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  • Prosecutor cites drug deal gone bad in shooting

    January 12, 2016 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prosecutor hopes to convince jurors that a 2014 gunfight that left a visitor to New Orleans dead and nine other bystanders wounded resulted from "a drug deal gone bad on Bourbon Street." Assistant New Orleans District Attorney Laura Rodrigue says the only person arrested in the... more »
  • GOP-led panel passes bill for oversight of Iran nuclear deal

    January 7, 2016 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - The GOP-led House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved legislation that would give Congress greater oversight of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran. Passage of the bill comes with the United States poised to begin lifting sanctions against Iran as Tehran fulfills its obligations under the July 14 agreement.... more »
  • Cyber Monday brings last chance for holiday deals

    November 30, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The holiday shopping season continues today with Cyber Monday. Retail experts expect about 121 million people to hunt for online deals. The shopping surge began right after Thanksgiving for some. Hundreds of people flocked to stores around Baton Rouge to find the best Black Friday deals. Retail experts... more »
  • UN: Iran has started cutting back on nuclear technology

    November 18, 2015 12:02 PM

    VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has started cutting back on nuclear programs, which could have been reengineered into making weapons, in line with a deal between six world powers. The assessment was in a report presented Wednesday by the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency to members of... more »
  • Conservatives concede they can't block budget deal

    October 27, 2015 11:01 AM

    WASHINGTON - Conservative Republicans in the House concede that there's not much they can do to stop a two-year budget deal that was agreed to by congressional leaders and the White House. In his final days as speaker, John Boehner is trying to get the measure approved, in order to... more »
  • White House opposes bill blocking Iran nuclear deal

    September 30, 2015 1:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is opposing a House bill that aims to block implementation of the Iran nuclear deal until Tehran pays billions of dollars in damages to victims of Iranian-sponsored terror. In a statement on Wednesday, the Obama administration said the bill, which the House is to vote... more »
  • Deal allowed drunk driver to avoid jail time Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman who admitted to driving drunk three years ago, is facing charges now of drinking and driving again and causing a deadly crash Tuesday night. The crash killed 19-year-old Tashadow Gray. Investigators said 30-year-old T'Naia Burnette swerved into her lane and killed her. They believe she had... more »
  • WBRZ reaches deal with DISH

    August 20, 2015 7:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ reached an agreement with DISH this week to keep our signal broadcast to local viewers on their network. The contract for carrying the signal ran out on June 30. WBRZ-TV gave DISH multiple extensions to continue negotiations, the last of which was... more »
  • McConnell acknowledges difficulty in blocking Iran deal

    August 17, 2015 5:51 PM

    GEORGETOWN, KY - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell grudgingly acknowledges President Barack Obama has "a great likelihood of success" in his showdown with congressional Republicans on the Iran nuclear deal. The GOP-led Senate and House are expected to turn down the deal next month. Obama has pledged to... more »
  • Obama defends nuclear deal to youth in Iran, Israel

    August 10, 2015 11:12 AM

    CHILMARK, Mass. - President Barack Obama says there was no way to secure a nuclear deal with Iran without first inflicting severe sanctions that made life harder for people in Iran. Obama is defending the nuclear deal to young people in Iran, Israel and the U.S. in an interview... more »
  • Republicans look for more Democrats to oppose Iran deal

    August 7, 2015 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Now that the leading Jewish Democrat in the Senate has announced his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran, Republicans are urging other Democrats to defy the administration and vote against the agreement. But there's no indication yet that the announcement by Chuck Schumer of New York will... more »
  • Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

    July 28, 2015 11:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself." KRQE-TV reports 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during a party on June 26. In the... more »
  • McConnell disputes Cruz claims of 'special deal' on bank

    July 26, 2015 3:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's no "special deal" to allow a vote on reviving the federal Export-Import Bank. That's contrary to claims made by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. McConnell never mentioned Cruz's name as he opened a rare Sunday Senate session with a... more »
  • Obama likens Iran deal critics to Iraq war jingoists

    July 21, 2015 12:14 PM

    PITTSBURGH - President Barack Obama says the people criticizing the Iran nuclear deal are the same people who rushed into war with Iraq. Obama is speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars' national convention in Pittsburgh. He's likening the deal's critics to people who "were so quick to go to... more »
  • Landmark agreement reached on Iran's nuclear program

    July 14, 2015 7:53 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says every path to a nuclear weapon will be cut off for Iran under a historic agreement announced in Vienna. Obama spoke from the White House Tuesday morning after the deal was announced. Addressing skeptics of the agreement, Obama said, "This deal is not built on... more »
  • Obama's trade agenda survives key Senate procedural vote

    June 23, 2015 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's trade agenda has survived a crucial Senate vote and seems well-positioned to become law. The Senate voted 60-37 Tuesday to begin full-blown debate on Obama's request for "fast track" negotiating authority. That was the exact number needed to avoid a filibuster. The vote continued a... more »
  • Deal with IBM could complicate Capitol Complex property sale

