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  • St. Martin deputies seeking suspects in Dollar General robbery

    February 11, 2017 6:23 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for two suspects who robbed a Dollar General Friday night. Deputies responded to a robbery at the Dollar General in the 5000 block of Old Spanish Trail around 10 p.m. It was learned that two armed black males... more »
  • New acting attorney general Boente sworn in

    January 30, 2017 11:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - Dana Boente has been sworn in as acting attorney general after Donald Trump fired Sally Yates for refusing to enforce his travel ban. White House spokesman Michael Short says Boente was sworn in around 9 p.m. Monday. The hastily arranged ceremony came after Trump swiftly fired Boente's predecessor... more »
  • Trump fires acting attorney general

    January 30, 2017 8:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she announced she would not defend his controversial immigration order. He is naming Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve in her place. The White House press office says in a statement... more »
  • Driver charged with second DWI after hitting parked car, car wash building

    January 16, 2017 8:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver was reportedly leaving a Dollar General on Hooper Rd. when he hit several objects, crashed into a car wash building and attempted to flee, according to a witness. The witness told News 2 that the man hit a parked car, a tree, then cross... more »
  • Attorney general touts supportive letters from union, prosecutor, sheriff

    January 12, 2017 2:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's attorney general is touting letters of support from a New Orleans police union, the city's top prosecutor and the sheriff as he disputes accusations that he's overstepping his authority with an anti-crime task force. Last week New Orleans police chief Michael Harrison wrote Attorney General Jeff... more »
  • NAACP continues protests outside office of Sen. Sessions

    January 9, 2017 9:39 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Members of the NAACP staged new protests outside the Alabama offices of Sen. Jeff Sessions on the eve of his confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general. The group held protests and prayer vigils Monday, a week after the group's national president and five others were arrested... more »
  • US general praises Iraqi forces fighting in Mosul

    January 1, 2017 2:13 PM

    IRBIL, Iraq - A senior U.S. military commander is praising Iraqi forces fighting to recapture the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe tells The Associated Press that the Iraqi forces are "at their peak" and adjusting well to changing realities on the battlefield.... more »
  • Michigan AG: More charges filed in Flint water probe

    December 20, 2016 10:13 AM

    FLINT - More charges have been filed by Michigan's attorney general in the investigation into the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, including against two former state-appointed emergency managers. Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday charged former emergency managers Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose with multiple 20-year felonies for their... more »
  • Two Gonzales men arrested for child exploitation

    December 1, 2016 12:24 PM

    GONZALES – Two Gonzales men have been arrested for child exploitation, according to the attorney general's office. Treyon Gray-Reider, 19, was arrested on one count of indecent behavior with juveniles and one count of computer aided solicitation of a minor. Sean Sherlock, 47, was arrested on 300 counts of possession... more »
  • New hearing set on Edwards LGBT protection order

    November 16, 2016 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A hearing on the attorney general's effort to block Gov. John Bel Edwards' order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people has been pushed back to Nov. 29. Both sides arrived in court Wednesday. But lawyers for the two elected officials disagreed on what should be... more »
  • Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT-rights order

    October 20, 2016 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor's order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language. In his court challenge, Attorney General Jeff Landry says Gov. John Bel Edwards' anti-discrimination order violates... more »
  • GM vehicles having more air bag problems

    October 17, 2015 11:21 AM

    DETROIT - Problems with exploding Takata air bag inflators continue to spread to more vehicles, this time hitting a small number of 2015 General Motors cars and SUVs. Documents posted Saturday by U.S. safety regulators say GM is recalling more than 400 vehicles because the side air bag inflators could... more »
  • OIG finds USS Kidd's former director spent thousands of dollars improperly

    June 5, 2015 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Inspector General's Office released their findings from a review of spending by the former director of the USS Kidd, who the OIG said spent thousands of dollars improperly. The OIG's review said between 2011 and 2013 Maury Drummond spent $13,552 paying for things like... more »
  • Hospital leaders meet to discuss ER closure

    February 18, 2015 6:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There will be a meeting of the minds Wednesday morning to discuss the planned closing of the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City. It's scheduled to shutdown within 45 days. The CEO's of the four Baton Rouge area hospitals that provide ER care: BRG,... more »
  • Mayor puts blame on governor for ER's closure

    February 4, 2015 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mayor put some of the blame on Governor Bobby Jindal for the closure of the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City . The hospital announced this week, it was losing too much money and would close the ER in two months. It was... more »
  • BR General CEO talks about ER closure Play Video

    February 4, 2015 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As the CEO for the Baton Rouge General prepares his staff for the impending closure of the hospital's emergency room, he's answering some questions about how the hospital got into the situation. Last year the state stepped in with millions of dollars to cover a gap created... more »
  • Beat the heat: Avoiding the dangers of summer Play Video

    July 2, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Between fireworks and grilling, summer can be a dangerous time of year. Dr. Tracee Short with the Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center stopped by 2une In Wednesday with some tips to avoid injury. Check out the video for more information. more »
  • Stroking for Stroke today Play Video

    May 20, 2014 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Heart Association is celebrating Stroke Month with Stroking for Stroke. Roxanne Bingham with Baton Rouge General Medical Hospital visited 2une In Tuesday to talk about stroke and the event. Stroke is the #4 killer in Louisiana and can lead to long-term disability. Just in... more »
  • Judge rules IG can investigate N.O. School Board.

