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  • Hot dog eaters ready for famed NY contest

    July 4, 2014 2:28 AM

    NEW YORK - A seven-time hot dog-eating champion and a two-time female champ will defend their titles at the annual hot dog eating contest on Coney Island. Thirteen women and 17 men will compete Friday before a crowd of about 30,000 spectators and a TV audience of about one million.... more »
  • Dance floor spices up this weekend Play Video

    June 23, 2014 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The dance floor spices up this weekend in Baton Rouge at the 10th annual Gumbo Ballroom Dance Championships. Dr. Jim Crowell and Dr. Sterling Sightler stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about the event that runs Friday, June 27th - Sunday, June 29th. Hundreds of... more »
  • High school robotics team gearing up for Hawaii competition Play Video

    May 16, 2014 7:26 AM

    POINT COUPEE - Catholic of Pointe Coupee started their robotics program just five years ago. Now the award-winning team is headed to Hawaii for competition. This year alone they have competed in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Omaha and Anaheim, CA. Now the students from CHSPC are going to Hawaii to... more »
  • BRPD SWAT officers compete in Houston

    November 1, 2013 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police SWAT officers finished 3rd in pistol shooting and 5th overall in a competition in Houston. The 2013 Texas Tactical Police Officers Association Swat Competition took place October 25th thru October 27th with 24 teams competing. The competition was hosted by the Houston... more »
  • Competition surfer revived by San Diego lifeguards

    September 15, 2013 11:55 AM

    SAN DIEGO - San Diego lifeguards had to restart the heart of a surfer who fell off his board in a contest at Pacific Beach. U-T San Diego reports the unidentified 62-year-old surfer was taking part in the 20th annual longboard contest put on by the Old Mission Beach Athletic... more »
  • La.-born MMA fighter dies at Ariz. gym

    July 27, 2013 11:05 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A Louisiana-born welterweight mixed martial arts fighter has died while training at an Arizona gym for an upcoming match. KPHO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13cOpjT) that 33-year-old Sam Young died this week after he collapsed at Keep Punching gym in Scottsdale. Authorities say the father of two was later pronounced... more »
  • EBRSO canines bring home Top Dog honors

    April 12, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office K9 division recently returned from a regional competition with a number of awards. Deputies and their K-9s competed in the United State Police Canine Association Region 10 field trials in Covington between April 1 and 5. Capt.... more »
  • Dorothy Hamill, Wynona Judd among 'Dancing' stars

    February 26, 2013 10:01 AM

    NEW YORK - A gold-medal figure skater, a country music legend and a comedian are stepping their way onto "Dancing With the Stars." Dorothy Hamill, Wynona Judd and Andy Dick are among 11 contenders for the mirrored ball on the new season of the celebrity dance competition. Other famous faces... more »
  • Sunday liquor sales creates competition among businesses

    October 28, 2012 9:12 PM

  • Baton Rouge lawyer wins "Bachelor of the Year", $10K Play Video

    October 19, 2012 11:39 AM

    NEW YORK - A 25-year-old Louisiana lawyer has been named "Bachelor of the Year" by Cosmopolitan magazine. Ryan Chenevert, who previously spoke to News 2 about taking part in the competition, was selected from among 52 other bachelors from across the nation. Cosmo readers voted for their favorites online,... more »
  • Dodge to pull out of NASCAR

    August 8, 2012 10:48 AM

    DETROIT - Dodge is withdrawing from NASCAR competition at the end of the 2012 season. The decision announced Tuesday impacts Dodge's involvement in both the Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series. Penske Racing currently fields two Dodge Chargers in Sprint Cup and two Dodge Challengers in Nationwide. Penske announced... more »
  • Final frames in U. S. Bowling Congress tonight

    July 10, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five months, 60,000 bowlers, and a possible $100 million in economic impact after the U. S. Bowling Congress rolled into Baton Rouge, the last frames of the multi-month competition will be played tonight. The 2012 USBC Open Championships began in February at the Baton Rouge River... more »
  • Recent LSU and Southern grads find jobs in sought-after careers Play Video

    May 18, 2012 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands of college students graduated today in Baton Rouge and will soon make the move into the workforce. Competition is tough with millions of people across the country still looking for work, but some grads already have jobs waiting for them. Southern University engineering major Fate... more »
  • LSU, Alabama face off in the water

    November 4, 2011 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Football isn't the only rivalry playing out this week between LSU and Alabama. The tigers and tide swim teams squared off today at the LSU Natatorium. The meet also brought out plenty of LSU and ‘Bama fans who said the competition in the pool is... more »
  • Bubble Wrap Invention wins Savings Bond

    May 23, 2011 7:32 PM

    The ingenuity of a 13-year-old seventh-grader of Ava, New York won her a $10,000 savings bond as she won the top prize in a competition sponsored by Bubble Wrap. Lillith Bulawa designed a self-watering garden that sits in a box atop a raft made of Bubble Wrap. She says she... more »
  • What goes into creating the price of gas?

    March 7, 2011 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Up, up and away gas prices continue to rise across the Capitol City and the country. But what adds up to equal those numbers posted at the pumps? The Department of Energy says the literal cost of crude oil makes up only half of the cost.... more »
  • BR officials face off in turkey-carving competition

    November 24, 2010 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Community leaders from around East Baton Rouge Parish showed off their turkey-carving skills during a contest at St. Vincent de Paul Church today. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux won the competition, followed by LSU gymnastics coach D. D. Breaux and Rudy Macklin, the director of the Governor’s Office of... more »
  • LSU participating in college game day recycling competition

    October 1, 2010 10:26 PM

    LSU is competing on a different kind of green field this weekend. More than 80 universities are in the race for "most recycled." The school has been green on game day since 2004. The effort has expanded to the stadium and suites just recently, but the response from tailgaters... more »
  • Judge denies petition from mayor's mother

    August 31, 2010 5:45 PM

    A motion from the mother of current New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson to throw out his competition in the upcoming race was denied by a judge Tuesday morning. Rosetta Nelson claims Robert Myers qualified to run for mayor fraudulently in early July by not filling paperwork out properly. For... more »
  • Experts ask why Louisiana wasn't a "Race to the Top" winner

    August 25, 2010 1:59 PM

    An article on The Christian Science Monitor's website is attempting to answer what many in Louisiana have been asking after the latest winners were announced in the "Race to the Top" competition. Why wasn't Louisiana, which has been recently praised for education reform, among those getting a slice of... more »
  • Aid available for Louisiana's shrimpers

    August 13, 2010 5:21 AM

    Qualified Louisiana shrimpers are eligible for up to $12,000 and technical training under a federal program designed to help shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic adjust to increased competition. Individual shrimpers interested in applying for help through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers... more »
  • Louisiana: finalist in "Race to the top"

    July 27, 2010 11:48 AM

    Louisiana has been named a finalist in the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" school reform grant competition. 18 other states and the District of Columbia have also been named. The ranking gives our state the chance to win a share of $3 billion. ... more »
  • "Race to the Top" proposal still has skeptics

    December 21, 2009 5:11 PM

    A plan to win millions of dollars in grant money for Louisiana is not fully supported by educators statewide. Louisiana is competing in the "Race to the Top," a national competition for a chunk of $4.35 billion in federal money. The application process includes coming up with detailed... more »

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