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  • Prosecutors drop charges for 3 arrested on Inauguration Day

    February 8, 2017 6:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Prosecutors have dropped felony rioting charges against three more people who were arrested after protesters broke windows and torched a limousine in Washington on Inauguration Day. That brings the total number of dropped cases to twelve. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia made the announcement... more »
  • Without evidence, Spicer says inauguration drew a record audience

    January 21, 2017 9:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's press secretary is declaring that Trump's inauguration had the largest audience in history "both in person and around the globe." Sean Spicer insists that, "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period." Spicer offers no evidence to support the claim. It is... more »
  • College students discuss inauguration of President Trump Play Video

    January 20, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – College students in Baton Rouge had different opinions of watching the presidential inauguration ceremony on Friday. Some students watched the ceremony in their student union, while others walked passed and went about their day. For students at LSU who did watch, they said that the... more »
  • Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration

    January 20, 2017 2:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police have used pepper spray and made a number of arrests in a confrontation with protesters in downtown Washington, D.C. At one point, police gave chase to a group of about 100 protesters who smashed windows of downtown businesses including a Starbucks, Bank of America and McDonald's as... more »
  • 'Jazz Funeral for Lady Liberty" among La. protest plans

    January 20, 2017 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It was an oddly festive and uniquely New Orleans-style of protest: A brass band played mournfully as demonstrators lowered a replica of the Statue of Liberty into a black coffin and began wheeling it through city streets. The so-called "Jazz Funeral for Lady Liberty" coincided with Friday's... more »
  • Cedric Richmond will attend Trump inauguration

    January 19, 2017 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON – Democratic Representative Cedric Richmond announced Thursday that he plans to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. In a statement released Thursday morning, Richmond said he decided to attend the event marking the peaceful transfer of power between Barack Obama and Trump. “My attendance is in no way an... more »
  • Trump takes out inaugural ads on social media

    January 17, 2017 10:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has been tweeting that his inauguration will bring record numbers of people to Washington - and he's doing his utmost to make that happen. The Trump team is posting ads on Facebook and Twitter encouraging people to come to Washington for the inaugural festivities. The ads... more »
  • Inaugural committee releases parade detail

    January 16, 2017 9:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Military bands and units from all branches of the service, high school bands and even the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will join newly sworn-in President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Friday's Inaugural parade. More than 8,000 people are expected to follow the new... more »
  • Trump tweets again about 'legitimate president' comment

    January 14, 2017 9:26 PM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump isn't done with criticizing congressman John Lewis for saying he doesn't consider the president-elect a legitimate president. Trump turned to Twitter once against Saturday night to say of the Georgia Democrat: "Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of... more »
  • Don's what? Portable toilet names covered for inauguration

    January 13, 2017 2:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - It's the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Workers preparing for the inauguration Jan. 20 have taped over the name of the company - "Don's Johns" - that has long supplied portable restrooms for major outdoor events. Virginia-based Don's Johns calls itself the Washington area's top... more »
  • Clintons, Bushs to attend Trump inauguration

    January 3, 2017 2:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Bill and Hillary Clinton plan to attend Donald Trump's inauguration, putting the 2016 presidential rivals on the same platform only weeks after their tough campaign. Aides to the former president and former secretary of state say the Clintons will attend the Jan. 20 inauguration. The announcement came shortly... more »
  • Broome takes oath of office as Mayor-President Play Video

    January 2, 2017 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President elect Sharon Weston Broome took the oath of office at her inauguration ceremony on Monday afternoon. The ceremony began at 5 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for Performing Arts. Broome's inauguration events kicked off on Sunday at 6 p.m. with a... more »
  • Events schedule released for Weston Broome's inauguration

    December 20, 2016 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President elect Sharon Weston Broome's transition team has announced the official plans for her inauguration on Jan. 2. The inauguration events will begin on Sunday, Jan. 1 with a Celebration of Faith at Star Hill Church at 6 p.m. The following day, on Jan. 2,... more »
  • $1.1M spent on Gov. Edwards' inauguration and transition

    April 12, 2016 4:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards spent about $1.1 million on his inauguration festivities and other transition expenses as he prepared to take office. By law, Edwards was required to pay for transition and inauguration activities with private donations, not taxpayer funds, with a cap of $5,000 per donor.... more »
  • Thousands pack the State Capitol to welcome Edwards Play Video

    January 11, 2016 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite a chilly morning, there wasn't an empty seat available today at the State Capitol. Many of those who came to Baton Rouge travelled long distances to get here. James Stewart, a retired teacher, said he made a bucket list and attending an inauguration was... more »
  • Barras elected La. House Speaker over Edwards pick Play Video

    January 11, 2016 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Louisiana House elected New Iberia Republican Taylor Barras as their new Speaker, defeating the Democrat supported by John Bel Edwards for the position. Barras received 56 votes to Walt Leger's 49 to claim the Speaker's gavel from outgoing Speaker Chuck Kleckley. Leger... more »
  • Lawmakers to select their leaders with start of new term

    January 11, 2016 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's lawmakers are readying to choose their leaders as the new term in office begins. The House and Senate meet Monday morning, ahead of the inauguration ceremony where Democrat John Bel Edwards will be sworn in as Louisiana's governor. The Senate is expected to maintain its current president,... more »
  • Crews ready Capitol for Monday's inauguration Play Video

    January 10, 2016 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The day before he officially takes the oath as Louisiana's next governor, John Bel Edwards and his transition team went over preparations for Monday's inauguration on the steps of the state Capitol. Edwards walked across the platform Sunday where he will be sworn in as the... more »
  • Continued preps happening for inauguration day

