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  • Judge says this isn't first try to get more courthouse security Play Video

    April 10, 2015 6:58 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - The judge who is pleading for more security in the courtroom said he made his first request three years ago and nothing was done about it. Judge James Best told News Two's Investigative Unit that he first sent a letter to officials three years ago explaining... more »
  • Cotton: author of Iran letter, Army vet, rookie GOP senator

    March 10, 2015 1:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The rookie Republican senator leading the effort to torpedo an agreement with Iran is an Army veteran with a Harvard law degree who has a long record of tough rhetoric against President Barack Obama's foreign policy. None of Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton's previous forays into foreign policy raised... more »
  • 1849 Lincoln letter up for sale for $40,000

    December 3, 2014 3:11 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A 165-year-old letter from Abraham Lincoln could be just the thing for the history buff in your family. That is, if you have $40,000 to spare. A rare documents dealer in Philadelphia is selling an 1849 letter penned by Lincoln that offers insight into his stint as a... more »
  • Letter posted regarding La. College probation

    September 7, 2014 1:51 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. - A letter posted on the website of Louisiana College provides more information on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' decision in June to place the Pineville school on probation. The letter was sent to the Louisiana College in July by Belle Wheelan the president of... more »
  • Delete the nude selfies

    May 29, 2014 7:35 PM

    BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY- A school superintendent in New Jersey warned students to delete nude pictures of themselves on cell phones or face the consequences. The school wasn't named but its a high school in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. The superintendent sent a letter to parents saying it... more »
  • Jefferson letter for sale

    May 13, 2014 7:33 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA- A rare letter that provides insight into the family of Thomas Jefferson is for sale. It was written by Jefferson on July 24, 1805 to his friend and estate manager discussing the president's desire to have his Poplar Forest plantation in Virginia appraised so he could begin... more »
  • Boldly going where no one has gone before

    January 3, 2014 7:49 PM

    INDIAN TRAIL, NORTH CAROLINA- Language from the Star Trek TV shows and movies is now part of the political lore in the small town of Indian Trail after a town councilman resigned. David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation. Waddell says he used... more »
  • House Democrats demand the government reopen

    October 5, 2013 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - In a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, 200 House Democrats demand the government re-open, ending the current shutdown. Lead by Congressmen Timothy Bishop and Patrick Murphy, the letter expressed a bipartisan majority in favor of ending the government shutdown. House Demcorats urged... more »
  • Economists lobby for Federal Reserve nomination

    September 11, 2013 7:55 PM

    WASHINGTON- President Obama has food for thought when he selects the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve after 350 economists signed a letter supporting another candidate. The President shows signs of leaning toward nominating his former economic adviser Larry Summers. The economists lobbied for Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen... more »
  • Update: Signatures to be delivered in mayoral recall

    August 28, 2013 11:56 AM

    PORT ALLEN - People in Port Allen are one step closer to a possible recall election against Mayor Deedy Slaughter. This morning, a letter was hand delivered to the Registrar of Voter's Office indicating intent for a recall election. The Mayor was also sent a certified copy of the... more »
  • Letter allegedly describes teen killing parents

    July 27, 2013 11:19 PM

    MONROE - Authorities hope a graphic jailhouse letter will convince a judge to keep a teenager incarcerated in the shooting deaths of his parents. The letter attributed to Dalton L. Fletcher says he regretted not causing greater suffering in the September 2010 shooting deaths of his parents at their home... more »
  • Louding's letter to Lil Boosie: "keep your head up"

    July 10, 2013 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- WBRZ News 2 obtained a letter, written by convicted hitman Michael Louding, to rapper Lil Boosie. The letter was presented during a hearing this week concerning Louding's sentence for being hired to kill a man in October 2009. The page and a half, handwritten letter contains... more »
  • Education officials clear up grading questions

    May 30, 2013 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Superintendent of Education John White admitted today that letter grades awarded to high schools in the past had been inflated, but denied accusations his office intentionally caused the changes and later covered them up. White told a Senate education committee today that a flaw in the... more »
  • NYC police: Notes to Obama, mayor had gun threats

