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  • Homes evacuated after train derailment Play Video

    July 21, 2014 2:17 AM

    SLINGER, WI - A fire official says two people are injured and several thousand gallons of diesel fuel have spilled after a train derailment in a small Wisconsin village. Slinger Fire Department Chief Rick Hanke says three engines and 10 railcars derailed Sunday, forcing the evacuation of more than 100... more »
  • Newly released inmates get new suits

    July 20, 2014 6:45 PM

    JACKSON- A new program is offering inmates a a leg up for their reentry to society. The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections is having their 7th annual national suit drive. They partnered with Men's Warehouse and Refined by Fire Ministries. The goal is to prepare men... more »
  • Free bus rides for "Dump the Pump" day Play Video

    June 19, 2014 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - To celebrate National "Dump the Pump" Day Thursday, people in the Baton Rouge area got the chance to ride CATS buses for free. The special day is an effort associated with the American Public Transportation Association to encourage people to save money by riding public transportation.... more »
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 15, 2014 8:03 PM

    Baton Rouge- Sunday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Department of Health and Hospitals has reported that more than 7300 cases involving the elderly and vulnerable adults was reported in Louisiana, last year. " It's very difficult for them to speak out. And sometimes that adult is not... more »
  • La. Senate agrees to allow REAL ID driver's licenses

    May 27, 2014 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has narrowly agreed to repeal a six-year-old law that prohibits state officials from issuing driver's licenses that comply with federally-mandated security features. Under federal law, REAL ID-compliant licenses will be required to board domestic airline flights by 2016. Without such an ID, passengers will... more »
  • National Guard soldiers return to La.

    January 9, 2014 2:43 PM

    RESERVE - Members of a National Guard unit which lost one of its members while deployed to Afghanistan arrived back in Louisiana Thursday. Members of the 1084th Transportation Company, 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 139th Regional Support Group arrived on a bus at the Guard center based in Reserve... more »
  • National Guard renews sponsorship of Earnhardt

    October 25, 2013 3:11 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Army National Guard has extended its sponsorship of Dale Earnhardt Jr. through the 2014 season with Hendrick Motorsports. The Guard will be the primary sponsor of the No. 88 Chevrolet for 20 Sprint Cup races, including the Daytona 500. Hendrick Motorsports said Friday the Guard will... more »
  • 2 shot at Nat'l Guard armory, shooter in custody

    October 24, 2013 2:31 PM

    MILLINGTON, Tenn.- Police say a member of the National Guard opened fire Thursday afternoon at an armory outside a U.S. Navy base in Tennessee, wounding two soldiers before being taken into custody. Millington Police Chief Rita Stanback says the shooter was apprehended by other National Guard members. Stanback says the... more »
  • Operations resume at National Wildlife Refuges in southeast La.

    October 17, 2013 2:21 PM

    Lacombe- Operations have resumed at National Wildlife Refuge facilities operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Southeast Louisiana. This includes all facilities at Atchafalaya, Bayou Sauvage, Bayou Teche, Big Branch Marsh, Bogue Chitto, Breton, Delta, and Mandalay National Wildlife Refuges. Hunting, fishing, boating, hiking activities and... more »
  • Another try to place levee sites on historic list

    August 31, 2013 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An advocacy group is making a second attempt to place a site where a levee breached during 2005's Hurricane Katrina on the National Register of Historic Places. This time the group's application is trying to get around opposition by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which built... more »
  • Government braces for coming changes to NSA powers

    July 31, 2013 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's national security team has been arguing today that the government's sweeping domestic surveillance powers need to be retained. But in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, they acknowledged that some limits appear inevitable. They said they want to work with lawmakers who seem intent on... more »
  • New elephant Bozie joins others at National Zoo

    June 27, 2013 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new Asian elephant is being introduced to the other elephants at the National Zoo and will begin sharing the same living space. Officials say 37-year-old Bozie joined the zoo's two other females Thursday in the elephant community center. Bozie arrived in May from the Baton Rouge Zoo... more »
  • Immigration splits GOP's national, House interests

    June 17, 2013 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican establishment hopes an overhaul of immigration laws will help the party run stronger presidential races. But that goal is about to hit big hurdles in the form of House Republicans. Many House Republicans are hostile to the bipartisan immigration bill before the Senate. Even substantial changes... more »
  • Obama: New guidelines in place for drone strikes