    May 13, 2015 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plans to sell the Capitol Park Welcome Center and adjacent parking garage may have become complicated. Governor Bobby Jindal's administration had promised 300 parking spaces in the garage to IBM in a long-term lease agreement. Last week the administration announced plans to sell the center and... more »
  • Senate panel to vote on Iran bill

    April 14, 2015 7:52 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Leaders in Washington are set to weigh in on the new Iran nuclear deal that was reached earlier this month. The Senate foreign relations committee is set to throw down a direct challenge to the White House today, over the emerging deal. A vote by a... more »
  • Plea allows teacher to avoid prison, sex-offender registry

    April 9, 2015 12:58 PM

    HAHNVILLE, La. - One of two former Destrehan High School teachers accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, has agreed to a plea deal in St. Charles Parish that will allow her to avoid prison time or having to register as a sex offender. The deal was announced in... more »
  • Energy secretary: Obama seeks "forever agreement" with Iran

    April 6, 2015 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says the nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran shouldn't be described as a 10-year pact but a "forever agreement" in its beginning stages. Moniz, a nuclear physicist who has become the face of the science behind the nuclear deal, says the plan would bring... more »
  • Report: Sharper to plead guilty in rape case deal

    March 20, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints player Darren Sharper agreed to a plea deal that will cover wide-ranging rape and drug cases in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Arizona and Nevada, according to WWL-TV. The happened the same day Sharper was charged with rape in a case out of Las Vegas.... more »
  • FCC to vote next month on net neutrality rules

    January 2, 2015 5:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are expected to vote next month on rules to govern how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast deal with the flow of content on their high-speed networks. The five-member Federal Communications Commission will consider then a proposal from Chairman Tom Wheeler on so-called net... more »
  • UFC will issue uniforms to its fighters next year

    December 2, 2014 11:01 AM

    LOS ANGELES - UFC fighters will wear uniforms made by Reebok next year after the promotion agreed to a sponsorship deal with the sports apparel company. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said the six-year deal will change the aesthetics and economics of the world's dominant mixed martial arts promotion by creating... more »
  • Jindal and Kennedy reach a deal on $200M borrowing

    November 6, 2014 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration have struck a deal that will allow the state to borrow $200 million for construction work. Both sides confirmed Thursday that a compromise had been reached and no construction work was delayed. At issue was whether Louisiana ended last... more »
  • Prosecutor claims DA knew about sex offender's deal Play Video

    September 17, 2014 5:34 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The lead prosecutor on a case involving a man accused of having sex with four juveniles, says District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla was well aware of the deal that was reached. This week the WBRZ Investigative Unit discovered sex offender Johnny Brown was only sentenced to three... more »
  • Carnival inks 5-year deal with Port of New Orleans

    July 9, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- At least two Carnival Cruise Lines ships will continue sailing out of the Port of New Orleans year-round through 2019, according to its new five-year contract extension. The new deal, which went into effect July 1, supersedes a three-year extension negotiated in 2013. In addition to the... more »
  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

    April 17, 2014 4:47 PM

    GENEVA (AP) - Ukraine's foreign minister says the agreement reached in Geneva today will be a "test" to see if Russia really wants to see stability in the region. After seven hours of negotiations, top diplomats from the U.S., Europe, Russia and Ukraine agreed on some immediate steps to ease... more »
  • Saban's staying put

    December 13, 2013 8:45 PM

    TUSCALOOSA- Nick Saban is breaking rumors, signing an extension at Alabama, and staying put. Friday night, the school announced on its Twitter account that the coach reached "a longterm agreement" to remain with the Crimson Tide. The agreement quells speculation that Saban would take over at Texas if... more »
  • Guilty plea: 32 years in LSU grad students' deaths

    October 29, 2013 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man who pleaded guilty in connection with the killings of two Louisiana State University graduate students has been sentenced to 32 ½ years in prison - the first 30 without parole. Devin Parker had testified against two men who were acquitted Oct. 7 in... more »
  • Officials: Boehner, top GOP to vote for deal

    October 16, 2013 3:07 PM

    WASHINGTON- Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) and other top House Republican leaders intend to vote for the bipartisan agreement worked out in the Senate to avoid a financial default and reopen the government. Officials said Wednesday that the leaders made their intentions clear at a closed-door meeting of rank and file... more »
  • Obama speaks to Rouhani, says Iran deal possible

    September 27, 2013 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's spoken by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. It's the first conversation between American and Iranian presidents in more than 30 years. Obama says after speaking with Rouhani, he believes the U.S. and Iran can reach a comprehensive solution over Iran's nuclear program.... more »
  • Twitter, NFL reach deal to show football videos

    September 26, 2013 9:53 AM

    NEW YORK - The National Football league struck a deal to show game highlights and other video content on Twitter ahead of the short messaging service's initial public offering of stock. The deal is part of Twitter's "Amplify" program, which lets TV broadcasters show ad-supported video clips in users'... more »
  • LSU, newspapers reach deal over search records

