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  • Layoffs won't hit Gov. John Bel Edwards' office after all

    July 26, 2016 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' office won't be laying off staff after all. Earlier this month, some employees in the office had received layoff notifications. But on Tuesday, Edwards spokesman Richard Carbo said a different approach has been taken to reduce costs to cope with a $703,000 cut... more »
  • NOPD officer collapses, dies while working on Bourbon Street

    July 3, 2016 3:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS ( WWLTV ) - A New Orleans Police officer died while working overnight on Bourbon Street, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Officer Bryan Bordes, 43, was working on Bourbon Street when he became ill, police said. Bordes collapsed and died on his way to get... more »
  • Victim's former co-worker, roommate charged in deadly stabbing

    April 26, 2016 12:15 AM

    ZACHARY - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man and charged him with killing his former co-worker and ex-roommate. David Matthew Lyon, 37, was arrested Monday and charged with 2nd Degree Murder. Deputies used fingerprints found at the crime scene to identify him as the... more »
  • Gov. Edwards takes questions on Medicaid, TOPS

    April 7, 2016 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. John Bel Edwards discussed TOPS, Medicaid and equal pay for women at a press conference that he held in his office on Thursday afternoon. He said that his administration will reveal budget cut proposals next week to cope with that state’s $750 million gap. Earlier, proposals for... more »
  • Treasurer could save Louisiana money with office move

    February 29, 2016 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards administration is questioning why Treasurer John Kennedy hasn't moved his employees to cheaper office space to help the state save money. Edwards' chief financial adviser, Jay Dardenne, sent a letter to Kennedy on Friday asking him for more information about 12,000 square feet... more »
  • 'The Revenant' braves the blizzard with $16M at box office

    January 24, 2016 12:36 PM

    NEW YORK - The snowy frontier saga "The Revenant" fared best at a blizzard-ravaged box office. Weekend moviegoing was affected up and down the East Coast by Winter Storm Jonas, which forced theater closures in Washington D.C. and New York, and caused hundreds of theaters to suspend showings. Studio executives... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty in Confederate flag case in Florida

    December 22, 2015 12:09 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman accused of placing a Confederate flag on a black co-worker's desk has pleaded guilty to lying to a federal officer. U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley said Tuesday that 58-year-old Susan Thompson faces a possible five-year prison sentence. Prosecutors say Thompson placed an image... more »
  • Montana teen plans to run for state Legislature

    November 14, 2015 5:11 PM

    HAVRE, Mont. - A Havre High School senior, who serves as the vice chairman of the Hill County Democratic Party, has announced plans to run for the state Legislature. Jacob Bachmeier tells the Havre Daily News he will run for the District 28 seat, which is held by Republican Rep.... more »
  • 'Pan' lacks magic in opening weekend box office

    October 11, 2015 11:43 AM

    LOS ANGELES - There is no Neverland magic at the box office for "Pan." The expensive fantasy earned $15.5 million in its opening weekend, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. The Joe Wright-directed film cost an estimated $150 million to produce. Ridley Scott's space adventure "The Martian" kept the top spot... more »
  • 'Perfect Guy' leads weekend box office

    September 13, 2015 12:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "The Perfect Guy" and "The Visit" have sailed past modest opening weekend expectations - and budgets - locking in debuts in the mid-$20 million range. "The Perfect Guy," a PG-13 rated thriller starring Sanaa Lathan, earned $26.7 million to secure the first place spot, according to studio... more »
  • Compton movie comes straight out of weekend on top

    August 16, 2015 1:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while the stylish "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." struggled to find its footing. Universal's N.W.A. biopic earned an astonishing $56.1 million in its debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. Director F. Gary Gray's film charts the formation and rise of... 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 »
  • Governor's race candidates differ on how to serve elderly

    August 6, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three contenders to be Louisiana's next governor say they'd elevate elderly affairs issues to a cabinet-level department, rather than a small agency inside the governor's office. But the candidates differed on the approach. Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said he would merge the oversight of services for... more »
  • BRPD motorcycle officer hit by big rig

    July 6, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said a motorcycle officer with Baton Rouge Police was involved in a wreck Monday morning which closed Florida Boulevard for a time. The wreck happened around 11 a.m. at Florida and Airline Highway. BRPD said an 18-wheeler changed lanes and didn't see the officer. ... more »
  • Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting

