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  • Utility bills rise after cold snap Play Video

    February 13, 2014 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility bills after a cold snap in Louisiana are up about 20 percent from this time last year. Entergy said their customer energy usage is up 14 percent for December and 17 percent for January, which is about $20 more for a 1,000 kWht user. DEMCO... more »
  • Woman arrested numerous times for "huffing"

    January 30, 2014 10:29 PM

    ZACHARY- Police said they have arrested a woman numerous times for huffing a compressed gas substance while operating a vehicle. Angela Gipson, 34, was most recently arrested Thursday afternoon after she ran a red light, according to a police report obtained by WBRZ News 2. The officer wrote... more »
  • La. High School Boxing Hall of Fame inductions set

    October 16, 2013 8:50 AM

    SUNSET- The newly formed Louisiana High School Boxing Association is getting ready for its inaugural Hall of Fame Induction and Reunion. The event is set for Sunday afternoon in the city of Sunset at the Sunset Events Center. In a news release, the group says 33 former prep boxers and... more »
  • Shrimp prices at an all-time high Play Video

    August 30, 2013 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shrimp wholesalers said they're paying $2-3 more per pound than they ever have before. Shane Billiot, General Manager LA Boil Corporation said shrimp prices have been climbing consistently for the last six months. "I've never seen prices for shrimp this high before," he said. ... more »
  • Police: 1 injured in NC high school shooting

    August 30, 2013 2:30 PM

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Police say one student was wounded in a shooting at a North Carolina high school and that another student is in custody as a suspect A statement from police said officers responded to a shooting report about 2:30 p.m. Friday at Carver High School. It is on... more »
  • Dozens of stolen iPads missing, five teens arrested Play Video

    July 23, 2013 6:31 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Nearly a month after 80 iPads and a laptop were stolen from West Feliciana High School, investigators said five arrested suspects are cooperating. Deputies arrested twin brothers Robert and Roderick Washington, 17, of St. Francisville along with three juveniles, ages 14, 15, and 16 on burglary... more »
  • HS teacher accused of having child pornography

    June 12, 2013 9:01 AM

    METAIRIE- School officials say a 43-year-old Grace King High School teacher accused of child pornography has been placed on indefinite leave from his job. The Jefferson Parish public school system disclosed the employment status of Walter Sologaistoa, of Kenner, but did not say whether the Spanish teacher is still being... more »
  • Stocks open sharply higher on Wall Street

    May 28, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- A jump in home prices is helping send the stock market sharply higher in early trading. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 143 points to 15,447 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 1 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 17 points at... more »
  • Seniors accused in Comeaux High vandalism

    May 21, 2013 8:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Police say 19 Comeaux High seniors face misdemeanor charges after they allegedly vandalized the school over the weekend. Lafayette police Cpl. Paul Mouton says the students received misdemeanor summonses for criminal mischief and criminal trespassing for vandalizing the school grounds. Comeaux High Principal Joe Craig tells The Advocate the... 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 »
  • Student arrested after damaging restroom

    May 1, 2013 8:56 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Police say a Caddo Magnet High School student was arrested after being seen damaging a restroom at the school. Cpl. Marcus Hines tells The Times 18-year-old Justin Washer was escorted to the main office on Tuesday. Upon arrival, Hines says he began to get into a physical altercation with... more »
  • Missing teacher's family visits from Belgium Play Video

    April 11, 2013 4:55 PM

    BRUSLY - It's been 640 days since anyone has heard from Sylvianne Finck Lozada, her daughter Angelina, or her husband Oscar who's been named a "person of interest" in her disappearance. Lozada's godson, Anton Finck, met with friends and colleagues at Brusly High School Thursday to get a first-hand... more »
  • US stock markets open higher

    April 10, 2013 9:11 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed at its second all-time high in a week. Shortly after the opening bell the Dow Jones industrial average rose 72 points, or 0.5 percent, to 14,744. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... 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 »
  • Lutcher's Storks lifting her way to the top Play Video

