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  • Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House

    February 27, 2015 4:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. The surprise 224-203 defeat of the legislation was a major embarrassment for House... more »
  • Protect yourself: Springtime is scam time Play Video

    February 26, 2015 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Springtime is scam time. Whether it's your tax returns or yard work, scammers are looking to con you to get your money or personal information. National Consumer Protection Week was created to keep that from happening. "We're seeing a lot of disputes about tax prepares," Sam... more »
  • House to debate GOP bill to fix No Child Left Behind

    February 25, 2015 2:44 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill the House is considering to fix it isn't winning popularity contests among Democrats. House Republicans say the measure, which will be debated Wednesday, would restore local control in schools and stop top-down education mandates.... more »
  • Pressure on House GOP for Homeland Security bill

    February 25, 2015 2:30 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The pressure is on House Republicans days ahead of a looming partial Homeland Security Department shutdown. Senate GOP leaders have agreed to Democratic demands and announced legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department without contentious immigration provisions opposed by Democrats and President Barack Obama. Now all eyes... more »
  • Firefighters respond to Baton Rouge house fire

    February 22, 2015 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire broke out at a house in Baton Rouge Sunday night. Baton Rouge firefighters responded to the blaze around 6:20 p.m. on 2280 Gore Rd. Fire officials are still investigating what happened. more »
  • Baton Rouge house fire under investigation

    February 22, 2015 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A house was halfway engulfed in flames when emergency responders arrived at a residence in Baton Rouge early Sunday morning. The fire happened around 6:20 a.m. at a house on 7625 Glen Oaks Dr. According to District 6 firefighters, no one was in the house... more »
  • Baton Rouge house fire ruled accidental

    February 17, 2015 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child playing too close to a space heater with some paper is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge. It happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of Lobelia. The paper caught on fire, causing it to spread through the... more »
  • Deadly house fire in Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 6, 2015 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a house fire reported in Baton Rouge has taken the life of at least one person. Investigators said they're looking into the cause of the fire at a home on Park Drive, off of Florida Boulevard. The fire was reported around 9:40 a.m.... more »
  • House caught on fire due to electrical malfunction

    January 25, 2015 8:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An electrical malfunction is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge where a family of four lived. It happened Sunday evening around 5 in the in the 5000 block of Frey St. just north of an apartment fire that started two minutes earlier. Fire... more »
  • Shy of votes, House GOP drops planned vote on abortion bill

    January 22, 2015 2:29 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - With thousands of anti-abortion protesters in the nation's capital, Republicans are ready to push legislation through the House designed to please them. But it's not the bill an embarrassed GOP was hoping for. Republican leaders were forced late Wednesday to abruptly drop plans for House debate of... more »
  • Husband demolished house

    January 21, 2015 7:47 PM

    MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK- A man in New York is accused of demolishing his house without telling his wife and now faces a charge of criminal mischief. Police found James Rhein using a excavator to knock down the house without removing any of the household items or having the utility... more »
  • Obama sits down with leaders of new GOP-run Congress

    January 13, 2015 3:11 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The guest list hasn't changed, but President Barack Obama faces a different type of crowd when he meets with congressional leaders on Tuesday. Obama's sit-down with House and Senate leaders is his first since the new, fully Republican-run Congress was seated last week. Senate Democratic leader Harry... more »
  • U. S. House approves Keystone XL pipeline

    January 9, 2015 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has overwhelmingly passed a bill authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline despite a veto threat from the White House. The bill passed Friday on a 266-153 vote, one of the first pieces of legislation considered by the Republican-controlled Congress. It was the 10th vote the House... more »
  • House poised to pass pipeline bill as Senate wrangles

    January 9, 2015 2:39 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Republicans are on track to easily pass legislation to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, moving the GOP-led Congress closer to a clash with President Barack Obama. The House will vote later Friday on a bill identical to one headed to the Senate... more »
  • Under fire, House GOP lawmaker says he rejects bigotry