    May 23, 2013 2:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he has signed new policy guidelines to oversee when the U.S. can use drone strikes against suspected terrorists. Obama says clear guidelines, oversight and accountability are spelled out in "policy guidance" he signed Wednesday. He says Thursday in a national security speech that the... more »
  • Grant funds lab program at UNO

    May 12, 2013 2:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Science Foundation has awarded a $315,000 grant to the University of New Orleans to help support the school's summer undergraduate research program for three years. The program is heavily focused on exposing minority students to scientific research. The program is operated by UNO's department of... more »
  • AP Source: College Football Playoff to replace BCS

    April 23, 2013 3:35 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the new four-team playoff starting after the 2014 regular season will be called the College Football Playoff, and the conference commissioners will make it... more »
  • Consulate: Chinese national killed in Boston

    April 16, 2013 6:40 PM

    NEW YORK - The Chinese Consulate in New York says a Chinese national is the third person killed in the Boston marathon blasts. An official at the consulate's press section, who was not authorized to give his name, said that one Chinese student was injured and another died in the... more »
  • Canadian National Railway train derails in Miss.

    February 22, 2013 2:11 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. -Several cars from a freight train derailed Friday morning near Jackson, Mississippi, that's according to Canadian National Railway officials. The derailment happened about 6:45 a.m. on tracks that run parallel to I-55 south through Hinds County. The derailment is affecting trains running between Jackson and New... more »
  • Small jet crash kills 5 in eastern Georgia

    February 21, 2013 8:55 AM

    THOMSON, Ga.- The National Transportation Safety Board says in a statement that a small jet "overran" a runway during its landing and crashed into a wooded area in eastern Georgia. Authorities say five people died in the crash shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and two others were taken to a... more »
  • White House: 'Grave concern' on delayed nominees

    February 17, 2013 12:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The new White House chief of staff says there's "a grave concern" about delays in assembling President Barack Obama's second-term national security team. Senate Republicans have stalled the nominations of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary and John Brennan to be CIA director. GOP lawmakers want more answers... more »
  • White House allies produce preschool-for-all plan

    February 7, 2013 6:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - A think tank with close ties to the White House is outlining a plan to provide preschool for all children within five years. The Center for American Progress released a road map Thursday for providing pre-kindergarten programs for all 3- and 4-year-olds. For families with younger children, federal... more »
  • Band backs off statement that Beyonce lip synced

    January 22, 2013 4:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marine Corps is backing off statements that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during her performance at President Barack Obama's inauguration. The Marine Corps issued a statement Tuesday saying it determined that a live performance by the Marine Band was ill advised because there was no opportunity... more »
  • Poverty Point nominated as a World Heritage Site

    January 17, 2013 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument in West Carroll Parish has been nominated for inclusion on the World Heritage site list. If approved, the prehistoric earthworks would join the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty, Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef on... more »
  • Floods: National Guard in Marksville, Crowley

    January 10, 2013 2:36 PM

    CROWLEY- The Louisiana National Guard sent high-water trucks to Crowley and Marksville for evacuations, and says units are on standby statewide. Staff Sgt. Denis Ricou says the 225th Engineer Brigade in Marksville and the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Crowley each sent a truck and two soldiers. He says... more »
  • Tonight's the night for 'Bama-Notre Dame

    January 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    MIAMI - The battle lines are drawn for tonight's BCS Championship at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Notre Dame, the top-ranked team with a 12-0 mark, has the distinction of being a fairly heavy underdog against 12-1 Alabama. Oddsmakers are rating the Crimson Tide about a 9-point favorite, largely... more »
  • Alabama gets set for Irish offensive attack

    January 4, 2013 10:48 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but as he looks at Notre Dame, he sees plenty of reasons for concern. The second-ranked Crimson Tide play the No. 1 Fighting Irish on Monday in the... more »
  • Saban, Kelly lead Bama and ND out of darkness

    January 3, 2013 4:03 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - There were some dark days at Notre Dame and Alabama, dark years really, during which two college football's proudest programs flailed and foundered. As the 21st century dawned, the Fighting Irish and the Crimson Tide were old news, stodgy remnants of a glorious past, not moving... more »
  • NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

    December 18, 2012 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association is breaking its silence four days after a school shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 26 were killed, including 20 children. The nation's largest gun rights organization made its first public statements Tuesday after a self-imposed media blackout that left many wondering how it would... more »
  • RNC looking into what went wrong in 2012

