BATON ROUGE - In the wake of national events such as the shooting in Ferguson, locals came together to have a conversation about violence in the black community, specifically against young black males.
Councilwomen Ronnie Edwards, Donna Collins-Lewis, Representative Regina Barrow and Senator Sharon Weston Broome hosted the event.... more »
BATON ROUGE- People who want to legalize marijuana made their pitch to state lawmakers Tuesday.
They told a special panel discussing the possibility of legalization, marijuana could generate tax dollars, provide a new agricultural crop, shrink the jail population and lessen pain for people with medical issues.
But,... more »
BATON ROUGE - Legal experts and law enforcement gathered this morning in Baton Rouge to discuss Louisiana's "stand your ground" law and answer questions about it.
The panel discussion includes new BRPD Chief Carl Dabadie, SULC associate professor of law Shanequa Grey, district attorney Hillar Moore, and 19th JDC... more »
BATON ROUGE- After months of behind-the-scenes discussion, Gov. Bobby Jindal is unveiling the details of his tax code rewrite proposal to lawmakers. Jindal wants to eliminate state income taxes and replace them with other tax hikes. The Republican governor will describe his plan in person to the House and Senate... more »
WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat says "it's going to be extremely difficult" to pass legislation to address the so-called fiscal cliff before Christmas, but adds there's still a chance it can be done. Majority Leader Harry Reid commented Tuesday amid a souring mood in Washington over negotiations to forestall... more »
A classroom discussion inspired a middle school student in Baton Rouge. Now, he’s taking action. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out the lesson Rory McCracken teaches kids about marine life to make a difference. more »