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  • Feds release locations, numbers of unaccompanied minors

    August 26, 2014 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Conflicting information from the federal government shows, to a degree, how many illegal children have crossed into the United States and found refuge with sponsors in Louisiana. The Office of Refugee Resettlement reports on a state-by-state list that there are 1,275 children in Louisiana. Then, on... more »
  • Already, 36% of voters cast a ballot in Port Allen

    April 5, 2014 5:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN- More than a third of registered voters have cast a ballot early, and voting precincts were busy with voters casting ballots in the race for mayor. Former mayor Deedy Slaughter is fighting to get her job back, after she was recalled in November by 57 percent of... more »
  • Supreme court puts brakes on CATS lawsuit

    March 21, 2014 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Supreme Court denied to hear arguments dealing with a lawsuit over the CATS property tax. It means an end to the suit over the controversial tax that voters approved two years ago. Baton Rouge, voters favored the tax by a 54% to 46% margin. The... more »
  • Breakaway argument over fire board

    February 26, 2014 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In what some called a battle to change the dynamics of the push to create the City of St. George, the Baton Rouge Metro Council was to decide on changing three members of the St. George Fire Board but failed to get enough support to make drastic adjustments... more »
  • Council fails to act on tax decision believed tied to St. George

    February 12, 2014 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There was no agreement on what to do about a controversial tax decision some said would stifle the plans for the City of St. George, so an agenda item about locking in sales taxes collected in unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish died Wednesday night. The Metro Council... more »
  • Leaders can't decide on support for gay issue

    February 12, 2014 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders could not agree on backing a law that would eliminate a provision in state law outlawing sexual acts between people of the same gender. House Bill 12 would change the crimes against nature law that was deemed unconstitutional, yet enforced by East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • 'Dynasty' not what it was quacked up to be

    January 16, 2014 11:24 PM

    MONROE- The new season of "Duck Dynasty" did not draw as many eyes as it has in the past. The audience was down nearly 30% compared to previous years. New episodes returned Wednesday night to the cable network A&E. It was the first fresh episode since cast member... more »
  • Sheriff protects gay workers in new discrimination policy

    July 31, 2013 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff said Wednesday, his department's nondiscrimination policies were rewritten to add protection for gay employees. The changes comes in a week where the department was been under fire from activists for allegedly targeting gay men meeting in parks to plan sexual encounters.... more »
  • Sheriff's office will cover court costs for gay men nabbed in sting

    July 30, 2013 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office said it will ask for court costs to be waived for men arrested under an outdated an unconstitutional law still on the books in Louisiana. Twelve men were arrested during a stink at parks, when they arranged to have sex... more »
  • NEXT HOUR: Leaders tackle chief issue, red light cameras

    February 13, 2013 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders are set to have a potentially heated discussion about taking appointment power from the mayor and having voters elect a chief of police. That is one of two discussions planned for Wednesday's Metro Council meeting. Last week, the Mayor's office fired Chief Dewayne White after... more »
  • Scouts considering retreat from no-gays policy

    January 28, 2013 1:05 PM

    NEW YORK - The Boys Scouts of America is considering a dramatic change in its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members. Under the change being considered, the different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units would be able to decide for themselves how to address... more »
  • After controversy, planned Wal-Mart is approved

    August 14, 2012 12:32 PM

    PONCHATOULA- This city of a few thousand is getting a Super Wal-Mart. The City Council approved elements needed for the project to move forward. But, it doesn't come without controversy. Some people who live near the planned store on Hwy. 51 near the intersection with Hwy. 22 have... more »
  • LSU expert weighs in on Mona Lisa question

    January 26, 2010 10:28 PM

    LSU FACES Lab director Mary Manhein recently gave her opinion on whether Leonardo Da Vinci could be the face behind the famed Mona Lisa. News 2 spoke to Manhein before her Tuesday night interview with MSNBC. Italian officials want to exhume the painter’s body in order to reconstruct his... more »

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