    January 7, 2015 10:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - The No. 3 Republican in the House says he rejects all forms of bigotry after his admission last week that he addressed a white supremacist group in 2002. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana on Wednesday faced fresh questions about his speech at a 2002 Louisiana convention of the... more »
  • New Congress convenes with GOP in charge

    January 6, 2015 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new Congress has convened with Republicans ready to take charge of the House and Senate. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was poised to become the new Senate majority leader. In the House, John Boehner was widely expected to win another term as speaker. Two Louisiana lawmakers were... more »
  • New House budget chairman to follow Ryan framework

    December 12, 2014 12:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - The incoming Republican chairman of the House Budget committee says he's going to draft a fiscal blueprint to balance the budget in 10 years and call for transforming Medicare into a system that places future retirees in private health insurance plans - much like outgoing chairman Paul Ryan... more »
  • Lawmakers seal deal on $1.1T spending bill

    December 9, 2014 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congressional aides say a final agreement has been sealed on a massive $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown and fund most of the government through next September. The hard-fought agreement would delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until... more »
  • Official: 6 dead after plane crashes into Md. home

    December 8, 2014 11:53 AM

    GAITHERSBURG, MD - Three residents of a house hit by a small, private jet were among six people killed in the crash in Maryland's Montgomery County. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Steve Lohr says three people were aboard the jet when it crashed Monday into the home in Gaithersburg,... more »
  • AP: Graves, Abraham win La. Congressional runoffs

    December 6, 2014 8:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans will hold at least 246 seats in the House come January, matching the post-World War II high of the Truman administration. Republicans will expand their current 234-201 advantage by a dozen seats in the next Congress - with one race still undecided. On Saturday, Republicans kept control... more »
  • House moves to extend tax breaks through December

    December 3, 2014 6:33 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House is moving to extend a $45 billion package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year. The bill would enable millions of businesses and individuals to claim the tax breaks on their 2014 returns. Beyond Dec. 31, their fate would be uncertain. The... more »
  • Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

    November 21, 2014 10:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is "damaging the presidency itself" with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen. But the Ohio Republican offers no hint of what steps the House might take to block Obama's... more »
  • House sends bill approving oil pipeline to Senate

    November 14, 2014 11:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has sent the Senate a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The House voted Friday 252-161 on a bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana in a bid to boost his chances to take over Louisiana's Senate seat from Democrat Mary Landrieu.... more »
  • Early morning fire ruled arson

    November 13, 2014 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators said a fire this morning at a vacant house in Baton Rouge was intentionally set. The fire happened around 4:20 a.m. at a vacant home at 491 Tusacloosa Avenue. Firefighters said the home was fully engulfed when they arrived. The fire was so intense... more »
  • House, Senate to vote on Keystone

    November 12, 2014 2:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House and Senate will vote in coming days on legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline in a high-stakes political poker game. The two candidates in the Dec. 6 runoff for a Louisiana Senate seat are both pushing the bills. They are three-term Democrat Mary Landrieu in... more »
  • Scandals old and new mark House races

    November 4, 2014 3:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four of the six U.S. House races on Louisiana's ballot are dreary matters by the state's colorful standards, with incumbents in line for easy re-election. But the 6th District race features 87-year-old former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who hopes to overcome memories of his corruption conviction in Tuesday's... more »
  • Colder weather means it's time to get your heaters checked

    November 2, 2014 9:35 PM

    ST. GEORGE - A family of six is without their home tonight because of a major house fire that happened early Saturday evening. The fire happened in the University Club Plantation subdivision around 7:30 p.m. The family managed to escape the burning home without any injuries. But... more »
  • Massive fire destroys vacant Mid City house Play Video

    October 28, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters battled a massive fire at a house in Mid City for nearly an hour late Tuesday night, but were unable to save the vacant building from the flames. The Baton Rouge Fire Department said they responded to the scene of the fire at an unoccupied... more »
  • Flag furor

    September 29, 2014 7:38 PM

    BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND- It seems the European Union flag can be mistaken for an emblem of terror in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Police were called to golfer Rory McIlroy's hometown after locals reported seeing a house flying a flag of what was described as an Islamic terrorist group. The... more »
  • Prosecutor: 800 ammo rounds found in car of White House intruder

