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  • High court grants reprieve to Louisiana death-row inmate

    June 18, 2015 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Supreme Court has barred Louisiana from executing a convicted killer, saying his mental disability precludes capital punishment. The ruling comes in a 5-4 decision Thursday. Kevan Brumfield was convicted in the shooting death of off-duty Baton Rouge police Cpl. Betty Smothers in 1993. A federal judge ruled that... more »
  • Media wants Benson trial to be public

    May 29, 2015 9:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More people are getting involved in Tom Benson's legal battle. ESPN and other media outlets are saying the trial should be open to the public. Earlier this month a judge ruled the trial would be closed. Now, the media is asking to have that decision... more »
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2015 9:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Tax day is officially over, and it's time to start thinking about healthcare. April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day so Dr. Nelson from the Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment Coalition stopped by 2une In to talk about what Americans need to know about healthcare. ... more »
  • Riots, fires in Ferguson following Brown decision

    November 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Fire and looting have overtaken several businesses after Ferguson protests turned violent. Multiple fires burned early Tuesday at local businesses, including at storage facility, auto parts stores and a beauty supply shop. An AP photographer saw firefighters arrive at one scene only to be turned back by... more »
  • Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'

    November 21, 2014 12:58 PM

    HENDERSON, NV - President Barack Obama says his message to Ferguson, Missouri, as it awaits a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to keep protests peaceful. Obama says everyone has the right to express their views and to peacefully assemble to... more »
  • Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

    November 19, 2014 2:04 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Suburban St. Louis gun dealers are reporting a surge in sales, especially among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Steven King of Metro Shooting Supplies says he's sold two to three... more »
  • Saints' Graham expects to be game-day decision

    October 17, 2014 3:06 PM

    METAIRIE- Saints tight end Jimmy Graham says he expects his playing status in Detroit to be decided by coach Sean Payton on Sunday, shortly before the game. Graham has returned to practice on a limited basis this week despite a shoulder injury that knocked him out of New Orleans' Week... more »
  • EPA discussing use of popular weed killer

    August 13, 2014 2:49 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide - and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. Critics say more study is needed on the effects of... more »
  • Super Bowl could be back in New Orleans in 2018

    May 20, 2014 6:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Could the Super Bowl be coming back to Louisiana? NFL owners should decide today. New Orleans is a finalist for Super Bowl LII in 2018, along with Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The Crescent City is considered the favorite to win the bid, largely because of its warm... more »
  • Obama says he's considering 'narrow' Syria action

    August 30, 2013 1:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he hasn't made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he's considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria's government carried out last week. Obama says that attack was a... more »
  • Holden: Decision on BRPD chief expected next week

    July 23, 2013 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden today said he expects to decide who will lead the Baton Rouge Police Department by this time next week. Holden confirmed today that the three finalists for the position were interim chief Carl Dabadie, Capt. Noel Salamoni, and Capt. Carl Dunn, all currently... more »
  • Court says human genes cannot be patented

    June 13, 2013 12:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says companies cannot patent human genes, a decision that could profoundly affect the medical and biotechnology industries. In a unanimous decision, the court struck down patents held by Myriad Genetics Inc. on two genes linked to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Opponents say... more »
  • Judge: Charles Scott not guilty check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 20, 2013 7:32 PM

    GONZALES- A judge ruled former LSU running back Charles Scott not guilty of sexual battery. The judge said testimony from the prosecution's witnesses including the woman, who accused Scott of rape, was inconsistent and contradictory to support a guilty verdict. The judge also stated the evidence did not... more »
  • Cardinal: Pope's decision is 'liberating'

    February 11, 2013 4:11 PM

    VATICAN CITY - A French cardinal says Pope Benedict's decision to resign is a "liberating act" for future popes. The pontiff told a meeting of cardinals today that he will be resigning at the end of this month, becoming the first pope to step down in 600 years. He said... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss low Miss. River with Corps

    November 29, 2012 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - A top Army Corps of Engineers official told federal lawmakers the agency can't legally reverse its decision to reduce the Missouri River's flow into the rain-starved Mississippi River. But Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy did tell him and senators from Iowa and... more »
  • LSU Board Oks new top position

