March 2, 2015 2:18 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This was never happily-ever-after waiting to happen. When President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office early in 2009, there were plenty of reasons to expect their relationship would be difficult. The cerebral president and the brash prime minister have stark differences in personality,... more »
February 25, 2015 7:15 AM
BATON ROUGE - Easing traffic in Baton Rouge is always a hot topic, and the Green Light Project is trying to make progress forward. On Wednesday, plans are being discussed to deal with a roadway that's getting busier by the day: Pecue Lane at I-10.
There are several ideas... more »
February 23, 2015 2:58 AM
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is convening an unusual conference in Kuwait of top American military, diplomatic and intelligence experts on the administration's strategy for countering the violence and spreading influence of the Islamic State militant group. Carter summoned several three-star and four-star generals, including Army... more »
February 18, 2015 6:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - There will be a meeting of the minds Wednesday morning to discuss the planned closing of the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City. It's scheduled to shutdown within 45 days.
The CEO's of the four Baton Rouge area hospitals that provide ER care: BRG,... more »
January 29, 2015 9:09 AM
BATON ROUGE - Several meetings have been held over the past couple months for designers of improvements for the Baton Rouge and LSU Lakes to get public input. You can get a first look at the initial master plan tonight.
Designers have combined some of the ideas from the... more »
January 20, 2015 10:06 AM
NEW YORK - Two al-Qaida members from Yemen befriended an American recruit and helped him join the terrorist group, clearing the way for the New York native to hatch a plot against the Long Island Rail Road, prosecutors said Tuesday. Saddiq Al-Abbadi and Ali Alvi were detained in Saudi Arabia... more »
January 15, 2015 2:58 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is joining Senate Democrats during a private strategy retreat. The president's appearance before the senators at a Baltimore hotel Thursday afternoon is closed to reporters. The meeting comes as the party grapples with its new status in the Senate minority after losing seats in... more »
January 14, 2015 5:26 PM
BAKER - City officials in Baker will have a special meeting this week to discuss ways to solve the city's money problems.
Councilwoman Joyce Burgess called for what she said will be a "brainstorming" meeting after the council turned down a water rate increase. The council voted 4-1 to... more »
January 13, 2015 3:11 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The guest list hasn't changed, but President Barack Obama faces a different type of crowd when he meets with congressional leaders on Tuesday. Obama's sit-down with House and Senate leaders is his first since the new, fully Republican-run Congress was seated last week. Senate Democratic leader Harry... more »
January 2, 2015 3:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Parents and business owners connected to Redemptorist High School met Friday to begin work on a plan that would keep the Catholic school open.
The group organized on social media and said they would put a plan together to show the diocese by Jan. 8. The... more »
December 23, 2014 10:27 AM
BATON ROUGE - Parents and students said they were frustrated after a meeting Tuesday morning with the Diocese of Baton Rouge over the future of Redemptorist High and Junior High.
The parents said they found no comfort in their discussion with Bishop Robert Muench, who announced last Friday that... more »
November 11, 2014 1:59 AM
BEIJING, China - On the surface, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are all niceties - a pat on the back here, a pleasantry there. But away from the cameras, the two leaders are circling each other warily at a global summit in China. That's where Obama and... more »
November 6, 2014 8:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is moving forward with their quest to save the lakes. Designers and engineers will present their ideas for public input tonight.
The foundation believes the lakes are key to the growth of Baton Rouge.
We've been trying for decades to... more »
September 10, 2014 2:05 AM
FERGUSON, MO - Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death to promote community healing. Instead, they were greeted Tuesday night with anger, outrage and warnings of... more »
August 14, 2014 5:25 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - A sewage fee is raising a major stink in West Feliciana, and a change could be coming soon.
The current sewage system in the parish requires people to pay a $2,400 hookup fee to turn on new service to a location. That's leading some residents to... more »
August 12, 2014 5:19 AM
THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish Council will discuss an amendment to its vicious and dangerous dog ordinance at its Tuesday night meeting. The ordinance changes the definition of what makes an animal dangerous or vicious and alters registration and breeding restrictions for those animals. Councilman John Arnold, the author of the... more »
August 8, 2014 12:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Police Retirement System Board of Trustees announced a public meeting to discuss the findings of a report by attorneys on the controversial passage of a pension hike for certain retirees.