    March 15, 2013 8:29 PM

    LUTCHER, La. - Lutcher High is building a reputation around the state as one of the premier programs in powerlifting. China Storks is one of the reasons why. Storks, still only a sophomore, already is a world champion powerlifter and is competing Friday for a state championship. Sports 2's... more »
  • LHSAA football playoff split debated at the capitol Play Video

    March 5, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Members of a joint legislative committee got answers about a plan to split the high school football playoffs between public and private schools. Principals from the 389 schools within the Louisiana High School Athletic Association were allowed to vote. 291 of those schools have football programs. Supporters... more »
  • Zachary High students mistake shooting threats Play Video

    February 22, 2013 5:49 PM

    ZACHARY - Ten percent of Zachary High School students were absent Friday because of threats made at another school, in another parish earlier this week. Kyle Blackburn, 18, from Denham Springs was arrested by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Wednesday for Twitter messages he sent to Silliman Institute students... more »
  • Ex-Meridian softball coach indicted on sex crimes

    February 17, 2013 12:37 PM

    MERIDIAN, Miss. - A former Meridian high school softball coach has been indicted on eight charges alleging inappropriate contact with students under the age of 18. The indictment filed Feb. 11 in Lauderdale County Circuit Court charges former Clarkdale High School coach Ricky Roberson with three counts of exploiting a... more »
  • Man arrested for terrorizing near high school

    January 29, 2013 2:30 PM

    GONZALES - A man seen walking near East Ascension High School in Gonzales with a hand gun Tuesday morning, is now behind bars. Police say 19-year-old Blaine Dearmond was pointing the weapon, which was a BB gun, at several students. Dearmond was currently on probation for burglaries in Ascension... more »
  • Roads, rivers still closed in Ascension Parish

    January 17, 2013 5:17 PM

    GONZALES - Parts of Ascension Parish are still dealing with flooding after recent severe weather. Parish emergency managers said the following roads are still closed because of high water. Recreational waterways are also still closed in the parish until the rivers drop back below safe levels. ROAD CLOSURES... more »
  • Bastrop HS student arrested with gun on campus

    January 15, 2013 1:09 PM

    BASTROP - Morehouse Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 17-year-old Bastrop High School student who somehow managed to get onto the campus with a 45-caliber, semi-automatic pistol and a loaded magazine on his body. Morehouse Parish Schools Superintendent George Noflin tells The News-Star it was the student's parents who notified... more »
  • Obama: Gun control specifics to come within days

    January 14, 2013 12:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - He's acknowledging an uphill fight in Congress -- so President Barack Obama says he's looking at actions he can take on his own to confront gun violence. He told reporters today that he will present a plan within days. Obama says the ideas that are on the table... more »
  • Road conditions in Livingston Parish

    January 11, 2013 12:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency officials in Livingston Parish posted the following update on roads around the parish to Facebook. Drivers are asked not to go around barricades into flooded areas. Rescue workers said they had to spend more time helping people who drove past the barricades and got stuck... more »
  • Rain moves on, high water remains

    January 11, 2013 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy rain moved on after soaking Louisiana for two days, leaving behind swollen rivers and areas still dealing with high water. Livingston Parish declared an individual emergency to help residents there deal with flooding in their homes and businesses. Gov. Jindal also declared a statewide emergency... more »
  • Statewide emergency declared for flooding

    January 10, 2013 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency today for Louisiana in the wake of severe weather and flooding around the state. Jindal said Acadia, Avoyelles, Concordia, East Carroll, Evangeline, Livingston and St. Landry parishes have already declared states of emergency to help residents deal with... more »
  • Closures due to Jan. 10 severe weather

    January 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Severe weather swamped already-flooded parishes this morning, forcing closed more roads and schools. Here's a list of updated closings for Jan. 10: SCHOOL CLOSINGS - Pointe Coupee Parish Public Schools: closing at noon - St. Mary Parish Public Schools - St. Helena Parish Public Schools... more »
  • Flooding threat, rain linger through Thursday

    January 9, 2013 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A flash flood watch continues through Thursday night for much of the Capital City region. After nearly a day of rain, the skies dried. But, it will return overnight into early Thursday morning. Experts at WBRZ Weather 2 said to expect early thunderstorms and an additional... more »
  • Closures due to high water Play Video

