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  • St. George organizers plan to report signature forgers to authorities

    March 26, 2015 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the St. George effort said Thursday night they will likely give the names of two signature collectors to law enforcement who they believe forged the names of three people on the petition backing the proposed City of St. George. The people whose names were... more »
  • Council approves raises for city-parish workers Play Video

    March 25, 2015 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City workers got a raise Wednesday afternoon following a vote by the Metro Council and deals worked out with unions. Raises would vary from 2-4.5% based on how long employees have worked with the city-parish. A study conducted two years ago found City-Parish workers are some... more »
  • Obama to order gov't to cut its greenhouse gas emissions

    March 19, 2015 5:05 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is directing the federal government to cut its emissions of heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. Obama will sign an executive order targeting greenhouse gases at the White House on Thursday. The White House says a number of major companies that sell to the... more »
  • Companies suggest privatizing lottery to fix budget issues

    March 18, 2015 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy warned lawmakers this week, the state might have to resort to selling the lottery as it looks to fill a $1.6 billion budget hole in the upcoming budget. Sources contend the lottery could be sold for fast cash but the governor's office... more »
  • Free FAFSA webinar, workshops available through LELA Play Video

    March 18, 2015 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal government awards $150 billion dollars to high school seniors going to college, but in order to apply for this money you must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Last year only 44% of Louisiana high school seniors filled out a FAFSA, which... more »
  • Controversial guardrails still won't be installed in La.

    March 16, 2015 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will not release the suspension it put on a controversial guardrail design until more tests are done even though federal inspectors believe the guardrail is acceptable to be used on the side of highways. Last week, the government cleared the ET-Plus design of any safety... more »
  • Major survey finds record low confidence in government

    March 11, 2015 2:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - A major survey finds Americans' confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows. The 2014 General Social Survey finds only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, 11 percent in the executive branch and 5 percent... more »
  • CATS CEO sorry people found comments insulting

    March 10, 2015 11:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CEO of CATS apologized for comments he feels were misrepresented. "It was never my intention to offend anyone, and I am sorry that my comments on a recent podcast have distracted our community from our continued push to move our transit system forward," Bob Mirabito... more »
  • Government friction with private email use

    March 7, 2015 11:31 AM

    SALEM - The types of transparency questions surrounding Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of personal email to conduct business while secretary of state are nothing new in statehouses across the country. Governors and other elected officials routinely use private emails, laptops and cell phones for government business, a popular strategy... more »
  • Union optimistic about pay plan

    March 6, 2015 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Union approved one of the first pay raise proposals in years for officers Friday evening. In a 232 to 201 vote, 54% of union members signed off on the city's plan that institutes between two and four percent raises for the police... more »
  • Governor's LSU prayer rally cost $10,289 in police overtime

    March 6, 2015 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A prayer rally at LSU cost about $10,289 to pay overtime for state police officers. The rally, called The Response , was at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) on January 24. The governor was a large supporter and promoter of the event. The Associated... more »
  • Ricks announces plans for second term

    March 5, 2015 10:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish President Layton Ricks announced Thursday, he is running for re-election. In a news release Thursday, Ricks touted his last three years in office when there has been a surge in new developments and infrastructure improvements. The Juban Crossing development opened for business late last year and... more »
  • Once again, Port Allen council discusses Deedy Slaughter issues Play Video

    March 4, 2015 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Almost a year since voters elected a new mayor and moved on from its former, controversial leader, city leaders once again passionately discussed their angst with Deedy Slaughter 's business practices. Slaughter was recalled in late 2013 by voters following a series of WBRZ Investigative Unit... more »
  • State begins processing tax returns; refunds coming

    March 2, 2015 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has started issuing state tax refunds, it announced Monday. Refunds were withheld for about two weeks so the state could more thoroughly screen tax returns in light of fraudulent returns being filed across the country The Department of Revenue originally said it would not... more »
  • New money is green light for some Green Light projects

    February 25, 2015 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city will jump start five Green Light road construction projects thanks to bond refinancing that will generate $40 million. The entire project is paid for by a 2005 half-cent sales tax program. So far, about $508 million has been spent on upgrades across the parish.... more »
  • City-parish posts job openings for six new director positions

