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  • House, Senate disagreement over budget bill ends Play Video

    June 16, 2016 7:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - House and Senate leaders have reached a deal on how to handle the budget bill to spend the tax dollars raised during the special legislative session. After a Thursday meeting, House leaders agreed to stop stalling the bill and are scheduling it for a Monday hearing. House... more »
  • State budget concerns cause change of location for LSU nutrition building

    May 26, 2016 12:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new athletic nutrition center planned for LSU's campus won't be built where it was planned because of the state's uncertain budget situation. The $12 million facility was supposed to be built on Skip Bertman Drive, near the old LSU baseball stadium. Instead, it will be... 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 »
  • Students rally at capitol Play Video

    February 19, 2016 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A small group of college students rallied at the capitol Friday protesting higher education cuts. They demanded state lawmakers take action in the current special session. The rally was completely organized by students, about fifty attended. "I think this is amazing that we were able to turn... 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 »
  • Culprit destroying signs of Baker police chief candidate Play Video

    December 18, 2015 5:50 PM

    BAKER - More than $2000 in political funding is down the drain for Darryl Rainwater, who's running for the chief of police in Baker. An unknown culprit, or culprits has started damaging campaign signs at the beginning of this month and Rainwater told News 2 it's costing him money. The... more »
  • CenturyLink will cut dozens of Louisiana jobs

    August 29, 2015 11:29 AM

    MONROE, La. - CenturyLink says dozens of positions will be reduced in Louisiana as part of the company's proposal to eliminate 1,000 jobs companywide. The company will cut the headcount in Louisiana by about 55 positions. She did not indicate when the layoffs were expected to begin. CenturyLink, the largest... more »
  • Man gets finger cut off during robbery Play Video

    May 30, 2015 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police told News Two a 76-year-old man lost his finger following a robbery inside his home. Baton Rouge Police have not released the name of the suspect, but believe he is a around the age of 22-years-old. It happened Saturday morning in the 4000 block... more »
  • Film tax credit fight nears Play Video

    May 6, 2015 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden made an impassioned defense of the state film tax credit at a press conference that unveiled more films to be shot in Baton Rouge. "This industry is too important to shut the door on people who need jobs, can do these jobs, and can... more »
  • Museums losing workers, hours under cuts Play Video

    February 18, 2015 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drastic mid-year cuts to the Secretary of State's Office will leave many iconic Louisiana landmarks open only a few days each week and lead to two dozen layoffs according to Secretary Tom Schedler. The Secretary of State's Office said Wednesday Schedler will ask for approval to... more »
  • Coming Soon: Cuts to higher ed, but not TOPS Play Video

    February 3, 2015 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All eyes are on the state budget shortfall as the Jindal Administration discusses making difficult cuts that will likely include major slashing to higher education. While the governor won't announce the budget until later this month, they want to address concerns about the TOPS Program. ... more »
  • Longer Rice video shows obscenities, spitting Play Video

    September 9, 2014 7:10 AM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a brutal punch in a video shown to The Associated Press by a law... more »
  • Saints trim preseason roster to 75 players

    August 26, 2014 5:14 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints outside linebacker Victor Butler, who was seen as a key free agent acquisition in 2013, has been included among eight cuts made by New Orleans as the club prepares to close out the preseason with a roster of 75 players. New Orleans brought in Butler from Dallas,... more »
  • Phone lines repaired at Lane Regional Medical Center

    April 18, 2014 11:03 AM

    ZACHARY - Phone lines have been temporarily repaired to Lane Regional Medical Center, acccording to an AT&T spokesperson. Sue Sperry with AT&T said the hospital phone lines were accidentally cut by a construction crew Friday morning causing significant damage. For about an hour, no one could call in... more »
  • Federal unemployment stops while state rate drops Play Video

