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  • Free options for revelers who need a safe New Year's ride Play Video

    December 31, 2015 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several groups offered alternatives on New Year's Eve for drivers who want to get home safe after they've had too much to drink. Mockler Beverage's "Safe Ride Home" program is in its 15th year for 2015. It pays for towing services and taxi companies to provide... more »
  • Lunch lady who says free meal led to firing offered job back

    December 24, 2015 11:10 AM

    POCATELLO, Idaho - A southeastern Idaho cafeteria worker says she was fired for giving a student a free meal, but the school district offered her the job back after a national outcry. Dalene Bowden received a termination letter from the Pocatello School District last week after she gave a tray... more »
  • Tests reveal that Jimmy Carter is cancer-free

    December 6, 2015 12:36 PM

    ATLANTA - Jimmy Carter's grandson says no cancer was detected the last time the former president underwent a scan. Jason Carter told The Associated Press in a text message that his grandfather "told me that the doctors couldn't find any cancer in his most recent scan." It was not immediately... more »
  • Pro Bono Project attorneys to offer free legal advice Thursday

    December 1, 2015 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in need of legal advice will have an opportunity to have their queries quashed this Thursday thanks to attorneys from the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Project. The Dec. 3 event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will be held at the... more »
  • CATS offering free rides for young passengers in December

    November 18, 2015 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Capital Area Transit System announced Wednesday that passengers aged 17 or younger will be able to ride CATS for free in December. To get the free bus rides, younger passengers will have to provide identification proving they meet the age requirement. CATS said bus drivers... more »
  • Obama trying to boost free community college plan

    September 9, 2015 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has been unable to get Congress to approve free access to the nation's community colleges. Now he's trying to boost state and local programs that do just that. Obama is teaming up with Jill Biden, the wife of the vice president, on Thursday for a... more »
  • Mayor to hold conference on Summer Feeding Program Play Video

    May 19, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Free lunches are getting started for children across East Baton Rouge Parish. The USDA Summer Feeding Program works to make sure kids are staying fed while they're out of school. The Summer Feeding Program has been in Baton Rouge for the past 30 years. In the last... more »
  • Liberia declared free of Ebola after 4,700 deaths

    May 9, 2015 12:48 PM

    MONROVIA, Liberia - The World Health Organization has declared Liberia free of Ebola, after 42 days passed without any new cases. That's twice the maximum incubation period for the deadly disease. While celebrating the milestone, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said, for some survivors, "the pain and grief will take... more »
  • Free help filing taxes Play Video

    March 26, 2015 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A new tax program is offering help to people in the capital area. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is available to the elderly, disabled, and people with low to moderate income. "It's a free program, so not only can you save the money to get... more »
  • Free mammograms being offered in Lafayette

    February 5, 2015 3:25 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program is offering free mammograms. Low-income women between the ages of 40 and 64 who have no health insurance are eligible for the screenings. They are available at the Clifton Chenier Center on West Willow in Lafayette on Wednesday, Feb. 11. For... more »
  • Local kids get dental care for free Play Video

    January 30, 2015 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In honor of National Children's Dental Health Month, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools partnered with dentists and organizations to bring free dental care to kids. It's called the "Give Kids a Smile" program, and sponsors include Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, the Greater Baton... more »
  • Obama to propose free community college program

    January 8, 2015 5:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says in a videotaped message that he wants to make community college free "for everybody who is willing to work for it." Obama says in the video posted on Facebook that he will announce his plan to make community college accessible to anyone during a... more »
  • Cancer center to offer free smoking cessation program

    December 18, 2014 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Looking to kick that smoking habit in 2015? The Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is offering help. The Cancer Center will offer free group programs or individual counseling sessions in the coming month of January to help residents of Baton... more »
  • Jindal seeks reversal of military funeral cuts

    October 14, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says federal budget cuts will nearly eliminate the free military funeral ceremonies provided to families of veterans. The Republican governor, considering a 2016 presidential campaign, sent a letter Tuesday to the White House, seeking a reversal of cuts to the military funeral program run... more »
  • Free parking, shuttles offered for Southern, ULL game

    August 28, 2014 2:44 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Due to anticipated crowds for the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' home football game against the Southern Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 30, free parking will be available at many lots and garages on or near the campus. The University also will provide free shuttle runs from several locations. Free... more »
  • Tulane to be 100 percent smoke-free on Aug. 1

    July 9, 2014 5:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University says its campus will be 100 percent smoke free beginning Aug. 1. Scott Tims, director of Tulane University Student Health Services, says the goal of the policy, passed in May 2013, is to protect non-smokers from exposure to second-hand smoke while encouraging current smokers to... more »
  • Giving your baby a healthy start means no smoking Play Video

