November 20, 2013 6:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - A new policy endorsed by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Central Office grants students at certain schools the right to re-do assignments and re-take tests regardless of their grade.
Belaire and Tara High Schools were the first to roll out the new policy defining... more »
September 5, 2013 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Organizers of a breakaway school system in East Baton Rouge Parish have started focusing on creating a new town, and apparently have settled on a name.
The group said it is considering "The City of St. George" for the area in unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish. They... more »
August 27, 2013 11:47 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Reality television may be bringing more out-of-state alligator hunters to Louisiana.
State alligator program head Noel Kinler says licenses issued to out-of-state trappers are on pace to eclipse last year's record of 507.
The 30-day season opens in eastern Louisiana on Wednesday and on Sept.... more »
August 3, 2013 11:27 AM
GRAMERCY, La. - I-10 East near Gramercy is now completely open after an accident closed the Interstate down earlier Saturday.
June 25, 2013 6:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - During an East Baton Rouge Parish Chamber of Commerce meeting, supporters of incorporating southeast Baton Rouge discussed names like "Highlands" and "Village of St. George," but the ultimate decision would be voted on by those living in the proposed boundaries.
Organizers haven't determined what the boundaries... more »
June 6, 2013 11:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for a suspected murderer after a shooting last night on Jade Avenue. They say the suspect shot one man in the chest and fired at another man.
19 year old Franklin Lara was found in a pickup truck with... more »
May 2, 2013 6:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it would be up to the Metro Council to decide the location of its headquarters.
EBRSO was slated to move into a facility at the airport in October. Moving day was then pushed to January... more »
March 25, 2013 8:12 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Spring is buried under winter in parts of the Midwest and the storm continues to move east.
The National Weather Service has issued storm warnings and advisories for as far east as Pennsylvania, and officials are blaming two deaths in separate crashes in Kansas and... more »
December 12, 2012 4:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - A four-car wreck caused traffic problems in Baton Rouge this afternoon along I-10.
State Police said the wreck happened just before the I-10 East exit onto Highland, blocking the right lane. Traffic quickly backed up to the Siegen exit.
Troopers closed the interstate for a... more »
December 6, 2012 2:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - City-parish and hospital officials signed a letter of intent today that makes official plans to sell the former Woman's Hospital campus to East Baton Rouge Parish.
As News 2 told you Monday , the city-parish plans to turn the 24-acre site into a public safety complex.... more »
December 4, 2012 10:33 AM
CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has adopted a $7.6 million budget for 2013. The jury's financial adviser said Monday the budget conservatively estimates revenues and anticipates spending to remain nearly the same as this year. Accountant Phil Graham, who prepared the budget proposal, tells The Advocate the... more »
November 27, 2012 11:10 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Tulane University is joining the Big East as a full member in 2014 and East Carolina will be joining as a football-only member.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither... more »
November 20, 2012 5:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two men are recovering from gunshot wounds to their hands after confronting a suspect who tried to rob two women at gunpoint.
Around 1:00 a.m. today, Baton Rouge Police responded to the 700 block of East Boyd Drive near Nicholson.
Investigators said it happened while... more »
November 1, 2012 10:11 AM
BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will meet tonight to discuss Lee High School's future.
The school board plans to rebuild the school, but where to locate the school is the problem.
Some want to rebuild the school in it's current location, while others want... more »
October 29, 2012 10:27 AM
NEW YORK - Hurricane Sandy is gaining strength and has taken a left turn toward the East Coast and its date with two other weather systems. An official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling it "the worst-case scenario." The storm, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 500... more »
October 25, 2012 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON - Government forecasters say a big storm that they're calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the U.S. East Coast next week. The storm is an unusual mix of a hurricane and a winter storm. The worst of it could be focused around New York City and New... more »
October 19, 2012 12:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - Traffic is again slowing to a crawl in Baton Rouge today, after wrecks forced closures on I-10 in both directions.
A wreck just before 11 a.m. in Baton Rouge closed I-10 East at Essen for a time while police removed vehicles involved, which included an 18-wheeler.... more »
October 9, 2012 3:06 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board says tapwater on the city's east bank is safe to drink. Water was taken for testing Monday afternoon after the main treatment plant lost power for a few minutes Monday morning during maintenance work. Low pressure in water pipes makes... more »
September 27, 2012 11:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies charged two Glen Oaks High School students after a fight in which one of them drew a gun.
