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  • Water keeps senior citizens from returning home Play Video

    February 6, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senior citizens displaced by a fire will have to stay out for a second night, but not due to damage from the flames. A microwave caught fire on the fifth floor of Catholic Presbyterian Apartments late Wednesday night. The apartment's sprinkler system quickly extinguished the fire,... more »
  • Teacher caught cursing students Play Video

    October 15, 2013 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A substitute teacher is no longer lecturing students after a profanity-laced tirade which parents called a verbal assault on their children. A student captured the rant on his cell phone Monday morning at Glasgow Middle School. Terri Mclendon's son, who she says was one of the... more »
  • More parents opting kids out of standardized tests

    September 8, 2013 12:28 PM

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP - More and more parents are telling their kids to stay home the day of standardized tests. They're opposed to standardized tests for many reasons and don't want kids taking them. Some say they're being used to measure teacher performance and fear testing narrows the curriculum. This year,... more »
  • SUPD, Student Affairs to hold Jags "Safe Night Out"

    August 21, 2013 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Police Department, along with the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Residential Life is holding its 2nd annual "Keeping Jags Safe Night Out" this evening. Representatives from local law enforcement agencies will be on hand to talk with students about safety... more »
  • Fire out at natural gas well off La. coast

    July 25, 2013 12:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An official with the company that owns a Gulf of Mexico drilling rig that caught fire after a natural gas blowout says the rig appears stable now that the fire is out. He also says there was no sign of an oil sheen on the water during... more »
  • Obama laying out vision for good governance

    July 8, 2013 9:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says huge swaths of the federal government are more efficient, transparent and accountable than at any time in U.S. history. Obama is touting "smarter government" programs at an event to highlight his vision for delivering better government services at lower taxpayer expense. He's citing FEMA's... more »
  • Bridge repair taking longer than expected Play Video

    June 11, 2013 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People want answers after a bridge in their neighborhood has been closed for more than a year without the repairs they were promised. According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, work on the Woodlake Drive bridge was delayed due to problems with utility relocation and... more »
  • NCAA 'pleased' lawsuit by Pa. governor thrown out

    June 6, 2013 10:20 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The NCAA says it's "exceedingly pleased" that a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against it by Pennsylvania's governor over penalties against Penn State related to Jerry Sandusky. College sports' governing body responded Thursday, hours after U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane dismissed the anti-trust... more »
  • Time running out on unclaimed $10K Powerball ticket Play Video

    May 15, 2013 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lots of people are hoping to win big on tonight's $360 million Powerball jackpot, but someone in our area might already be a winner. A $10,000 ticket was bought last November at the Raceway store on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, and time is running out... more »
  • 2 Your Health stories for May 10 Play Video

    May 10, 2013 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here are the 2 Your Health stories for May 10, 2013. Americans love to eat out, but cooking your own meals is better for waistlines. "It is the easiest thing you can do to improve your health," said Michael Pollan, author of the new book... more »
  • OEP: Oil storage tank fires out, evacuation lifted

    May 3, 2013 5:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency managers confirmed to News 2 that fires which started last night at an oil storage facility in Livingston Parish are out and an evacuation order was lifted. Firefighters said they were watching for flare-ups and checking for hot spots. The fire started around 10:30... more »
  • LSU, Southern Miss. game rained out

    April 3, 2013 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today that the Wally Pontiff Jr. Foundation Classic baseball game between LSU and Southern Mississippi scheduled at Zephyr Field in Metairie has been postponed due to bad weather. The game has been re-scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at Zephyr Field. LSU... more »
  • $60 inaugural ball tickets sell out ahead of time

    January 7, 2013 3:09 PM

    WASHINGTON- The low-cost tickets to President Barack Obama's inaugural ball were mistakenly put on sale a day early and are now sold out. Inaugural officials say the limited number of $60 tickets to the Jan. 21 ball that were supposed to go on sale Monday morning quickly sold out in... more »
  • 'Twilight' fans fill downtown LA ahead of premiere

    November 9, 2012 4:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - More than 1,500 "Twilight" fans are spending the weekend camping out in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the release of the final film in the vampire-romance series. Tents filled the street in front of Staples Center and sprawled across L.A. Live plaza Friday, many decorated with homemade... more »
  • Jindal critics ousted from House budget committee

    November 2, 2012 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Republican lawmakers have been kicked off the House budget committee after repeated clashes with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration over its budget decisions. Jefferson Parish Rep. Cameron Henry, the vice-chairman of the panel, and Assumption Parish Rep. Joe Harrison say they were told Friday of their ouster... more »
  • Power out to thousands in Baton Rouge

    June 27, 2012 3:00 PM

    UPDATE 4:00 p.m. - Entergy says power is back for people living in this area. Anyone that still doesn't have electricity should report their outage by calling 1-800-968-8243 (1-800-9OUTAGE). BATON ROUGE - The power is out to thousands in Baton Rouge during the hottest time of the day today.... more »
  • Many in Morgan City still without power

