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  • Volunteers to work at the USS KIDD all weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2015 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 30 volunteers, including veterans from across the country are giving their time for four days to putting in maintenance work on the USS KIDD. It's all a part of Fall Field Days that has been happening every year at the Kidd since 1996. Workers... more »
  • Program scheduled to aid domestic violence victims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 5, 2015 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A program scheduled to help domestic abuse victims which will begin in January, focuses on getting victims of violence in the home out of dangerous situations in an attempt to end domestic-related disturbances in the future. The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office received a... more »
  • Gonzales PD looking for missing man

    September 13, 2015 4:23 PM

    GONZALES, La. - The Gonzales Police Department is asking for the community's assistance in searching for a missing man. Terrance Duplish, 47, was last heard from at 11:30 pm on Friday, after he had received dialysis treatment. Duplush's 2004 Toyota Camry was recovered Saturday night around 9:00 pm.... more »
  • A homeless 'angel' lands in Vacherie check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 6, 2015 7:07 PM

    VACHERIE - Iwana Brown needed to find a home after spending months hiding and sleeping at a Tangipahoa Parish school. Rhonva Jackson needed someone to help her handle the day-to-day challenges of dealing with a muscle disorder she'd had since she was a teen. To each other, they... more »
  • Help offered for seasonal depression check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 2, 2014 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the holidays near many families will celebrate in a traditional way, but for some those celebrations and joy can exacerbate the pain felt through depression. Experts at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center say people who are already experiencing a problem with depression can hurt... more »
  • People in Livingston parish rally against domestic violence

    June 22, 2014 6:25 PM

    Denham Springs- People from the Livingston parish community showed up to show their support at the domestic violence rally, Sunday. Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment, S.A.F.E., led the rally. The Executive Director of S.A.F.E., Pam Hutcheson, says they will provide more services to people in Livingston parish who... more »
  • New diabetes studies need volunteers at Pennington check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 11, 2014 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Scientists are looking for volunteers for two new studies on diabetes at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Researchers are working to prevent diabetes by treating people with pre-diabetes and type two diabetes with a combination of FDA approved drugs. One study, D2D , is for pre-diabetes.... more »
  • Treatment for a rising mental illness trend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 3, 2014 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health care leaders are responding as the number of people committed for mental illness is on the rise. Baton Rouge Police said they spend a lot of time with diagnosed patients who stop taking their medications. The Coroners Office ordered 6,000 patients be involuntarily committed for... more »
  • Business boot camp for veterans check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 11, 2014 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans with disabilities went back to boot camp at LSU, this time to battle the business world. LSU's Third Annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities brought in 19 veterans from across the country. EBV helps veterans build business plans, understand and reach their target markets... more »
  • Woman feeding 30 cats asks for help Play Video

    February 20, 2014 6:14 PM

    LIVINGSTON - When dozens of cats took over a woman's French Settlement home, her friends stepped in to help. Tracy Gardner says the first time she saw almost 30 cats outside her friend's home, she knew she had to help. "When I got out of my vehicle, there... more »
  • Family of 8 gets help after losing their home to a fire

    November 15, 2013 5:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Butler family lost everything in a fire, but their community is stepping up to help just in time for Thanksgiving. The Butler family lost their home to a fire earlier this week. Everyone in the home escaped with minor burns. They weren't able to save... more »
  • Help with heating costs this winter check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 13, 2013 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When Entergy and DEMCO users add donations onto their bills, the money goes to struggling bill payers in their area. Entergy just gave the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging $33,000 to help low income elderly or disabled Entergy users. Each customer is limited on the... more »
  • Abused women find strength together check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 10, 2013 4:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two abused women told News 2 they found an unbreakable friendship in one another. Both beaten and in need of a safe haven, Janet Slavik and Cynthia Holmes found hope at the Women Outreaching Women center in Livingston Parish. "It's very hard but if they've... more »
  • Students to get help in finding jobs

