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  • FACT CHECK: Truth vs exaggeration in GOP presidential debate

    August 7, 2015 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - The 10 Republican presidential hopefuls who took to the stage for their first debate in Cleveland faced a daunting task in distinguishing themselves among a sprawling field of candidates. Along the way, they puffed up their own records in office and public life and veered occasionally from the... more »
  • Neighbors cautious after sex offender was busted again check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2015 10:08 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Neighbors are reflecting on their run-ins with a man who lived next door, wondering if they noticed anything unusual leading up to his arrest Friday on 500 counts of possession of child pornography and 50 counts of distribution of porn involving juveniles. Anthony Kurtz, 40, was apprehended... more »
  • Brian Williams' rehabilitation efforts begin Friday

    June 19, 2015 9:40 AM

    NEW YORK- Brian Williams says he let his ego get the better of him in telling stories that exaggerated his role in reporting news stories. The NBC anchorman, stripped of his role as "Nightly News" anchor and reassigned to MSNBC, broke his silence on NBC's "Today" show Friday about the... more »
  • 20/20 - Fridays @ 9 p.m.

    June 9, 2015 6:02 PM

    20/20 is the ABC News primetime news magazine that is well-known as one of the most esteemed programs in broadcast journalism. The current season marks the shows 36th anniversary as award-winning journalists David Muir and Elizabeth Vargas anchor the hard-hitting program packed with investigative reports that affect our viewers. For... more »
  • Grandma and the mouse cold

    February 19, 2015 10:11 AM

    Studies say cold weather can make you sick. Studies say cold weather can be good for you. So which is it, doc? I'm freezing over here! As it turns out, doctors and the old wives tales may both have some legitimacy. Let me explain. In a... more »
  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

    September 22, 2014 1:27 PM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, KTVA's Charlo Greene identified herself as the business's... more »
  • Lightning prone Sportsman's Paradise may benefit from new research

    March 24, 2014 10:59 AM

    The Earth System Science Center as the University of Alabama in Huntsville is using data from weather satellite, Doppler radar and numerical forecast models in an attempt to identify which thunderstorms are most likely to produce lightning. According to Philip Gentry of phys.org , the goal is expanded to forecasting... more »
  • People still want news

    March 17, 2014 7:57 PM

    WASHINGTON- Social media is helping Americans stay more informed than in previous years, researchers suggest. A new poll by Media Insight Project finds most people say its easier to follow the news now than it was five years ago. Cell phones, tablets and computers help them follow events throughout... more »
  • Warmer but trending wetter

    November 15, 2013 6:14 AM

    We're trading in those extra layers of clothing we needed earlier this week for the umbrellas as we head into the weekend. Friday started off over 20° warmer than Thursday Morning. Freeze warnings were in place Thursday Morning, while the final day of this work week started in the... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "A Wrath of Grapes"

    September 15, 2013 8:48 AM

    Grapes have advanced to one of the "top crops" for Louisiana. They were also a staple for us in our younger years in Pennsylvania. As noted in a previous column, residents would sink posts, connect bailing wire and plant the young vines in late February or early March. Our vines... more »
  • WBRZ News 2 at Ten: ranked best in La., again

    June 15, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the second year in a row, WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 was ranked best in the state of Louisiana by the Associated Press. Anchors Michael Marsh , Sylvia Weatherspoon and Chief Forecaster Pat Shingleton were present when the award was received by executive producer Trey Schmaltz.... more »
  • Hostage suspect shot, killed when he began to threaten hostage

    January 21, 2013 8:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A kidnapper was shot and killed by authorities in West Baton Rouge Monday night, after threatening to shoot and kill the hostage he snatched at gunpoint earlier in the evening. The man's name has not been released. The hostage is recovering from injuries sustained after a car... more »
  • LSP: Robbery turns into hostage situation

    January 21, 2013 6:33 PM

    ADDIS - Authorities confirmed they are working a hostage situation at this hour in West Baton Rouge Parish. State Police said they are assisting Addis Police in the situation, after the suspect crashed a stolen police cruiser near the Intracoastal Canal. Troopers said it started as a robbery... more »
  • Ex-ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson charged with DUI

