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  • Iran nuke talks stumble a day after missing deal deadline

    April 1, 2015 12:54 PM

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks are still facing a "tough struggle," indicating the talks are not likely to end soon. At the same time, he's holding out hope that the sides will be able to negotiate a preliminary accord that... more »
  • House clears way for short-term Homeland Security bill

    February 27, 2015 10:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House has cleared the way for passage of a short-term bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial agency shutdown. The vote was 240-183, and it came just hours ahead of a midnight deadline to fund the agency. The procedural vote cleared the... more »
  • Health care deadline today

    February 15, 2015 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the last day to sign up for 2015 coverage under the Affordable Care Act. According to the federal exchange, those who want insurance from Obamacare 2.0 should at least start the application by midnight on Sunday to avoid a fee. Those filing taxes in... more »
  • Deadline approaching for entries in Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 10, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The George Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest has received over 2,000 entries since 2010 and has contributed more than $200,000 in scholarships. Entries for this year's contest are due this week. The theme is ‘Louisiana's Music'. "Louisiana has such a rich, vibrant music history from New Orleans... more »
  • Deadline to get health care without a penalty less than a week away check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The open enrollment period for health insurance under the affordable care act ends on February 15th. Brian Keller from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana stopped by 2une In this morning to explain what happens if you miss that deadline. "You may be out of luck... more »
  • Parents prepare for school voucher deadline check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 14, 2015 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents preparing to apply for state education vouchers for their children next year told News 2 getting one is like winning the lottery. "My kids' attitudes, they have great personalities now," said Ruby Moberly, mom of four. "[They] were in the [East Baton Rouge Parish] school... more »
  • Officials set Feb. 27 application deadline for voucher program

    January 14, 2015 3:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The application period has opened for parents interested in sending their students to private school next year through Louisiana's taxpayer-funded voucher program. The state education department says applications for the 2015-16 school year are due Feb. 27. They're available at participating schools or online at www.louisianabelieves.com .... more »
  • Surge in health law sign-ups

    December 16, 2014 4:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan. 1, officials said Tuesday. Unlike last year, the HealthCare.gov website was working well. More than 1 million people picked a plan from Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, bringing... more »
  • Locals weigh in on affordable care act check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 15, 2014 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - "I mean, you have other insurances that you can get, pay a lower deductible...and then you have Obamacare that's supposed to help the citizens and to me it's an illusion," that's what Blaine Ehrlich had to say about the Affordable Care Act. But Marlon Corey... more »
  • Deadline for removal of election signs is tomorrow check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 10, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It seems that nearly every major street and intersection in the Capital City is lined with campaign signs from the November 4 election, but tomorrow is the deadline for the signs to be gone. Campaign signs cause headaches for the Department of Public Works as they... more »
  • Preschool funding application approved by Jindal

    October 13, 2014 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dispute over the Common Core education standards won't sideline Louisiana's application for up to $15 million in federal grant money for pre-kindergarten programs. With a Tuesday deadline looming, Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced that the Republican governor will agree to support Louisiana's grant application for the... more »
  • St. George signature deadline 10 days away check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 13, 2014 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George organizers have just ten more days to collect the needed 18,000 signatures to put the proposed city of St. George to a vote. With that deadline looming St. George organizers feel Baton Rouge city leaders will do anything to slow them down. "They'll... more »
  • Regular post office hours for tax day

    April 15, 2014 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Post Offices in Baton Rouge are keeping their regular hours for Tuesday. Tuesday is the deadline to file federal income taxes. Those filing by mail have to have them postmarked by April 15. The IRS says many people don't realize that if you're owed... more »
  • Missed the health care deadline? It's not too late

    April 1, 2014 12:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - It's not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law's enrollment deadline Monday. Millions may be eligible for a second chance to sign up for subsidized insurance. The government says people who started their online applications before the... more »
  • Healthcare sign-up deadline extended

    March 26, 2014 11:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is giving more time for people to complete applications for health insurance, if they had already started the process. Health and Human Service spokesman Aaron Albright said the administration will be ready to help people "in line" by the March 31 deadline finish their... more »
  • White House hints at wiggle room on deadline

    March 21, 2014 4:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it won't push back the March 31 deadline to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. But if you already started an application, you may get some extra time to finish it. Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Friday that the... more »
  • Healthcare deadline approaches check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 10, 2014 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The deadline to sign-up for healthcare to avoid a tax penalty is March 31st. Doug Wilkinson, a state coordinator for the Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition, stopped by 2une In Monday to tell you what options you have to avoid the fee. Watch the video for more... more »
  • Louisiana health insurance company extends its deadline check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 27, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One Louisiana insurance company is extending its deadline to signup for Obamacare and still have coverage by January 1st. Vantage Health Inc., based out of Monroe, is giving people until Tuesday, December 31st, to buy healthcare policies through the federal marketplace. The company is giving people... more »
  • Healthcare deadline extended