    March 31, 2015 3:22 PM

    FRESNO, CA - Police in central California say a man and a woman in a romantic relationship are dead after a shooting at a medical office building in downtown Fresno. Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez confirmed the shooting Tuesday and said no other injuries have been reported. It wasn't immediately... more »
  • APSO seeks man who stole $4,500 worth of office lighting

    March 2, 2015 1:29 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are investigating the theft of exterior lighting from Z's Aesthetic Dermatology on Old Jefferson Highway in Prairieville. The theft happened on the night of Feb. 19 when surveillance video captured a man pulling up the landscape lights from around the office. Detectives... more »
  • State offices set to close Tuesday due to winter weather

    February 23, 2015 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say some state government offices in 42 parishes will be closed on Tuesday due to forecasted severe winter weather. Commissioner Kristy Nichols announced the closures Monday afternoon due to the forecasted hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages forecasted from the severe weather. ... more »
  • Louisiana's new U.S. House members to be sworn in Tuesday

    January 6, 2015 3:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The newest members of Louisiana's congressional delegation are officially taking their seats. Recently-elected U.S. Reps. Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves, both members of the GOP, will be sworn into office Tuesday, along with 56 other freshmen lawmakers from around the country. They will join a growing Republican... more »
  • ATC office worker fired, arrested after thefts

    November 26, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said an Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control employee was fired after an investigation into workplace thefts at the Baton Rouge office. Troopers said Lindy Tullier, an ATC office worker, was arrested and accused of stealing cash from her co-workers' purses. State Police... more »
  • Restraining order issued against age restriction

    August 19, 2014 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana court officials facing new age restrictions that could oust them from office will instead be allowed to sign up for re-election bids next week. A Baton Rouge judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a law that prohibits anyone 70 years old or older from... more »
  • Chicago PD: Man shoots CEO before killing self

    July 31, 2014 11:37 AM

    CHICAGO - Chicago police say a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself at their office in a downtown high-rise office building. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says a worker at a technological company entered the 17th-floor office Thursday and met with his CEO before... more »
  • Two arrested in assault of dead man Play Video

    November 5, 2013 6:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police arrested two men they said assaulted Willie Francis, 23, of Bayou Vista a few days before he was found shot to death. Joshua Donnel Robertson and Taj Broussard are not linked to the murder, but investigators have not ruled them out. Morgan City Police... more »
  • State office building evacuated due to false alarm

    October 31, 2013 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities evacuated the Claiborne building in downtown Baton Rouge after an alarm Thursday morning. Police say the alarm was set off accidentally by someone cleaning in the building. Fire trucks and police responded after the alarm prompted state workers to evacuate the building, which houses... more »
  • IBM hires SU grads for downtown facility

    September 20, 2013 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- IBM has hired a number of Southern University graduates for the new development in downtown, college officials announced this week. IBM is planning to hire about 800 people. The facility is planned where The Advocate newspaper once was near the river. IBM hired about two-dozen SU... more »
  • Fiscal analysts: LSU hospital deals $39M short

    September 11, 2013 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Legislature's financial analysts say Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize the LSU-run hospital network is bringing in $39 million less than expected for the current budget year. This year's budget was built on estimates provided to lawmakers by the Jindal administration that private hospital managers would... more »
  • Scam warning for Seniors

    September 3, 2013 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Seniors in Louisiana are being warned about a telephone scam targeting them. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says telephone con artists are promising free medical alert devices. It comes after an increased number of calls have been reported which try to trick people into thinking... more »
  • Nonprofit organizations tied to state senator Play Video

    August 14, 2013 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A News 2 investigation shows links between Louisiana State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, her husband and two nonprofit organizations targeted by State Treasurer John Kennedy's Office. Kennedy sent a list of Non-Governmental Organizations , or NGO's, that have failed to provide documentation to the state outlining how... more »
  • New state office to target debt collection

    June 11, 2013 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new state agency is being created to beef up Louisiana's efforts to collect delinquent accounts owed to the state. Lawmakers who overwhelmingly agreed to set up the Office of Debt Recovery are hoping to drum up new dollars for the treasury in a state struggling through six... more »
  • Office pool shares $1 million lottery prize Play Video