Deputies arrested Neil Harris, 17, after they said he pulled a gun during a fight at the school around 7:10 a.m. with De'rrell... more »
September 26, 2012 4:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - The blazing starts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are raising doubts about preseason assumptions that the West is best in the Southeastern Conference. No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 LSU, the leaders of the West Division, also remain the league's top teams in the national rankings.... more »
September 10, 2012 10:36 AM
CLINTON - Meetings are scheduled this week for the public to review a draft plan for economic development, land use and transportation in East Feliciana Parish. The Advocate reports the first meeting will at J.D.'s Restaurant in Clinton Monday night. The second meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday... more »
July 24, 2012 6:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old man led Baton Rouge Police on a brief high speed chase near Tigerland before crashing a stolen car into a ditch, according to investigators.
It happened around 4:30 a.m. on East Boyd Drive near Nicholson. Police arrested 22-year-old Johnathan Batteau, 3422 Conrad Street, and... more »
July 6, 2012 2:36 PM
Four people accused in a possible murder in East Feliciana Parish, are now under arrest.
Detectives found the body of 59 year-old Katherine Hartman wrapped up in a sheet and dumped at the end of Lane Road in Ethel.
Hartman was reported missing on June 25.
Kendale... more »
June 5, 2012 1:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - One person is dead after a shooting near downtown Baton Rouge.
It happened just after Noon in the 1100 block of S. 10th near Myrtle.
Police say the shooter walked up to 21 year-old Telly Heard, shot him to death, then took off in a... more »
June 1, 2012 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - The plan to carve out a new school district out of the East Baton Rouge Parish School District failed for a second time in three days.
In a 61-35 vote lawmakers decided not to send the final decision to statewide voters in November.
Opponents of... more »
May 9, 2012 10:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Dozens of parents are taking a different approach when it comes to educating their children.
Instead of in a classroom they're taught at home. But not their home, someone else's.
Find out where some students are being sent to learn and why parents support it.... more »
May 6, 2012 8:28 AM
CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish's new school system superintendent has a contract. The East Feliciana Parish school board reportedly has approved a contract for Henderson Lewis Jr. of Violet.
The contract calls for Lewis to be paid a $128,000 base salary. The present superintendent, Douglas Beauchamp, is retiring on... more »
April 19, 2012 7:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has delayed a vote on a proposal to change its travel rules so all employees get a flat daily per diem for meals rather than having to submit original receipts.
A couple of board members did not like a... more »
April 13, 2012 6:54 AM
CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish School Board has voted to name Henderson Lewis as the next superintendent of schools. Thursday's 10-1 vote came after the public had a chance to meet Lewis and the other finalist, Edna Lusk Thomas. The board also questioned the two separately behind closed doors.... more »
April 9, 2012 11:09 AM
BATON ROUGE- A truancy center planned for East Baton Rouge Parish schools is finally moving toward an opening date. Paperwork between the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office, the Mayor-President's Office, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Governor's Office... more »
April 6, 2012 6:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish school administrators are considering regular school-wide sweeps where all students would be searched for guns and other weapons at randomly selected schools. The idea was floated Thursday at the first meeting of a special task force on student and school safety. The task... more »
April 3, 2012 5:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - A hit-and-run in October that sent two people to the hospital prompted protests from people that lived where it happened, and now the Department of Public Works plans to build sidewalks on East Boyd Drive near Tigerland.
Deputy Director Bryan Harmon at the Department of Public... more »
April 3, 2012 10:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Boyd Drive is scheduled to get sidewalks in an area heavily trafficked by walking crowds.
The Department of Public Works advertised the job last month, and DPW said in an email it is scheduled to receive bids Tuesday, April 3rd.
Tonight on News 2... more »
March 2, 2012 6:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is forming a school safety task force to identify and implement procedures to ensure schools are safe from violence. Board member Jerry Arbour requested the creation of the task force at this week's school board meeting, citing recent incidents involving... more »
February 29, 2012 6:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - I-12 West at O'Neal Lane has reopened following an early morning accident involving an 18-wheeler. I-12 East at O'Neal remains closed at this time.
DOTD says eastbound traffic is being diverted off at O'Neal. The backup from the closure is approaching Millerville on I-12 East and... more »
February 24, 2012 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - As John Dilworth leaves as the East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent, his temporary replacement Carlos Sam has his hands full.