    December 23, 2013 12:47 PM

    CHICAGO - The federal government has extended the deadline for signing up for healthcare insurance through Tuesday. The extension is in case of heavy demand on the government website, according to Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the agency overseeing the health overhaul. Bataille said the grace period is... more »
  • Deadline looming to enroll in Obamacare

    December 20, 2013 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With Obamacare facing its first major deadline, people are racing to sign up before Monday. It's to ensure health coverage starts on January 1. To be covered by January 1, consumers have to be enrolled by December 23. Leading up to the big day, Capital City... more »
  • Deadline for sinkhole buyout talks extended

    June 26, 2013 2:16 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Nearly half of the eligible residents and families directly affected by a sinkhole induced by a Texas Brine Co. salt dome failure last summer have agreed to company buyouts, while the rest have more than a month to complete negotiations. Texas Brine faced a Monday court-imposed deadline to... more »
  • Deadline today for sinkhole buyout offers

    June 24, 2013 10:48 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Today is the deadline for Texas Brine to make buyout offers to the residents affected by a giant sinkhole over a brine cavern in Assumption Parish. Last week a spokesperson for Texas Brine said they had delivered 88 of the 90 offers approved by their insurance... more »
  • Deadline today for Powerhouse Gym claims

    May 31, 2013 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the last day for those who lost money to Powerhouse Gym to file a complaint with the state Attorney General's office. So far, nearly 200 have come forward to file their claims against the failed gym. Powerhouse Gym planned to open in January... more »
  • Deadline to file La. taxes is Wednesday

    May 13, 2013 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The deadline for filing 2012 Louisiana individual income tax returns is Wednesday. The state Department of Revenue says filing can be made electronically and more information is available at the department's website, www.revenue.louisiana.gov/fileonline. Officials say the average refund processing time for electronic returns is 10 business days;... more »
  • How many players will change teams?

    February 21, 2013 10:31 AM

    UNDATED - The NBA trade deadline is this afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern time and there's usually a flurry of deals just before the deadline. A person familiar with the situation says the Houston Rockets have reached separate agreements on trades that will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney... more »
  • Deadline approaching for Isaac-delayed taxes

    January 7, 2013 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The IRS reminded people today that this Friday is the deadline for certain tax filings delayed by Hurricane Isaac. After Isaac passed through Louisiana on Sept. 5, the IRS postponed several tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers in Louisiana and Mississippi, giving them until Jan.... more »
  • Progress seen in last-minute 'fiscal cliff' talks

    December 31, 2012 8:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans say signs of progress are emerging in urgent negotiations to avert the looming 'fiscal cliff' ahead of a midnight deadline. A person familiar with the negotiations says Democrats have offered to extend tax cuts for families making up to $450,000 a year and individuals... more »
  • Go vote, Obama tells students in key state of Ohio

    October 9, 2012 4:57 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Barack Obama is urging college students in Ohio to vote early, noting that the state's registration deadline is just hours away. Obama is telling young voters at a large rally at Ohio State University not to wait or delay their vote, directing them to buses that... more »
  • Registration deadline nearing for Nov. election

    September 27, 2012 8:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana residents have until Oct. 9 to register to vote for the November election that includes presidential, congressional and local races. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says people can register to vote at http://www.GeauxVote.com , at their parish registrar of voters' office, by mail or at public... more »
  • Federal tax deadline pushed back because of Isaac

    September 6, 2012 7:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Individuals who filed for an extension on their 2011 federal income tax returns will get a little extra time to make their filing, thanks to Hurricane Isaac. The Internal Revenue Service says it will push the deadline for filing extended returns back to Jan. 11, 2013.... more »
  • Deadline moved in La. chief justice debate

    July 23, 2012 12:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court is giving its justices an extra month to weigh in on a debate over naming the court's next chief justice. Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball had set a July 31 deadline for the justices to file briefs on which colleague is the "oldest... more »
  • Deadline to apply for new voucher program today

    June 29, 2012 5:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Time is running out for eligible families to apply for state-paid tuition to private schools. The voucher program was approved in the last legislative session. It allows students from low- to moderate-income families who attend low-performing public schools to switch to an approved private school and have... more »
  • Livi Parish pres. given deadline to pay contractor Play Video