    September 22, 2014 2:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - Authorities are describing Omar Gonzalez as a threat to the president. Gonzalez is the man accused of scaling the White House fence on Friday and sprinting inside the building, where he was stopped after making his way through the front door while armed with a knife. Investigators say... more »
  • New home in Geismar donated to Iraq war veteran Play Video

    September 17, 2014 6:15 PM

    GEISMAR - A 16-year veteran of the armed services who was is injured during a 2011 tour of duty in Iraq is the proud owner of a new home in Geismar as of Wednesday morning. Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Foundation presented Cory Jenkins, who served in the... more »
  • Disabled man shot and killed by neighbor

    August 24, 2014 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead and no one has been arrested yet. Gary Andrus, 51, was shot and killed in the yard of his neighbor's house after an altercation broke out. Police officers responded to the 2600 block of Tecumseh St. around 8:00 Saturday night. ... more »
  • Final day for election qualifying Play Video

    August 22, 2014 7:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the final day for candidates to qualify to run for political office in Louisiana in November 4th elections. There has been a steady flow at the Secretary of State's Office the past two days. On Thursday, Zach Dasher joined the 5th Congressional District race... more »
  • Father describes shooting intruder Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father in Baton Rouge who police said shot an intruder in his daughter's home said if he found himself in the same situation, he'd do the same thing all over again. "It had to be me or him. So, it had to be him instead... more »
  • GOP-led House approves lawsuit against Obama

    July 30, 2014 5:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law. The vote was 225 to 201. Democrats... more »
  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    July 30, 2014 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care. The 420-5 vote Wednesday sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by the end of the week. The $16.3 billion measure is intended to help veterans avoid... more »
  • House, Senate in stalemate over border crisis

    July 23, 2014 2:49 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the southern border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both chambers. A Senate bill being unveiled Wednesday would allocate $2.7 billion for... more »
  • Elderly man dead

    July 20, 2014 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 90 year old man died Saturday in the 1500 block of Bay Street near Scenic highway. Investigators say the man and his 87 year old wife were inside their home when an electrical fire happened. Neighbors say they tried to break down the door before... more »
  • House passes $22B bill cutting IRS tax enforcement

    July 16, 2014 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - The GOP-controlled House has passed a $22 billion measure that would slash budgets for enforcing tax laws and new financial regulations, and a healthy food initiative that's a pet cause of first lady Michelle Obama. The bill passed Wednesday on a nearly party-line 228-195 vote. Companion legislation has... 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 »
  • GOP-led House backs limits on Obama's authority

    June 20, 2014 11:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House has voted overwhelmingly for a $570 billion defense bill that limits President Barack Obama's authority on handling detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The vote was 340-73 on Friday for an election-year measure that also would impose new curbs on the National Security... more »
  • House votes to make business tax break permanent

    June 12, 2014 11:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House has voted to make permanent a generous tax break that makes buying new equipment and improving property easier for small businesses. The tax break would allow business owners to write off such investments more quickly. It expired at the beginning of the year, along with more... more »
  • House passes consulting contracts oversight bill

    May 27, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators voted 37-0 Tuesday for a proposal to give lawmakers more oversight of the consulting contracts signed across state agencies. Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard, I-Thibodaux, sought to force a 10 percent cut on agencies' spending on consulting and professional services contracts, and the idea passed by the... more »
  • Bill delaying shift to Common Core nears passage

    May 22, 2014 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An effort to delay the consequences of Louisiana's shift to Common Core education standards for one year longer than state education board policy is nearing final legislative passage. The Senate Education Committee voted 3-1 Thursday to advance the proposal by Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, to the... more »
  • House poised to pass curbs on NSA surveillance

    May 22, 2014 2:22 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House is poised to pass legislation that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records. The compromise bill is displeasing many civil liberties activists but would significantly change the most controversial program revealed by former agency contractor Edward Snowden. The USA Freedom... more »
  • House approves bill to speed firings at VA

