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  • NCAA falls short of overturning live scouting ban

    June 22, 2013 11:04 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA will ban coaches from scouting future opponents at most live games in all sports. The legislation, originally passed in January, fell short of being overridden this week by the full membership. Though a majority of eligible Division I schools that cast votes, 154 of the 279,... more »
  • Woman from Vacherie wins Dream Home

    June 15, 2013 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lorette Oubre from Vacherie won the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home Saturday night. The giveaway was televised live from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on channel 2. Oubre was shocked and overjoyed when WBRZ anchors John Pastorek and Sylvia Weatherspoon called her with the news just... more »
  • Arborists try to save live oak tree after roots cut Play Video

    April 9, 2013 6:18 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Arborists are hard at work in an Ascension Parish neighborhood, trying to save a troubled live oak tree that's estimated to be more than 300 years old. Larry Guy said he moved to the 12 Oaks neighborhood partly because of the massive tree, which provides shade for... more »
  • Ousted chief to speak to media this afternoon

    February 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White scheduled a press conference for this afternoon, a day after he was fired from his post. White will hold the press conference at the office of his attorney, Jill Craft, at 2:30 p.m. News 2 will stream the event... more »
  • TV-over-Internet service expands despite lawsuits

    January 8, 2013 12:39 PM

    NEW YORK - The Barry Diller-backed Internet company that challenges cable and satellite TV services by offering inexpensive live television online plans to expand beyond New York City this spring. In the wake of a federal court ruling that tentatively endorsed its legality, Aereo will bring its $8-a-month service to... more »
  • NY appeals court skeptical about startup's live TV

    November 30, 2012 3:06 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York federal appeals panel has found weaknesses with a startup company's arguments it can legally send live TV programming to iPhones and other mobile devices. Three judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seemed poised Friday to reverse a lower court judge who... more »
  • Open mic catches ref swearing

    November 5, 2012 10:37 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - An NFL referee lost his temper and used an obscenity during the Dolphins-Colts game, and it was obvious to everyone inside Lucas Oil Stadium and those watching on television. It occurred when a member of referee Tony Corrente's crew asked for a conference following a penalty with... more »
  • Man apparently shoots self on TV after Ariz. chase

    September 28, 2012 3:05 PM

    PHOENIX - A man apparently shot himself in the head on live television at the end of a high-speed chase that began in Phoenix. Fox News was covering the chase that began at midday Friday using a live helicopter shot from its Phoenix affiliate when the man driving the small... more »
  • WBRZ to stream Jindal 11:15 briefing on Isaac LIVE

    August 27, 2012 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal scheduled a press conference for 11:15 a.m. today to give updates on statewide preparations for tropical storm Isaac. Jindal said yesterday people living in low-lying areas of the 15 parishes under a hurricane warning should voluntarily evacuate, and more mandatory evacuations could come... more »
  • More details expected today in Shunick arrest

    July 6, 2012 10:26 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Police in Lafayette scheduled a press conference this afternoon to release more information about an arrest made in connection with the disappearance of college student Mickey Shunick. Police arrested Brandon Lavergne, 33, yesterday and searched his home in St. Landry Parish for hours last night. He's accused... more »
  • At the Box tonight

    February 24, 2012 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Baseball Tigers try for their 5th win in a row tonight. The Tigers play Appalachian State at the Box beginning at 7pm. Sports Anchor Chad Sabadie is live at the Box on News2 at 6pm with a preview. Tonight's Around the Diamond features... more »
  • Thieves hit Live Oak HS construction site

    February 3, 2012 6:43 AM

    WATSON - Officials say the fall opening of the new Live Oak High School in Watson could be delayed after thieves stole more than $100,000 worth of copper and tools from the construction site. Bruce Bacon, the job superintendent for Woodrow Wilson Construction Co. says the thieves knew exactly what... more »
  • 2 live grenades found at NOPD headquarters

    January 13, 2012 6:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police briefly evacuated headquarters Thursday evening after two live hand grenades were found in a car involved in a police chase. Lab technicians made the discovery while they were processing the vehicle as evidence. The bomb squad was called in to defuse... more »
  • Historic tree to be torn down on LSU's campus

    August 8, 2011 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An historical live oak tree on LSU's campus will be torn down this week, after it was damaged by lightning. The Steele Burden Live Oak near LSU's natatorium was struck by lightning in May 2010, and died despite arborists' efforts. "We did everything we could to... more »
  • NASA's last space shuttle blasts into history

    July 8, 2011 9:49 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Atlantis has blasted off on NASA's last space shuttle launch. The historic liftoff occurred Friday morning, 30 years and three months after the very first shuttle flight. Four astronauts are riding Atlantis to orbit. The... more »
  • Del. road sign hacked to read "Live nudes ahead"

    May 21, 2011 4:10 PM

    GREENVILLE, Del.- Delaware highway officials say a portable road-message sign was hacked to read "Live nudes ahead" instead of advising motorists about a coming road closure near Greenville. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Sandy Roumillat says the computerized sign is password-protected, but the contractor that owns the sign was using... more »
  • Jindal: Threat of back water flooding lessened

    May 17, 2011 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Estimated water levels from the opening of the Morganza Spillway are being scaled back, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal. During his daily briefing on flood-fighting efforts in the state, Jindal said water from the Spillway was moving much more slowly than anticipated. As a result, back... more »
  • Gov. Jindal gives update on river levels

    May 5, 2011 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Goverrnor Bobby Jindal is warning people that could be affected by spillways on the Mississippi River being opened to start making their evacuation plans now. The governor gave an update on river levels this morning after a meeting with the Unified Command Group in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • La. panel declines action in truck stop tiger case

    December 3, 2010 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An animal-rights activist made an impassioned plea to state wildlife commissioners, calling on them to withhold renewal of a permit allowing an Interstate 10 truck stop to keep a live tiger on display. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission members declined Thursday to intervene in the matter. One... more »
  • Les Miles press conference LIVE on News 2

    November 8, 2010 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2 will have live coverage of Les Miles' press conference today at noon, after LSU defeated Alabama this weekend. Coverage begins on News 2 at Noon, and the press conference will also be broadcast in its entirety on WBTR, Cox Cable channel 19. The... more »
  • Southern scuttles live jaguar plans

    September 16, 2010 6:08 AM

    Southern University is officially giving up, for now, on efforts to acquire a new live jaguar mascot Lacumba and to build a larger animal habitat. A successful, student-led initiative will reallocate fees collected for Lacumba into student recreation projects and other activities, such as new basketball and volleyball courts on... more »
  • Gulf oil leak video could haunt Obama

    June 18, 2010 6:29 AM

    It's nearly impossible to avoid the live video of the coal-gray oil gushing from BP's well a mile below the Gulf of Mexico's surface and a poll shows most Americans have seen it. Now, some are wondering if the Gulf oil leak cam could engulf President Barack Obama? The video... more »

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