Over the next few months, Sam will work with the current administration to tackle the looming budget deficit the school system faces.
"Ultimately we're... more »
February 22, 2012 4:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - A section of O'Neal Lane will be closed this Saturday 02/25 and Sunday 02/26 from 8:00pm to 5:00am.
The Northbound and Southbound lanes will be closed under I-12 between the on and off ramps of the interstate highway.
The I-12 on and off ramps will... more »
February 13, 2012 5:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some residents in the Melrose East area strongly oppose a proposed bar. A vacant grocery store on the corner of Florida Blvd. and North Donmoor Ave. has caused quite the controversy.
Signs saying, "no bar" like nearby apartment complexes as neighbors say this is just the... more »
February 13, 2012 4:55 PM
PRIDE - State Police released pictures of the site of a gas line break this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish that led to a mile-wide evacuation of the area.
Capt. Doug Cain said troopers with the HazMat unit are still investigating the site of the rupture, which happened... more »
February 13, 2012 3:10 PM
PRIDE - A team of inspectors are trying to find out what caused a natural gas pipeline rupture this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The line break near Pride happened around 2:30 a.m. Emergency responders evacuated homes and closed roads within a mile of the rupture until the... more »
February 9, 2012 2:59 PM
The Big East says Memphis has officially accepted an invitation to be part of the conference's next incarnation in 2013.
Memphis is the seventh school, and fourth from Conference USA, to sign up for future membership in the Big East since December.
The Tigers will compete in the... more »
February 9, 2012 11:08 AM
BATON ROUGE- State Sen. Bodi White, R-Central, proposed legislation that could lead to the creation of a new school district in East Baton Rouge Parish.
It could lead to the neighborhoods south of Interstate 12 and east of Interstate 10 to withdrawing from the East Baton Rouge Parish school... more »
August 9, 2011 4:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - With school starting Wednesday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish, many parents are making last minutes preparations so their children are ready.
Over the years Rosalie Scott has bounced her son Qade from school to school searching for the right fit, and Tuesday she received a... more »
July 8, 2011 6:28 PM
NEW ORLEANS - As employees at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans watched and listened as the 135th space shuttle took off, there weren't cheers... At least for the first few minutes.
For 30 years, NASA crews have built every external fuel tank right here in Louisiana. The... more »
July 8, 2011 2:43 PM
The East Feliciana Rural Water System has lifted the boil advisory that was in place this past week.
The advisory affected customers in the Bluff Creek area.
May 5, 2011 9:30 AM
BATON ROUGE- A court has ruled in favor of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in a reverse discrimination trial.
Gary Burnett, the former head football coach at Glen Oaks High School, claims he was fired because he's white and the principal, who is black, made racially-charged comments... more »
April 21, 2011 6:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - The testimony in a reverse racial discrimination wrapped up late Thursday afternoon. Closing arguments will be held on April 29, 2011 followed by Judge Wilson Fields decision on May 5, 2011.
Five East Baton Rouge Parish School System witnesses took the stand including a former human... more »
March 23, 2011 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - So you think you're smart, and you've got all the answers. Well, give the practice LEAP tests a try.
Public school students wrapped up the first round of LEAP tests on Tuesday. They'll take math, science and social studies next month.
Over the past three... more »
March 1, 2011 6:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating the city's latest murders.
23-year-old Wayne Pierson, 825 South 12th Street, was shot in the head overnight at 669 Monet Drive in Melrose East. He later died at a local hospital.
Police later found a second shooting victim inside a car at... more »
February 25, 2011 6:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - The residents of Glen Oaks will soon see a substantial increase in the number of East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies patrolling their neighborhood.
Thursday, deputies were offered overtime pay to patrol the crime ridden area during peak crime hours, including overnight.
"They are going to... more »
February 21, 2011 11:14 AM
WILSON, La. - A 77-year-old Baton Rouge man has drowned in a private lake on his property in Wilson.
