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  • La. high school football player dies after hit during game Friday

    September 5, 2015 12:20 AM

    WINNSBORO - A high school football player died from injuries sustained at a Friday night football game in Franklin Parish. As of this post, the boy's name has not been released. Officials said, though, the boy died at a hospital after being rushed there from the game. Franklin... more »
  • 4 candidates set for New Orleans governor forum

    September 4, 2015 4:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four candidates to succeed term limited Bobby Jindal as governor all agreed that major reforms are needed in state spending and tax policy as Louisiana deals with year-to-year budget shortfalls. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Sen. David Vitter, all Republicans, and... more »
  • Louisiana Police pay tribute to slain Houston deputy Play Video

    September 4, 2015 1:18 PM

    SLIDELL – Multiple Louisiana law enforcement agencies paid tribute to a fallen Texas sheriff’s deputy by lining a street in Slidell Friday. Police from around the nation were among thousands of people gathered at a Houston church for the funeral of slain Harris County Sherriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth. ... more »
  • Angelle campaign takes issue with ad from pro-Vitter PAC

    September 2, 2015 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Scott Angelle's campaign for governor is fighting back against an attack ad launched by a super PAC supporting GOP contender David Vitter. Angelle's campaign says the ad falsely accuses the state utility regulator of wanting to "tax the Internet." Campaign officials say Vitter supported a state... more »
  • Oldies but Goodies Festival 2015 Play Video

    September 2, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Oldies but Goodies Festival is coming back to Port Allen. The event will have rockin' music, tricked out cars and of course some of the best barbeque in Louisiana. Cooks from all over the south will be at the festival competing for top barbeque honors. Teams will... more »
  • After parking lot arrest and ahead of football, bars talk underage drinking

    September 1, 2015 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bar managers have been invited to a meeting with the head of the state Alcohol Tobacco Control. Commissioner Troy Hebert said he will meet with area bar business people Wednesday to discuss issues ahead of LSU and Southern University home football games. LSU opens the season... more »
  • Excessive force award against Baton Rouge police upheld

    September 1, 2015 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Supreme Court has let stand a jury's award of $239,000 to a former Baton Rouge resident who claimed a city police officer's use of excessive force in 2007 caused him to suffer a ruptured bladder. The high court refused to review a lower court ruling that... more »
  • Coast Guard makes rescue as fishing vessel sinks

    August 31, 2015 11:23 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Three people were rescued from a 75-foot fishing vessel that sank just off the coast of Louisiana Monday. The Coast Guard said a passing helicopter reported seeing the vessel sinking with two life-rafts in the water. Crews from stations in Morgan City and New Orleans were... more »
  • Louisiana files response to Planned Parenthood lawsuit

    August 31, 2015 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration tells a federal judge Louisiana can boot Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program. Lawyers for Jindal health secretary Kathy Kliebert filed documents in advance of a Wednesday court hearing. The documents argue Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast shouldn't be given a restraining order to... more »
  • Cadets have first day of training in Baton Rouge

    August 30, 2015 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Dozens of cadets reported to their first official day of training at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy. "We want to make sure that the right people are here," Sgt. Nick Manale told News Two. "We want to make sure that these men and women are... more »
  • Louisiana Supreme Court to use two Mississippi cases to aid murder trial

    August 30, 2015 4:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court says prosecutors may use evidence about the disappearances of two Mississippi women when Felix Vail is tried in his first wife's death. Vail's case was among nearly 90 rejected Friday without comment. Justice Jefferson Hughes III voted to hear the case. Vail is... more »
  • CenturyLink will cut dozens of Louisiana jobs

    August 29, 2015 11:29 AM

    MONROE, La. - CenturyLink says dozens of positions will be reduced in Louisiana as part of the company's proposal to eliminate 1,000 jobs companywide. The company will cut the headcount in Louisiana by about 55 positions. She did not indicate when the layoffs were expected to begin. CenturyLink, the largest... more »
  • While mourning, state police readies to train more troopers

    August 28, 2015 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A day after the Louisiana State Police buries one of its own, a new class of cadets begin their training to be troopers this weekend. The men and women will report to the state police training academy Sunday for 16 weeks of training. It's the third cadet... more »
  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims decrease

    August 28, 2015 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 22 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,414 from the previous week's total of 2,544. For the comparable week a year... more »
  • With 2 killings this week, Louisiana police deaths rising

