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.
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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 »
May 16, 2012 7:37 PM
More members of the Federal Reserve say Fed support could be needed if the economic recovery lost momentum or if the risks to the economy became great enough. The sentiment comes from the Fed's April 24-25 meeting. The comments are in contrast to previous meetings where only a few of... more »
April 9, 2012 10:21 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS-- Monday night will be the first in a series of meetings to determine the future of Livingston Parish. Leaders there are working on a comprehensive master plan for the area, and they want input from people who live there.
Monday night at 6:00, people will be able... more »
April 3, 2012 7:30 PM
Policymakers at the Federal Reserve are worried recent strong gains in hiring could dry up if economic growth in the U.S. doesn't pick up. Minutes of the Fed's march 13 meeting show members expressed those concerns before sticking with a plan to keep interest rates at record lows until 2014.... more »
March 22, 2012 10:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - A special East Baton Rouge School Board meeting will be held this evening with the expectation for a superintendent finalist to be announced.
The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m.
News 2 will be live from the meeting at 5 & 6 with updates. more »
March 18, 2012 10:22 AM
WALKER - Federal officials will meet with residents of this Livingston Parish city on Monday evening to unveil new flood maps. City officials have revised flood control regulations to conform with requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Aldermen were told this past week that FEMA had set a deadline... more »
January 17, 2012 4:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors in North Baton Rouge will meet tonight to take back their neighborhood.
It follows a shooting where a 15-year-old was hit by a bullet while doing homework in her home. Detectives are still looking for 18-year old Darius Joseph in connection to the shooting.
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December 27, 2011 4:27 PM
BAKER - People are fighting a plan tonight to store pipes near homes in Baker.
Stupp Corporation wants to store pipes in the former Renaissance Village, a place where Hurricane Katrina evacuees lived in FEMA trailers.
If the plan is finalized about two dozen semis would travel every... more »
December 7, 2011 6:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- The acting Louisiana Superintendent says she is stepping down next month.
Ollie Tyler made the announcement during a Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting. Tyler took over when Paul Pastorek quit earlier this year.
Tyler says she will continue her forty year career in... more »
September 29, 2011 4:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council scheduled a special meeting for next Tuesday to continue work left unfinished by a lack of a quorum during last night's meeting.
The special meeting will be held Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
The... more »
September 28, 2011 10:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- A special meeting of the Metro Council will be called to finish business leftover by a sudden end to Wednesday's council meeting because of a lack of a quorum.
The council was just starting to address the million dollar Galvez Plaza project, and a deal discussed between... more »
August 23, 2011 3:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge today said arrests could come in a couple of weeks after a fight last week that witnesses said involved LSU football players.
Sgt. Don Stone said today they will have to follow up on the information they got from interviewing the four... more »
August 21, 2011 3:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- The meeting between the Baton Rouge Police Department and the four LSU football players who were implicated in a bar fight early Friday morning has been postponed.
The four players obtained representation from lawyers Nathan Fisher and Shannon Fay, who requested an extension from Baton Rouge Police... more »
August 9, 2011 5:27 PM
CENTRAL- Senator David Vitter, R-LA, says the federal credit downgrade should not be a surprise to anyone.
He says Standard and Poor's made it clear about the tax cuts needed to avoid the problem.
He says S & P asked for $4 trillion in cuts. The debt plan... more »
July 7, 2011 5:42 PM
LIVINGSTON- After months of operating in 'emergency mode,' the Livingston Parish School Board will vote on a plan this evening that could finally put it in the black.
The system, dealing with a nearly $10 million shortfall, could prevent teacher layoffs if the plan is accepted.
"I think... more »
July 7, 2011 12:31 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says lawmakers of both parties agree on the importance of raising the debt limit by Aug. 2 and he will reconvene them Sunday to get down to the hard bargaining that's necessary to get a deal done.
Obama spoke at the White House Thursday... more »
June 2, 2011 10:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- One community in Baton Rouge met with the new top crime-fighter in the city Thursday night.
Chief Dewayne White shared his background and goals with the crowd at the District 6 Community Meeting, but also listened to people with ideas and concerns.
White says in just... more »
May 19, 2011 5:16 PM
VIDALIA - An overflow crowd turned out Thursday for a meeting in Vidalia with state and federal agricultural officials.
Farmers are suffering from the Mississippi River flood, even though flooding of fields is minimal.