    February 17, 2015 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city posted its six job openings related to six newly-created divisions of city government Monday. Voters approved reorganizing the Department of Public Works in December. The six positions will serve as the chiefs of the new divisions, each tackling separate issues. The city is... more »
  • Taxes placed on Livingston May ballot

    February 12, 2015 11:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish leaders approved putting two tax measures on the May ballot Thursday night. One is the second attempt for the fire department covering the Holden area. A tax renewal failed in December. The department believes low voter turnout and knowledge about the renewal caused the defeat. ... more »
  • Council approves plan to build sidewalks on deadly road

    January 28, 2015 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council approved two items Wednesday dealing with sidewalk construction . The approvals allow DPW to move forward with accepting federal money to build sidewalks in Gardere and a neighborhood in North Baton Rouge. The city will used surplus money from similar projects to fund its... more »
  • DOTD: traffic incidents and delays increase in BR Play Video

    January 28, 2015 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The traffic nightmare in the capital city is getting worse, according to numbers from the state. Wednesday, the Department of Transportation released its findings of traffic incidents in 2014. The number of incidents are up by more than 1400, accidents blocking lanes increased by 36... more »
  • Tangi's long-serving parish president retiring

    January 22, 2015 3:39 PM

    AMITE - The longest-serving parish president announced he will retire from public office when his term ends near the end of the year. Gordon Burgess, who has been in charge of Tangipahoa Parish for almost thirty years, said he is retiring with pride on December 31. He was the... more »
  • Comite project land issue will be discussed Tuesday

    January 12, 2015 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday, members of the Comite River Diversion Canal Project Task Force are expected to get an update from the Department of Transportation and Development and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about how to handle an issue over receiving federal money to help build the long-planned diversion... more »
  • Council makes decision on two temporary members

    December 17, 2014 10:49 PM

    GONZALES- In an unheard of unanimous vote by the city council Wednesday night, two people were nominated for open positions on the council. Barbara Duhe, a retired city worker, was appointed to fill the seat left vacant when Timothy Vessel was recalled earlier this month. Seventy-five percent of voters... more »
  • Town council approves 'Going out of Business Sale' for police

    December 16, 2014 10:45 PM

    SORRENTO- The town council overwhelmingly approved selling off police equipment Tuesday night. City leaders declared police cruisers, guns, desks - everything once used by officers - as surplus property. It allows the city to sell the merchandise to other area departments or at a public auction. Last month,... more »
  • Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt running

    December 12, 2014 2:19 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.... more »
  • With budget approval, council agrees to more police academies

    December 9, 2014 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved the mayor's $830 million spending plan for 2015 which will include two police academies to train as many as sixty new police officers. The budget was approved Tuesday evening. The Metro Council made no changes to the plan but did voice some concern about... more »
  • First neighborhood annexed away from City of St. George

    November 25, 2014 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Three-dozen homes in a small neighborhood were the first collection of houses accepted into the city limits in an effort to remove itself from possibly being in the city limits of the City of St. George Tuesday night. The Metro Council approved annexing the Legacy Court subdivision... more »
  • Senator talks about finding intruder in apartment

    November 24, 2014 11:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A state senator said he was puzzled about the state of a man who broke into his posh downtown apartment last week . Charles Johnson, 55, was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal damage to property and trespassing after an altercation with Senator Gerald Long and his... more »
  • State senator, wife find burglar in downtown apartment Play Video

    November 21, 2014 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Senator Gerald Long and his wife walked in on a suspected burglar inside their posh, selectively-awarded capital apartment Thursday night. According to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2, Long and his wife were surprised by Charles Johnson, 55, in the living room of their unit on... more »
  • Gas to average under $3 in 2015, government says

    November 12, 2014 2:10 PM

    NEW YORK- The Energy Department now predicts the average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015. The dramatically lower estimate will save U.S. consumers and the economy more than $60 billion if it holds true. The department's Energy Information Administration predicts in its most recent short-term... more »
  • New city budget doesn't include raises, but beefs up police force