The system board's response comes after political maneuvering to create a state law... more »
July 30, 2014 7:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - With all of the disputes, lawsuits and news surrounding Common Core in Louisiana, it can be difficult to keep up with why the education standards are so controversial. The Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options wants to change that.
BAEO is teaming up with Rep. Patricia... more »
July 29, 2014 10:14 PM
BELLE ROSE - A plan to fix a flooding issue that plagued a town's cemetery is underway.
Parish leaders have acted on an idea to divert rising water to other areas. The move will protect Rosehill Baptist Cemetery.
The cemetery flooded so badly on May 28, some families... more »
July 28, 2014 11:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - The state school board announced they would hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss recently filed lawsuits affecting the Common Core education standards.
The Board of Secondary and Elementary Education scheduled the meeting for 11 a.m. at the Claiborne Building.
The agenda included consideration of... more »
July 24, 2014 10:24 PM
LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council voted against hearing from a lawyer who claimed to have an idea about how to deal with a $59 million issue related to storm cleanup.
Plans were supposed to be addressed Thursday night about steps going forward since arbitrators in Washington, D.C. sided... more »
July 9, 2014 5:15 AM
TEXAS - The humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly becoming a political liability for President Barack Obama, giving Republicans a fresh opportunity to question his administration's competence and complicating the debate over the nation's fractured immigration laws. Still, Obama is resisting calls to visit the border during his... more »
June 30, 2014 7:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - The future of Baton Rouge's lakes could be decided today.
Four teams competing to create a master plan began pitching their ideas at 9:00 a.m. this morning at the Manship Theatre. Each group had an hour to present their plan.
Each team, led by a... more »
June 26, 2014 10:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - A panel of city leaders listened and engaged with an audience of concerned residents about crime and other problems in south Baton Rouge.
Their main concern is crime in the Gardere Area off Burbank Drive. The town hall meeting was about the Gardere Initiative, a group... more »
June 25, 2014 4:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top school board is holding a special meeting next week to talk about Gov. Bobby Jindal's attempt to derail the Common Core education standards in public schools. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education set a Tuesday meeting to discuss "possible next steps." BESE President Chas... more »
June 17, 2014 9:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Webb Park Civic Association held its first meeting Tuesday evening and it attracted a large crowd, about 100 residents met to talk about their future.
The gathering also included people from Steele Place, Glenmore Place, Walnut Hills, Country Club and Westdale subdivisions. In all, there... more »
June 16, 2014 6:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board plans to determine Superintendent Bernard Taylor's future with the district during its Thursday meeting. Taylor, who started in 2012, has almost completed two years of a three-year contract, which expires in June 2015. The board is considering whether to: extend... more »
June 10, 2014 11:05 PM
BELLE ROSE - At a town hall meeting Tuesday night, Assumption Parish leaders presented a plan to fix a town's flooding problem.
Rosehill Baptist Cemetery flooded so badly on May 28, families of those buried there had to put sandbags on the crypts to keep them from raising and... more »
May 30, 2014 3:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Officials from around the New Orleans metro area will gather to talk about the hurricane season that begins Sunday. They'll be talking Friday about hurricane preparedness and public safety, coordination among state and local organizations and agencies, and about the levee systems. They include the district commander... more »
May 29, 2014 6:46 PM
BATON ROUGE- A special meeting for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is cancelled because members did not show up.
EBR School Board only had five members present for a special meeting to introduce plans for reapportionment of the districts. This is after a committee gave them the green... more »
May 27, 2014 2:12 AM
A plan by Pope Francis to meet with a group of sex abuse victims is being criticized by the head of a victims' group as "another gesture" that could prove meaningless. The meeting, announced on Monday, will mark the first such encounter for the pope, who's been criticized by victims... more »
April 2, 2014 6:14 PM
BAKER - City leaders called on the community to come together after a triple murder in Baker.
The murders prompted the city council to call a special meeting to look for solutions in stopping violence.
Council President Joyce Burges called last weekend's shooting a wake-up call for the... more »
December 4, 2013 10:02 PM
PORT ALLEN - The city council met for the first time without ousted mayor Deedy Slaughter Wednesday night.
It was a committee meeting of the council and was held to discuss upcoming council items. But, leaders made a point to address concerns with the situation in city government.