    December 10, 2012 3:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee is launching an independent inquiry into what worked in 2012's elections - and, perhaps more importantly, what did not. RNC chairman Reince Priebus on Monday rolled out his effort, called the Growth and Opportunity Project, to look at how GOP nominee Mitt Romney came... more »
  • LSU tries to keep title hopes alive

    November 23, 2012 10:45 AM

    UNDATED - LSU's role in the SEC and national championship pictures have faded with two losses this season, but the No. 8 Tigers aren't totally dead yet. Just close to it. LSU tries to keep hope alive when it visits disappointing Arkansas this afternoon. A Tigers win is a must... more »
  • SEC feeling impact of No. 9 Texas A&M, Missouri

    November 14, 2012 4:53 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Southeastern Conference's six-year streak of national championships could be in jeopardy. And the SEC has expansion to thank for making it happen. No. 9 Texas A&M and Missouri are making their presence felt since the SEC invited them into the fold. The Aggies (8-2, 5-2 SEC)... more »
  • Obama: 'Today we celebrate Cesar Chavez'

    October 8, 2012 2:56 PM

    KEENE, Calif. - President Barack Obama has designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument. The 187-acre site, known as Nuestra Senora Reina de la Paz (Our Lady Queen of Peace), or simply La Paz, served as the planning and coordination center of the United... more »
  • National debt hits $16T; GOP critical

    September 4, 2012 4:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The national debt has topped $16 trillion as chronic government deficits have piled more than $50,000 worth of debt onto federal ledgers for every man, woman and child in the United States. Barack Obama's GOP rivals used the grim but expected news to blast the president for the... more »
  • Hurricane warning issued for SE Louisiana

    August 26, 2012 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service upgraded a hurricane watch which covered much of southeast Louisiana was to a warning this afternoon. The warning covers a swath of Louisiana, including Assumption, Ascension and Livingston parishes, and lasts until 4 p.m. Wednesday. Forecasters also put East Baton Rouge, West... more »
  • Romney could be nominated early in convention week

    August 24, 2012 8:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - Republican delegates will begin the roll call vote to officially nominate Mitt Romney for president on Monday at the national convention in Tampa, which could allow Romney to accept the GOP nomination earlier in the week than has occurred at previous conventions. Republican officials on Thursday said... more »
  • 48 charged in massive Medicaid fraud case

    July 17, 2012 3:36 PM

    NEW YORK - A nationwide prescription drug ring bought mountains of HIV medications and other drugs from down-and-out Medicaid recipients in New York City, then marketed the pills to pharmacies that dispensed them to unsuspecting consumers, authorities said Tuesday. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan detailed the scheme at a news conference... more »
  • Girl, 6, is youngest ever in National Spelling Bee

    May 28, 2012 1:08 PM

    McLEAN, Va. - At 6 years old, Lori Anne Madison is the youngest person ever to qualify for the National Spelling Bee. At a glance, she seems like a child that age: She talks at 100 mph and wears a T-shirt that says "Little Miss Sunshine" on it. But she... more »
  • Kentucky wins 8th national championship

    April 3, 2012 8:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Kentucky won its eighth national championship in New Orleans Monday, holding off Kansas for a 67-59 victory Monday night. The Wildcats (38-2) led by as many as 18 points in the first half and were still up 15 with 5:13 to play. Kansas (32-7), a team... more »
  • Gas prices in Baton Rouge

    April 2, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The price of gas increased 3.7 cents a gallon in Baton Rouge last week, averaging $3.78. The increase nationally was 3.2 cents upping the average price to $3.89 a gallon. Gas prices in Baton Rouge are now 27.7 cents higher compared to a year ago and up... more »
  • National Weather Service: Prairieville storm confirmed a tornado Play Video

    March 21, 2012 4:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Meteorologists with the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed Wednesday that the damage incurred on homes in Prairieville were caused by a tornado. The NWS has not finalized the strength of the tornado but has said that it is won't be classified as anything less than an EF1.... more »
  • New home sales dip after 4 straight monthly gains

    February 24, 2012 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON- Sales of new homes dipped in January but only after the government said the final quarter of 2011 was stronger than first estimated. The Commerce Department says new-home sales fell 0.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 321,000 homes. That followed four straight months of... more »
  • La. National Guard set to welcome home soldiers

