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  • 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 »
  • Obama's 2nd inauguration to draw smaller crowds

    December 26, 2012 6:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - With second inaugurations tending to draw fewer spectators, finding a place to stay in Washington this year won't be nearly as difficult as in 2009. Inauguration-goers have a range of lodging options, from reasonably priced rooms to ones that cost thousands of dollars a night. City... more »
  • Corporate money to help pay for Obama inauguration

    December 7, 2012 12:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - In a reversal from four years ago, President Barack Obama will accept unlimited sums of corporate money to pay for his inauguration. A spokeswoman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee said Friday that it will accept cash from companies and individuals to underwrite the costs of a weekend of... more »
  • Obama: Immigration reform to start early next year

    November 14, 2012 2:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says America must "seize the moment" to seek an overhaul of the immigration system and he expects that work to start soon after his inauguration for a second term. In his first news conference after winning re-election, Obama says conversations are already taking place among... more »
  • Inauguration plans Begin

    March 28, 2012 7:48 PM

    Leaders in Congress have already started planning the Presidential Inauguration even though the election is still seven months off. What they hope to avoid is a mishap from 2009 when thousands of ticket holders were trapped in a tunnel underneath the National Mall and were shut out of Barack Obama's... more »
  • Gov. Jindal set to begin 2nd term in office

    January 9, 2012 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Governor Bobby Jindal is beginning his second term in office with a focus on education and a pledge not to rest on the accomplishments of his first four years. Jindal will be sworn in today at 11 a.m. in front of the the Old State... more »
  • Big changes for Ascension Parish announced at inauguration ceremony Play Video

    January 2, 2012 3:54 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Big changes are coming to Ascension Parish this year. Parish President Tommy Martinez and 11 Parish Council Members were sworn in this morning to begin new terms serving the people. Martinez described the widening of roads in the parish as an urgent priority. "What DOTD... more »
  • Inauguration set for Ascension officials

    January 1, 2012 10:26 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. - Inauguration ceremonies will be held Monday for officials in Ascension Parish. Tommy Martinez will be sworn in for a fourth term as parish president and members of the Parish Council also will take the oath of office. The ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. at the... more »
  • Library marks 50th anniversary of JFK inauguration

    January 9, 2011 11:16 AM

    It's been a half-century since the proverbial torch was passed to a new generation. The John F. Kennedy presidential library in Boston has added a special exhibit to mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's inauguration on Jan. 20, 1961. Retired Boston attorney and library trustee Richard Donahue was... more »
  • Mitch Landrieu sworn in as mayor of New Orleans

    May 3, 2010 10:58 AM

    The city of New Orleans has a new mayor: Mitch Landrieu, who is following in the footsteps of his father, Moon Landrieu. He was mayor of New Orleans three decades ago. Landrieu, who is leaving his Lieutenant Governor's post for the job, won the race in February in a... more »
  • Strongly felt quakes shake Chile inauguration

    March 11, 2010 9:11 AM

    Two strongly felt earthquakes have rocked central Chile as dignitaries arrive for the inauguration of President-elect Sebastian Pinera. The U.S. Geological Survey says the first quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and the second registered at 7.2. Both rocked buildings in the capital, shook windows and provoked nervous smiles... more »

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