    November 5, 2014 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The mayor released his proposed budget for the city-parish Wednesday and it did not include a raise for all city workers but promised raises instead. For years, rank and file workers have asked for an increase. Last year, the city performed a pay study to determine possible... more »
  • HUD says less homeless in La., but some disagree

    November 4, 2014 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to U.S. Housing and Urban Development the number of homeless people in Louisiana has dramatically decreased. A recent study done by the government, said homelessness in the state has gone down more than 50 percent since 2010. The study also said that currently there are... more »
  • EBR in top 2 of early voting numbers

    October 29, 2014 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish ranked among the top two in early voting turnout for the last week. In EBR, 22,051 votes were cast early. Orleans Parish voters cast 23,149. Statewide, a little more than 230,000 voters cast a ballot early and most were Democrats. While... more »
  • FTC says AT&T misled customers with unlimited data

    October 28, 2014 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans. The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T failed to adequately disclose to customers that it would reduce data speeds if they went over a certain amount of data use... more »
  • In debate, gloves come off as election day approaches

    October 27, 2014 10:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- In a debate where WBRZ anchor Michael Marsh was a panelist, two of the three leading candidates for U.S. Senate hounded political gridlock and Congressman Bill Cassidy who did not appear in the Monday evening debate. "I believe that America is the last great hope on earth,... more »
  • La. discontinues use of dangerous guardrails

    October 24, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana highway chiefs said Friday, the state has discontinued the use of guardrails caught up in an investigation and lawsuit surrounding allegations the design was changed and have caused people to lose limbs or even die in crashes across the country. "DOTD has discontinued the use of... more »
  • Great-grandmother becomes Sorrento's police chief

    October 14, 2014 4:16 PM

    SORRENTO- A 71-year-old great-grandmother appears to be the de facto police chief of this small town since all of her opponents withdrew. Fern Barnett is now listed as the "unopposed" candidate on the Secretary of State's candidate's list. Barnett is listed as a Democrat. "Different things have been... more »
  • Lawmaker wants oversight of OGB changes

    October 9, 2014 11:04 PM

    JACKSON- State Representative Kenneth Havard wants an oversight committee to discuss the proposed rule changes to the Office of Group Benefits. Havard said the process dealing with healthcare changes for state workers and retirees has been flawed. "The administration did not follow the Administrative Procedures Act. The APA... more »
  • Fire house, peddlers also focus of council meeting

    October 8, 2014 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders decided on a series of items at Wednesday's Metro Council meeting. The council approved a transfer of an abandoned fire station on Laurel Street to the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance. The organization wants to renovate the Old Fire Station 1 into offices for the organization.... more »
  • Poll: Americans worry can government protect us?

    October 5, 2014 10:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security. It's a sign that people's widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics. More than half of those questioned say Washington can't... more »
  • Honore: Obama declares war

    September 10, 2014 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Retired General Russel Honore believes President Barack Obama's address to the nation was a declaration of war. "We are doing the equivalent of... going to war with ISIS," Honore said. But Honore said this is not the declaration of past days when a nation would... more »
  • Law team for embattled parish attorney blast council

    September 9, 2014 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ahead of a Wednesday hearing to determine the fate of Mary Roper as parish attorney, Roper's attorneys are blasting the Metro Council for its attempts to fire her and released details of their own investigation into accusations Roper broke the rules. The calls for Roper's dismissal... more »
  • Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

    September 8, 2014 2:40 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress is returning for a short September session in between its summer break and the November elections. The must-do list includes preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers also will find time for votes conveying political messages primed for... more »
  • City leaders sign recall against colleagues

    September 3, 2014 10:41 PM

    GONZALES- City leaders took a stand against their colleagues Wednesday, signing a petition to recall two members of the city council. Mayor Barney Arceneaux, councilmen Kenny Matassa and Kirk Boudreaux and Police Chief Sherman Jackson signed the form to set a recall vote that could oust councilmen Timothy Vessel... more »
  • Ascension breaks ground on new government complex Play Video

    August 27, 2014 7:52 AM

    GONZALES - Leaders in Ascension Parish broke ground on a new governmental complex Wednesday morning. The goal is to have more offices under the same roof. Prep work began about two weeks ago, but the official ribbon cutting began at 9:00 a.m. The new complex is being constructed... more »
  • Feds release locations, numbers of unaccompanied minors