    August 27, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this week alone. Louisiana has had more job-related police fatalities in 2015 than any other state but Texas,... more »
  • WATCH: Officers caught in the crossfire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2015 12:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff is worried the next generation of law enforcement officers might be rethinking their careers after watching so many officers die in the line of duty. "There's just no care about what happens to the man standing next to you,"... more »
  • 3 new charges against man accused of killing state trooper

    August 26, 2015 3:42 PM

    LAKE CHARLES- Louisiana authorities say a man accused of killing a state trooper is now implicated in the death of another man. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says Kevin Daigle was booked Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Blake Brewer of Moss Bluff. A news release says... more »
  • Louisiana moves up in rankings based on ACT test scores

    August 26, 2015 7:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana still ranks below the national average - and near the bottom among all states - in average composite scores for students taking the ACT college readiness test. However, state officials note that the state did move up in the latest national ACT data. And the state education... more »
  • Perfect weather welcomes Wednesday

    August 25, 2015 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Expect a near record low overnight. WBRZ weather experts said the forecast low Wednesday will be 63 or 62 degrees. The record low for Wednesday was set in 1966 at 62. It has not been since May that temperatures have reached this low. Wednesday, the... more »
  • Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana has domestic violence rates that are two to three times higher than the national average. This morning Beth Meeks from the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence talked to News 2's Kylie Dixon about what the state need to do to address the problem. One method that is... more »
  • Jindal orders flags lowered in honor of fallen trooper

    August 25, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- In honor of fallen Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent, Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered flags on all state and parish buildings to be lowered to half-staff and continue to be flown in that manner until sunset Friday. Vincent was shot in the line of duty Sunday while assisting... more »
  • WATCH: Amoeba testing in state lab Play Video

    August 25, 2015 12:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE – In a lab requiring security clearance similar to military compounds, scientists are working to test water from water systems across Louisiana. This summer, three systems have been found to contain a brain-eating amoeba. At a state lab, experts are checking and testing samples from other systems.... more »
  • La. colleges owed $15M from racing commission, audit says check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says higher education, which has struggled with budget cuts, has been shortchanged more than $15 million it was owed from the Louisiana State Racing Commission. The Legislative Auditor's Office says the money should have been paid from a slice of the license fee on... more »
  • Roommate of man accused in trooper's murder found dead check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 23, 2015 6:02 PM

    BELL CITY, La. - The roommate of the man accused of shooting and killing Trooper Steven Vincent was found dead Monday morning and homicide is suspected, according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso Sheriff Mancuso said deputies found the body Monday morning after the man did not go to... more »
  • Officials found in Ashley Madison hack, other addresses to be probed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After emails belonging to state workers were shown to be used for accounts on adultery website Ashley Madison, the state said Thursday, it is against policy for employees to use state-owned email addresses for this type of activity. Ashley Madison is an online dating site that... more »
  • Fugitive sex offender arrested in Shreveport

    August 20, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General “Buddy” Caldwell’s office announced Thursday that a fugitive with a history of evading sex offender registration in Texas and Louisiana was captured in Shreveport. Agents with the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit captured Kentrell Debose, 27, Tuesday in Shreveport. Caldwell’s office said Debose... more »
  • BP settlement money flows to governments in far-flung places

    August 20, 2015 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Clusters of municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast have secured millions of dollars in BP money through settlements designed to compensate local governments for economic damage after the company's 2010 oil spill. This week, BP finished making approximately $687 million in settlement payments to... more »
  • Police identify suspect connected to Walker credit card fraud

    August 20, 2015 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police in McComb, Miss. have identified one of the suspects who police say stole credit card information from a Walker man and made fraudulent purchases at a Mississippi Walmart. Investigators identified Bradley J Boudreaux, 32, of Mamou, La., as the suspect shown in security footage wearing... more »
  • Traffic should be expected during 60-day I-10 project

    August 19, 2015 4:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Thirty-year-old sections of I-10 will be replaced in a two-month construction project set to start Friday, the DOTD announced Wednesday afternoon. Asphalt will be replaced between the I-10 exit at La. 415 in West Baton Rouge and the Iberville Parish line, about half-way through the thickly... more »
  • State disaster agency watching TS Danny check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 18, 2015 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's disaster response agency will start coordinating with parish and municipal leaders Wednesday about Tropical Storm Danny. A spokesperson with the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said it's standard protocol whenever a tropical depression forms in the Atlantic. If the storm does threaten... more »
  • Baton Rouge Food Tour Play Video