    January 8, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers were getting prepared for the inauguration of governor-elect John Bel Edwards, all day Friday. Truck loads of magnolia trees and plants were being placed outside the capitol as well as inside, for the big day. Nearly 3,000 seats will be placed to accommodate guests. There will... more »
  • At least 4 La. governors to attend Edwards inauguration

    January 8, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least four of Louisiana's former governors will watch Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards take the oath of office at his inauguration ceremony Monday. Edwards spokesman Richard Carbo says outgoing Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is term-limited, will attend the ceremony to watch his Democratic successor take over... more »
  • More Edwards inauguration details released; Jim Hawthorne is master of ceremonies

    January 7, 2016 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More details about the upcoming 2016 Louisiana Govenor's Inauguration were released by the Edwards transition team Thursday, including the announcement that legendary "Voice of the Tigers" Jim Hawthorne will hold down the master of ceremonies position. Hawthorne is retiring at the end of the men’s basketball... more »
  • 11,000 invitations sent for Edwards' inauguration ceremony

    December 22, 2015 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An estimated 11,000 invitations have been sent for Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' swearing-in ceremony set for Jan. 11. But Edwards spokesman Richard Carbo says people from around Louisiana don't need an invitation to attend the ceremony on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol. Edwards will... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Mayor's trip paid for by relative Play Video

    February 26, 2013 4:11 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Another door was closed in the face of a News 2 crew trying to ask more questions to Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter regarding her trip to the President's inauguration last month. Her trip came to light after she said she was meeting with the state's... more »
  • Cops: Honor student killed by Chicago gang members

    February 12, 2013 7:26 AM

    CHICAGO - Chicago police say two men accused of killing a 15-year-old honor student mistook her and her friends for rival gang members who'd shot one of the men over the summer. Authorities filed murder charges Monday against 18-year-old Michael Ward and 20-year-old Kenneth Williams. Both are accused in the... more »
  • Beyonce admits lip-sync at inauguration

    January 31, 2013 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Beyonce says she did lip sync when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day. The singer held a press conference Thursday in New Orleans days ahead of her half-time performance at the Super Bowl. She said she's a "perfectionist" and wanted her performance for President Barack... more »
  • Beyonce to finally face media at Super Bowl

    January 31, 2013 7:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Beyonce is expected to face the media Thursday as she previews her halftime performance at the Super Bowl. But the focus will likely be on her performance at the inauguration earlier this month. The superstar hasn't spoken publicly since it was alleged that she lip-synched her rendition... more »
  • Teen perfomer at inaugural events fatally shot

    January 30, 2013 10:45 AM

    CHICAGO - A 15-year-old majorette who performed at some of President Barack Obama's recent inauguration festivities has been shot to death in Chicago. Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday in a South Side park and died at a city hospital. Authorities say Hadiya was one of... more »
  • Nielsen: 20.6 million watched inauguration

    January 23, 2013 2:36 PM

    NEW YORK- Nielsen says an estimated 20.6 million people watched President Barack Obama's second inauguration on TV, sharply down from his first. The company, which measures television audience, says the number represents just over half of the 37.8 million people who saw Obama's first inauguration in 2009. Eighteen networks aired... more »
  • Band backs off statement that Beyonce lip synced

    January 22, 2013 4:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marine Corps is backing off statements that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during her performance at President Barack Obama's inauguration. The Marine Corps issued a statement Tuesday saying it determined that a live performance by the Marine Band was ill advised because there was no opportunity... more »
  • Obama joins inaugural parade as he begins 2nd term

    January 21, 2013 2:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has joined the inaugural parade from Capitol Hill to the White House celebrating the start of his second term. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their families were among more than 8,800 people, floats and marching bands participating in the late-starting parade that passed before... more »
  • Clinton, Carter join Obama inaugural gathering

    January 21, 2013 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter joined lawmakers and other dignitaries at the Capitol for President Barack Obama's ceremonial swearing-in Monday to a second term. The two men are the only living Democrats who have occupied the White House. Clinton was accompanied by his wife, Secretary of... more »
  • Obama speaks of 'limitless' possibilities for U.S.

    January 21, 2013 10:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has begun his second term by declaring that the nation's "possibilities are limitless." Speaking before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall, Obama said a decade of war is ending, and the nation's economy is recovering. Moments after taking the oath... more »
  • Nation to honor MLK Jr. as Obama is inaugurated

    January 21, 2013 6:49 AM

    ATLANTA - Even as President Barack Obama is inaugurated in Washington, the nation also honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Several dozen people took turns taking pictures with the statue of King and reading his quotes inscribed along the wall at a Washington memorial before heading to the... more »
  • Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

    January 21, 2013 6:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country's future while leaving the details of the policy fights over taxes, guns, immigration and other divisive issues for another day. White House aides say the president will not make a... more »
  • Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

    January 18, 2013 10:26 AM

    ATLANTA - This year, the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the life of President Barack Obama will overlap significantly for a day. For only the second time, the presidential inauguration falls on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Some King commemorations are being shuffled while... more »
  • Holden: Still work to do in third term Play Video

    January 4, 2013 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Choirs, former LSU Basketball coach Dale Brown and others helped kick off Mayor Kip Holden's third term today. Holden vowed to work with the new Metro Council members to keep things like economic growth strong, while preserving older parts of the city. Some agree with putting... more »
  • Holden sworn in to start EBR's New Year

    January 1, 2013 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kip Holden took the oath of office just ten minutes past midnight to begin his next term as East Baton Rouge Mayor-President. Holden did the swearing in at the New Year's Eve celebrations on the renovated North Boulevard Town Square. Local attorney Leo Berggreen administered... more »

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