... more »
December 2, 2013 7:48 PM
LIVINGSTON PARISH - Leaders will meet tomorrow night in Livingston for their first Home Rule Charter meeting.
The goal of the Charter Commission is to keep friction out of government and terminate disagreements about powers and duties of those elected. The panel includes three Parish Council members, six members... more »
November 16, 2013 1:24 PM
SORRENTO - Sparks flew in Sorrento Saturday morning at a special meeting to decide on the future of the town's police department.
Sorrento currently has only one quote on the table to provide insurance for the police department and an offer from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office to step... more »
November 16, 2013 12:32 PM
SORRENTO - Sparks flew in Sorrento Saturday morning at a special meeting to decide the future of the Sorrento Police Department.
Council members tabled discussions until Nov. 19 -- the same day the police department's current liability insurance ends.
The town currently has one insurance quote on the... more »
October 10, 2013 8:21 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hosting top House Republicans Thursday to seek an opening in an impasse that has shuttered much of the government and threatens a catastrophic federal default.
The White House meeting comes as House GOP leaders are contemplating advancing a short-term debt limit increase designed... more »
August 27, 2013 10:55 PM
LIVINGSTON- A discussion among parish council members about repairing roads in Livingston Parish took a bumpy turn Tuesday night.
Leaders became upset with each other over setting up requirements for engineers who will do work under the parish road plan. They also argued over who should hire engineers for... more »
August 21, 2013 1:59 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - Google has been holding talks with the National Football League, raising speculation that the internet monolith is seeking new inroads into television. Other tech companies like Apple are reportedly in talks with cable companies to boost access to television through their devices. With Google sitting on a... more »
August 15, 2013 10:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Supporters of a southeast Louisiana flood control board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies greeted the board with enthusiastic applause as its monthly meeting was gaveled to order. More than a dozen stood and applauded at Thursday's opening of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, which oversees... more »
July 18, 2013 10:27 PM
LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board President is back at the helm after his arrest for felony hit and run.
Malcolm Sibley's been off the grid since the crash on June 15th where Cody Lasagi, 21, died.
Thursday night, Sibley attended his first school board meeting since... more »
July 15, 2013 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- People had a stern message for state environmental leaders who will make the final decision about a landfill in the northern area of the parish.
A small crowd gathered Monday night for a meeting about the facility planned for Brooklawn Drive, about two miles west of Scenic... more »
July 15, 2013 11:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - Two Metro Council members scheduled a community meeting Monday night to provide information about a company applying for a landfill permit in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Trae Welch and Chauna Banks-Daniel scheduled the meeting to discuss the application by Louisiana Land Acquisitions, a company which has... more »
July 3, 2013 10:53 AM
PORT ALLEN - Both Mayor Deedy Slaughter and the three City Council members who sued her over several actions she's taken since assuming office claimed wins after a judge's decision late last night.
Judge Alvin Batiste ruled the council did not properly reduce the mayor's salary from $84,960 to... more »
June 26, 2013 10:57 AM
PORT ALLEN - A special council meeting is scheduled tonight for Port Allen City Council to talk about Mayor Deedy Slaughter's proposed budget.
However, there are questions about whose agenda they'll be following. Two agendas were posted in City Hall yesterday: one produced by the council, the other by... more »
June 20, 2013 10:09 PM
LIVINGSTON - The school board president, arrested for leaving the scene of a crash where a man died in St. Helena Parish, missed his first public appearance since the incident.
Malcolm Sibley was not present for Thursday's meeting where the board approved next year's budget.
Sibley is charged... more »
June 19, 2013 10:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is scheduled Thursday to approve its annual operating budget, but board members remain divided on some of Superintendent Bernard Taylor's proposed spending and cutting plans. The School Board is debating a proposed $426.6 million budget that includes $6.2 million worth... more »
June 18, 2013 10:32 AM
BIRMINGHAM - Republican leaders from 10 Southern states are meeting in Alabama to plan strategies for making new GOP inroads across the region. Alabama Republican Chairman Bill Armistead says the two-day meeting of state party chairs and executive directors concludes Tuesday in Birmingham. Party leaders hope to retain all their... more »
June 11, 2013 10:31 AM
GONZALES- The Ascension Parish Transportation Committee will meet this evening to discuss road projects.