    June 22, 2012 5:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Livingston Parish Council told President Layton Ricks to pay contractor C-Del, despite objections from some. It is part of ongoing controversy concerning debris removal after Hurricane Gustav in 2008. C-Del owner Corey Delahoussaye was the environmental consultant for former President Mike Grimmer. The parish delayed paying... more »
  • Deadline set to weigh-in on Kimball's successor

    June 14, 2012 7:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court has set a deadline for her colleagues to weigh-in on who should succeed her in the post. Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball plans to retire in January 2013. On Wednesday, Kimball ordered any justice interested "in a legal determination"... more »
  • File state tax deadline extension before May 15th

    April 18, 2012 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana taxpayers who need more time to file their 2011 state individual income tax returns must request an extension on or before the May 15, 2012, due date. Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/extensions to request a filing extension electronically. This is the fastest and most convenient method of requesting... more »
  • Not too late to file taxes but time is running out check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 17, 2012 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Time is running out for last minute tax filers to put finishing touches on their federal tax returns ahead of tonight's midnight filing deadline. Latecomers are already getting two extra days this year. Tax Day is normally April 15, but because it fell on a... more »
  • Tax deadline at midnight

    April 17, 2012 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The last minute rush is on to beat tonight's tax deadline. If you are planning to mail your taxes today, News two's Sarah Rosario gets answers on what you need to know to make sure you meet tonight's midnight deadline. Plus, find out where you can drop... more »
  • Feds get deadline to weigh death penalty for man

    April 10, 2012 8:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has set a July 5 deadline for the Justice Department to decide whether to seek the death penalty against a New Orleans man charged with having a role in five killings, including an off-duty police officer's fatal shooting. A March 15 indictment claims 27-year-old... more »
  • Deadline looms for charges in Ohio school shooting

    March 1, 2012 4:49 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio - Prosecutors are nearing the deadline to file charges against the 17-year-old suspect in the fatal Ohio high school shootings. They have until today to file charges against T.J. Lane. The thin, quiet teen is accused of opening fire on a group of students sitting at a cafeteria... more »
  • State primary registration deadline

    February 21, 2012 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote or to change parties in the Louisiana presidential preference primary next month. Registered Democrats and Republicans will vote on March 24th for who they want to get their party's presidential nomination. Only those registered in a party... more »
  • Avoid IRS tax problems

    February 10, 2012 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - This is the time of year millions of Americans dread, tax season. This year the tax deadline is April 16th. If you haven't filed your taxes yet, then watch NEWS2 tonight at 6pm. Olivia LaBorde has tips from the Internal Revenue Service that can... more »
  • IRS kicks off 2012 tax season with deadline extension

    January 4, 2012 2:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2012 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 17 to file their tax returns. The IRS encourages taxpayers to e-file as it is the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds. The... more »
  • Last minute shippers race to shipping deadlines check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 21, 2011 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Last minute shippers are on a race to beat the deadline, and get gifts and cards to their loved ones by Christmas. We spoke to the folks at the U.S. Postal Service. They say it's too late to drop off your gifts in the mailbox. However,... more »
  • GOHSEP grant deadline comes and goes, money still in limbo

    October 26, 2011 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Stacks of documents arrived on the door steps of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Office Wednesday to close out a four-month long battle between EBR Mayor-President Kip Holden and EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. But GOHSEP says the grant applications for $4 million to... more »
  • Claims deadline Wednesday

    April 19, 2011 5:56 PM

    New Orleans- Attorneys are concerned some people affected by the gulf oil spill could miss an important deadline. Wednesday is the last day to file suit against Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig. Attorney Damon Kirin says people may miss out on compensation they are eligible for... more »
  • Tax deadline approaching fast

    April 18, 2011 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The deadline to file your federal taxes is tonight at midnight, but already record numbers have e-filed their returns. According to the IRS nearly 1.5 million people in Louisiana have filed their taxes and 1.3 million of those have done it electronically. "A lot of people are... more »
  • GO Zone bond deadline extended for another year

    January 21, 2011 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Congress has extended the deadline for tapping into a tax-free hurricane recovery bond program, and two projects already are in line to use up the remaining $301 million. Applications by Georgia-Pacific and a Covington nursing home for the Gulf Opportunity Zone bond program would... more »
  • Deadline extended to apply for BRPD Chief

    January 20, 2011 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Police and Fire Civil Service Board decided to extended an approaching deadline for Police Chief applicants by about two weeks. The original deadline, February 3rd, will be pushed back until February 15th to allow for more applicants to apply. So far, the board has received only... more »
  • Income tax deadline pushed back for La. residents