    August 26, 2014 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Conflicting information from the federal government shows, to a degree, how many illegal children have crossed into the United States and found refuge with sponsors in Louisiana. The Office of Refugee Resettlement reports on a state-by-state list that there are 1,275 children in Louisiana. Then, on... more »
  • 71-year-old great-grandmother campaigning for police chief spot

    August 20, 2014 10:04 PM

    SORRENTO- A 71-year-old great-grandmother has entered the race for police chief in this small town. Fern Barnett, who had been a clerk for the city and the department, qualified for the election on the first day candidates could sign up. By Wednesday evening, she was the only person listed... more »
  • EBR Metro Council defeats fairness ordinance 8-4

    August 13, 2014 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted down a controversial fairness ordinance 8-4 Wednesday night after multiple meetings with impassioned pleas from both sides of the debate. The ordinance would have banned discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender people. Security had been increased at City Hall since Council... more »
  • Obama calls for new Iraqi government

    August 11, 2014 4:29 PM

    CHILMARK, MA - President Obama is giving his approval to the appointment of a prime minister to replace Nouri al-Maliki and urging the formation of a new government in Iraq as soon as possible. In brief remarks delivered at his vacation spot in Martha's Vineyard, Obama said he and Vice... more »
  • Money for border battle stuck in D.C.

    August 1, 2014 8:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, many of whom have sought refuge in Louisiana. Late Friday, the GOP legislation passed 223-189 on a nearly party-line vote. The bill was pulled a day earlier because of... more »
  • Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

    July 31, 2014 2:26 PM

    NEW YORK - Twitter says government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users. More than half of the requests came from the United States. Twitter Inc. said in a blog post Thursday that it... more »
  • Vitter wants clean slate of overseers after Ponzi victims get no help

    July 18, 2014 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In another blow to people who lost around $1 billion in a Ponzi scheme, the SEC lost its appeal to recoup money for victims of R. Allen Stanford. Stanford was convicted and sentenced in 2012 of using investors money to fund companies that went out of business.... more »
  • Reports: Cassidy's teenage daughter is pregnant

    July 3, 2014 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Congressman Bill Cassidy's unmarried, 17-year-old daughter, is pregnant the doctor told media outlets Thursday. Cassidy, a conservative Republican running for U.S. Senate against Democrat Mary Landrieu, is campaign on a traditional family values platform. He is considered the leading GOP candidate for the seat. CNN.com reported Landrieu... more »
  • John Kennedy reacts to Gov. Jindal's veto Play Video

    June 27, 2014 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - HB-142 was unanimously passed by the Louisiana House and Senate with the goal of cutting government waste by giving more oversight to government contracts. Governor Jindal had other ideas. He vetoed the bill. State Treasurer John Kennedy stopped by 2une In Friday with his reaction. more »
  • Auditor: Spending disciplined in Ascension Parish

    June 27, 2014 6:29 AM

    GONZALES- Fueled by record collections of sales and property taxes buoyed by growth in the industrial sector in 2013, a newly released financial audit finds Ascension Parish government cut its debts by $10 million and boosted its net worth to $152.5 million. The costs of primary government rose $4.5 million... more »
  • We asked a teacher to explain Common Core lessons Play Video

    June 18, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A public school teacher explained Common Core as a method to encourage students to take control of the conversation when it comes to solving problems and developing their critical thinking skills. "We really become facilitators. We facilitate questions to them and they are the ones that are... more »
  • Baker council closes tap on water, sewer rate increases

    June 10, 2014 8:49 PM

    BAKER- City leaders refused to increase water and sewer rates at a meeting Tuesday evening. The mayor said the most expensive increase would barely double rates but not everyone would see an increase that high. Water rates would increase between $6 and $8, sewer rates would raise bills about... more »
  • Baker backs away from party law, suggests resolution instead

    June 9, 2014 8:38 PM

    BAKER- City leaders scrapped a plan for an ordinance that would have required a special permit before certain venues can host birthday parties or similar events for teenagers. Instead, city council members decided on writing a resolution to encourage businesses to follow a list of suggested ways to make events... more »
  • La. Senate approves $24.6B budget for next year