    May 30, 2013 11:28 AM

    NEW YORK - New York City's police commissioner says angry letters mailed to President Obama, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control group contained threats about shooting people in the face. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says he won't quote directly from the letters, because he doesn't want to do the... more »
  • FBI searches apartment in ricin letter case

    May 18, 2013 3:34 PM

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Authorities in hazardous materials suits are searching an apartment in downtown Spokane, Wash., as they investigate the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin. FBI agents, Spokane police officers and U.S. Postal Inspection Service officials descended on the apartment Saturday morning. No... more »
  • Man investigated in poisoned letters missing

    April 25, 2013 2:41 PM

    OZARK, Miss.- Authorities in Mississippi say they are searching for the chief person of interest in the investigation of poisoned letters sent to President Barack Obama and other officials. Everett Dutschke had been under surveillance, but slipped away on Wednesday. Deputies searched a home in Ozark where Dutschke was believed... more »
  • La. House committee retains letter grade formula

    April 24, 2013 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- House Education Committee members have approved a proposal requiring the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to delay using new methods for calculating school performance letter grades. The new grading formula would include ACT test scores at high schools. It is set to apply to school and... more »
  • Frmr CATS leader: system neglected; read resignation letter

    April 22, 2013 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The public transit czar has quit; Brian Marshall resigned from the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) Monday. Marshall alerted board members that he would be leaving immediately in a 426-word letter. Marshall called the system neglected, but that there have been positive changes. Marshall said the... more »
  • Family of man accused of sending ricin letters speaks

    April 19, 2013 11:38 AM

    OXFORD - The family of a man accused of mailing ricin-tainted letters to the president and a U.S. senator says they have tried for years to get him help for his mental illness. Jack Curtis issued a statement on behalf of the family of his brother, Paul Kevin Curtis, on... more »
  • FBI: Early test shows ricin in Obama letter

    April 17, 2013 10:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI says the letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker are related and are both postmarked out of Memphis, Tenn., dated April 8. In an intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press, the FBI says the letters both say: "To see a wrong and... more »
  • Officials: 2nd suspicious letter intercepted

    April 17, 2013 10:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - Law enforcement officials say a second suspicious letter that has been received in Washington was actually directed to the White House, not the Senate. Two officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the letter was being treated in the same manner as a separate one sent to... more »
  • Reid: Letter with ricin or poison sent to senator

    April 16, 2013 5:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a letter containing ricin or another poision was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi. In brief remarks to reporters in the Capitol, Reid did not say when the letter was sent. It's customary for mail addressed to congressional... more »
  • Mayor's office gives White letter explaining firing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's office sent former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White a letter today listing more than a dozen reasons they want him fired. The letter's 14 points include accusations of nepotism, destroying potentially-sensitive documents, and leaking confidential information or making inflammatory statements to the... more »
  • Gas passer gets reprieve

    January 11, 2013 7:24 PM

    The Social Security Administration retracted an official reprimand of an en employee, who for months, had passed gas in an office. The reprimand letter is four pages long and charged the federal worker with "conduct unbecoming a federal employee" and "creating a hostile work environment" because of repeated gas passing.... more »
  • EBR inks plans to buy old Woman's Hospital

    December 6, 2012 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish and hospital officials signed a letter of intent today that makes official plans to sell the former Woman's Hospital campus to East Baton Rouge Parish. As News 2 told you Monday , the city-parish plans to turn the 24-acre site into a public safety complex.... more »
  • LAE asking schools to wait before using voucher money

    July 27, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney for the Louisiana Association of Educators sent a letter asking voucher schools to hold off on using money until the legal challenge is finalized. The association's president said the latter hopes to prevent schools from having to pay back dollars spent if courts rule... more »
  • Superintendent: Letter grades make public education look bad

    October 3, 2011 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Schools in Louisiana will now be evaluated the same way they score their students, with letter grades. The move comes after 2010 Legislation had the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education create a scale to better inform parents of schools performance. In years past, schools were... more »
  • State agencies disagree with Letter to the Editor

    December 13, 2010 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Rehabilitation Council member Jason Weill says he's concerned about security in parking garages near the Capitol. He says others have told him about cars being vandalized and broken into. Weill says security needs to be changed before someone gets hurt or killed. The Louisiana... more »
  • White powder sent to `Dancing With the Stars'