    August 25, 2013 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The University of Louisiana System has reached a deal to help its more than 92,000 students find jobs after graduation. The Advocate reports the nine-college system's partnership with MyEdu of Austin, Texas, also is billed as a way for students to stay on track with schoolwork, shorten... more »
  • Child with terminal cancer on a mission to feed the hungry check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 16, 2013 10:50 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A 10-year-old boy is on a mission to collect food for the homeless and hungry in the Baton Rouge area. But, Trevor Sims is battling cancer and is worried he won't survive long enough to meet his goals. "I guess, I'm ready; I'm ready to see my... more »
  • LSU develops program for small farms

    July 4, 2013 9:11 AM

    ST. JOSEPH- The LSU AgCenter is creating a program to help small farms market their products effectively. John Barnett, a former county agent and regional director for the AgCenter, has been named extension family farm specialist for the project. Barnett said he is ramping up the program now and hopes... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers assisting after explosion

    June 13, 2013 1:54 PM

    GEISMAR - The Baton Rouge chapter of the Red Cross deployed volunteers today to help people affected by this morning's explosion at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar. Volunteers are providing food, water and emotional support for workers and families with loved ones who were hurt in the... more »
  • Okla. tornado victims get taste of Cajun cooking check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2013 6:00 PM

    MOORE, Ok. - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley took a handful of deputies to the tornado devastated area to give back to first responders in need of a good meal. "Frankly when you have devastation as you have here, particularly when it involves young children in a grade school,... more »
  • Czechs help to rebuild West, Texas after blast

    April 24, 2013 8:01 PM

    PRAGUE- To honor thousands of Czechs who settled in Texas more than a hundred years ago, the Czech Republic will donate about $200,000 to help rebuild the town of West, Texas after a fertilizer plant explosion nearly leveled the town. The government says a significant number of people in the... more »
  • Three fires worked by firefighters Monday evening

    March 25, 2013 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters were busy Monday evening, dealing with three separate fires. Two of the fires occurred at homes that were abandoned. The first fire was reported at an empty house near the airport on Elm Grove Garden. Electrical lines near the house were singed and fell to the... more »
  • People evacuated by sinkhole ask lawmakers for help check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2013 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People evacuated 200 days ago by a sinkhole in Assumption Parish asked lawmakers today to help them get buyouts for their homes. Residents and parish officials packed a Senate committee hearing today to tell lawmakers about what the past months have been like. They said the... more »
  • Super PAC could help Vitter in gubernatorial bid

    January 28, 2013 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Washington fundraising heavyweight is helping to set up federal and state super PACs to support U.S. Sen. David Vitter, a move that heightens speculation that Vitter is eyeing a bid to run for governor. Lawyer Charlie Spies (speez) said Vitter supporters filed paperwork Monday with federal and... more »
  • Bees get eviction notice after 20 years in home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2013 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After two decades, the tens of thousands of bees living in Ruby James' home are getting an eviction notice in the form of a good Samaritan. Jack Lithgoe, the president of the Capital Area Beekeepers club, volunteered to help remove the bees from the home after he... more »
  • FEMA center opens in Pointe Coupee Parish

    October 22, 2012 10:27 AM

    NEW ROADS - FEMA workers opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Pointe Coupee Parish this morning to help people there file for help dealing with damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. The center opens at 11 a.m. today at the Scott Civic Center in New Roads, with regular hours of... more »
  • Disaster food aid sites open in Felicianas

    September 20, 2012 1:06 PM

    CLINTON - Sites opened today for people in East and West Feliciana parishes who were affected by Hurricane Isaac to apply for or receive disaster food aid. The sites will be open for the next seven days, and will help people get Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, formerly disaster food... more »
  • Red Cross, food banks asking for donations