    May 21, 2014 5:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has approved a bill to give the Veterans Affairs secretary more authority to fire or demote senior executives at the agency. The bill responds to a growing furor over allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals. The department's inspector general says 26 facilities... more »
  • La. House approves abortion restriction bill Play Video

    May 21, 2014 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's abortion clinics will be required to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles, a restriction that abortion-rights groups say will shutter three of the state's five abortion clinics. With an 88-5 vote Wednesday, the House sent the bill by Rep. Katrina Jackson, a Democrat... more »
  • House health committee rejects Medicaid expansion

    May 21, 2014 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Efforts to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program appear dead for the legislative session, after a House committee rejected multiple bills to give government-funded health care to more adults. The House Health and Welfare Committee voted 12-4 Wednesday against a Medicaid expansion proposal from Rep. Herbert Dixon, a Democrat... more »
  • La. Legislature tries to rebalance budget

    May 20, 2014 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An effort to rebalance this year's $25 billion budget, to fill $75 million in gaps in education and prison programs, began advancing Tuesday in the Louisiana Legislature. The House Appropriations Committee agreed without objection to the budget-balancing proposal (House Bill 1094), sending it to the full House... more »
  • House passes bill to increase jail time for heroin

    May 15, 2014 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the House on Thursday rewrote and passed a Senate-approved bill to lengthen the possible jail time for heroin dealers in Louisiana. Under the revamped version, the minimum sentence for distribution of heroin would be increased from five years to 10 years. The maximum sentence for... more »
  • Rogers defends creation of select Benghazi panel

    May 13, 2014 6:54 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is defending creation of a special investigation into the attack at Benghazi. Republican Rep. Mike Rogers says Congress owes this to Americans who will be asked to conduct "expeditionary diplomacy" in an increasingly dangerous world. Rogers tells MSNBC lawmakers "want... more »
  • Louisiana House approves $25 billion state budget

    May 8, 2014 8:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have backed a $25 billion budget for next year, supporting Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposals to increase spending on health care and colleges. No changes were made to financing for privatization deals involving the LSU hospitals, though federal officials have rejected the funding... more »
  • House works on its version of next year's budget

    April 28, 2014 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers in the House have taken their hand at crafting next year's $25 billion budget. The Appropriations Committee on Monday reshuffled dollars in the 2014-15 spending plans submitted by Gov. Bobby Jindal. The committee filled gaps in public school funding, the free college tuition program known as TOPS... more »
  • Prostitution and panhandling the focus of potential law Play Video

    April 25, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Legislators are targeting prostitutes and panhandlers with a bill that passed unanimously in the House. This week, Rep. Austin Badon from New Orleans introduced HB 1158. The bill would allow officers to arrest anyone found soliciting money or transportation from someone else. It was approved... more »
  • Unanimous agreement to ban e-cig sales to minors

    April 24, 2014 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Both the House and Senate have unanimously agreed to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 in Louisiana, similar to the state's existing ban on cigarette sales to minors. The House voted 88-0 Thursday for the bill (House Bill 1264) by... more »
  • White House makes economics focus of Asia trip

    April 18, 2014 2:48 PM

    WASHINGTON- The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region. But tensions between Russia and Ukraine will likely push regional security concerns higher on the president's agenda. Some of the countries Obama is visiting are eyeing the developments... more »
  • House kills bill to remove La.'s unenforceable anti-sodomy law

    April 15, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's unconstitutional anti-sodomy law. Baton Rouge Rep. Patricia Smith, a Democrat, sought to remove consensual sex between people of the same sex from Louisiana's crimes against nature law. The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a similar Texas... more »
  • House committee supports removing unconstitutional law

    April 9, 2014 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A House committee has narrowly agreed to advance a bill that would repeal an unconstitutional state law prohibiting intercourse between two people of the same sex. The criminal justice committee voted 9-6 Wednesday for the measure by Baton Rouge Rep. Patricia Smith, over the objections of conservative and... more »
  • Twins were dead 3 years and no one noticed

    April 2, 2014 7:45 PM

    CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE- Two elderly twins found dead in side-by-side recliners in their home were identified by autopsy but authorities in Tennessee don't know how they died. Mystery surrounds the deaths of 63-year-old twins Andrew and Anthony Thompson who died three years ago but were discovered just this week. ... more »
  • House to consider restrictions on traffic cameras

