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  • Taxpayers have more questions this season Play Video

    February 19, 2014 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This year a delay in state tax refunds and numerous new questions are causing headaches for taxpayers and more work for tax preparers. Steve Everly, the district manager of Jackson Hewitt, taxpayers in Louisiana can expect their refund money about two weeks later than usual. He... more »
  • Ethics: Former Kenner mayor must pay late fee

    August 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Ethics Board says former Kenner Mayor Phil Capitano must pay for the late filing of a campaign finance report. The board, according to The Times-Picayune, declined Friday to waive the fee and Capitano owes $600. Capitano, who lost a race to Mike Yenni in 2010,... more »
  • School bus problems in Central Play Video

    August 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    CENTRAL - Students are back in school in the area, but not without some bus problems in Zachary and Central. Both districts contract their bus services through First Students. The school bus service is particularly having issues in Central, where some students aren't getting home from school until after... more »
  • Interstate snarl creates havoc for BR businesses Play Video

    December 6, 2012 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It was the same call again and again for Mercer Studio Salon Manager Susie Chaney today: dozens of clients telling her they're running late, or even cancelling because of traffic trouble. "People weren't happy about it," Chaney told News 2. "Especially the holidays, they want their hair... more »
  • Ethics board hears appeals for fines Play Video

    September 21, 2012 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state ethics board denied several lawmakers' appeals to have ethics fines against them waived today. The fines in dispute ranged from a few hundred dollars to $8,000, and mostly dealt with campaign finance reports which were filed late or improperly. State Senator Elbert Guillory,... more »
  • Citizens pays $104M award over slow storm claims

    July 23, 2012 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's property insurer of last resort has paid a $104 million judgment that will benefit more than 18,500 policyholders who sued over slow adjustment of claims after hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck in 2005. Plaintiffs' attorney Fred Herman said Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. transferred the money... more »
  • Woman charged in theft of late mother's benefits

    May 8, 2012 6:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Gretna woman has been charged with fraudulently receiving more than $173,000 in Social Security Administration benefits intended for her late mother. A court filing Monday charges 75-year-old Shirley Bunda with theft of government funds. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say Bunda, who shared a joint checking... more »
  • Authorities investigate late night shooting in BR

    March 27, 2012 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police in Baton Rouge are investigating a shooting that sent at least one person to the hospital last night. It happened in the 10000 block of Gerald Drive around 10 p.m. Monday. Few other details are known at this time. News 2 will bring you... more »
  • Late night shooting injures one

    January 2, 2012 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are investigating a shooting that happened shortly after midnight Monday in the 2600 block of Scenic Hwy. When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The... more »
  • Police identify New Year's Day murder victim

    January 2, 2012 4:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the identity today of a man shot and killed early New Year's Day in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Gregory Alexander, 22, was found shot on the 1900 block of 69th Avenue around 5 a.m. Sunday. EMS took Alexander to a local... more »
  • Lacassine syrup mill deal faces problems

    March 10, 2011 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A controversial $45 million syrup mill built by the state is facing new problems, a state official said Wednesday. The company buying the Lacassine syrup mill is more than three months late in making a $100,000 interest payment to the state. State Agriculture Commissioner Mike... more »
  • Some BR road projects delayed, late

    January 31, 2011 10:19 PM

    There are about 15 projects in the East Baton Rouge Parish "Green Light Plan" that are in construction right now. According to the plan website, seven of those projects are either past deadline or behind the original schedule because of extensions. And a Metro-Council member is noticing. "Too... more »
  • Power restored at Brookstown Elementary

    December 15, 2010 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School officials said that maintenance workers were able to get the power back on at Brookstown Elementary, after a malfunction caused the school to lose power and heat yesterday. Chris Trahan with EBR Schools said Brookstown would still be opening two hours late because of the... more »
  • Brookstown Elementary to open late after power outage

    December 14, 2010 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Maintenance crews are on a midnight run to Mississippi so that Brookstown Elementary School can hold classes tomorrow, according to school officials. Chris Trahan with EBR Schools said the electrical system at Brookstown broke down today, leaving the school without power or heat. Parents were contacted and... more »
  • Ohio teacher accused of sleeping on job is fired

    November 11, 2010 9:00 AM

    SANDUSKY, OH - A longtime teacher from Ohio was fired after an investigation concluded she slept in class and repeatedly arrived late. Carol Smith was recommended for firing by a referee who said her actions were "totally unprofessional" and threatened the safety of her middle and high school students. Students... more »
  • Library book returned 35 years late

    October 23, 2010 11:48 AM

    A novel checked out in 1975 from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. library is back in the stacks. The long-term lender is alumnus Pat Harkin, who found the book of Leon Uris' "QB VII" in a box. He says he planned to return it for... more »
  • Unemployment benefits backlogged

    October 30, 2009 10:34 PM

    Unemployment claims have started backing up at the Louisiana Work Force Commission leaving thousands to wait weeks before receiving benefits. In the past week alone 4500 people applied for benefits and 2000 are dispute.  The Commission says it's overwhelmed by the volume of applications that have come as... more »

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