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  • WBRZ reaches deal with DISH

    August 20, 2015 7:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ reached an agreement with DISH this week to keep our signal broadcast to local viewers on their network. The contract for carrying the signal ran out on June 30. WBRZ-TV gave DISH multiple extensions to continue negotiations, the last of which was... more »
  • La. man sentenced to 21 years in child porn case

    February 12, 2015 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An Abita Springs man arrested in 2013 as part of a federal investigation into a global child exploitation operation has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. Twenty-eight-year-old Jonathan Johnson pleaded guilty last year to operating a child exploitation enterprise. Authorities said he operated an online network... more »
  • Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

    January 29, 2015 1:46 PM

    MILWAUKEE - Low rates for breast-feeding may contribute to health gaps facing U.S. blacks, but in several cities grassroots groups are aiming to change that. The Milwaukee-based African American Breastfeeding Network is one, and it recently got recognition from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The group's monthly... more »
  • Tim Tebow joins SEC Network, still pursuing NFL

    December 30, 2013 3:44 PM

    ATLANTA - Tim Tebow has his next football job - talking about the sport on TV. The Heisman Trophy winner has been hired as a college football analyst for the new SEC Network, but says he still hopes to play quarterback in the NFL. ESPN, which runs the channel, announced... more »
  • Favre returns to Super Bowl for NFL Network

    January 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brett Favre is returning to the NFL - to work for the NFL Network. The retired three-time NFL MVP quarterback will join the network's crew for daylong coverage of Sunday's NFL championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. Favre hasn't been heard from much... more »
  • Sec. State to examine social media and ballots after election

    November 6, 2012 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Every day people share all kinds of things through social networking, from who they're with right down to what they're about to eat. People in Louisiana, though, should think twice before snapping a pic of who they voted for today. According to Louisiana law, it... more »
  • White House widens covert war in North Africa

    October 2, 2012 4:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - Small teams of U.S. special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa to set up a new counterterrorist network months before militants killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. But officials say the network was too new to stop the Benghazi attack. The White House approved the... more »
  • Federal officials approve La. Medicaid changes

    November 16, 2011 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal health care officials have approved the Jindal administration's plan to overhaul Louisiana's Medicaid program and run much of the program through managed care networks. State Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein announced the approval Wednesday of the program being called BAYOU HEALTH. ... more »
  • EBR Metro Council delays vote on EATEL

    September 14, 2011 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members chose tonight to delay a vote on allowing a new cable provider in East Baton Rouge Parish. EATEL wants to expand their fiber-optic network into the capitol area. They're currently the leading cable, phone and internet service provider in Ascension Parish. EATEL... more »
  • BR area lawmaker wants guarantee about medical network

    March 30, 2011 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge area lawmaker is looking for a guarantee of continued support for a statewide trauma network. State Representative Bodi White, R-Central, serves on the board for the Louisiana Emergency Response Network. There are already facilities in New Orleans and Shreveport providing emergency treatment.... more »
  • Kansas, not Louisiana, gets first Google fiber

    March 30, 2011 1:04 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After seeing Facebook pleas and flash mobs, and even cities temporarily renaming themselves "Google," the search engine giant said Wednesday it has chosen Kansas City, Kan., as the first place to get its new ultra-fast broadband network. More than 1,100 cities, including Baton Rouge, had... more »

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