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  • Proposed city in EBR explains funding Play Video

    September 24, 2013 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the proposed City of St. George said taxpayers living within the boundaries account for 2/3 of the East Baton Rouge Parish tax base yet receive only 1/3 of the benefits. Multiple petitions are circulating to incorporate the south eastern part of the parish .... more »
  • BC Superfest now 3 days, George Strait headlining

    September 9, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - George Strait will headline the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest on May 23 as part of the final leg his "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour," which is also his final concert tour. Event organizers say the George Strait concert will include another major country superstar yet to... more »
  • Judge: Jurors can't see texts, scene in Martin case

    May 28, 2013 10:41 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge is placing limits on what George Zimmerman's lawyer can say about the 17-year-old teen he fatally shot during the neighborhood watch member's murder trial next month. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson has ruled that Zimmerman's attorney won't be able to mention Trayvon Martin's marijuana use,... more »
  • Ethics board okays role of LSU Board of Supervisors member

    May 20, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's ethics board says an LSU Board of Supervisors member can serve on the governing board and also lead a private group that wants to take over operation of LSU's Shreveport hospital. The Board of Ethics signed off an advisory opinion clearing the way for Dr. John... more »
  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves the hospital

    January 14, 2013 10:35 AM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Houston hospital where he spent nearly two months recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 88-year-old Bush was released Monday from Methodist Hospital. He was admitted Nov. 23, the day after... more »
  • Woman saved from fiery crash Play Video

    January 3, 2013 5:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Livingston Parish woman told News 2 today she was eternally grateful for three heroic first responders who pulled her from a fiery wreck. Around 7 a.m. Wednesday, St. George firefighter Jonathon Dixon was leaving home and heading toward a part-time job when he noticed smoke... more »
  • Former President George H.W. Bush still hospitalized

    December 23, 2012 10:18 AM

    HOUSTON - Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released from a Houston hospital. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an email statement Sunday that doctors are still optimistic that the 88-year-old Bush will make a full recovery. He... more »
  • Bush, 41st president, still in Houston hospital

    December 10, 2012 11:03 AM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush continues to recover at a Houston hospital where he's in the third week of treatment for a bronchitis-related cough. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Monday that the 88-year-old Bush remains in stable condition. Kovacik says Bush continues to make progress but no... more »
  • Ex-President Bush improves, still hospitalized

    December 5, 2012 12:29 PM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush is undergoing more physical therapy as part of treatment for a painful cough that has forced him to stay in a Houston hospital for almost two weeks. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Wednesday that the 41st president remains in stable condition with... more »
  • George Zimmerman asks for new judge again

    July 13, 2012 3:06 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla.- The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin is again asking for a new judge. George Zimmerman filed a motion Friday asking that Circuit Judge Ken Lester be disqualified from the case. Zimmerman says Lester's comments in a bond order led him to believe Lester is prejudiced... more »
  • Trayvon Martin shooter asks judge for bond - again

    June 29, 2012 6:04 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida judge will weigh several factors in deciding whether to set a second bond for the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin. The judge today will consider if George Zimmerman is a flight risk or a threat to the community. Most importantly, Zimmerman... more »
  • George Zimmerman's whereabouts secret

    April 23, 2012 8:08 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Florida law enforcement officials won't divulge the destination of George Zimmerman, the community watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed teen. Zimmerman, who says the shooting of Trayvon Martin was in self-defense, was released from jail around midnight. He's on bail as he awaits a second-degree murder... more »
  • Grace to stay in jail until sentencing Play Video

    March 6, 2012 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ruled today former St. Gabriel mayor George Grace will stay in jail until his sentencing hearing for a federal racketeering conviction. The judge made the decision during a detention hearing today. Prosecutors said Grace was a flight risk because he owned property in Uganda... more »
  • Grace pleads for freedom in federal court

    March 6, 2012 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE-- Convicted felon and former St. Gabriel Mayor will plead for his freedom in federal court Tuesday morning. U.S. Marshals cuffed George Grace and took him away minutes after he was convicted on 7 of 13 corruption counts late Saturday afternoon. Federal Prosecutors believe Grace is a flight risk... more »
  • Jury asks several questions in Grace trial Play Video

    March 1, 2012 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Questions posed by jurors in the federal corruption trial of George Grace show that they may be having trouble reaching a unanimous decision. The former St. Gabriel mayor is accused of accepting bribes and using his position for personal gain during an undercover FBI operation. ... more »
  • Closing arguments ending in Grace trial Play Video

    February 29, 2012 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jurors in the George Grace federal corruption trial could be charged with the case late tonight. Prosecutors are finishing the last of their closing arguments now, and the jury will be charged after a dinner break. Grace, the former mayor of St. Gabriel, is accused... more »
  • George Grace trial resumes in Baton Rouge

    February 24, 2012 2:21 PM

    Testimony continues this afternoon, in the federal corruption trial of George Grace. The former mayor of St. Gabriel has been on the witness stand all week. Friday morning, the judge decided to give Grace time to consult with his lawyers, even though cross-examination by the prosecution isn't over.... more »
  • Trial to begin for former mayor of St. Gabriel

    January 23, 2012 6:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The trial of former St. Gabriel Mayor George L. Grace opens Monday with jury selection. Grace was charged in September 2010 with several charges, including racketeering, extortion, obstruction of justice, bribery, mail and wire fraud as part of the FBI's "Operation Blighted Officials" sting. Five other area... more »
  • Mayor Holden paints with George Rodrigue

    February 24, 2011 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Dufrocq Elementary got a special treat Thursday morning as George Rodrigue donated a year's worth of art supplies to the school. Rodrigue also gave a demonstration of how to paint a blue dog. Students then went to the canvas to paint their own. ... more »
  • Shooting victim found in cemetery identified

    November 18, 2010 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The shooting victim whose body was found in a Baton Rouge cemetery has been identified by authorities. Today police said the victim is 38-year-old George Dyson, and he lived at the North Ardenwood Apartments. Dyson's body was found in a corner of Gilbert's Memorial Cemetery... more »
  • Mayor of St. Gabriel indicted in federal corruption case

    September 29, 2010 3:28 PM

    Federal authorities have indicted the mayor of St. Gabriel in a wide-ranging racketeering and corruption investigation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baton Rouge today unsealed an indictment against George Grace for 11 counts of racketeering, bribery, and mail fraud among other charges. The indictment alleges that Mayor Grace took bribes... more »
  • More subpoenas issued in federal corruption case

    September 24, 2010 2:29 PM

    A federal racketeering and corruption investigation has apparently moved on to city officials in St. Gabriel. Council members there were recently served with subpoenas to appear before a federal grand jury on September 29, according to Councilman Ralph Johnson. Johnson said he and other members of the city... more »

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