    September 7, 2012 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Red Cross chapters and food banks across Louisiana have been busy helping people out after Hurricane Isaac, and now they're asking for help as well. FEMA said the organizations are asking for donations to help replenish supplies they've used giving relief to people affected by the... more »
  • Texas Brine offering aid for evacuated residents check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 16, 2012 6:05 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Texas Brine LLC announced that starting tomorrow they'll provide financial assistance to people who evacuated the Bayou Corne area because of a large sinkhole. The area grew by 50 ft. this morning, and swallowed a boat. Two men were rescued when a huge chunk of land... more »
  • Lafourche SO seeks help in beating investigation

    February 23, 2012 7:40 AM

    THIBODAUX - Authorities in Lafourche Parish are asking the public to help solve the case of a severe beating that happened late last month. The Lafourche Sheriff's Office says the victim apparently suffered his injuries in a fight at a Raceland bar. He was found standing on state Highway 308... more »
  • Simulator to help firefighters' driving skills

    February 13, 2012 8:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. George Fire Protection District will soon have a new simulator to train its firefighters on how to drive fire trucks in emergency situations. The district, which includes south East Baton Rouge Parish, will purchase a driver's training simulator that can replicate the instrumentation, controls and... more »
  • Chef John Besh backs loan program to help farms

    October 8, 2011 11:20 AM

    PROGRESS, Miss.- It looks like the perfect, bucolic life - neat barns and a rustic store, cows grazing peacefully under the trees beside a pond, a sprawling house just across the road, and the third and fourth generation of dairy farmers working together. But the life Kenny and Jamie... more »
  • 2 Louisiana Guard helicopters on Irene duty

    August 27, 2011 4:19 PM

    PINEVILLE, La.- The Louisiana National Guard has sent eight guardsmen and two helicopters with hoist capability in response to Hurricane Irene The troops and UH-60 Blackhawks have been stationed in South Carolina. The National Guard says the troops and equipment will be dispatched in any area hit by the... more »
  • Entergy sending crews to help with Irene outages

    August 27, 2011 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Utility crews from major Louisiana power providers are heading east to restore any outages from Hurricane Irene. Entergy Corp. and Cleco Corp. are sending a total of 209 workers to Washington, D.C., to assist Pepco Holdings Inc. Pepco serves about 770,000 customers in Washington and Maryland. Entergy... more »
  • Terrebonne Parish getting help from Plaquemines Parish

    May 14, 2011 5:37 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Flood-fighting efforts in Terrebonne Parish are getting some help from eastern Louisiana. The parish has accepted an offer of assistance from Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, according to his office. The parish was sent trailers with flood tubes, pumps and generators, as well as several... more »
  • Universities offer help for Tuscaloosa

    April 30, 2011 11:42 AM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- Though they are huge rivals on the field, Auburn University is among the colleges reaching out to help devastated Tuscaloosa, home to the University of Alabama. U of A chief of staff Nicole Bohannon says six schools have reached out to volunteer as of Saturday. They are:... more »
  • Acadia Parish to seek help for Rayne

    April 14, 2011 11:35 AM

    CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Police Jury is seeking the support of Louisiana's congressional delegation in helping Rayne acquire financial assistance stemming from tornado damage March 5. The police jury unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected Rayne's initial request for financial assistance... more »
  • How people can help Japanese earthquake recovery

    March 13, 2011 1:30 PM

    The U.S. government and other nations were sending personnel to assist Japan in its response to the earthquakes and tsunami that have devastated the country. U.S. aid groups were accepting private donations for relief efforts. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent two of its officials with expertise in boiling... more »
  • Volunteers help increase adoptions at EBR animal shelter

    February 22, 2011 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More volunteers means fewer animals killed each year, according to workers at the East Baton Rouge Animal Control and Rescue center. Last year more than 6,000 animals were euthanized, which is 2,500 fewer than the previous year. In additions, dog and cat adoptions increased nearly 15%... more »
  • Law change would help 32 soldiers' families

    January 29, 2011 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The governor, lawmakers and soldiers' families hope to change an unequal system of special benefits given to the relatives of Louisiana National Guard troops killed on active duty. The benefits program for guardsmen was created in 2007. A proposal would expand that program back to 2001, paying... more »

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