    January 8, 2011 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents have one more day to prepare their income taxes this year. State officials have set a May 16 filing deadline for Louisiana indvidual income tax returns. The Department of Revenue normally sets a May 15 deadline, but that date falls on a Sunday this... more »
  • Southern has problems facing NCAA deadline

    December 11, 2010 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Southern University says the school has problems with paperwork and gender equity issues as the school faces a Dec. 17 deadline on its review for NCAA rules compliance. The university board met Friday. The Advocate reported that while the athletic director downplayed the situation, some board... more »
  • Spring break: target for cleaning Gulf beaches

    November 10, 2010 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Spring break is the deadline for getting all the oil from the BP PLC spill out of Florida and Alabama beaches, the federal point man for the disaster said Wednesday. That's a "very aggressive timetable" and some beaches may not meet that goal, said Coast Guard Rear... more »
  • FEMA extends deadline for Gustav cleanup funds

    October 29, 2010 7:02 AM

    LIVINGSTON, LA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency will extend an appeals deadline by several weeks while Livingston Parish continues to get additional funding for debris cleanup in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. Attorney John Shirers said his firm is still examining a 20 percent sampling of receipts submitted to... more »
  • Pinnacle receives approval to change plan for BR casino

    October 21, 2010 6:04 PM

    Pinnacle Entertainment received approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to change the design plan for its Baton Rouge casino. As News 2’s Michael Shingleton found out, crews have been working non-stop at the Pinnacle site on River Road for the past two months, making sure they meet their deadline.... more »
  • Thursday deadline for last La. casino license

    September 23, 2010 6:03 AM

    Today is the last day for applications for Louisiana's 15th and final riverboat casino license allowed by law. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board put the license up for applicants after it was returned to the state in April by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. Pinnacle had planned to use the license for... more »
  • Deadline extended for death penalty decision

    August 18, 2010 5:34 AM

    The deadline for the Justice Department to decide whether to seek the death penalty against four current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina has been extended. Prosecutors now have until Sept. 10 to announce a decision instead of Aug. 31.... more »
  • Troops Owed Back Pay

    August 4, 2010 8:10 PM

    The Pentagon is reminding about 100,000 retired memebers of the military they are owed back pay and should claim it. It has to do with the controversial "stop-loss" policy where members were forced to stay in the military beyond their enlistments. Last year, Congress approved a $500 retoactive bonus to... more »
  • Pelosi sets deadline for oil spill legislation

    June 8, 2010 3:11 PM

    A strict timetable has been set by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for lawmakers to act on bills dealing with the Gulf oil spill and prevent similar disasters. Pelosi said House committees should have legislation ready by July 4. The House would then act on the bills by the... more »
  • Deadline for 2008 hurricane agribusiness loans

    May 19, 2010 5:34 AM

    Agribusiness owners affected by hurricanes Gustav and Ike have until May 28 to apply for low-interest loans through the Agribusiness Recovery Loan Program. Finished applications must be delivered and date stamped by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture by that date. The program provides low-interest loans to businesses such as aerial... more »
  • Deadline approaching for filing state income tax

    May 14, 2010 11:01 AM

    The deadline for filing your state income tax form is Monday. Anyone who needs an extension must sumbit their requests on or before the May 17 due date. Officials say the quickest way to file is through the state's free web application. You can access it here . more »
  • Potential homebuyers scrambling to get tax credit

    April 26, 2010 9:56 PM

    Time is ticking for people who want a government tax credit for buying a house. The credit is a one-time effort to get the country's housing industry back on its feet. First-time homebuyers are eligible for $8,000; current buyers back in the market can get $6,500, but only... more »
  • Walker alcohol petition deadline

    April 5, 2010 10:00 AM

    The deadline for collecting signatures in support of relaxing liquor laws in Walker is today. Walker residents joined a grass-roots effort in February. That's when they started circulating a petition. Enough signatures in support would force a public vote. 921-valid signatures had to be collected by today for... more »
  • Deadline looms for additional Road Home money

    March 10, 2010 5:15 AM

    Wednesday is the deadline for Road Home recipients to apply for additional money to raise or storm-proof their homes under the aid program. About 40,000 Road Home recipients so far have asked for more money. The Road Home is offering up to $100,000 for homeowners who want to elevate their... more »
  • 2009 Lousiana Tax Amnesty Program enters final week

    October 26, 2009 3:12 PM

    Time is running out for those who want to apply for the state's Tax Amnesty Program. The program gives you a window of opportunity to settle your debt with the state by only paying fees and half of the interest on top of your overdue taxes. According to... more »

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