    September 25, 2013 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The inspector general for the city of New Orleans can investigate the Orleans Parish School Board. State District Court Judge Christopher Bruno made the ruling that was released today. The School Board was denied a request to throw out a subpoena of the board's financial... more »
  • Honore backs lawsuit against oil companies

    September 9, 2013 3:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army general who won acclaim for helping restore order in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina is backing a flood control board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies. Retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honore endorses the lawsuit in a full-page advertisement in Monday editions of The Advocate newspaper.... 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 »
  • Two Denham Springs men arrested on child porn charges

    August 29, 2013 12:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two Denham Springs men have been arrested on charges of downloading child pornography. The arrests came from separate incidents, according the the Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit. 49-year-old Morris Roubique was booked into Livingston Parish Prison on five counts of pornography involving juveniles.... more »
  • Fugitive tracked down in New Orleans

    August 29, 2013 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A nearly year long fugitive hunt has come to end in New Orleans. 43-year-old Joseph Marrone was arrested Tuesday by agents with the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension and High Technology Crime Units. Marrone was wanted by several law enforcement agencies. The Mandeville Police Department... more »
  • Lawsuit: Use of retiree money unconstitutional

    July 26, 2013 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's adult probation and parole officers are asking a judge to declare a piece of 2012 legislation unconstitutional. They want a judge to order the return of several million dollars swept into the state's general fund from a retirement fund for the officers. The Louisiana Probation and... more »
  • Rayville woman pleads guilty in Medicaid fraud

    May 31, 2013 11:52 AM

    RAYVILLE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office says the former owner of a Rayville personal care services agency has pleaded guilty to defrauding the state's Medicaid program. The guilty plea was entered Thursday by 52-year-old Patricia A. Bell of Rayville. Caldwell says in a news release that Bell was charged... more »
  • Deadline approaching for Powerhouse Gym claims

    May 22, 2013 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminded people affected by the failed Powerhouse Gym in Baton Rouge that they should file a claim with the Louisiana Department of Justice's Consumer Protection section by Friday, May 31. Powerhouse Gym planned to open in January 2012, and the owners started... more »
  • State health department hires inspector general

    May 15, 2013 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals has hired a new inspector general to review spending and fight fraud. The hiring of William Root, announced Wednesday, comes after Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration canceled a nearly $200 million Medicaid contract whose award is being investigated by state and... more »
  • AG removed himself from decision to subpoena AP

    May 14, 2013 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder removed himself from a decision to subpoena phone records of The Associated Press. A Justice Department statement Tuesday says that Holder stepped aside - a procedure known as recusal. The statement says Holder stepped aside because he had been interviewed... more »
  • Teacher accused of indecent behavior with student

    May 14, 2013 11:58 AM

    SLIDELL - Authorities arrested a junior high school teacher in Slidell for indecent behavior with a juvenile, according to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. The AG's Office said 34-year-old Traci Beaucoudray is accused of having inappropriate contact with one of her former students. The arrest was a result of... more »
  • Ohio AG: Tests confirm Castro is father

    May 10, 2013 10:31 AM

    CLEVELAND - The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women this week. Attorney General Mike DeWine's office confirmed Castro's paternity in a news release Friday. DeWine says a sample of Castro's... more »
  • AG to announce results of child predator investigation

    April 24, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office scheduled a press conference this afternoon to announce the results of an undercover operation targeting child predators in southern Louisiana. The investigation involved the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. AG Buddy Caldwell will be joined by Louisiana State Police... more »
  • AG says approval not needed for LSU hospital deals

    April 11, 2013 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says Gov. Bobby Jindal's plans to privatize the LSU-run public hospitals doesn't require legislative approval under the law. The Jindal administration has said it didn't intend to seek a legislative vote for the individual privatization agreements because the law doesn't require approval. ... more »
  • Man accused of child porn, unauthorized wireless access

    April 8, 2013 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office said their high tech crime unit caught a Baton Rouge man highjacking a wireless router to look at child porn. Authorities arrested Richard Wells-Lightsey, 26, on Friday as part of a joint investigation with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, AG's High... more »
  • US Army general facing sex charges heads to court

    February 21, 2013 8:06 AM

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A hearing is scheduled today at Fort Bragg for a U.S. Army general charged with sexual misconduct. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair is expected in court for a hearing on pre-trial motions. Sinclair faces court martial on charges that include forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and... more »
  • DHH to create inspector general office Play Video

    January 23, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Medicare and medicaid abuse nationally costs taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. To help prevent abuse here, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is hiring an inspector general. DHH Secretary Bruce Greenstein says recent state audits have shown a need for greater payment controls involving Medicaid.... more »
  • La. AG's oil spill tab nears $24M

    January 14, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general has spent nearly $24 million building the state's legal case against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. And records show much of the money has gone to outside law firms that have contributed to his campaigns. The $15.4 million that Attorney... more »

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