    May 24, 2013 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two dozen members of a local realtor's office who put together a lottery pool claimed their $1 million Powerball prize today. The group received $700,000 to split after state and federal taxes were withheld. They said each member of the pool would receive more then $29,000... more »
  • Three sought in two separate armed robberies

    May 9, 2013 3:49 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help solving a pair of armed robberies in Ascension Parish this week. Spokesperson Allison Hudson with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said the robberies happened Wednesday on S. Sammy Avenue, one in the morning and the other that night. Hudson... more »
  • Future headquarters of EBRSO uncertain Play Video

    May 2, 2013 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it would be up to the Metro Council to decide the location of its headquarters. EBRSO was slated to move into a facility at the airport in October. Moving day was then pushed to January... more »
  • Fingerprints collected in Calif. girl's slaying

    April 29, 2013 9:05 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Sheriff's officials say investigators have collected fingerprints and what they believe is DNA from the home where an 8-year-old Northern California girl was stabbed to death. Calaveras County Sheriff's Capt. Jim Macedo tells the Modesto Bee authorities hope to have lab results on the evidence in a week.... more »
  • Snakes in a courthouse

    April 25, 2013 7:56 PM

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI- Snakes slithering into the Hinds County Courthouse pose no threat but they give the workers the creeps. Five have been found in the county circuit clerk's basement office this month. One worker says the largest was as big around as her finger but she didn't stop to measure.... more »
  • Post office hours for late minute tax returns

    April 15, 2013 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The post office located at 8181 Bluebonnet Blvd will offer curbside collection in front of the collections boxes from 5:00 pm to 12 midnight. Customers can go to this location to drop off returns to receive the April 15th postmark. This is the only location... more »
  • IBM building office, residential tower downtown Play Video

    March 27, 2013 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - IBM is coming to Baton Rouge and bringing with it more than 800 technology jobs. The tech company will occupy an office building on the former site of The Advocate downtown. The IBM complex will be built and managed by Commercial Properties Realty Trust and owned... more »
  • IBM to build office building in Baton Rouge

    March 27, 2013 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - IBM is coming to Baton Rouge, sources tell News 2. The tech company will build an office building on the former site of The Advocate downtown. The IBM complex is expected to employ hundreds of people. IBM is a Fortune 500 company with thousands of... more »
  • 2 officers with Covington PD face charges

    March 25, 2013 5:20 PM

    COVINGTON - Two Covington Police officers have been arrested on charges of simple battery and malfeasance in office. Monday's arrest of former Officer Anthony Adams and Officer Nicholas Harper came in connection with the alleged use of excessive force on someone being arrested at the police department. The alleged incident... more »
  • Police search for suspect in office complex shooting

    January 31, 2013 7:02 AM

    PHOENIX - Police in Phoenix are looking for a 70-year-old man they say is "armed and dangerous" following an office complex shooting that left one person dead and two others wounded. Arthur Douglas Harmon is accused of walking into a law office Wednesday morning and shooting three people. ... more »
  • Child death under review in Baton Rouge

    January 29, 2013 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office is reassessing its case against Shelna Matamoros in the 2006 asphyxiation death of her 2-year-old stepdaughter now that Cedric Matamoros Sr. - her husband and the child's father - has died. The Advocate reports a grand jury charged both... more »
  • Doctor shot, killed at Southern Calif. office

    January 28, 2013 7:21 PM

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Police say a doctor has been shot and killed in a doctor's office in a Southern California medical building and a man is in police custody. Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe says police received a report at about 2:45 p.m. Monday of six or seven... more »
  • Office of Motor Vehicles reopens NO location

    January 8, 2013 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles has reopening of its office located at 100 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in New Orleans. The original building was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. The new office, which will serve the east banks of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, features the latest... more »
  • Holden sworn in to start EBR's New Year

    January 1, 2013 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kip Holden took the oath of office just ten minutes past midnight to begin his next term as East Baton Rouge Mayor-President. Holden did the swearing in at the New Year's Eve celebrations on the renovated North Boulevard Town Square. Local attorney Leo Berggreen administered... more »

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