    December 19, 2012 2:58 PM

    LEWES, Del.- Former ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson is facing a drunken driving charge in Delaware. Police in the southern coastal town of Lewes say the 78-year-old Donaldson was stopped on Dec. 1 for a traffic violation. Police say the officer determined Donaldson had been drinking and gave him... more »
  • Chemical fire in Slaughter overnight

    November 19, 2012 4:29 AM

    UPDATE: According to Louisiana State Fire Marshall, Butch Browning, the fire occurred at Monolyte Laboratory on LA 19 near Meadowood Drive in Slaughter a little before 2:00 AM. It is under control and crews were still working on some hotspots. The cause of the fire has not been determined. ... more »
  • News organizations don't all get ruling right

    June 28, 2012 12:34 PM

    NEW YORK - A bid for speed in reporting the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care law has tripped up some news organizations. Both CNN and Fox News Channel incorrectly reported Thursday that the law's central provision, requiring virtually all Americans to have health insurance, had been... more »
  • Founder of Baton Rouge TV station WAFB dies

    June 25, 2012 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The founder of Baton Rouge television station WAFB-TV, Tom Gibbens, died this weekend. He was 95. Gibbens launched the station in 1953 and was its first general manager. It was the first live television station in Baton Rouge, and only the second in Louisiana. Visitation... more »
  • Times-Picayune cutting half of news staff

    June 12, 2012 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Times-Picayune is laying off 200 employees as one of the nation's oldest daily newspapers prepares to print just three days a week. The layoffs amount to about half of the newsroom's 169 employees. Advertising, circulation and other departments also were affected at the 175-year-old newspaper. About... more »
  • Charges unlikely for armed woman at NC TV station

    December 22, 2010 12:40 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A police spokesman says it's unlikely charges will be filed against a North Carolina woman so upset about her financial situation that she walked into a TV station and put what turned out to be an unloaded gun to her head. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokesman Robert Fey said... more »
  • News media banned from offshore drilling conference

    November 9, 2010 10:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS--News organizations were barred from a conference over a company's claim that the government has not issued a single drilling permit, even though the moratorium was lifted last month. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman said the hearing would be held in his chambers, and news organizations had no... more »
  • Baton Rouge authorities plan 'major announcement' on crime

    October 6, 2010 5:18 PM

    Baton Rouge authorities will hold a press conference Thursday for a "major announcement" about law enforcement in the city-parish. The press conference is schduled for 11 a.m. at the Metro Council Chambers and will include Mayor-President Kip Holden, EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Police Chief Jeff LeDuff and State Police... more »
  • Port Allen mayor, police chief accused in "Blighted Officials"

    September 1, 2010 3:33 PM

    U. S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux announced today that two more public officials had been indicted in the ongoing federal investigation called "Operation Blighted Officials". Cazayoux said Mayor Derek Lewis and Police Chief Fred Smith of Port Allen have been accused of racketeering, mail fraud, wire fraud, and other... more »
  • Vanderbilt's Bobby Johnson retires

    July 14, 2010 1:45 PM

    Vanderbilt head football coach Bobby Johnson announced his retirement Wednesday. The 59-year-old coach claimed that the abrupt decision is for personal reasons. The Commodores are set to begin fall practice in nearly three weeks and kick off their season in seven weeks. Assistant head coach Robbie Caldwell will serve... more »
  • BP denies Russian report that Hayward leaving

    June 28, 2010 7:05 AM

    Russia's state RIA Novosti news agency is quoting a senior Russian Cabinet official as saying that BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward is expected to resign, a report BP denied. It quoted Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin as saying that Hayward "is leaving his post." Sechin, who is set to meet... more »
  • Newsweek up for sale

    May 5, 2010 9:54 AM

    Washington Post Co. says it has Newsweek magazine up for sale; company has owned it since 1961. The company says it has retained the investment bank Allen & Co. to help find a buyer for the money-losing magazine. The Post Co. has owned the 77-year-old magazine since 1961. more »
  • Radio reading coming to Lafayette

    February 24, 2010 5:31 AM

    Within weeks, a new radio reading service in Lafayette will broadcast local news, grocery deals and other reading materials of regional interest to the visually impaired. It's been put together by the nonprofit organization Louisiana Audio Information Reading Service - LA-AIRS for short. It now broadcasts readings from a service... more »

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