    February 10, 2012 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. -The Louisiana National Guard is scheduled to welcome home Soldiers of the 204th Theater Airfield Operations Group at Esler Field in Pineville, Feb. 10. More than 20 Soldiers from the 204th, based in Hammond, will return from their 365-day deployment to Kuwait, with detachments in both... more »
  • SU to hold national black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    February 1, 2012 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University HIV/AIDS Prevention Program in the Center for Social Research will be observing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. There will be lectures, demonstrations and powerful testimonials at the free event set for Tuesday, February 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Royal... more »
  • Tigers take hit on National Signing Day Play Video

    February 1, 2012 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - National Signing Day has been a mixed bag of results for the LSU Tiger football program, as they've filled needs on their roster, however missed out on some of the top talent in the state. The Tigers, who plan to take 25 commitments, have signed 22... more »
  • LSU, Alabama fans descend on New Orleans Play Video

    January 5, 2012 7:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Rammer jammer. Tiger bait. Roll Tide. Geaux Tigers. The sounds of a healthy college football rivalry are all over New Orleans tonight, after thousands of fans descended on the Big Easy ahead of Monday's BCS National Championship between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama. ... more »
  • List of special events for BCS National Championship

    January 4, 2012 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tigers are kicking into high gear for the next six days as they prepare for the BCS National Championship on Jan. 9. The team's schedule is filled with practices, media appearances and other special events, such as private team parties and a visit to the... more »
  • Missing medals? Contact the Natl. Personnel Records Ctr.

    December 14, 2011 5:09 PM

    If you feel that you or a loved one who served in the U. S. armed forces didn't receive all the medals they were due, you can request a records check from the National Personnel Record Center. Click on the link below to get started. National Personnel Record... more »
  • Reserving BCS National Championship tickets Play Video

    November 29, 2011 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the BCS National Championship game 41 days away, regardless of what happens this weekend in Atlanta, many LSU fans are shelling out hundreds or thousands of dollars just to reserve tickets to the game. The 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship committee is offering fans reservations... more »
  • BESE leader: No national search for superintendent

    November 29, 2011 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of the state education board doesn't expect a national search for candidates to be state education superintendent. Penny Dastugue, president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, says she expects any search would be brief, if there is one. Dastugue says BESE... more »
  • Returned soldier celebrates Thanksgiving with family Play Video

    November 24, 2011 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana Guardsman ate dinner with his family for the first time in a year today after he arrived home yesterday from a tour in Afghanistan. Sgt. First Class Garrick St. Romain talked with Rob Krieger about why the meal was one of his tastiest in... more »
  • National Guard members return from deployment Play Video

    November 23, 2011 11:52 AM

    CARVILLE - Family members welcomed home 120 members of the Louisiana National Guard this morning after a one-year deployment to Afghanistan. Gov. Bobby Jindal was also on hand as the 415th Military Intelligence Unit arrived in Carville this morning. "Many mothers and fathers have been away from their... more »
  • La. National Guard returns home before holiday Play Video

    November 22, 2011 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Approximately 120 Louisiana National Guard Soldiers from the 415th Military Intelligence Battalion are scheduled to return home from a 365-day deployment to the Gillis W. Long Center in Carville on Wednesday. The soldiers, headquartered in Carville, were deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring... more »
  • LSU latest off-field stumble grabbing national headlines

    October 19, 2011 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It's a top headline on sports television, and it's splashed across sports publications. The news of three LSU players possibly being suspended is causing chatter across the country. Analysts at ESPN are slamming the players' potential actions calling it betrayal. In the other tiger town, sports... more »
  • National gas prices down 12 cents in past 2 weeks

    September 25, 2011 1:14 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. has dropped 12 cents over the past two weeks. That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released Sunday. It puts the average price of a gallon of regular at $3.54. Midgrade costs... more »
  • La. National Guard surpasses 1M gallons of water dropped on marsh fire

    September 1, 2011 2:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that the Louisiana National Guard's UH-60 Black Hawks have dropped more than one million gallons of water in the aerial firefight against the marsh fires in the Bayou Sauvage area. Governor Jindal said, "Our guardsmen have worked tirelessly to fight the... more »
  • NWS: Mississippi tornado was highest-rated EF-5

    April 29, 2011 11:27 AM

    NORMAN, Okla. - The National Weather Service says one of the tornadoes that killed hundreds in the South had winds of 205 mph and was the first EF-5 tornado in Mississippi since 1966. That's the highest rating given by the weather service for tornado damage. Meteorologist Jim LaDue at... more »
  • Governor addresses soldiers deploying to Afghanistan