    January 9, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - High water caused by the constant rainfall overnight closed some local schools and roads around the greater Baton Rouge area. All recreational boat traffic will be closed on Ascension Parish waterways as well, starting at 6 p.m. tonight. The following schools are closed as of... more »
  • TB tests pending for people at LHS, Truman

    December 18, 2012 10:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE - About 200 students and faculty and staff members at Lafayette High School are awaiting the results of blood tests taken Monday that may indicate if they are positive for tuberculosis. Blood was drawn from those who had been identified as possibly having been exposed to an individual suspected... more »
  • What to do with Lee High School

    November 1, 2012 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will meet tonight to discuss Lee High School's future. The school board plans to rebuild the school, but where to locate the school is the problem. Some want to rebuild the school in it's current location, while others want... more »
  • Student arrested for bringing gun to school, assault Play Video

    September 27, 2012 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies charged two Glen Oaks High School students after a fight in which one of them drew a gun. Deputies arrested Neil Harris, 17, after they said he pulled a gun during a fight at the school around 7:10 a.m. with De'rrell... more »
  • High school opening delayed slightly

    September 24, 2012 10:10 AM

    WATSON - Livingston Parish school officials are hoping for an October move-in date for the new Live Oak High School campus in Watson but acknowledge it could be November before the new campus opens. Hurricane Isaac set back construction after the slow-moving storm dropped 9.4 inches of rain over... more »
  • US seafood catch reaches 17-year high

    September 19, 2012 2:56 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine. - The U.S. seafood catch reached a 17-year high in 2011, with all regions of the country showing increases in both the volume and value of their harvests. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday that commercial fishermen last year caught 10.1 billion pounds of fish and... more »
  • Fans' Choice Week 1 winner announced tonight

    September 5, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The first Fans' Choice Award of the 2012 season will take center stage tonight on WBRZ Sports 2. It's not too late to get those votes in there. This week's nominees are Denham Springs running back Kaleb Blanchard, Zachary quarterback Trey Hills and St. Michael quarterback... more »
  • Several high school football games canceled, moved

    August 29, 2012 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Athletic officials canceled or rescheduled several high school football games in response to this week's storms. Here's a list of games planned for this weekend so far: SATURDAY: Walker at St. Michael - 2 p.m. SUNDAY: Independence at Baker - 11 a.m. Plaquemine at Brusly - 7... more »
  • Zachary, Catholic High game canceled

    August 29, 2012 3:11 PM

    ZACHARY - School officials canceled this week's football game between Zachary High and Catholic High. Zachary head football coach Neil Weiner said the team hadn't had enough days to practice for the Week One matchup because of Hurricane Isaac, now a tropical storm. He said the schools were... more »
  • Student arrested with gun at school

    August 21, 2012 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the School Drug Task Force arrested a 16-year-old they said was caught with a loaded gun in their book bag today in East Baton Rouge Parish. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the 11th grader at McKinley High School was confronted by administrators about... more »
  • High school tourney locations announced

    July 18, 2012 9:53 AM

    Shreveport-Bossier, Lake Charles and Hammond have been selected as the host cities for the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) boys' and girls' regional basketball tournaments. The regional tournaments will host between eight and 10 matches during the weekend and an estimated 12,000 attendees are expected to participate... more »
  • Hotter with only a few storms expected today

    July 17, 2012 6:19 AM

    This Tuesday starts off with mostly clear skies and very muggy temperatures in the mid 70s. It will be another hot afternoon across the Capital City thanks to an area of high pressure building over the Southeast U.S. This will also help to give us fewer storms too. Look... more »
  • Mostly sunny, hot and humid today

    June 22, 2012 10:29 PM

    It is a very warm and humid start to this Saturday. We have mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the 70s. We will be unseasonably hot and humid this afternoon with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies as an area of high pressure builds over the Deep South. A... more »
  • Former Lady Tiger scores season-high in win against Liberty