    March 31, 2014 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House will debate a proposal to place new limits on automated speed enforcement systems that towns and cities use to issue traffic tickets. The bill is part of an annual effort by New Orleans Rep. Jeff Arnold to chip away at traffic cameras. Arnold says the... more »
  • Space heater causes house fire in Baton Rouge

    March 17, 2014 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said combustibles placed too close to a portable heater were to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge this morning. The fire happened around 11 a.m. in the 2700 block of North Lark. Firefighters said it started in the rear bedroom of the... more »
  • Man arrested for battery, threat of arson

    March 11, 2014 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has been arrested for threatening to burn down his mother's house after a fight with his fiancee. Police say Richard Farris was at his mother's house at 1102 Roundtree in Baton Rouge when he became violent and started breaking things. The fiancee told... more »
  • Home damaged by plane crash finally demolished Play Video

    March 10, 2014 5:37 PM

    BAKER- After months of waiting, residents of a quiet Baker neighborhood will get some closure as a home damaged in a plane crash last year is finally torn down. The plane crashed shortly after the pilot took off from Baton Rouge Metro Airport in June 2013. "I saw... more »
  • 2 die, 3 escape in St. Landry Parish house fire

    March 3, 2014 3:27 PM

    LAWTELL- An early morning house fire in St. Landry Parish has claimed the lives a 72 year-old man and his wife. It happened just after 4 a.m. Monday at the couple's home in Lawtell. Investigators say Willis Semien and his 66 year-old wife, Lou Anna Semien, died in... more »
  • Man arrested for trying to climb White House fence

    February 7, 2014 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON- Authorities say a man has been arrested trying to climb over a fence at the White House. The Secret Service says the unidentified man was apprehended before he could get over the fence. He had two bags with him and authorities are waiting for the Washington police... more »
  • Vitter wants food stamp users to show ID

    January 15, 2014 10:55 PM

    WASHINGTON- Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana) is pushing to require people who use food stamps to show a valid photo ID when buying items. "Using a photo ID is standard in many day to day transactions, and most of those are not exclusively paid for by the taxpayer dollars," Vitter... more »
  • Egging leads to drugs in Beiber's house

    January 14, 2014 7:26 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Sheriff's deputies searching singer Justin Bieber's house after he was accused of vandalism found cocaine. Bieber says it belonged to his friend. The deputies carried out a felony warrant at his mansion in Calabasas after Bieber was accused of being part of a group that egged... more »
  • Fire destroys house on New Year's Eve Play Video

    December 31, 2013 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into what sparked a fire on New Year's Eve night. The fire broke out at a house on North 30th Street around 9 p.m. At least two nearby houses were damages. more »
  • Firefighters work Christmas Eve house fire

    December 24, 2013 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People gathered on Christmas Eve to watch as firefighters rushed to extinguish a fire in an upscale neighborhood. Fire crews were dispatched to the home on Bocage Boulevard just before 4 p.m. Tuesday. As many as forty-five minutes after the dispatch, smoke was still visible from the... more »
  • Squatter's nine-year-old dump Play Video

    November 7, 2013 10:26 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A city official says a man has been squatting in a house for nine years. The house, located on the 100 block of Atchafalaya St., has been without utilities since Sept. 2006. There is no running water, no lights and the roof of the home is... more »
  • Baton Rouge house fire caused by space heater

    October 24, 2013 2:14 PM

    Baton Rouge- A space heater is being blamed for a house fire in Baton Rouge. It happened around noon Thursday in the 2500 block of Madison. Fire investigators say the heater was placed too close to furniture in the living room. The house was engulfed in flames... more »
  • Arson suspected in vacant house fire

    October 23, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson is suspected in a vacant house fire in Baton Rouge on Wednesday. Firefighters said the home in the 5200 block of Peerless was engulfed with flames when they arrived. It is considered a total loss. No one was hurt. Anyone with information about... more »
  • Two dogs killed in house fire

