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  • Bizarre council debate rattles nerves, accomplishes nothing Play Video

    July 23, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The situation at Wednesday evening's council meeting, where a debate over a proposed fairness ordinance took over just about the entire meeting time, quickly turned bizarre. Testimony from people on both sides of the issue that would protect gay, transgender and veterans from discrimination on various fronts... more »
  • The fairness ordinance Play Video

    July 23, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There was no vote Wednesday night dealing with a fairness ordinance that would protect gays from certain kinds of discrimination. The council meeting reached it's required legal ending before a vote could happen. Leading up to the end, City Hall was filled to capacity with... more »
  • Pistorius: Prosecutor counters witness objectivity

    July 7, 2014 3:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has challenged the credibility of a physician who testified that the athlete has an anxious nature linked to his disability. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Monday that the defense witness, physician Wayne Derman, could not be objective... more »
  • Dancing hamster fraud

    June 4, 2014 8:11 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Disability fraud charges were filed against a man who played a dancing hamster in a Kia car commercial and who was a backup dancer for Madonna. The California Department of Insurance says Leroy Barnes of Los Angeles collected $51,000 in workers compensation payments. Barnes is 27... more »
  • LaCAN's Disability Rights Rally Play Video

    March 13, 2014 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Citizens for Action Now is hosting a Disability Rights Rally at the State Capitol. LaCAN is an initiative of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council. The council's Executive Director Sandee Winchell and Ashley McReynolds appeared on 2une In Thursday to talk about the event. The... more »
  • La. Tech, UL System settle with blind student

    July 23, 2013 6:16 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana System have agreed to pay a blind student $23,500 and to make all course materials accessible to disabled students. A U.S. Justice Department statement says the settlement resolves complaints about two classes. The student said he had to withdraw from... more »
  • Health stories for Jan. 31, 2013 Play Video

    January 31, 2013 2:40 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Jan. 31, 2013 - Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge are taking a skeptical look at some popular weight loss myths, which they believe can lead to bad policy changes and public health recommendations. ... more »
  • Protesters stop some New Orleans streetcars

    February 2, 2010 5:23 AM

    About 50 demonstrators - many in wheelchairs - blocked streetcar traffic on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans for several hours to protest the lack of wheelchair accessibility on the historic line. In keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the new red streetcars which travel down Canal Street are... more »

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