    June 22, 2012 7:16 AM

    Seimone Augustus scored a season-high 26 points, rookie Devereaux Peters added a career-best 18, and the Minnesota Lynx got back on track by beating the New York Liberty 102-70 on Thursday night. Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 15 points for Minnesota (11-1), which started the season a WNBA-best 10-0 before losing... more »
  • Live Oak High School construction may affect opening

    June 20, 2012 10:38 AM

    WATSON - School administrators and contractors in Livingston Parish are meeting to set a tenative date for the opening of Live Oak High School. Work was stalled when thieves got away with about $100,000 worth of copper from the construction site. The school was scheduled to be open in... more »
  • Local high schools compete in 7-on-7 league

    June 20, 2012 6:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Several area teams are gearing up for the 2012 football season by participating in a 7-on-7 passing league this summer. Schools like Denham Springs, Zachary, University High and St. Amant will host league play today. It allows high-flying offensive-minded programs to work on their rhythm... more »
  • High water blocks I-110 curve

    June 8, 2012 5:21 PM

    UPDATE 5:44 p.m. - All lanes are back open after this incident. BATON ROUGE - An afternoon downpour blocked several lanes of traffic along I-110 South in Baton Rouge, according to traffic officials. High water blocked the right and center lanes on I-110 South at 21st Street. Traffic... more »
  • Goats removed from Conn. high school roof overhang

    June 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    SIMSBURY, Conn. - Firefighters were called to a Connecticut high school for a goat removal. Authorities say firefighters rescued four goats from an overhang above the entrance to Simsbury High School on Wednesday morning. They say the goats may have been placed there as a senior prank. Principal Neil Sullivan... more »
  • Last day as EBR Parish School for Istrouma High

    May 23, 2012 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the last day of school for most students in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. But for those at Istrouma High, is will also be their last as part of the parish school system. In April, the state Department of Education announced the school will... more »
  • Threat on Facebook, student arrested

    May 11, 2012 5:19 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Police say a 17-year-old student at Parkway High School has been arrested after school officials found a posting on Facebook describing violent threats to the high school. Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say the teen was arrested Tuesday on a charge of terrorizing after posting a detailed sketch... more »
  • Students will move to Istrouma High School

    May 8, 2012 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Recovery School District plans to relocate Prescott Middle School students to the campus of Istrouma High School effective this fall. The move comes as the Recovery School District takes over the middle school, which is being operated this year by Advance Baton Rouge, a charter... more »
  • Winter storm , high winds and snow

    April 23, 2012 12:16 PM

    BUFFALO - A nor'easter is bringing a taste of winter to communities that were basking in record warmth a month ago. The storm churned up the Northeast on Monday packing high winds, soaking rain and springtime snow. Some schools are closed and there are fears of widespread power outages. Utilities... more »
  • Woodlawn High bus driver booked in aggravated rape

    March 26, 2012 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 61-year-old Woodlawn High School bus driver for allegedly persuading an 18-year-old female mentally disabled student who rode his bus to perform a sex act. Donald Bordelon of Zachary was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Friday on counts of aggravated rape.... more »
  • High court turns down Louisiana bid on Census

    March 19, 2012 2:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has turned down Louisiana's bid to recover the congressional seat taken from the state as a result of the 2010 Census. The court is not commenting on its order Monday preventing the state from pursuing a lawsuit that claims the Census unfairly included undocumented immigrants... more »
  • Classes resume at Ohio high school after shooting

    March 2, 2012 5:20 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio - Students mourning the deaths of three teens in a shooting at an Ohio high school are set to return to class today, a day after charges were filed in juvenile court against the 17-year-old suspect. T.J. Lane is accused of opening fire at the 1,100-student Chardon High... more »
  • Darkest Places

    February 29, 2012 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In part 2 of our series "Darkest Places," we checked out a neighborhood on the cusp of crime. We'll show you the issue residents have with lighting there and you will hear what they think will happen if their issues are not addressed. News2 Reporter... more »
  • High court to hear Stolen Valor case