    November 20, 2010 10:32 AM

    A threatening letter with white powder was delivered to the "Dancing With the Stars" production office Friday, but tests indicated the substance was not hazardous, authorities said. In a statement, ABC confirmed the envelope was received at the show's production office and the substance was determined to be talcum... more »
  • LSU student asks Governor Jindal to stay home

    October 18, 2010 11:01 AM

    LSU's student body president says Gov. Bobby Jindal spends more time out of state than in Louisiana - so he sent a New Hampshire newspaper a personal plea to Jindal asking him to come home and work on the state's budget problems. In his letter to The Keene Sentinel, J... more »
  • Senator Landrieu Asks For Small Business Loans

    May 1, 2010 10:30 AM

    Senator Mary Landrieu has asked the Administrator of Small Business Administration, Karen Mills, for financial help, for those small businesses who are financially impacted by the oil spill. Here is what it says: April 30, 2010 VIA FACSIMILE & FIRST-CLASS MAIL The Honorable Karen G.... more »
  • Jindal receives threatening letter

    April 2, 2010 10:47 AM

    Update: The group is called the Guardians of the Free Republics. Gov. Bobby Jindal, along with over 30 other governors around the county, has received a threatening letter, demanding his resignation. The letters were from an extremist group, telling the governors they had three days to get out... more »
  • Pope asked to replace Irish Bishops

    February 9, 2010 8:42 PM

    Victims of Catholic sexual abuse in Ireland wrote Pope Benedict XVI and asked him to replace the bishops implicated in withholding evidence from police and to take responsibility for the church's concealment of child molestation. The letter comes a week before a special Vatican summit involving the Pope and Ireland's... more »
  • Members of Congress tell NFL to leave 'Who Dat' alone

    January 29, 2010 1:19 PM

    Rep. Charlie Melancon and U.S. Sen. David Vitter joined fans of the New Orleans Saints in expressing outrage over a claim by the NFL that it owns the phrase "Who Dat." The NFL has been sending cease and desist letters to local stores selling Saints t-shirts and other memorabilia with... more »
  • Independence mayor says police chief resigning

    January 7, 2010 9:17 AM

    Independence Police Chief Anthony Maurer will step down from office. That's the latest this morning from Mayor Mike Ragusa. Maurer is at the center of a federal investigation by U.S Attorney Jim Letten's office. Chief Maurer is charged with arranging for unqualified voters to cast ballots in a February 2008... more »
  • Scam artists target Louisiana residents

    December 7, 2009 5:06 PM

    A check worth almost $4,000 is being sent to residents in Livingston Parish. A letter is also attached stating that they've won thousands more. That same letter instructs them to use the enclosed check to cover taxes. That amount could be upwards of $3,000. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • Thief sought forgiveness for stealing radio in 1955

    November 25, 2009 8:25 PM

    A long-forgotten crime resurfaced when an anonymous letter with $500 was sent to Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. The writer tried to make amends for stealing a portable radio from a teacher's lounge in 1955. The letter and money was sent last week to Sister Joan Burrows, the Clarke College... more »
  • Baker police chief upset with superintendent

    October 23, 2009 5:32 PM

    Baker's police chief says he is disappointed in the school superintendent after a threat investigation at Baker Middle was not reported to police. A teacher at the school said she received a threatening letter from a student this week and reported it to school authorities. Police Chief Mike Knaps said... more »
  • Baker Police investigate threatening letter

    October 22, 2009 5:34 PM

    Baker police are now involved with another investigation at Baker Middle School, thanks to a story brought to light by News 2. A teacher at Baker Middle School claims she received a threatening letter from a student. She reported the incident to the superintendent, who said the school system... more »
  • Baton Rouge General signs letter of intent with Tulane

    September 14, 2009 2:30 PM

    The Baton Rouge General Medical Center and Tulane University have signed a non-binding letter of intent, exploring how the two together would provide greater educational opportunities. Officials say adding classes at Tulane's school of medicine could increase the number of physicians in the state. The discussion is expected... more »

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