    May 29, 2014 4:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators have approved a nearly $25 billion budget to finance state government operations and services next year. The spending plan includes new spending on health care and education programs. Rank-and-file state workers would get a pay raise, but would also face new premium hikes for health insurance.... more »
  • Kissing congressman may return to politics

    May 23, 2014 10:00 PM

    MONROE- The kissing congressman is not ruling out a future career in politics. According to Politico , Vance McAllister is not quite ready to leave politics completely. The website posted this week, McAllister was quite open about his future in what is described as a brief interview about his... more »
  • More signatures gathered to make Watson a city

    May 19, 2014 10:53 PM

    WATSON- Organizers of a drive to incorporate this unincorporated area of Livingston Parish told people who gathered to hear an update on the campaign Monday night, canvassers have gathered half of the required signatures to get the issue on a ballot. The effort, which failed 15 years ago, is... more »
  • Board, BRAC at odds over legislation dealing with principal powers

    May 15, 2014 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public school system leaders denounced a legislative plan to give more power to principals and slash the power of school boards. The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved a resolution opposing Senate Bill 636. Two board members, David Tatman and Barbara Freiberg, abstained. Essentially, the bill... more »
  • New Port Allen mayor getting things moving

    May 14, 2014 11:46 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Change was the topic of conversation Wednesday night as Richard Lee III sat in the mayor's chair, leading his first council meeting since becoming mayor. Since taking office after winning an election in April, defeating former mayor Deedy Slaughter, Lee has talked with council members about everyone... more »
  • Movie studios, Costco & bank now inside city limits

    April 23, 2014 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved annexing a new big box retail store, the movie production studios and a bank at their meeting Wednesday afternoon. Costco, Celtic, and a credit union along Airline Highway and its intersection with I-12 are now inside the city limits of Baton Rouge. The move... more »
  • Metro Council has big decisions to make today

    April 22, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss a list of items Wednesday, some of which are expected to be controversial, when they meet for the regular Metro Council meeting. A series of traffic solutions are on the agenda. Traffic engineers are asking to synch more stop lights with a new... more »
  • Baker gets serious about crime, sagging pants and a planned dump

    April 22, 2014 10:38 PM

    BAKER- City leaders discussed a series of important issues that have become talking point among people in all parts of the capital region. Tuesday night, violent crime, sagging pants and an unwanted landfill were discussed at the city council meeting. Parents were encouraged to talk to their kids... more »
  • 'Kissing Congressman' facing resignation push, Alexander would consider run

    April 10, 2014 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal joined the Louisiana Republican Party in saying Rep. Vance McAllister should resign amid the kissing scandal. "Congressman McAllister's behavior is an embarrassment and he should resign," the governor said Thursday. McAllister said a day earlier, he was not expecting to be in Washington,... more »
  • Port Allen: This is our fresh start

    April 9, 2014 10:23 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Fences are on the mend here, just days after voters elected a new mayor and ended a more than year-long ordeal that centered around the actions of the town's former mayor. The city council and Richard Lee, the newly-elected mayor, are meeting and talking about how to... more »
  • Senate proposal targets St. George, organizers say Play Video

    April 9, 2014 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor-President Kip Holden is pushing a Senate bill, he believes, would give the city-parish more time to vet a move by residents in the southeast area of the parish to breakaway and form their own city. "We don't think it's good for the City of Baton Rouge,"... more »
  • Model Mayhem

    April 9, 2014 10:01 AM

    You've likely heard meteorologists and weather forecasters reference the "models." What are these mystical characters in weather lure? Are they beautiful people with a keen knack for meteorology? Or are they some kind of futuristic atmosphere prognosticating robots? Unfortunately, they are closer to the latter. Weather forecast models are... more »
  • Congressman's kiss on video could be probed by the feds

    April 8, 2014 11:25 PM

    MONROE- The Louisiana congressman who was caught kissing a woman other than his wife on his office surveillance cameras plans to ask federal investigators to probe the leak of the recording Wednesday. Vance McAllister (R-Monroe), through his chief of staff, told KNOE TV , he will discuss a possible... more »
  • Voters shocked to see Congressman's kissing video Play Video