A list of proposed roads that need maintenance is expected to be introduced to the committee.
The committee is also expected to discuss current work project statuses.
News 2 will have more on... more »
May 22, 2013 1:00 PM
GRAPEVINE, Texas - The Boy Scouts of America has started its meeting in which members of its national council are to decide whether to change the group's long-standing ban on openly gay boys. BSA is holding its annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas, near its suburban Dallas headquarters. About 1,400 voting... more »
May 1, 2013 6:38 PM
BAYOU CORNE - A community meeting with members of the governor's blue ribbon commission for the Assumption Parish sinkhole is going on now.
The commission has been in Bayou Corne for the past few days examining the sinkhole site. The group was formed to ensure the long-term safety of... more »
April 30, 2013 10:50 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge granted a request from city and Department of Justice officials to postpone a New Orleans Police Department consent decree monitor selection committee meeting. Tuesday's meeting was the deadline for the committee to indicate whether they had agreed on which firm should oversee the implementation... more »
April 5, 2013 10:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - Members of a new blue ribbon commission scheduled their first meeting today to examine public safety at the Bayou Corne sinkhole.
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Secretary Stephen Chustz said today's meeting would focus on getting the new members of the commission familiar with the sinkhole... more »
March 26, 2013 11:11 AM
HOUMA - Terrebonne residents can comment April 10 before the Parish Council takes a final vote on a proposal to impose fines for anyone caught wearing pants that sag below the waist in public. The Courier reports the council voted 8-1 Monday night to advance the proposed ordinance. The ordinance,... more »
March 19, 2013 10:27 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Governor Bobby Jindal scheduled a meeting today with families and officials in the Bayou Corne community, which has been battling the effects of a large sinkhole.
Buyouts began this week for property owners evacuated or affeted by the sinkhole, which is on land owned by Texas... more »
February 28, 2013 3:37 PM
BATON ROUGE- A community meeting has been called to talk about crime and the police department.
Councilwoman Tara Wicker announced the meeting Thursday afternoon. The meeting will be held Thursday evening at the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center on East Washington Street.
"The community is invited to... more »
February 27, 2013 6:32 PM
NEW ROADS - People are still still buzziing about Tuesday night's Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury meeting.
What began as a discussion about an employee's work schedule turned into a battle of name-calling. The issue is over a worker who's not even employed with the parish anymore.
Juror... more »
February 27, 2013 8:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The panel that oversees the Superdome will hold its first regular meeting since the now infamous power outage that delayed the Super Bowl earlier this month. The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District board will meet this afternoon at the facility. Entergy Corp. has said it believes the... more »
February 19, 2013 10:27 AM
BATON ROUGE - Spectators packed the Senate committee room at the state capitol this morning ahead of a scheduled committee meeting to discuss developments at the Assumption Parish sinkhole.
The state Senate's Natural Resources Committee scheduled two meetings, one today and another later in Assumption Parish, to get more... more »
January 23, 2013 4:01 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Republican soul searching begins in earnest this week as GOP officials from across the nation come together for the first time since their party's November shellacking. There is broad agreement that the Republican Party needs to undergo fundamental changes to remain competitive. But there is no clear... more »
January 14, 2013 10:53 AM
PORT ALLEN - School administrators in West Baton Rouge will meet with law enforcement tonight to discuss school security in the parish.
Tonight's committee meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the school board office in Port Allen.
The committee will primarily decide if the topic warrants further... more »
January 11, 2013 4:06 PM
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he's interested in technology that would keep a gun from being fired by anyone other than the person who bought it. He says evidence shows such technology may have curtailed what happened last month in Connecticut when 20 youngsters and six teachers were... more »
December 27, 2012 9:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- State leaders will take a good, hard look at the safety of kids while they're at school.
Thursday, lawmakers set a date for a special meeting to talk about school security.
A homeland security committee will gather on January 9, 2013. It's members from the Louisiana... more »
December 27, 2012 2:37 PM
WASHINGTON- The House will be back in session Sunday evening as the "fiscal cliff" looms, threatening across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts with the new year. Officials said the Republican leadership informed the GOP rank and file of the plan to meet during a conference call Thursday. It is unclear... more »
December 17, 2012 10:46 AM
WASHINGTON - A White House official says President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are meeting at the White House to discuss the pending fiscal cliff and deficit reduction. The meeting comes as Boehner is offering $1 trillion in higher tax revenue over 10 years and an increase in... more »
December 13, 2012 10:56 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Health and environmental officials scheduled a community briefing tonight to for Bayou Corne residents evacuated due to a sinkhole near their homes.
