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  • $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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