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  • Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55

    February 20, 2017 10:40 PM

    NEW YORK - Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55. Buttner served as CNBC's Washington correspondent and hosted the network's "The Money Club" before joining Fox News in 2000. Buttner graduated from Harvard University and was a... more »
  • Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference

    January 18, 2017 12:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is expected to defend his decision to shorten the sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning when he holds his final news conference on Wednesday. Obama plans to answer reporters' questions at the White House, two days before he leaves office. Manning asked Obama last November... more »
  • Fake news story sets off Israel-Pakistan Twitter clash

    December 25, 2016 1:21 PM

    JERUSALEM - A fake news story has touched off a tense Twitter confrontation between nuclear power Pakistan and Israel, which is widely believed to have a nuclear arsenal of its own. In an apparent response to a story claiming Israel's former defense minister threatened a nuclear attack against Pakistan if... more »
  • Facebook takes on fake news

    December 15, 2016 1:18 PM

    NEW YORK - Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news. It will partner with outside fact-checkers to sort honest news reports from made-up stories. Facebook will make it easier for users to report fake news when they see it. If enough people report a story... more »
  • Shooter insists Will Smith was armed

    December 10, 2016 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in April has told a jury he did so only after Smith struck him several times and grabbed a gun following a traffic crash. Prosecutors say Smith was unarmed but Cardell Hayes insisted Saturday that... more »
  • Trump says CNN reporting 'rediculous' fake news

    December 10, 2016 11:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump is tweeting about television again - this time accusing CNN of reporting "rediculous" [sic] fake news and asserting that he won't let his television show conflict with his presidency. Trump's Saturday morning tweets follow an announcement by Mark Burnett, the creator of "The Apprentice," that... more »
  • Pizza restaurant reopens after fake news assault

    December 6, 2016 8:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - A pizza restaurant in Washington has reopened two days after a man stormed in with a rifle in what police say was an attempt to investigate a fake news story. WTTG-TV reports owner James Alefantis spoke to reporters outside Comet Ping Pong on Tuesday evening, saying he's "overwhelmed... more »
  • This fall, Michael Strahan joins GMA every day on WBRZ

    April 19, 2016 11:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Michael Strahan will become a full time staple of "Good Morning America," weekdays on WBRZ this fall. Strahan will leave his seat on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," ABC executives said Tuesday morning. The morning talk show will begin a search for a new co-host in... more »
  • Cable news network Al Jazeera America to shut down

    January 13, 2016 3:59 PM

    NEW YORK - Cable news network Al Jazeera America says it is shutting down just 2 1/2 years after its launch. Al Jazeera America says it will stop operating by April 30. It blames the "economic landscape of the media environment." The network launched in August 2013 with a plan... more »
  • October 30, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    October 30, 2015 7:43 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Fire marshal investigating accident at GBR State Fair Baton Rouge Halloween Parade moved up due to weather concerns BRPD investigating deadly park shooting Heavy rain, strong storms expected on Halloween Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK |... more »
  • Students learn about digital and broadcast media

    October 2, 2015 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Galvez Middle School learned from WBRZ chief investigator Chris Nakamoto and sports anchor Chris Price about how the news industry works Friday morning. Nakamoto and Price told the students about what it's like gathering news, filming and editing stories, and putting them online as... more »
  • World News Tonight - Weekends @ 5:30 p.m.

    September 25, 2015 2:51 PM

    ABC World News Tonight provides viewers the latest news and analysis of major events from around the country and around the world on the weekend. The broadcast draws upon an award-winning team of correspondents, producers and off-air reporters stationed around the globe. With unparalleled resources, ABC News and "World News"... more »
  • Good Morning America - Weekdays @ 6 a.m.

    September 25, 2015 12:02 PM

    ABC News' popular morning program, Good Morning America , is anchored by Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. Amy Robach is the News Anchor, Lara Spencer is Co-Anchor and Ginger Zee is the Meteorologist. Now in its 38th year, Good Morning America is watched by millions of people who wake up... more »
  • 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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