A drought, deer being driven into their fields by the rising river, and seepage... more »
April 5, 2011 7:24 PM
Members of the Federal Reserve raised concerns that a big jump in energy prices could weaken the economy and unleash inflation, leading to a tightening of credit and higher interest rates this year. The minutes of the Fed's closed-door meeting last month were released Tuesday but did not specify if... more »
January 27, 2011 12:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Feb. 8 to discuss a controversial proposal to merge the University of New Orleans campus with the historically black Southern University at New Orleans campus. Regents Chairman Robert Levy announced the meeting Thursday. A Colorado consultant is studying... more »
January 17, 2011 1:49 PM
BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - The administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill claims fund returns to the Gulf Coast this week amid increasing complaints that the program is failing to compensate many in need. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg will meet Tuesday with residents, business owners and fishermen in Bayou La... more »
January 10, 2011 11:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU head coach Les Miles has confirmed he will be meeting with Michigan representatives about the head coaching job there.
Miles made a short statement after Tigers cornerback Patrick Peterson's announcement he will be going into the 2011 NFL draft.
Miles said that "distant conversations"... more »
January 6, 2011 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is set to vote on a number of issues at Thursday's meeting.
So far, Superintendent John Dilworth has added to his original plan.
The additions include keeping Polk Elementary open two more years, but they must improve enrollment... more »
December 14, 2010 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dozens of state lawmakers had their turn at the table with the governor on Tuesday.
The meeting was the latest in a series of sit-downs about the state's budget crisis. More than 30 legislators were involved in the conversation. Some lawmakers told News 2 that conversation... more »
November 30, 2010 2:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - Higher education officials are discussing the future of their institutions' funding with Governor Bobby Jindal this afternoon.
The meeting began at 2:00 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion, and officials are expected to talk about what was discussed with reporters afterward.
Higher education officials have been... more »
November 16, 2010 4:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - About a dozen Baton Rouge residents attended the budget meeting held by the metro council to discuss what the fate of the downtown library.
Davis Rhorer and a library board member have spoken in support of the 19 mill downtown library project. Those opposed have suggested... more »
November 12, 2010 5:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - Next week Gov. Bobby Jindal will promote his new book "Leadership and Crisis" in California in a meeting to be aired on C-SPAN. The Nov. 20 event is coordinated by the Young America's Foundation, which operates the Reagan Ranch. Jindal will be participate in a discussion from... more »
November 5, 2010 11:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council will get their first look at Baton Rouge's proposed budget for 2011 this morning.
The Council is holding a special meeting to receive copies of the budget for review before approving it.
Ashley Rodrigue is also getting an advance copy of the... more »
November 4, 2010 5:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama's task force on the restoration of the Gulf Coast is set to begin meeting to look at how the region can be fixed after the BP oil spill. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will have its first public meeting in Pensacola, Fla.,... more »
November 1, 2010 9:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Student leaders at LSU finally got face-to-face with Governor Bobby Jindal today.
The students, who have collected 700 letters from classmates on budget cuts to higher education, have been trying to deliver those letters to Jindal since last week.
The students finally got a hold... more »
October 23, 2010 11:28 AM
Four public meetings are scheduled across coastal Louisiana next week to discuss damage the BP oil spill did to the environment and natural resources.
The meeting are part of the natural resource damage assessment process for the spill. A damage assessment is a lengthy legal process that determines the... more »
October 11, 2010 10:23 PM
The East Baton Rouge Parish school district needs your help deciding how to deal with a downturn in sales taxes. Monday night, the Board talked over how to adjust its 10-year tax plan that pays for school construction and teacher salaries. Some of the options are to scale back classroom... more »
September 20, 2010 10:28 PM
Tax talk in St. Helena Parish was deferred again by the school board, even though schools are under the gun by a federal judge since they're run down.
The education of children in St. Helena Parish is at stake, but dollars continue to keep their fate hanging in the... more »
September 14, 2010 5:38 PM
Neighbors in Melrose East, commonly known as Mall City, are pushing to clean up their crime-plagued neighborhood.
Crime stats on the Baton Rouge Police Department's Web site show there were seven homicides, five rapes and nearly 350 burglaries over the past year and a half. Residents said their fear... more »
August 31, 2010 10:23 AM
The man in charge of the BP oil spill will be touring a coastal marsh and meeting with a public official who is highly critical of federal response.
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen will hold a news conference later this afternoon with Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser following... more »