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  • Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California

    October 22, 2014 12:58 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that... more »
  • Gold recovered

    May 5, 2014 7:26 PM

    CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA- Nearly one-thousand ounces of gold was retrieved from a shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina after a judge cleared the way. Its the first time gold was recovered from the S.S. Central America in about 25-years due to a legal dispute. Previous expeditions recovered gold... more »
  • Canada beats US in women's hockey for Olympic gold

    February 20, 2014 2:36 PM

    SOCHI, Russia- Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title. Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner... more »
  • Cheering on the LSU Tigers in Style Play Video

    October 11, 2013 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Football season is in full swing and what better way to cheer on the tigers, than in style. Fashion stylist and consultant Candra-Eloise showed us how to make the most out of you animal print, purple and gold clothes. For more information on on popular fall... more »
  • Multi-million gold heist from Curacao boat

    November 30, 2012 12:17 PM

    WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - Police on the southern Caribbean island of Curacao say thieves boarded a boat and stole about 70 gold bars worth an estimated $11.5 million. Curacao police spokesman Reggie Huggins says the band of thieves assaulted the captain in the early-morning heist. The captain and several others on... more »
  • Obama congratulates US women's soccer team

    August 9, 2012 4:44 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - President Barack Obama has congratulated the U.S. women's soccer team for winning the Olympic gold medal. Obama visited the U.S. Olympic Committee's training center in Colorado Springs Thursday and singled out the women's soccer team, which had just finished its gold-medal match. Obama offered a "special... more »
  • US tops Japan to take Olympic women's soccer gold

    August 9, 2012 3:48 PM

    WEMBLEY, England - The U.S. women's soccer team won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, avenging one of its most painful defeats with a 2-1 victory over Japan. Carli Lloyd scored in the eighth and 54th minutes for the Americans, who lost to the Japanese in penalty kicks at last year's... more »
  • Phelps takes record 19th Olympic medal

    July 31, 2012 3:27 PM

    LONDON - Michael Phelps broke the Olympic medals record Tuesday with his 19th as the United States romped to a dominating win in 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the London Games. With 19 career medals spanning three Olympics, Phelps moved one ahead of Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who got her haul... more »
  • Venus Williams advances at Olympics

    July 30, 2012 10:57 AM

    WIMBLEDON, England - Venus Williams began her bid for a record fourth gold medal in Olympic tennis Monday by beating Sara Errani of Italy, 6-3, 6-1. Williams was in fine form on the Wimbledon grass, where she has won five of her seven Grand Slam titles. Roger Federer made only... more »
  • Gold dealer admits to News 2 illegal gold buy Play Video

    March 28, 2012 6:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A gold dealer jailed for an illegal gold buy from an undercover officer admitted to News 2 he knew the buy was illegal, but did it anyway, because he was frazzled. Ahmed "Al" Asmar was charged by the Denham Springs Police Department last week because detectives... more »
  • Gold dealer denies wrongdoing

    March 28, 2012 3:25 PM

    A man arrested for not keeping his business in compliance with the law, denies doing anything wrong. Police say Ahmad Asmar, who owns We Buy Gold in Denham Springs, did not get the proper identification from people selling gold and jewelry, and paid cash instead of paying individuals with... more »
  • APSO: More arrests possible in triple murders

    March 8, 2012 11:02 AM

    GONZALES - Even though five people are behind bars in connection with a deadly home invasion last month in Gonzales, Sheriff Jeff Wiley said today more arrests are possible in the case. Deputies arrested Michael Aikens, Rolondo Stewart, Travis Moore and Bernard James this week in suspicion of first-degree... more »
  • LSU fans wear and eat purple & gold Play Video

    January 6, 2012 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You've heard the phrase "Love purple, live gold." Now fans are eating purple and munching on gold. LSU food is flying off shelves of local bakeries. One of the hottest items is LSU Fleur de lis cakes, made at Baum's Fine Pastries and Chocolates. They also... more »
  • Stores question sellers to crack down on stolen gold

    August 16, 2011 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Getting cash for your unwanted gold and other precious metals may not be as easy as you think. Some gold stores in Baton Rouge are questioning customers to avoid buying something that's stolen. The Baton Rouge Gold Market at the Mall of Louisiana offers sellers a hand-written... more »
  • Treasure Claim to Court

    May 24, 2011 7:51 PM

    Who owns 17 tons of treasure in gold may now be up to a U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta. The Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration asked the court to give it the rights to an estimated $500 million in coins and artifacts salvaged about four years ago. A lower court... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Black and Gold Shrimp

    September 22, 2010 5:48 AM

    3-5 small to medium asparagus spears 9-12 Louisiana 16/20 count shrimp, peeled (leave the tail) and deveined 1-2 tsp your favorite blackened seasoning Healthy pat of unsalted butter Bamboo skewers, soaked in water Small bunch parsley, finely chopped Lemon, cut into wedges *hollandaise -8 oz unsalted butter -3 egg yolks... more »
  • Authorities cite new trend in burlgary cases

    August 27, 2010 6:22 PM

    Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies said there is a new trend in many of the burglary cases the office handles. Gold jewelry is often being targeted. Authorities said gold can be melted and sold, and there's often no way to trace it once that happens. There are also many more... more »
  • LoLo Jones wins gold at outdoor championships

    June 26, 2010 9:19 PM

    Saturday's competition at the 2010 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships proved to be a homecoming to remember for LSU great and Des Moines native Lolo Jones as she cruised to victory in the final of the women's 100-meter hurdles to win her second career gold medal in the event.... more »
  • Freeport-McMoRan first-quarter profit soars

    April 21, 2010 8:58 AM

    Freeport-McMoRan said its first-quarter profit jumped sharply as it capitalized on surging prices of copper, gold and molybdenum. The company said Wednesday that net income rose to $897 million, or $2 per share, for just $43 million, or 11 cents per share, a year ago when demand fell sharply... more »
  • More than 1,500 Saints fans rally in Monroe

    February 5, 2010 8:00 AM

    Excitement over the New Orleans Saints' getting into the Super Bowl isn't just a south Louisiana phenomenon. More than 1,500 people showed up to rally for the team in the Monroe Civic Center. Thursday's rally featured loud music celebrating the Saints' best season in team history and lots of "Who... more »
  • Price of gold offers opportunity

    September 14, 2009 6:14 PM

    You could cash in on a gold rush of sorts going on in the Baton Rouge area. The price of gold closed Monday at $1001 per ounce. News 2's Luke Margolis gets answers on how you can mine some cash from the gold rush. more »
  • Gold prices near record highs

    September 14, 2009 10:25 AM

    As the price of gold continues to trade near record levels, jewelry store owners in Baton Rouge say they've seen plenty of people looking to strike it rich by selling their treasures. As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, gold was trading for $1,001.90 an ounce on the New York Mercantile... more »
  • Purple & Gold Wine Dinner

    September 3, 2009 5:32 AM

    Come join the LSU Fighting Tiger Cheerleaders and Mike the Tiger at Galatoire's Bistro for the Third Annual Purple and Gold Wine Dinner!! Enjoy a five-course meal paired meticulously with a selection of wines from Robert Keenan Winery. Hors D'Ouerves "Full of Hot Air...Saban" Souffle Potatoes "Eat... more »

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