    December 27, 2013 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 7,000 people in Louisiana will lose their unemployment benefits Saturday. Only people who qualified for an extra 37 weeks of coverage, on top of the traditional 26 weeks of benefits will lose their benefits. This is part of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation provided by the... more »
  • Temporary SNAP funds cut Play Video

    October 23, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may notice a smaller balance, starting Nov. 1. Stimulus money from the 2009 Recovery Act is ending at the end of this month. It gave SNAP extra money so low income families could keep food on the table... more »
  • Saints cut QB Wallace, WR's Breaston, Crayton

    August 19, 2013 5:20 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have terminated the contracts of reserve quarterback Seneca Wallace and receivers Steve Breaston and Patrick Crayton, placed defensive end Kenyon Coleman on injured reserve and waive five others. Wallace, who was competing with Luke McCown to back up Drew Brees, completed three of six... more »
  • Ruston school cut from Louisiana voucher program

    June 28, 2013 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A church-affiliated school in Ruston has been dropped from Louisiana's voucher program because it charged the state more for tuition than it did parents of non-voucher students. The Department of Education announced Friday that it was cutting New Living Word School from the voucher program, based on... more »
  • Food Network won't renew Paula Deen's contract

    June 21, 2013 3:56 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Food Network says it will not renew the contract of celebrity chef Paula Deen, days after it was revealed she admitted using racial slurs in the past. The network said in a news release Friday afternoon that it would not renew Deen's contract when it expires... more »
  • House votes to cut food stamps

    June 19, 2013 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has voted to cut food stamps by $2 billion a year. The chamber rejected 234-188 a Democratic amendment to a wide-ranging farm bill that would have maintained current spending on food stamps and cut farm subsidies instead. The bill cuts the $80 billion-a-year program by about... more »
  • Report says immigration bill cuts deficit

    June 18, 2013 4:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Congressional Budget Office says a sweeping immigration bill before the Senate would cut deficits by $197 billion over 10 years. The bill would add $262 billion in new spending and tax credits over 10 years, a sum more than covered by $459 billion in increased revenues, according... more »
  • Proposals would limit cuts in Medicaid program

    May 20, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Proposals making it more difficult to cut the rates paid to hospitals and nursing homes for taking care of Medicaid patients are nearing final passage. Support from lawmakers comes despite concerns the constitutional amendments would further limit budget areas available to cut when Louisiana has financial woes... more »
  • Jindal says he'd veto cigarette tax without offset

    April 18, 2013 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he'll veto any cigarette tax increase that wins passage from lawmakers, unless it's coupled with a corresponding cut in taxes somewhere else. Jindal says he will oppose anything he considers a net increase in state tax revenue. A few weeks ago, Jindal was... more »
  • La. domestic violence services threatened Play Video

    April 12, 2013 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence service providers across Louisiana are worried about their future. They are afraid Governor Bobby Jindal's proposed budget will pass among lawmakers and pass along a funding 38% cut. The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence has been collecting data about domestic violence related services... more »
  • Day leads at Masters, 14-year-old makes cut

    April 12, 2013 7:01 PM

    AUGUSTA, Ga. - Jason Day leads the Masters after the second round, and 14-year-old Guan Tianlang has become the youngest player to make the cut in PGA Tour history. Day shot a 4-under 68 Friday for a 6-under 138 total. That gives him a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples and... more »
  • DHH: Hospice program to stay open, get reforms Play Video

    January 23, 2013 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials announced late this afternoon that the Medicaid Hospice Program would not end on Feb. 1 as scheduled. Secretary Bruce Greenstein with the Dept. Of Health and Hospitals said enough money from existing grants had been found to keep the program going until reforms... more »
  • Feticide suspect blames synthetic drugs at hearing Play Video

    January 17, 2013 4:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn baby from her womb blamed synthetic drugs today during a court hearing. Jeffrey Reynolds made the comments to reporters as he was being taken away after the hearing. "I love my wife... more »
  • Congress approves deal to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

    January 1, 2013 10:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit. The bill's... more »

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