    June 30, 2014 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Every parents wants to give their baby the best start possible. If a pregnant mother smokes, that healthy start is in jeopardy. Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge CEO Dena Christy and Program Coordinator Sherrell Franklin stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about Baby and Me,... more »
  • Free bus rides for "Dump the Pump" day Play Video

    June 19, 2014 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - To celebrate National "Dump the Pump" Day Thursday, people in the Baton Rouge area got the chance to ride CATS buses for free. The special day is an effort associated with the American Public Transportation Association to encourage people to save money by riding public transportation.... more »
  • Summer lunch program for EBRP

    May 13, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Children 18 years old and younger in East Baton Rouge will be eligible for free meals this summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program provides the meals, regardless of household income. There will be more than 80 dining centers in East Baton... more »
  • Schools remain gun-free after weapons bill pulled Play Video

    April 16, 2014 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Chalmette lawmaker shelved his proposal to let school employees who have a concealed handgun permit to go to work armed. Rep. Ray Garofalo pulled his bill Wednesday after getting negative feedback from the House criminal justice committee. Garofalo said he wanted to send a message that violent... more »
  • Indians sign free agent OF Murphy to 2-year deal

    November 25, 2013 9:03 AM

    CLEVELAND- The Indians have signed free agent outfielder David Murphy to a two-year contract with a club option for 2016. Murphy agreed to terms on the deal last week and completed it after passing his physical over the weekend. The 32-year-old has a career .275 average with 86 home runs.... more »
  • Freed inmate indicted again

    October 3, 2013 5:12 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A grand jury in West Feliciana Parish has indicted 71-year-old Herman Wallace again in the 1972 slaying of an Angola prison guard. Wallace, who is dying of liver cancer, was ordered released Tuesday by a federal judge, who found that women had been excluded by Wallace's... more »
  • Smoking ban in Monroe bars proposed

    September 11, 2013 9:14 AM

    MONROE- The Monroe City Council in two weeks will consider a 100 percent smoke-free ordinance. The News-Star reports the proposal was introduction at Tuesday's meeting. The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living requested the cities of Monroe and West Monroe and the Ouachita Parish Police Jury to consider the ordinance. If... more »
  • Scam warning for Seniors

    September 3, 2013 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Seniors in Louisiana are being warned about a telephone scam targeting them. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says telephone con artists are promising free medical alert devices. It comes after an increased number of calls have been reported which try to trick people into thinking... more »
  • Girls line up for free back to school hairstyles Play Video

    August 11, 2013 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Dozens of girls lined up for presses and curls at Diva Glam Salon Sunday in Baton Rouge. "It'll be very nice for me to wear my hair flat-ironed," says Marisa Hooker. The salon is usually closed on Sunday, but owner Kenya Brown opened up just for... more »
  • Free HIV tests offered in Baton Rouge

    June 22, 2013 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Baton Rouge residents can get free HIV testing on Saturday and Thursday, which is National HIV Testing Day. The Advocate reports that on Saturday the tests can be taken from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kernan Park Health Fair, 333 Kernan Ave. On Thursday, tests will... more »
  • Former Globetrotter helps people "Beat the Heat" Play Video

    May 31, 2013 5:52 PM

    NEW ROADS - A former pro basketball player is helping people in Pointe Coupee Parish beat the heat. James "Big Brown" Joseph and his friends will give out free fans and AC units this weekend to people in need. "It's very hot in the summer time in Louisiana... more »
  • Woman in anti-smoking PSA says her daughter helped her kick the habit Play Video

    May 8, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pictures are all that Tiffany Roberson has left of her mother, who died from lung cancer when Tiffany was just 16. "She missed out on, of course, senior prom, my high school and college. She missed out on the birth of my daughter," she told News... more »
  • Senate rejects caps on free tuition through TOPS

    April 25, 2013 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An attempt to control the costs of Louisiana's free college tuition program known as TOPS, by establishing a cap on awards, has been rejected by the Senate Education Committee. Legislation to place limits on the popular free tuition program are killed year after year in the Legislature. ... more »
  • Dentists accept smiles as payment from patients Play Video

    March 15, 2013 3:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - People started camping out around 5 a.m. in Denham Springs, not for a new phone or game tickets but for free dental work. David Borne was one of the first in line for the free procedures. "My teeth were bothering me and I didn't have... more »
  • Free dental work offered today

    March 15, 2013 10:55 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Dentists from Livingston Parish and Baton Rouge gathered together today to provide free work for people in need. Patients can get one free filling, extraction or cleaning on a first-come, first-served basis. The event, part of a nationwide movement called "Dentistry from the Heart," was... more »

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