    October 26, 2012 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE(AP) - The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved the merger of the positions of president of the LSU System and chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus into a single position. Friday's unanimous vote created the new position, "President of LSU." Board chairman Hank Danos says the vote is... more »
  • City committee has no opinion on changing Sunday alcohol law

    October 3, 2012 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A committee of members of the Metro Council did not make a recommendation on a change to the Sunday alcohol sales law. There's a change being pushed to allow sales on Sundays and let bars open. Before a final decision by the entire council, it must... more »
  • Ethics board postpones decision on Orange-Jones

    July 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state ethics board has deferred a decision on whether state Board Elementary and Secondary Education member Kira Orange-Jones can keep her elected seat and her job as executive director of the New Orleans branch of Teach for America. Alainna Giacone, spokeswoman for the ethics board, said Friday... more »
  • Penn State: No decision reached on Paterno statue

    July 16, 2012 8:34 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State says no decision has been made on the future of the Joe Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium. The university has received pressure to remove the statue of the late coach following a scathing special investigator report that found Paterno helped cover up child... more »
  • Romney says immigration decision complicates issue

    June 15, 2012 5:32 PM

    MILFORD, N.H. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama's decision to stop deporting some younger illegal immigrants will make it harder to solve the country's larger immigration problems. He did not say he would reverse the decision if elected. Romney said Friday that that the plight of... more »
  • Law banning sex offenders from social media thrown out check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 20, 2012 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The governor's administration plans to appeal a judge's decision to allow sex offenders back on social media websites like Facebook. Last week, U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson threw out the recently-passed law banning registered sex offenders from social media sites. Jackson said the law went too... more »
  • No decision made on Citizens judgment appeal

    February 2, 2012 3:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says a decision won't be made until next week on whether the state's property insurer of last resort will pursue a U.S. Supreme Court appeal of a $93 million judgment against the company. Donelon said Wednesday that his office and leaders of the... more »
  • Canada says Pipeline Delay means Sales to China not the U.S.

    November 11, 2011 7:41 PM

    Canada says the Obama administration's decision to delay approval of an oil pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast is viewed as a signal it must diversity its oil exports toward Asia and not the United States. The delay about TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline is alarming to Canadian officials. Federal... more »
  • Sarah Palin says she will not run for president

    October 5, 2011 6:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she will not run for president. Her announcement Wednesday left little doubt that the eventual Republican nominee will come from the current field of contenders. Palin said in a statement that she and her husband Todd "devote ourselves to God, family... more »
  • Jindal "confident" Morganza will open this weekend

    May 13, 2011 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal said he was "extremely confident" the Morganza Spillway would be opened either Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Jindal moved up his scheduled press conference after talking to the commander in charge of opening the Morganza, and said they could get to... more »
  • Jindal: Morganza Spillway decision could come today

    May 9, 2011 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In his latest update on rising river levels, Governor Bobby Jindal said a decision to open the Morganza Spillway could come later today from the Corps of Engineers. Jindal said requests had formally been made and Corps officials in charge of the decision were going to... more »
  • Baton Rouge contractor to remain independent

    February 18, 2011 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Managers with the Turner Industries Group announced today that they would continue to remain an independent, family-owned company. "Insuring the long-term legacy of the Turner name, as well as maintaining the company's commitment to its employees, clients and the community, led to the decision," said CEO... more »
  • Judge defends spill decision that miffed AG Caldwell

    January 28, 2011 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge is defending his decision to appoint Alabama's newly elected attorney general to coordinate all states' interests in the litigation spawned by the Deepwater Horizon explosion that led to the Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said in court Friday that his appointment... more »
  • LSU fans react to Les Miles' decision to stay

    January 11, 2011 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Talk of Les Miles' decision to stay with the Tigers spread fast among LSU fans. Most purple and gold faithful said they are looking forward to starting another season with Miles. "It's great, and we don't have to get another coach, and he's pretty good.... more »

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