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  • EXCLUSIVE: mom hopes tough love will turn hoarder son around Play Video

    November 5, 2013 11:01 PM

    NATALBANY- A grandmother is promising to take better care of her grandchildren since her son and his girlfriend were arrested when five children were found in a hoarder's paradise. "I've been doing a lot of crying and a lot of praying," Tammy May told WBRZ News 2 in an... more »
  • Children found in "deplorable" conditions

    November 5, 2013 11:39 AM

    NATALBANY - Sheriff's deputies said an arrest warrant for theft in Tangipahoa Parish led them to five young children living in deplorable conditions. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old Yance May in Natalbany Monday night on suspicion of theft and failure to appear. Sheriff's department spokesperson Dawn... more »
  • Federal lawsuit claims inmates face extreme heat

    June 10, 2013 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans-based advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against the state alleging inhumane conditions for death row inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Filed on behalf of three inmates, the lawsuit says the prisoners are forced to live in poorly-ventilated cells where average... more »
  • FDA cites sanitary issues at specialty pharmacies

    April 12, 2013 9:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration says it has uncovered troubling sterility problems at 30 specialty pharmacies that were inspected following a recent outbreak of meningitis caused by contaminated drugs. The agency said its inspectors targeted 31 compounding pharmacies that produce sterile drugs, which must be prepared under highly... more »
  • Sheriff testifies in hearing on Orleans jail

    April 4, 2013 10:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Testifying in a federal hearing, New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman raised the possibility that a video depicting drug use and weapon possession in the jail he oversees may have been doctored. Gusman was imprecise on exactly when he first saw the videos made in 2009. And he... more »
  • Waiting for the end of the cruise

    February 14, 2013 7:34 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The more than 4,000 passengers and crew on the Carnival Triumph are hoping that this afternoon will be the end of their cruise. Their ship lost power in a weekend engine-room fire while in the Gulf of Mexico, and they're being towed to port in Mobile, Ala.... more »
  • Road conditions in Livingston Parish

    January 11, 2013 12:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency officials in Livingston Parish posted the following update on roads around the parish to Facebook. Drivers are asked not to go around barricades into flooded areas. Rescue workers said they had to spend more time helping people who drove past the barricades and got stuck... more »
  • Sandy expected ashore by evening

    October 29, 2012 2:42 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Hurricane Sandy is now expected to blow ashore in New jersey or Delaware by this evening -- hours sooner than previously expected. The storm has picked up some forward speed. It's already washed away a part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. And it's threatening to cripple... more »
  • DOJ seeks to join lawsuit against Orleans prison

    September 24, 2012 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Justice Department is asking to join a class action lawsuit that accuses Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman of overseeing a jail that routinely subjects prisoners to brutal, inhumane conditions. The federal agency filed a request Monday in federal court, asking to be included as a... more »
  • Highway report from state police

    August 31, 2012 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State police report on highway condition in southeast Louisiana as of 10:30 a.m. Friday: Interstate 10 closed from Gramercy (exit 187) to I-310, both directions. Interstate 55 is now fully open, but exits between I-10 (LaPlace) and I-12 (Hammond) are closed. U.S. Highway 61 is now open... more »
  • Feds find 'alarming conditions' at N.O. jail

    April 24, 2012 7:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department says its recent inspection of the New Orleans jail found "alarming conditions" and uncovered persistently high rates of prisoner-on-prisoner violence and staff misconduct. In a letter Monday to Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman, the Justice Department's civil rights division accused jail officials of failing... more »
  • Report: La. prison unsafe for juvenile offenders

    November 10, 2010 10:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A juvenile justice advocacy group says conditions at a juvenile prison in Monroe continue to be unfit for young offenders. The Times-Picayune says the report claims the offenders at the Swanson Center for Youth face almost daily fights among inmates, excessive use of force by staff and... more »
  • State, local firefighters stepping up efforts

    October 6, 2010 6:24 PM

    State and local firefighters are stepping up efforts to deal with extremely dangerous conditions. A drought and occasional high winds leave most of the state vulnerable to fire. News 2’s Mike Steele explained what’s being done to protect you and hazards you should consider. more »
  • Authorities urging drivers to be safe in freezing conditions

    January 7, 2010 2:03 PM

    With temperatures expected to be in the teens tonight in the Baton Rouge area, drivers should be wary of slick streets. DOTD crews will roll out sand trucks overnight, to help prevent any icing on the roads. Also, Baton Rouge Police will be have extra officers on the... more »

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