East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Talmadge Bunch says Clark W. Taylor was fishing Saturday with his brother when he fell out of his boat and went under shortly before 12:30 p.m.... more »
February 4, 2011 12:16 PM
BATON ROUGE The suburbs of Baton Rouge were among Louisiana's fastest growing parishes over the last decade, while the parishes hardest-hit by hurricanes Katrina and Rita had the largest losses. Louisiana received its more detailed breakdown of the 2010 Census data Thursday. Among the statistics: -Ascension and Livingston parishes had... more »
February 3, 2011 1:39 PM
Below is a statement from EBR Parish School System regarding classes being canceled on Friday, Feb. 4:
"Due to the possibility of inclement winter weather in the Baton Rouge area overnight and into the morning hours, all schools and administrative offices in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System... more »
January 27, 2011 11:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge School System has promised to change the way pre-kindergarten registration is done, after hundreds of parents braved the cold Thursday morning to ensure their child has a school to go to next fall.
After waiting for hours in sub-freezing temperatures, many parents... more »
January 12, 2011 2:48 PM
BATON ROUGE – A student suspended after posting a message on Facebook which said he hated his teacher has had the suspension reversed, according to the ACLU of Louisiana. According to a press release from the ACLU, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System removed the suspension from the student's... more »
January 6, 2011 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is set to vote on a number of issues at Thursday's meeting.
So far, Superintendent John Dilworth has added to his original plan.
The additions include keeping Polk Elementary open two more years, but they must improve enrollment... more »
January 5, 2011 6:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - The search is over for a mental patient that escaped from the Greenwell Springs mental hospital.
Thirty-year-old Crandell Turner went missing around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. He was found 3 miles away on Magnolia Bridge Rd.
According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, this... more »
January 5, 2011 2:54 PM
A boil advisory has been issued for parts of East Feliciana Parish.
The East Feliciana Reeves Morgan Water System has experienced problems with the water supply system at the Dawson Road Well.
The boil advisory is effective immediately and includes the following areas: Hatfield Lane, Motel Lane, Highway... more »
December 31, 2010 8:07 AM
BATON ROUGE - UPDATE 10:12 a.m. - Crews are working to upright the truck and remove it. Louisiana State Police said the interstate could by opened back up around noon.
The east bound lanes of Interstate 12 near O'Neal lane in Baton Rouge are closed at this time due... more »
December 28, 2010 3:19 PM
BATON ROUGE – People who need help with their energy bills to stay warm this winter can apply for another round of assistance from East Baton Rouge Parish. The Office of Social Services is now accepting applications for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP. They will take... more »
December 27, 2010 3:41 PM
BATON ROUGE – Christmas tree collection doesn’t start for more than a week in Baton Rouge, but people who want to get rid of their tree now have a few options. Seven drop-off locations are open for people to unload their Christmas tree before Jan. 6, which is when curbside... more »
December 24, 2010 12:27 PM
GONZALES - A judge has found an East Ascension High School math teacher not guilty of a misdemeanor battery charge involving an incident with a male student in May. Police had arrested Chad Goulas of Gonzales after a physical altercation between Goulas and the student. The Advocate reports Ascension Parish... more »
December 20, 2010 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE – Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying two men caught on camera stealing from a construction company in the area. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, on Nov. 20 two men cut through a chain link fence at PALA Interstate on Old Hammond... more »
December 20, 2010 4:35 PM
BATON ROUGE – Authorities are looking for a man that stole money from a Baton Rouge bank using a hot check scam this past October. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted Nov. 15 by MidSouth Bank and told about the scam. The bank said a man had... more »
December 8, 2010 8:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - An action to remove the downtown library from the 2011 budget for East Baton Rouge Parish has failed, but moving money that was intended to help the Bayou Country Superfest has been approved by the Metro Council.
Council members voted 7 to 5 in favor of... more »
October 28, 2010 4:39 PM
A 14-year-old Baton Rouge student faces assault charges after a bus driver said he got on the wrong bus this afternoon and then threatened her.
Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office were called by the bus driver around 3:15 p.m., and were told a male student who... more »
October 27, 2010 4:35 PM
The man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in the Gardere area last week has turned himself in, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. 19-year-old Martin Burnell Robertson was wanted for Second Degree Murder in the death of Javon Brooks on Friday, and surrendered to authorities earlier... more »
October 27, 2010 4:00 PM
SWAT and narcotics deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office seized marijuana and other drugs during a search of a home this afternoon. 27-year-old Denard Duheart was arrested at the residence on 39th Street in Baton Rouge; deputies blocked off that street as two vans of agents searched the... more »
October 26, 2010 11:58 AM
Customers at some Baton Rouge barbershops can now be screened for health issues while they wait to get a haircut. Officials from the city and LSU announced the new initiative this morning, called “Fresh Cuts, Clean Health”, which will focus on screening black men at barbershops for health issues like... more »
October 25, 2010 1:49 PM
Officials in East Baton Rouge said today they’re keeping their trick-or-treating hours on Halloween, which falls on a Sunday this year. Mayor-President Kip Holden’s office sent out a press release which said the parish’s official trick-or-treat hours were set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. According to the... more »
October 22, 2010 7:46 PM
Sheriff's deputies have released the name of a person of interest in a deadly shooting that happened today in the Gardere area.
19-year-old Martin Burnell Robertson is being sought for questioning by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office after 21-year-old Javon Brooks was shot and killed earlier today.
... more »
October 22, 2010 3:13 PM
UPDATE 4:55 p.m. - Authorities say the victim in today's shooting, 21-year-old Javon Brooks, has died from his injuries.
A man was shot in the head this afternoon south of Baton Rouge and the shooter is still at large, according to authorities.
The East Baton... more »
October 21, 2010 4:31 PM
Lawmakers have slowed Jindal administration plans to build a new juvenile prison facility in East Baton Rouge Parish, questioning its cost and impact on state debt limits. The Bond Commission delayed a vote Thursday on the $25 million borrowing plan for the Baker facility after legislators on the panel raised... more »
October 20, 2010 3:51 PM
The Port Hudson Mill in East Baton Rouge Parish is getting a $300 million upgrade that will create hundreds of new construction jobs and keep its current workforce busy. Governor Bobby Jindal and officials with Georgia-Pacific announced today that the mill was one of two sites picked to receive upgrades... more »
October 18, 2010 11:48 AM
A gas station in East Feliciana Parish is missing its safe, and a good portion of its south wall, after a smash-and-grab burglary.
Investigators say a vehicle drove through the wall of the Mobil gas station near the intersection of LA 61 and LA 68 sometime late Sunday or... more »
October 15, 2010 12:49 PM
State health officials have confirmed two more people have contracted West Nile Virus in the Baton Rouge area. According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, the two new cases are from East Baton Rogue and West Baton Rouge parishes. The case in East Baton Rouge is the most severe... more »
October 8, 2010 12:08 PM
Two people died and several were injured in early-morning accidents around the area. Louisiana State Police say 21-year-old Benjamin J. Moreno of Covington was killed and his four passengers injured after his Honda Civic ran off the road. Investigators said he was heading east on U. S. 190 near the... more »
October 8, 2010 11:44 AM
The East Baton Rouge Parish official accused of receiving gifts in exchange for rewarding a no-bid contract for crime cameras has been put on administrative leave.
Mayor-President Kip Holden's office put out a press release saying he had accepted the retirement of Don Evans, the city-parish Director of Information... more »
October 7, 2010 4:30 PM
An East Baton Rouge Parish official accused of taking bribes in return for awarding no-bid contracts for crime cameras is retiring.
Don Evans, the city-parish's Director of Information Services, will be leaving his post on November 1 according to retirement administrator Jeff Yates. He said Evans probably filed for... more »
October 7, 2010 1:48 PM
Louisiana has had more West Nile virus diagnoses - and more serious infections - so far this year than in all of 2009. Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says cases in Iberia and Vermilion parishes bring this year's total to 27 - 12 in East Baton Rouge Parish and... more »
October 4, 2010 12:36 PM
The son of East Feliciana Parish's sheriff is recovering after he was shot twice while driving to work this morning.
Louisiana State Police said 31-year-old Bennett Bunch is in stable condition after the incident on Plank Road south of Clinton. Investigators said at this time it appears to be... more »
October 2, 2010 9:31 AM
All lanes are open on Interstate 12 eastbound at mile marker 17, as of 12:15 a.m.
I-12 east and westbound lanes were closed last night due to an accident involving a car and 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler overturned and was in the median blocking traffic.
Police said a man... more »
September 24, 2010 5:47 PM
Authorities are searching for a man who kidnapped a woman in Zachary after ramming his vehicle into hers. Zachary Police said the woman was driving down Fenwood around 11 a.m. when the suspect, 23-year-old Pedro A. Rodriguez, ran into her car and then jumped into it, abducting her. The victim... more »