    October 3, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two dogs died in a house fire at 17819 Christopher's Crossing in Baton Rouge this morning. No people were home and one other dog was taken to a veterinarian for care. Firefighers say the fire appears to have begun in the kitchen area, but the... more »
  • Senate rejects House conditions on spending bill

    September 30, 2013 1:50 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Democratic-led Senate has rejected conditions that House Republicans attached to a temporary spending bill. On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama's health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating.... more »
  • Eminem's childhood home up for auction

    September 18, 2013 7:35 PM

    DETROIT- No price given, but the childhood home of singer Eminem is up for auction on Detroit's northeast side. The address shows the house is where his mother, Deborah Mathers lived from 1989 to 2003. The house is listed by the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority which acquires and... more »
  • House GOP chiefs urge end to La. voucher challenge

    September 17, 2013 2:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican congressional leaders are urging the Justice Department to consider ending its move to block Louisiana from issuing new private school tuition vouchers in districts that remain under federal desegregation orders. Tuesday's letter to Attorney General Eric Holder says the department's... more »
  • Habitat for Humanity marks 300th home Play Video

    September 13, 2013 4:18 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - Habitat for Humanity marked its 300th home in the Baton Rouge area Friday morning. The homeowners, Norvel and Takirri Blackburn, received the honor to own the milestone home after being chosen from a pool of elligible families. Norvel actually grew up in the 10th Habitat home in... more »
  • "Jade's Flowers" won't stop after devastating fire Play Video

    August 20, 2013 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The young girl who raised thousands of dollars to help a local animal shelter says she won't stop, even though a fire destroyed her Denham Springs home overnight. "If you quit, you're always gonna wanna quit, but if you keep trying, you're always gonna wanna try,... more »
  • Baton Rouge house fire under investigation

    August 8, 2013 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into what started an early morning house fire in Baton Rouge. It happened around 6 a.m. in the 7000 block of Calumet. The fire started in one of the home's bedrooms, and extended into the attic. Investigators said they're still looking into... more »
  • Demolition begins on Ohio house in kidnapping case

    August 7, 2013 7:42 AM

    CLEVELAND - Demolition has begun on the Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped over a decade. The house is being torn down as part of a deal that spared Ariel Castro a possible death sentence. He was sentenced last week to life in prison plus... more »
  • House approves lower rates on student loans

    July 31, 2013 5:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - A bill that would lower the cost of student loans has passed the House and is heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. The House on Wednesday gave final congressional approval to a bipartisan measure that links student loan interest rates to the financial markets. Most students... more »
  • 72-year-old woman dies in house fire

    July 28, 2013 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 72-year-old woman died in a house fire around 3:45 a.m. on the 1200 block of N. 49th St., according to Baton Rouge Police Department Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. McKneely says Doris Antwine died inside the home during the fire, and there are no signs of foul... more »
  • Witnesses: lightning strikes house, causes fire

    July 26, 2013 9:02 PM

    CENTRAL- Eyewitnesses said lighting struck a house seconds before they saw smoke and eventually flames erupt from the roof Friday night. Multiple crews were dispatched to the fire on Lavender Drive off Sullivan. The fire was reported as a wave of thunderstorms moved across the region. More... more »
  • Shots fired at Gonzales home while children inside

    July 26, 2013 8:45 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said they're searching for two men believed to be involved with a recent shooting. Deputies said early Thursday morning someone fired shots into a home in Gonzales on Richard Miles Road. They said three children were inside the home at the time,... more »
  • Senators vote against holding veto session

    July 12, 2013 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers won't be returning to Baton Rouge to reconsider Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget cuts and bill rejections. Twenty-six of 39 senators voted to cancel this year's veto session, according to a tally released Friday by the Senate. The session's scrapping came despite a push from advocates for... more »
  • Texas House passes abortion bill; Senate next stop

    July 10, 2013 11:24 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House has approved new abortion limits in a second special session, less than two weeks after Senate Republicans failed to finish work on the bill amid a filibuster and raucous protests. A final vote could be held as early as Friday in the Senate, where... more »

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