    February 20, 2012 6:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court this week will review one of the first cases of someone prosecuted under the Stolen Valor Act. A federal appeals court in San Francisco has struck down the 2006 law, which is aimed at curbing false claims of military valor. That court called it... more »
  • High water, extra Mississippi River levee checks

    February 10, 2012 4:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's keeping an eye on Mississippi River levees because the river is high. The twice-weekly checks are a precaution because the water is expected to remain high for a while. The corps said Thursday that patrols began this week for levees... more »
  • Partly cloudy with a few sprinkles today

    February 7, 2012 5:26 AM

    Good Tuesday Morning! Grab that jacket again as we have temperatures in the 40s. It will be partly cloudy with a few sprinkles today & a high around 67. Mostly cloudy tonight & chilly with lows near 46. A cold front moves through tomorrow with a slight chance of... more »
  • Thieves hit Live Oak HS construction site

    February 3, 2012 6:43 AM

    WATSON - Officials say the fall opening of the new Live Oak High School in Watson could be delayed after thieves stole more than $100,000 worth of copper and tools from the construction site. Bruce Bacon, the job superintendent for Woodrow Wilson Construction Co. says the thieves knew exactly what... more »
  • Zachary High School students disciplined for hazing Play Video

    January 27, 2012 6:09 PM

    ZACHARY - The school system took disciplinary action against a number of Zachary High School students after hazing allegation surfaced earlier this week. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid calls the alleged hazing incident involving boys "sexual in nature", but he didn't know the full details of what happened. ... more »
  • Metro Airport traffic hits three-year high

    January 25, 2012 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More passengers flew in and out of the Baton Rouge Metro Airport last year than in any of the past three years, with over 809,000 total passengers using the airport. The airport says it had 404,735 passengers boarding flights and 405,116 disembarking flights in 2011. The total... more »
  • Board backs renovation project at Istrouma High

    January 20, 2012 7:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has approved spending $586,000 to renovate classrooms on the second floor of Istrouma High School. Two months ago the board voted to delay the construction at the high school over the objections of Superintendent John Dilworth. Istrouma High School is... more »
  • Two Baton Rouge high schools improve graduation rates

    January 18, 2012 2:17 PM

    Baton Rouge, La. - Two high schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System have made great strides in increasing graduation rates. McKinley High School has won the Louisiana Department of Education Award for making the High Priority School Honor Roll by ranking in the top 10 schools... more »
  • Former La. high school football star pleads guilty in sex case

    January 6, 2012 2:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A former high school football player, who had committed to LSU but was arrested on a sexual assault charge last year, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. 19-year-old Jeremy Hill, a former Redemptorist High running back, pleaded guilty Friday to carnal knowledge of a juvenile,... more »
  • Nude photos of Central teacher go viral after email hacking Play Video

    January 3, 2012 4:11 PM

    CENTRAL - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, the Central School Superintendent and the FBI are all aware of a hacking case, that allowed several nude photographs of a young teacher from Central to go viral on the internet. WBRZ is not identifying the teacher due to the... more »
  • Coffins washed up by high waters in W. Feliciana Play Video

    December 27, 2011 11:38 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Rising water in West Feliciana Parish washed up a number of coffins at the Magnolia Cemetery in St. Francisville. Inmates from the West Feliciana Parish Jail were out at the cemetery cleaning up the damage and moving the remains back to their original resting places this... more »
  • Friends of missing teacher want private investigator Play Video

    December 8, 2011 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been five months since local teacher Sylviane Finch Lozada went missing. Now friends are desperate for information about the case, and say they're not getting any answers from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. "We're in the process of hiring a private investigator to hopefully... more »
  • Student stabbed at Opelousas High School

    September 19, 2011 2:39 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La.- Police are investigating a stabbing at Opelousas High School. Police Chief Perry Gallow says the student was stabbed inside a school bathroom shortly before classes began Monday. Gallow says the victim was transported to Opelousas General Hospital after he was stabbed twice in the abdomen and... more »
  • LSU has one of largest freshman classes ever

    September 15, 2011 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- During the same week LSU was named a top tier university by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth straight year, fall enrollment figures show the school brought in another large freshman class. The 2011 freshman class is composed of 5,290 students, making it one of... more »
  • Amite River, Diversion Canal reopened to recreational boat traffic