    September 16, 2013 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's governing board and two state newspapers have reached a temporary agreement about the records involved in the board's presidential search. The documents - including resumes and information about 35 job candidates - will be turned over to Judge Janice Clark to comply with her order that the... more »
  • Lawmakers support $257M deal for Sasol fuel plant

    August 15, 2013 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have reversed course and backed a $257 million agreement with a South African energy company to build a multibillion-dollar fuel plant in southwest Louisiana. A week after delaying a vote, the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget agreed to the contract with Sasol Ltd. without objection.... more »
  • Second arrest made in deadly drug deal shooting

    August 6, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies announced a second arrest in connection with a deadly shooting during a drug deal last week. Deputies arrested Julius Thomas, 23, on suspicion of first degree murder Monday evening. They previously arrested Jarvis Fleming, 21, also on suspicion of first degree murder. Detectives... more »
  • Man arrested after drug deal shooting

    August 4, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives arrested a 21-year-old man involved in a shooting Friday night during a drug deal, according to EBRSO spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks. Hicks says Jarvis Fleming of Greenwell Springs is charged with first degree murder and tampering with an electronic monitor. ... more »
  • Halliburton has incentive to cut another deal

    July 26, 2013 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Halliburton has resolved a Justice Department criminal probe of its role in the Gulf oil spill by agreeing to pay a $200,000 fine and admitting it destroyed evidence, but the company still has a powerful incentive to cut another deal with businesses and residents. The plea agreement... more »
  • Compromise takes shape on student loans

    July 11, 2013 12:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - A deal that would lower interest rates on student loans appears to be taking shape in Congress. Lawmakers and their aides have been in talks about how they might reduce rates on subsidized Stafford loans. The rates doubled to 6.8 percent last week after Congress failed to act.... more »
  • Budget deal up for vote in session's final hours

    June 6, 2013 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers who have negotiated a tentative budget deal are hoping to persuade their colleagues in the final hours of the legislative session. The proposal would finance state government operations in the fiscal year that begins July 1 - and keep lawmakers out of a special session. The regular... more »
  • Lawmakers sign off on deal for IBM service center

    May 29, 2013 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers agreed to the state's contract with IBM, to build a new service center in Baton Rouge, and approved $8 million from an incentive fund to help pay for the deal. The joint budget committee approved both items Wednesday without objection. IBM says it plans to employ... more »
  • Dem, GOP senators reach background check deal

    April 10, 2013 10:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two pivotal senators have announced a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers. The agreement could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb firearms violence. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania said their agreement would... more »
  • Tribe quits deal for Louisiana casino

    February 4, 2013 7:21 PM

    An Indian tribe from Oklahoma walked away from a deal to buy the bankrupt DiamondJacks casino in Bossier City and a similar operation in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The deal was for $125 million. Global Gaming Solutions, part of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, claims in court papers the DiamondJacks operation had... more »
  • Obama seeking immigration deal within 6 months

    January 30, 2013 6:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's looking for immigration reform to be completed within six months. He tells the Spanish-language TV network Telemundo that a deal should be attainable this year, but he wants it done even sooner. He says that politics, not technical issues, are standing in the... more »
  • Blast victims' relatives weigh in on BP plea deal

    January 16, 2013 10:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Relatives of workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion are sharing their stories with the judge who will decide whether to accept a plea deal that calls for BP PLC to pay a record $4.5 billion in penalties for the 2010 disaster. Wednesday is the deadline... more »
  • Man wanted for murder cornered in Lafayette area

    January 11, 2013 10:18 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Local police and other law enforcement agencies believe they had a man wanted for murder in Baton Rouge, cornered in a field. Ruben Van Dyke is accused of killing Brannon Counts on Hollywood Street Thursday night. Authorities in the Lafayette area said Van Dyke crashed his car... more »
  • Suspect identified in deadly shooting, crash

    January 11, 2013 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified an Alexandria man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting last night in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Ruben Van Dyke, 30, was wanted for his involvement in the death of Brannon Counts, 32. McKneely said Counts was shot in the parking... more »
  • Sides in NHL labor fight meet with mediator

    January 4, 2013 10:46 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the union are meeting separately with a federal mediator but have no plans yet to negotiate. Federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh is talking with representatives from the players' association and league Friday in an attempt to return the parties to the bargaining table after they... more »
  • Moody's pressures Congress to deal with deficit

    January 2, 2013 3:42 PM

    WASHINGTON- Moody's Investors Service says Congress must go beyond its deal this week and come up with a plan to shrink the budget deficit if it wants to keep the U.S. government's top credit rating. The credit rating agency says in a statement that it expects lawmakers in the coming... 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 »
  • Dems want House vote on Senate-passed 'cliff' deal

    January 1, 2013 2:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders are pressing Speaker John Boehner to let the House vote on the Senate-approved bipartisan compromise that would avert much of the impact of the so-called fiscal cliff. Following a nearly three-hour private meeting Tuesday between Vice President Joe Biden and House Democratic lawmakers, Minority Leader... more »

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