more »
  • NFLPA setting up commission on domestic violence

    December 1, 2014 6:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the NFL Players Association says the union is establishing an eight-member commission to advise it about domestic violence prevention and discipline. In a letter sent Monday to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith... more »
  • Recommendations proposed to combat food deserts

    July 28, 2014 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For some people, finding a fresh head of lettuce or an orange is not easy since parts of East Baton Rouge Parish lack grocery stores and have been labeled "food deserts." Monday night, The East Baton Rouge Food Access Policy Commission presented five recommendations to fix... more »

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