    September 9, 2011 9:03 AM

    GONZALES - The Amite River and Diversion Canal reopened Friday morning to recreational boat traffic in Ascension Parish. Livingston Parish says their waterways will stay closed through at least Saturday night because water is still left in low-lying areas. Both parishes closed the waterways because of Tropical Storm... more »
  • Capitol High ordered to forfeit six games from 2010

    August 22, 2011 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Capitol High School has been ordered to forfeit six football games from last year's schedule because of an ineligible player. The Louisiana High School Athletics Association issued the ruling today, which included a one-year academic probation and $200 fine. The student in question will also be... more »
  • School fills position of missing teacher

    August 5, 2011 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The school year at Brusly High in West Baton Rouge Parish will be noticeably different. Sylvianne Lozada, a foreign language teacher there, disappeared one month ago today. Her family last heard from her on June 5, and her husband and daughter left the country a few... more »
  • Colleague of missing teacher reveals new information

    August 3, 2011 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New information could help detectives figure out what happened leading up to 51-year-old Sylviane Lozada's mysterious disappearance nearly one month ago. Philippe Radalet has known Lozada since the mid-1990s when they both moved from Belgium to Louisiana to teach French under "the Council for the Development... more »
  • Missing teacher investigation goes international

    August 3, 2011 9:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The search for a missing Brusly High School foreign language teacher has gone international. News agencies around the world have picked up the bizarre and mysterious disappearance of 51-year-old Sylviane Finck Lozada. "Le Journal", a national news organization in Belgium picked up the story last... more »
  • Minimum GPA for high school athletes

    July 28, 2011 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Feliciana School System recently lowered the minimum grade point average for students to participate in extracurricular activities. It drops from a 2.0 to a 1.5, which is what most school districts across the state require. East Baton Rouge is one of only a handful requiring... more »
  • Neighbors speak out about teacher's disappearance

    July 27, 2011 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As detectives continue investigating the mysterious disappearance of 51-year-old Sylviane Finck Lozada of Brusly, the optimism of some close friends is waning. Irma and John Tullier have lived in West Baton Rouge Parish all their lives. John served in World War II fighting in the Battle... more »
  • New develoments in Brusly teacher's disappearance

    July 25, 2011 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The search continues for a missing Brusly High School teacher. Sylviane Finch Lozada last spoke to family member in Belgium on July 11, 2011. Monday morning, police tape sealed the door of her home in Baton Rouge. In a statement, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
  • As high waters go down, wildlife areas reopen

    July 2, 2011 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE- As the Fourth of July weekend kicks off, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it has reopened four wildlife management areas closed since May due to the high river waters that have flooded many parts of the state. The department says it has reopened all... more »
  • 6 Scouts missing after camping trip to Ark. forest

    May 2, 2011 3:53 PM

    LODI, Ark. - Boy Scouts officials in Louisiana say search teams have not been in contact with six boys and two adults believed to be stranded by high water in an Arkansas forest. Art Hawkins of the Evangeline Area Council in Lafayette, La., says the eight have not been... more »
  • Protest rally pushes La. science law repeal

    April 28, 2011 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge high school senior led a rally to push for repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act, which critics say can be used to promote creationism in schools. About three dozen people, organized by student Zack Kopplin, rallied Thursday on the Capitol steps. ... more »
  • Teen pressing for repeal of La. Science Education Act

    April 22, 2011 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Baton Rouge Magnet High School student is leading the charge in changing what can be taught in Louisiana high school classrooms. Zack Kopplin supports Senate Bill 70 which repeals a 2008 law that allows teachers to add supplemental lesson plans that can include other theories... more »
  • EBRSO: Student arrested after bringing stun gun to school

    April 19, 2011 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 16-year-old was arrested this morning after officials said he had brought a weapon to Tara High in Baton Rouge, and was told to report to the alternative school but didn't. Major Lawrence McLeary said EBR Sheriff's deputies arrested the student after he was found today... more »

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