    April 12, 2011 10:30 AM

    ZACHARY - Family members and dignitaries gathered in Zachary to see off members of the Louisiana Army National Guard this morning. About 100 members of the 926th Mobilization Augmentation Company unit are deploying for a year to Afghanistan. While there they'll be conducting route-clearance operations in support of Operation... more »
  • Account set up for victim of Hwy 44 wreck

    February 11, 2011 7:42 PM

    GONZALES - The family and co-workers of a man seriously injured in a car crash this week are asking for help paying his medical bills. An account has been set up with Whitney National Bank for Charles "Itchy" Etienne, who was critically injured in a collision Wednesday at the... more »
  • Egypt: Obama convenes aides as protests spread

    January 28, 2011 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has convened his national security team on the growing protests in Egypt as aides voice concern about violent clashes between demonstrators and police. Obama's 40-minute session in the Oval Office on Friday took the place of his daily national security briefing. It included Vice President... more »
  • Breton refuge reopened after Gulf oil spill

    January 8, 2011 10:28 AM

    BRETON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, La. - After months of being closed to the public due to the BP oil spill, the Breton National Wildlife Refuge is open again. The refuge encompasses areas at the mouth of the Mississippi River and a chain of barrier islands in Chandeleur Sound. The U.S.... more »
  • **UPDATE** Tornado Watch in effect for WBRZ viewing area

    December 31, 2010 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for most of the Baton Rouge area until 7 p.m. A Tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in severe thunderstorms at any time. The main threats from any severe thunderstorms this... more »
  • Holding cos. for Hancock, Whitney banks to merge

    December 22, 2010 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The parent companies of two historic Southern banks - Hancock Bank in Mississippi and Whitney National Bank of New Orleans - have announced a merger. A Wednesday morning news release says Hancock Holding Company and Whitney Holding Corporation have entered into an agreement to merge in a... more »
  • Florida football coach Urban Meyer resigns

    December 8, 2010 1:37 PM

    GAINESVILLE - Florida football coach Urban Meyer is stepping down after the Gators appearance in the Outback Bowl. Meyer led Florida to two national titles but began to show the strain of his high-profile job last season when he briefly quit but then returned to the team. In a statement... more »
  • NWS confirms tornadoes in Acadia Parish, Jennings

    November 27, 2010 11:30 AM

    IOTA - The National Weather Service says three tornadoes damaged houses in Acadia and Jefferson Davis parishes, but no injuries have been reported. Meteorologist Donald Jones said Friday that two twisters touched down in Acadia Parish late Thursday and one hit the east side of Jennings. Acadia Parish sheriff's spokeswoman... more »
  • BRPD K9 Division ranked 5th in the nation

    November 15, 2010 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The K9 Division at Baton Rouge Police Department finished fifth in the nation in a recent competition with other law enforcement dog teams from across the country. Several BRPD handlers also placed in individual categories at the USPCA National Dog Trials in Hammond. They include: ... more »
  • Four Acadiana parishes create paddle trail

    November 14, 2010 10:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - The National Park Service will help four Acadiana parishes create a Bayou Teche paddle trail for canoes, kayaks and pirogues. Public meetings are planned Tuesday in Port Barre and Thursday in Charenton about the proposed route through St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary parishes. Kristen... more »
  • UPDATE: Tornado warning canceled for Assumption Parish

    November 2, 2010 10:25 AM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado warning that had been issued for parts of northern Assumption Parish until 11:00a.m. Meteorologists at the NWS said a storm capable of producing a weak tornado had been spotted in the area around 10 a.m., and weakened to... more »
  • BR mayor details search for police chief

    October 28, 2010 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden tells News 2 there will be a national search for Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff's replacement. He also says there will be local input during the process. Earlier this week Holden released a letter that said LeDuff had told him he... more »
  • La. tops domestic abuse rankings

    October 25, 2010 5:29 PM

    Louisiana is four times above the national average when it comes to domestic abuse incidences and domestic violence related murders. Meanwhile, women's shelters statewide are facing serious budget cuts. Calls to Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center keep coming in, but money to provide help to abused women doesn’t.... more »
  • La. family honored by man recognizing fallen soldiers

    October 18, 2010 5:16 PM

    A man from Virginia is traveling the country with hopes of creating a national symbol. George Lutz has been to 45 states and traveled more than 21,000 miles on a mission called “Honor and Remember.” Lutz established flags with that slogan on them more than two years ago and presents... more »
  • Food stamp usage increases in La.