    August 18, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Food Tour is a perfect way to explore restaurants and other attractions in the area. It gives groups the perfect taste of southern Louisiana cuisine and culture. This morning the tour's founder, Kim Harper stopped by 2une In to tell us more about... more »
  • Southern University classes start Monday Play Video

    August 17, 2015 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University has continued to build a strong foundation for students despite recent budget cuts. Students are heading back to class Monday morning, eager to start the new year off on the right foot. This will be the first year for the university's new president and... more »
  • Rate for adult cycling deaths in Louisiana rises

    August 17, 2015 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has the third-highest rate of bicyclist deaths in the nation. That's according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state's bicyclist death rate fell 34.4 percent since 1975, but that was mostly due to the lower child mortality rate because... more »
  • Louisiana Tech student-athlete killed in accident

    August 16, 2015 11:29 AM

    MOUNT IDA, Ark. - Arkansas State Police have released details about a head-on collision that killed a track-and-field athlete and engineering major at Louisiana Tech University. Police say 22-year-old Noah James Riche of Madisonville, Louisiana, died in the Friday afternoon crash on Highway 270 east of Mount Ida, near the... more »
  • Next year's state budget shortfall projected at $713M

    August 14, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Only two months from a difficult budget-balancing session, state lawmakers have gotten their first official glimpse of the shortfall they already face for next year: $713 million. News Friday of a horizon filled with future budget gaps wasn't unexpected for the Legislature's joint budget committee. This year's... more »
  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims decrease

    August 14, 2015 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 8 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,445 from the previous week's total of 2,479. For the comparable week a year... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: LPCF Helping Heal Little Hearts Fundraiser Play Video

    August 14, 2015 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Survival rates for babies with critical congenital heart defects are improving in the U.S. Now, more than 80% of infants survive to year one. Groups like the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiovascular Foundation are working to make that number even higher. This morning, 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan was... more »
  • Louisiana, Alabama told actions may violate federal law

    August 13, 2015 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal health officials have warned Louisiana and Alabama that they may be violating federal law by ending state Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood. Kevin Griffis, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said Thursday that the federal Medicaid agency notified the states... more »
  • GPS units being installed on all state government vehicles

    August 13, 2015 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Jindal administration has started installing tracking devices in the entire state government's fleet. All 10,543 vehicles owned by state government agencies are being outfitted with Global Positioning System, or GPS, devices that follow the routes chosen, monitor speeds and chart driving habits, feeding all the particulars... more »
  • 22-year-old water advisory upgraded to serious level

    August 12, 2015 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials said Wednesday, unhealthy levels of industrial compounds and mercury were found in fish from the Devil's Swamp and Bayou Baton Rouge area. Due to the contamination, the state issued a "no consumption" advisory for the waterways. People are told to avoid eating fish... more »
  • Shrimpers decry low prices, damage caused by shrimp imports

    August 12, 2015 3:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dozens of Louisiana shrimpers - ranging from Vietnamese-Americans to Cajun fishermen - rallied Wednesday in downtown New Orleans to bewail low prices, farm-raised shrimp imports and other woes in their industry. Shrimpers spoke out at a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, a... more »
  • Impairment suspected in fatal crash

    August 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Louisiana State Police say impairment might have played a factor in an interstate wreck that killed a woman in Port Allen. Troopers say 38-year-old Tasha Nelson was killed in the single-vehicle crash shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The crash happened on LA 415 south of US... more »
  • Public meetings set on I-10 traffic improvements

    August 12, 2015 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The public will have a chance to share ideas on how to improve the traffic flow on Interstate 10 from Louisiana Highway 415 to Essen Lane in Baton Rouge through a series of community meetings that will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. Each meeting will... more »
  • Blue Bell posts video of truck, but don't get excited yet

    August 11, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You might say Blue Bell broke the Internet today when the company tweeted a video of a truck leaving a loading dock and a message that ice cream will soon return to store shelves. Our trucks are on the road again… And yes, they are... more »
  • Louisiana Common Core review only draws comments from 723 people

    August 11, 2015 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Despite controversy about Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards, only a few hundred people have submitted comments for a public review process of the English and math benchmarks. The Department of Education said Monday that during the first month of an ongoing comment period, 723 individuals... more »
  • Transportation group pressing candidates to support gas tax