DHH and DEQ, along with parish officials, said they will specifically address health concerns residents had previously brought up. They will not have information... more »
November 19, 2012 12:08 PM
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The White House is describing as tense today's meeting between President Barack Obama and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Obama is the first U.S. president to set foot in Cambodia, a country that was once known for the "killing fields" of its genocidal communist regime in... more »
November 15, 2012 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - The attorney general's office says it has "serious concerns" that LSU's governing board may have violated the open meetings law with its October vote to merge the positions of system president and chancellor of the flagship campus. The Board of Supervisors announced Thursday that it will revote... more »
November 14, 2012 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he hasn't yet scheduled a meeting with Republican Mitt Romney. At a news conference Wednesday, Obama said he hopes to have the chance to talk with Romney before the end of the year. Obama said the election was only a week ago, and that... more »
September 29, 2012 7:35 PM
PIERRE PART-In Assumption Parish dozens of people showed up for a meeting with officials to find out what's going on since they were evacuated from their homes near Bayou Corne.
Vicki Guilbeau says, "Somebody's having a problem finding out what's going on. And they don't have the answers just... more »
September 26, 2012 1:10 PM
BAYOU CORNE - A sinkhole in Assumption Parish swallowed part of a work road as more land sloughed off into it.
Parish officials said a 30 foot by 50 foot section of land on the southeast side of the sinkhole near Bayou Corne collapsed overnight. The slough in took... more »
September 24, 2012 4:28 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A former university professor has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing three of her colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting. The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop on Monday. Amy Bishop, a former professor at the... more »
September 20, 2012 5:44 PM
BAYOU CORNE - A 25-foot-section of the sinkhole in Assumption Parish collapsed overnight, the second time this week that's happened.
Tonight, residents are holding a community meeting to get answers to what's causing all these incidents, However, parish officials said they won't be at the meeting because there aren't... more »
September 18, 2012 8:54 AM
BAYOU CORNE- Residents will hold an emergency town-hall meeting to encourage state and local officials to provide more information about the sinkhole in Assumption Parish.
John Achee Jr., a community activist, said the meeting will be held Thursday at the St. Joseph the Worker Church parish hall in Pierre... more »
September 13, 2012 8:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - A series of improvement projects are scheduled to take place at six schools across East Baton Rouge Parish.
School board members approved the plans Wednesday night during a "committee of the whole" meeting.
The schools scheduled for construction work are Belfair, Bernard Terrace, Greenbrier and... more »
September 7, 2012 10:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Seafood industry leaders are assessing the effects of Hurricane Isaac. Ewell Smith, director of the state's seafood promotion board, says fishing communities such as Delacroix, Hopedale and Lafitte suffered damage in the storm. Smith said figures on how the storm affected the industry were being compiled Friday.... more »
August 21, 2012 10:50 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Emergency officials in Assumption Parish scheduled a public meeting for Friday, Aug. 24 to update people on the condition of the sinkhole near Bayou Corne.
Texas Brine continued work drilling an observation well to get into a brine cavern near the sinkhole, which is on their... more »
August 5, 2012 6:53 PM
BAYOU CORNE- Assumption Parish, State, and facility owners will meet with people who live near a sinkhole that developed Friday.
The sinkhole may be caused by a failure in a brine cavern inside a salt dome. The sinkhole is connected with some bubbles that appeared in Bayou Corne earlier... more »
July 23, 2012 4:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - A new study panel is reviewing the billions of dollars of state tax breaks on the books, looking at whether they are worth keeping as Louisiana faces repeated rounds of budget cuts. The 14-member review commission of legislative leaders held its first meeting Monday, featuring a crash... more »
July 23, 2012 10:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers gathered in Baton Rouge today for a join budget committee meeting.
On the agenda are questions about just how much the impact of the state's tax breaks are to the budget. Lawmakers also plan to question the Jindal administration about recent Medicaid cuts, most of... more »