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  • Making technology safe for your kids Play Video

    July 14, 2014 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids are getting more and more tech savvy and using gadgets at younger ages than ever before. Best Buy's Cody Dickerson stopped by 2une In this morning with some great gift ideas for your kids and to tell you how to keep them safe. "Technology can... more »
  • Contempt motion dropped over New Orleans jail

    May 2, 2014 2:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed a contempt motion against the sheriff who runs the New Orleans jail and has called off a Monday hearing about fire safety issues at the lockup. Lawyers for inmates and the Justice Department had called this week for a contempt finding against... more »
  • New Orleans sheriff defends jail fire safety efforts

    May 1, 2014 1:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The sheriff in New Orleans is defending his actions to improve fire safety at the city's jail complex. Lawyers for inmates and the U.S. Department of Justice recently called for a contempt finding against Sheriff Marlin Gusman. They say problems with fire safety conditions at the Orleans... more »
  • The S.A.F.E. Initiative: The Baker Fire Department raises awareness Play Video

    January 8, 2014 7:53 AM

    BAKER - Howard Ward and Cathy Page from the Baker Fire Department join J.P. on 2une In to talk about S.A.F.E. Initiative. Here are some tips to protect your home and your family from potential fires. 1) Test smoke alarms monthly and change batteries twice a year. ... more »
  • Holiday tips to keep your family safe Play Video

    November 27, 2012 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Christmas tree can bust into flames within seconds, if safety precautions are not taken this holiday season. Real or fake, homes around the country catch fire every year because of dry trees or electrical problems in a home. This holiday season, be sure to... more »
  • Space Heaters, what you need to know

    November 28, 2011 10:17 PM

    Firefighters tell News 2, over half of all house fires in the state during the winter months, have something to do with a space heaters, and when they go up in flames there's almost no stopping it. That’s why Fire Marshal Butch Browning has given these steps to preventing space... more »
  • Rural fire safety important in dry summer weather

    June 16, 2010 5:26 AM

    An LSU AgCenter forestry agent says people living near forests need to landscape for fire safety using fire-resistant yard plants. Keith Hawkins says there's no fireproof plant, but baldcypress, red maple and sweet gum are less flammable than most. Ornamental junipers, yaupon holly, red cedar and young pine - and... more »
  • Safety tips for heaters and smoke detectors

    October 28, 2009 7:19 AM

    Change your clock, change your battery. Install a new battery of the proper type at least once a year. If the low battery warning beeps, replace the battery immediately. We change our clocks back one hour Saturday, October 31, so this a good time to change your smoke alarm batteries,... more »
  • Safety tips for using heating equipment

    October 16, 2009 12:30 PM

    As cooler weather moves into the Baton Rouge area just in time for the weekend, many people may begin to use heating equipment to warm their homes. Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Almost half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months... more »
  • Florida Rep. wants grant repealed from N.O. ACORN

    September 17, 2009 11:43 AM

    Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-Florida) is asking FEMA to repeal $997,402 awarded to ACORN in New Orleans. The group received the grant on September 4 from FEMA as part of its Fire Prevention and Safety Grants program. ACORN plans to use the money to assess fire safety low-income homes and hand... more »

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