    August 10, 2015 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A transportation advocacy group says Louisiana's next governor should back an increase in the state's gasoline tax, to help shrink the state's backlog of infrastructure needs, fill potholes and ease traffic. Louisiana has a backlog of highway and bridge improvements and repairs that tops $12 billion.... more »
  • Six Louisiana Wal-Mart Supercenters to drop 24/7 schedule

    August 9, 2015 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - By the end of August, six Wal-Mart Supercenters in Louisiana will drop six hours each from their 24/7 operating schedule. One store each in Baton Rouge, New Iberia and Opelousas will begin closing at midnight as will at least one in Monroe and two in Lafayette.... more »
  • Local authorities to honor fallen police officer

    August 7, 2015 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police will line I-10 Saturday afternoon as the body of a police officer originally from Ascension Parish passes through the city. A spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Police Department said officers will be asked to line the side of the Interstate with their police unit lights... more »
  • Dangerous heat warning this weekend

    August 7, 2015 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State emergency officials warned people in Louisiana about dangerous heat and humidity levels expected to scorch the state this weekend. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness urged people to use caution because of the triple-digit temperatures forecast for Saturday and Sunday. The National... more »
  • Louisiana avoids credit rating drop, stays on negative outlook

    August 6, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has escaped a credit rating downgrade. National rating agency Moody's Investors Service announced Thursday that it is keeping Louisiana at its same credit rating for an upcoming bond sale that will be used to finance work on Interstate 49 South. The agency, however, left Louisiana on... more »
  • Governor's race candidates differ on how to serve elderly

    August 6, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three contenders to be Louisiana's next governor say they'd elevate elderly affairs issues to a cabinet-level department, rather than a small agency inside the governor's office. But the candidates differed on the approach. Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said he would merge the oversight of services for... more »
  • In St. Amant, slain officer's family holds candlelight vigil Play Video

    August 6, 2015 8:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Police arrested the man accused of shooting and killing a Shreveport police officer Thursday afternoon, according to reports. KTBS reported police arrested 27-year-old Grover Cannon at a home on Jackson Street. He faces first-degree murder charges in the death of 29-year-old Officer Thomas LaValley Wednesday night. ... more »
  • I-12 on-ramp to close at the end of the weekend

    August 5, 2015 3:11 PM

    WALKER - Sunday night, the on-ramp to I-12 Eastbound will be closed. Crews will be stripping the roadway, the state said in a news release announcing the closure. Construction workers will close the on-ramp from Sunday night at 8 to Monday morning at 6. Drivers are asked to... more »
  • State sales tax holiday Friday, Saturday Play Video

    August 5, 2015 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's annual sales tax holiday is Friday and Saturday, just in time for families preparing to send their children back to school. The holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for... more »
  • Bridge inspection to close La. 73 next week

    August 4, 2015 6:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Highway 73 between Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge will be closed at the end of the morning rush next Thursday. The state issued the traffic advisory Tuesday afternoon. The portion of the highway that will be closed will be over Bayou Manchac. Crews will be inspecting... more »
  • Fishermen against river diversions to fix Louisiana coast

    August 4, 2015 3:28 PM

    WEST POINTE A LA HACHE - Fishermen are speaking out against plans to rebuild coastal Louisiana by siphoning Mississippi River freshwater and sediment into the Bayou State's disappearing sub-deltas. Fishermen voiced their fears Tuesday about how new diversions could hurt fishing grounds. They spoke at a coastal restoration meeting at... more »
  • LSU sets fundraising record with $193 million

    August 4, 2015 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- In the past year, LSU has shattered several major fundraising records. University leaders say money will help the school grow and improve programs even as state funding remains relatively stagnant. Faced with the possibility of potentially catastrophic cuts to its state funding, LSU managed to take in $193... more »
  • 5 La. universities win $20M manufacturing research grant

    August 3, 2015 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five Louisiana universities are sharing a five-year $20 million grant to build a national consortium that supports advanced manufacturing research. The Board of Regents announced Monday that the National Science Foundation grant will be used to establish the Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials. It's a... more »
  • Little-claimed Citizens insurance rebate lowered

    August 3, 2015 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Everyone in Louisiana who buys property insurance will lose 28 percent of a tax credit they can get for covering the debt of the state's property insurer of last resort. In addition, the reduction is retroactive, meaning those who failed to file for the tax credit over the... more »
  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims decrease

    July 31, 2015 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 25 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,510 from the previous week's total of 2,694. For the comparable week a year earlier,... more »
  • New Louisiana law taking effect Saturday targets 'revenge porn'