    June 26, 2012 7:07 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Many in Morgan City are still without power after an explosion at the municipal steam plant Tuesday evening. According to a release, damage to the plant is worse than initially thought. The new timetable for power restoration is late Wednesday afternon. St. Mary Parish has... more »
  • Florida to carry out health law if upheld by court

    June 20, 2012 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Florida's Republican governor - one of the staunchest opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul - says his state will carry out the law if the Supreme Court upholds it. Gov. Rick Scott told reporters Wednesday "if it is the law of the land, then we are... more »
  • Arizona shuts out UCLA

    June 18, 2012 10:37 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Konner Wade pitched a five-hit shutout, Arizona did its scoring on five straight fourth-inning hits, and the Wildcats beat Pac-12 rival UCLA 4-0 in the College World Series on Sunday night. The win puts the Wildcats (45-17) in control of Bracket 1 and gives them three... more »
  • Time running out to purchase St. Jude Dream Home tickets

    June 13, 2012 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Time is running out to purchase your ticket for the St. Jude Dream Home worth $450,000. The home is located at 8902 Rockway Drive in Carriagewood Estates in Baton Rouge. Tickets are $100 and all proceeds go to help research at St. Jude Children's Research... more »
  • Heat close out series with Pacers

    May 25, 2012 7:46 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Dwyane Wade scored 41 points, LeBron James added 28 and Miami finished off the Indiana Pacers, sending the Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals with a 105-93 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night. Miami wrapped up the best-of-7 series and will face either Boston or... more »
  • Edwards defense to ask judge to throw out case

    May 11, 2012 7:39 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Defense lawyers for John Edwards will ask a judge today to dismiss corruption charges against their client, arguing prosecutors failed to prove the former presidential candidate intentionally violated the law. Such motions are very rarely successful. But after 14 days of testimony and evidence presented by prosecutors,... more »
  • Latino Mormons speaking out against Romney

    February 20, 2012 6:39 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is not being warmly received by at least one group of Mormons. That's the fast-growing group of Latino Mormons. Many of them are expressing concerns about Romney's tough stances against immigration. As Romney continues to seek the Republican presidential nomination while rarely discussing... more »
  • Charges dropped for accused child molester Play Video

    January 23, 2012 5:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Franklin Dale Church has been in parish prison since November 2010 charged with more than 100 counts of molesting a juvenile and one count of having child porn on his laptop. But the Livingston Parish District Attorney's office said all molestation charges were thrown out after Church's... more »
  • Officials: Huntsman to drop out of GOP race

    January 16, 2012 5:40 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Jon Huntsman will withdraw Monday from the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Campaign officials tell The Associated Press Huntsman will endorse Mitt Romney at an event in South Carolina on Monday morning. The former Utah governor placed third in last week's New Hampshire primary despite devoting... more »
  • Clean out your freezer day

    September 25, 2011 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries asks hunters to clean out their freezers and donate frozen game to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help the needy in our community. Frozen game and fish will be accepted from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the... more »
  • Nungesser drops out of 2 Lt. Governor debates

    September 23, 2011 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Billy Nungesser has dropped out of two forums with GOP incumbent Jay Dardenne, leading to criticism that Nungesser is ducking debates. Both Dardenne and Nungesser were scheduled to appear Friday night at a Baton Rouge event being held by a... more »
  • Bridge out in St. Amant

    June 22, 2011 5:13 PM

    ST. AMANT - After an inspection last month, the Department of Transportation and Development decided the bridge on Harry Savoy Road in St. Amant needed to be fixed. Crews started dismantling the bridge Monday morning. The next step will be replacing the rotten wooden pilings with new ones. The... more »
  • Worker dies after being found in nitrogen trailer

    January 11, 2011 4:22 PM

    ST. GABRIEL – A truck worker has died after passing out in a tanker trailer that had contained nitrogen, according to city police. St. Gabriel Police had been called out around 3:45 p.m. Monday to Quality Carriers on LA Highway 30. The victim was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital... more »
  • Saints RB Pierre Thomas out for playoffs

    January 5, 2011 2:44 PM

    Saints running back Pierre Thomas will miss the playoffs because of his injured left ankle. The Saints have placed last season's leading rusher on injured reserve and signed Joique Bell from the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad. The Saints, who open the playoffs in Seattle on Saturday, announced the... more »
  • Saints FB Evans out for season

    October 29, 2009 2:43 PM

    New Orleans Saints fullback, Heath Evans, has a torn right knee ligament that will sideline him for the rest of the season. Saints coach Sean Payton said Evans was having surgery on his knee and would be place on injured reserve. Evans had been a key blocker in... more »

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