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  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    September 1, 2014 5:08 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers in a couple... more »
  • Fast-food protest organizers plan global actions

    May 15, 2014 5:25 AM

    NEW YORK - Labor organizers say protesters will turn out in the. U.S. and more than 30 other countries on Thursday in support of higher pay for workers at fast-food chains including McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell. The demonstrations build on a campaign by unions to bring attention to... more »
  • Fast food workers accused of overcharging students

    March 27, 2014 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested four fast food workers recently in connection with a scheme to overcharge university students who paid for meals at the student union McDonald's with a school-issued card. Investigators said records showed at least $31,000 in overcharges were made while the scheme went on,... more »
  • Employees' personal information left behind for the taking Play Video

    January 10, 2014 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former employees of an area fast food chain are furious after their personal information was left behind in a sold storage unit. "That's my personal information, my social security card, my drivers license," Danielle Bailey said. "This don't make no sense. Somebody should have taken... more »
  • Suspects wanted in fast food attempted robbery

    December 3, 2013 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating an attempted robbery of a fast food restaurant in Baton Rouge. Police say two men walked into the McDonald's in the 5200 block of Florida Boulevard just after midnight with guns, and demanded personal items. The suspects then took off on foot before... more »
  • Fast food workers protest wages

    December 2, 2013 9:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions would build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of... more »
  • McDonald's celebrates 50 years in Baton Rouge

    May 16, 2013 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The McDonald's fast food franchise celebrated a milestone in Baton Rouge. The burger franchise brought its golden arches to the city 50 years ago today. Doc Valluzzo opened the first of many McDonald's restaurants on Plank Road in 1963. Since then the family franchise... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 21, 2013 Play Video

    February 21, 2013 6:18 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 21, 2013 - There's now biological evidence that women talk more than men. Previous studies show women average about 20,000 words per day, compared to men who say 7,000 words a day. New research shows a... more »
  • Subway is sorry its 'Footlong' came up short

    January 25, 2013 1:21 PM

    NEW YORK - Subway is apologizing that its "Footlong" sandwiches fell short of expectations. The world's largest fast-food chain faced widespread criticism last week after a man posted a photo online showing a "Footlong" next to a tape measure that showed it to be just 11 inches. Subway said Friday... more »
  • Fast-food robber returns to eat, is nabbed

    January 7, 2013 12:38 PM

    PONTIAC, Mich. - Officials say a suspected robber of a suburban Detroit restaurant who apparently returned months later to get some food is under arrest after being recognized by employees. The Oakland County sheriff's department says workers at a McDonald's in Pontiac spotted the 40-year-old man Saturday in the drive-thru.... more »
  • Poll: Obesity's a crisis but we want our junk food

    January 4, 2013 7:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - Americans blame too much screen time and cheap fast food for fueling the nation's obesity epidemic, but a poll finds they're split on how the government should help. A third of people say the government should be deeply involved in finding ways to curb obesity. A similar... more »
  • BRPD: Armed fast-food robbers left empty-handed

    November 26, 2012 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said two men with a gun broke into a fast-food place in Baton Rouge last night, but left empty-handed. Baton Rouge Police said the robbers were stumped by an employee who told them they didn't know where the manager was. It happened around 12:24... more »
  • Police: Cop impersonator demanded free fast food

    October 8, 2012 12:31 PM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Authorities in Florida say a man flashed a fake gun and badge and demanded free fast food at a McDonald's drive-thru. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies say Joseph Pineda told employees Friday that he deserved free food, had just come from a sting and didn't have his... more »
  • Fast food crash

    August 22, 2012 7:30 PM

    A teen who told state troopers in Massachusetts she doesn't remember how she was hit by a police cruiser was cited for failing to yield after evidence showed she was reaching into a fast food bag when she ran a red flashing light. Eighteen year old Tia Grover went through... more »
  • Police investigate robbery at fast food restaurant

    March 23, 2012 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Baton Rouge Friday morning. Authorities say two men armed with a gun robbed Raising Cane's on the corner of Government Street and Foster. No one was hurt during the robbery. Police say the... more »
  • Burger King mascot retiring

    August 19, 2011 1:06 PM

    MIAMI - The king is dead. Burger King's spooky "The King" mascot is retiring so the struggling burger chain can refocus its marketing to reach new customers. The mascot has been around for years, but recently has become a more prevalent and somewhat creepy presence in ads -... more »
  • Police: Fast food pair plan fake robbery

    March 1, 2011 7:01 PM

    GONZALES - Two fast food workers from Gonzales quickly found themselves on the wrong side of the law, after police said they tried to fake a robbery. Gonzales Police say on Feb. 5, 21-year-old Jonathan Gradney and 25-year-old Jamie Lusk faked a robbery in order to steal money from... more »
  • Thibodaux man arrested after flinging fast food

    October 29, 2010 1:07 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. - Police arrested a man in Thibodaux last night after they said he demanded free food at a fast food restaurant he used to work at, then made it himself when workers refused. 25-year-old Terrance Shepard faces charges of disturbing the peace and remaining after forbidden from the... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Jan. 25

    January 25, 2010 5:47 PM

    Risks linked to gum disease during pregnancy and the benefit of menus with nutritional information are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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