    July 31, 2015 4:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Sending "revenge porn" can land you in jail, new housing protections are being extended to domestic violence victims and enforcement of sea turtle protection laws is tightening. Those are among hundreds of new Louisiana laws that take effect Saturday. Anyone who shares a nude or partially-nude cell phone... more »
  • State taxpayers pay legal costs of pro-Vitter super PAC

    July 30, 2015 8:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana taxpayers have reimbursed more than $69,000 in legal fees paid by a super PAC supporting Republican U.S. David Vitter for governor. The Fund for Louisiana's Future challenged the constitutionality of a Louisiana law limiting contributions in federal court last year and won. The state was required to... more »
  • Sept. 2 hearing in longtime inmate's quest for freedom

    July 30, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set arguments for Sept. 2 in the case of longtime Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox. Woodfox is seeking freedom after decades of prison isolation - and an end to the state's efforts to try him in the 1972 death of... more »
  • Ret. Lt. General Russel Honore on gun violence Play Video

    July 28, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The recent tragedy in Lafayette has added some fire to the national gun debate. This morning, retired Lt. General Russel Honore joined News 2’s John Pastorek about the gun situation in America. As new details emerge about Lafayette gunman John Houser, more and more people are wondering... more »
  • Colorado jury asked about Louisiana movie attack

    July 27, 2015 11:55 AM

    CENTENNIAL - Jurors deciding whether Colorado theater shooter James Holmes should be sentenced to death or life in prison are being questioned about whether the deadly theater shooting last week in Louisiana might influence them. Holmes' lawyers asked Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. on Monday to poll jurors about whether... more »
  • Sanders visits Louisiana, talks civil rights, gun control

    July 26, 2015 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A rally in a new Orleans suburb is set to cap a weekend of campaigning in Louisiana for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination. Sunday evening's rally in Kenner comes after Saturday appearances in Baton Rouge, where he addressed a meeting... more »
  • Jindal issues executive order for Lafayette shooting victim funerals

    July 25, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order protecting the funerals of the victims of the Lafayette movie theater shooting. The executive order instructs law enforcement to enforce Louisiana law that protects against disturbing the peace at funeral services. This order expires 48 hours after... more »
  • Gunman had ties to white supremacists

    July 24, 2015 8:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE - As the pieces of his past come together, investigators are getting a clearer picture of the man who police said opened fire on a Lafayette theater crowd Thursday night and killed two people. Louisiana State Police said 59-year-old John Russell Houser shot and killed two women and... more »
  • La. jockeys arrested in race-fixing investigation

    July 23, 2015 11:56 AM

    OPELOUSAS – Louisiana State Police accused three Louisiana horse jockeys of being involved in a race-fixing scheme. Troopers arrested 46-year-old Joseph Patin, 51-year-old Billy Patin and 24-year-old LeSean Conyers on charges of Willful Pulling of the Reins and Cheating and Swindling. The Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement... more »
  • LA Homebrew beer brewing class check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2015 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Beer brewing is an American tradition dating back to the 1800s. Now, most people just head to the grocery store when they’re in the mood for a brew, but in Baton Rouge almost 200 people are registered home brewers. There are 15 breweries throughout the state. LA... more »
  • USDA: 35 Louisiana parishes natural disaster areas

    July 23, 2015 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a natural disaster involving 35 Louisiana parishes and eight counties in three neighboring states because of floods and storms from April 27 through June 26. Farmers and ranchers can apply for low-interest loans to help them recover from severe damage. USDA... more »
  • Oil prices remain below state budget estimate check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2015 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Oil prices dropped below $50 a barrel Wednesday, which is good news for drivers but bad for Louisiana's state budget. The state estimated oil prices to average $61 a barrel for the year. For every dollar it drops below that, Louisiana loses around $12 million. That's money... more »
  • Man jailed for having gun at Louisiana military recruiting office

    July 22, 2015 3:07 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Police in Shreveport arrested a man for bringing an unloaded handgun to a military recruiting station. David S. Quinn was booked Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon. His arrest comes days after a man in Chattanooga shot at two military facilities, including a... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy on the BP settlement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2015 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Just a few weeks ago, state officials announced Louisiana would be getting $6.8 billion from the lawsuit with BP over the 2010 oil spill. This morning, Treasurer John Kennedy stopped by 2une In to break down what this money means for the state. Five billion dollars of... more »

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