    April 7, 2014 4:19 PM

    MONROE - Newly-elected Congressman Vance McAllister asked for forgiveness Monday, after a video purportedly showing him kissing a woman who wasn't his wife surfaced on the Internet . McAllister's staff did not answer phone calls, but released a statement hours after the video was posted. "There's no doubt... more »
  • The Deedy Slaughter story: how we got to Saturday's vote Play Video

    April 5, 2014 10:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Saturday's election that booted Deedy Slaughter from a municipal position for some time was the culmination from a nearly 14-month ordeal that began when the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit uncovered questions about a trip Slaughter took to Washington, D.C. Slaughter used city money to pay for... more »
  • New mayor, chief elected in Central

    April 5, 2014 10:46 PM

    CENTRAL- Voters elected a new mayor and police chief and began to fill their town council during an election Saturday. "Jr." Shelton was elected mayor with 59% of the vote and James Salsbury was elected chief with 52% of the vote. About 7600 people cast a ballot. "Shane"... more »
  • Slaughter's losing gap growing as precincts close

    April 5, 2014 8:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The results of early voting have former mayor Deedy Slaughter losing her battle to get her job back. > UPDATE: All precincts have reported and Slaughter lost the mayoral election. Click HERE for an updated story. Four of the 14 precincts report Richard Lee as the... more »
  • Review results from all elections here

    April 5, 2014 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A number of communities decided on city leaders and taxes Saturday. Polls closed at 8 p.m. and you can get preliminary results HERE . In East Baton Rouge, voters decided on municipal elections in Central where a new mayor and police chief were being elected along... more »
  • Kennedy: WBRZ reports forced proposed law, regulation Play Video

    April 2, 2014 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State Treasurer John Kennedy hopes lawmakers will back a proposal to regulate non-profits that receive state money. The groups have been under Kennedy's microscope since some have failed to submit paperwork outline how taxpayer money was spent. Following a series of WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit reports... more »
  • Port Allen mayoral candidate arrested

    March 13, 2014 9:57 PM

    PORT ALLEN- One of five people vying to be the city's next mayor was booked into jail on an outstanding warrant. Larry Bell was arrested on a cruelty to animals charge by Port Allen Police. Details about the alleged crime were not released. The mayoral election is set... more »
  • Leaders approve road takeover

    March 12, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a plan to take control over busy roads from the state, streamlining and expediting road construction on the major thoroughfares. Wednesday, the metro council approved a move to take Government Street, a section of Nicholson Drive, and River Road from the control of the... more »
  • House bill calls for list of each abortion

    March 10, 2014 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Among the eleven pre-filed bills that lawmakers hope to become law during the regular legislative session at the state capitol, one requires doctors report performing an abortion. Written by Monroe Democrat and House member Katrina Jackson, House Bill 388, creates a catalog of procedures when one is... more »
  • Breakaway argument over fire board

    February 26, 2014 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In what some called a battle to change the dynamics of the push to create the City of St. George, the Baton Rouge Metro Council was to decide on changing three members of the St. George Fire Board but failed to get enough support to make drastic adjustments... more »
  • Oil chief skips subpoena because deposition hurt his heart

    February 24, 2014 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association is taking an argument over his health, a pending lawsuit, and threats of his arrest public after a judge issued a bench warrant for Don Briggs when he failed to appear in a Baton Rouge courtroom Monday. Briggs... more »
  • Edwards: No decision on Congressional run

    February 19, 2014 3:31 PM

    GONZALES- Trina Scott Edwards, the wife of former governor and convicted felon Edwin Edwards, said a national report released Wednesday suggesting Edwards had made up his mind about running for Congress was inaccurate. Scott Edwards believes her husband was misquoted by the writer in a phone conversation recently where... more »
  • City leaders delay decision on temporary police chief

    February 18, 2014 10:31 PM

    SORRENTO- City leaders delayed a decision on selecting an interim police chief Tuesday. Instead of dealing with the issue, the council decided it was best to wait until a special meeting next week. The town must appoint someone soon, or the governor's office will be required to make the... more »

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