    October 13, 2010 6:14 PM

    The number of people on food stamps in Louisiana is staggering. The state is well above the national average. One in five people gets help paying for food, and that’s about 850,000 people. That’s also 19 percent of the population, compared to the national average of about 13 percent. News... more »
  • UPDATE: Denham Springs man arrested in bank bomb threat

    September 13, 2010 10:48 AM

    UPDATE: Officials with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office say they've arrested one man after an attempted bank robbery this morning. 43-year-old Louis W. Allen of Denham Springs was arrested in suspicion of attempted armed robbery and other charges after the incident at Whitney National Bank on Jones Creek... more »
  • Soldiers show off SEC pride while serving in Iraq

    September 10, 2010 11:06 AM

    Football fever has spread all the way to Iraq, where soldiers from Louisiana’s National Guard recently displayed their SEC pride. Members of the 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry regiment based in Shreveport received a pair of LSU flags signed by members of the Tigers football team. The regiment posed for photos... more »
  • 'Smarth growth' summit being held in Baton Rouge

    August 18, 2010 5:24 AM

    Community planners and national experts on everything from housing to transportation issues are gathering in Baton Rouge this week. The Center for Planning Excellence, a Baton Rouge-based organization, is hosting its fifth annual Smart Growth Summit to talk about comprehensive planning efforts for neighborhoods, communities and cities. The summit runs... more »
  • Harvard regains spot atop U.S. News rankings, LSU no. 124

    August 17, 2010 5:58 AM

    For the third year in a row, LSU is ranked in the first tier for best national universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2011 edition of America's Best Colleges. LSU ranks number 124. Harvard tops Princeton coming in number one. Yale is ranked number three followed by Columbia, and... more »
  • Louisiana: finalist in "Race to the top"

    July 27, 2010 11:48 AM

    Louisiana has been named a finalist in the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" school reform grant competition. 18 other states and the District of Columbia have also been named. The ranking gives our state the chance to win a share of $3 billion. ... more »
  • College World Series preview

    June 29, 2010 4:21 PM

    South Carolina will look to win the College World Series and national championship Tuesday night in game 2 against UCLA. The win would give the Gamecocks their first mens' national championship ever. Left-handed pitcher Michael Roth will get the start for the Gamecocks in game 2. The sophomore leads... more »
  • GOP picks Tampa for 2012 convention

    May 12, 2010 2:58 PM

    The GOP is headed to Florida. Republicans have picked Tampa for their 2012 presidential convention. Florida is a swing state with a hefty 27 electoral votes. The choice still needs the approval from the full Republican National Committee in August. The last Republican convention in Florida was... more »
  • Breton National Wildlife Refuge closed to public

    May 7, 2010 2:15 PM

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has closed the Breton National Wildlife Refuge to public entry. This includes the Chandeleur Islands chain (Chandeleur, Grand Gossier, Curlew, New Harbor Island, North Islands, Free Mason). The refuge is being close to keep the public safe, not to disturb the nesting... more »
  • National Guard aids in St. Bernard boom allotment

    May 4, 2010 2:44 PM

    The Louisiana National Guard is stepping up to help protect the coast from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Soldiers from the 1022nd Engineer Company, 527th Engineer Battalion in West Monroe, are helping load boats with boom and stakes at the Breton Sound Marina in Hopedale. ... more »
  • Study finds school lunches are national security threat

    April 20, 2010 5:31 AM

    A group of retired military officers says high-calorie school lunches are threatening national security. A study by the group Mission: Readiness finds that school lunches are making American kids so fat that fewer of them can meet the military's physical fitness standards, putting recruitment in jeopardy. The report says 27... more »
  • Health overhaul likely to strain doctor shortage

    March 29, 2010 5:22 AM

    Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and with the new health overhaul law, newly insured patients will put an extra strain on the supply. Only 30 percent of U.S. doctors currently practice primary care, and 65 million people live in areas designated as... more »
  • State Expands Guard Benefits

    August 14, 2009 4:39 PM

    Some families of Louisiana National Guard troops will get $250,000 dollars in benefits from the state. State lawmakers finalized the plan today for five families. It applies for soldiers killed on or after July 7th, 2007. The state benefits will be in addition to federal benefits...including military life insurance. They... more »

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