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  • Mother of dead toddler speaks out check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 10, 2015 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Joy Green is putting the pieces back together after losing her youngest child last week. "I never thought that when I dropped Angel off, on my way to work Friday that it would be my last time seeing my child," said Green fighting back tears. ... more »
  • Benson's granddaughter off Saints board

    January 22, 2015 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began work Thursday to transition ownership and control of the New Orleans Saints to his wife, and away from his other family members. The first steps reported by WWL were removing his granddaughter, Rita Benson Leblanc, from her position of... more »
  • Statue of Tom Benson unveiled in New Orleans

    September 2, 2014 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other leaders of city and state were on hand outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the unveiling of a statue erected to honor team owner Tom Benson. Tom Benson was at the event in the flesh as the statue... more »
  • Benson released from hospital after breathing trouble

    August 5, 2014 11:25 AM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was released from the hospital Tuesday after being taken there for having difficulty breathing at the team's training camp, according to team spokesman Greg Bensel. Benson, who is 87, was examined by a doctor and given oxygen as... more »
  • Woman finds 12 ft. snake in bathroom

    May 14, 2014 10:23 AM

    COLLEGE STATION, TX - A Texas woman was shocked when she returned home to find a 12-foot-long python in her bathroom. She immediately called 911, and police showed up to take it away with a garbage bag. When they realized how big the snake was, they called for back-up... more »
  • Clippers stage silent protest to owner

    April 27, 2014 6:31 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - The Los Angeles Clippers are choosing not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling and his purported recorded comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team's games. Instead, the team let their uniforms become a show of solidarity. They ran out of the... more »
  • NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner

    April 26, 2014 2:00 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The NBA is investigating a report of an audio recording in which a man purported to be Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling makes racist remarks while speaking to his girlfriend. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday that the league is in the process... more »
  • Owner of burning Gulf rig considers relief well

    July 24, 2013 10:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The owner of a drilling rig that's ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico says it may drill a relief well as part of a plan to control the natural gas well that blew wild. A news release from Hercules Offshore Inc. says the relief well is among... more »
  • Bars in La. could see concealed guns approved

    May 2, 2013 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Restaurant owners are watching a bill which is intended to allow people with concealed carry permits to bring their weapons into bars. The House already approved HB 48 by Rep. Henry Burns (R-Haughton), and it is currently scheduled for a Senate Judiciary committee hearing. The... more »
  • Oil platform owner sued over deadly blast in Gulf

    March 26, 2013 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Relatives of two victims of a deadly explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico are suing the platform's owner and operator. A federal lawsuit filed Monday by Ellroy Corporal's widow accuses Houston-based Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC of negligently exposing workers to dangerous conditions.... more »
  • No more water for Brandywine residents

    March 4, 2013 8:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city plans to shut off water services at Brandywine Apartments today, after the complex's owner failed to pay the bills. Many units lost power and last month after residents refused to pay rent. They said they shouldn't have had to because management owed thousands in... more »
  • Pet salon owner accused of slamming, choking dogs

    February 22, 2013 3:47 PM

    SLIDELL - Police accused a Slidell pet salon owner Friday of slamming and choking dogs in her care in order to discipline them. Slidell Police arrested Christina Stewart, 42, in suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals after a joint investigation with the city's police and animal control divisions. ... more »
  • Basketball greats remember Lakers owner

    February 22, 2013 9:56 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Jerry West were among a host of basketball greats who gathered to remember the life and legacy of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. They spoke at a memorial service held Thursday for Buss, who died this week at 80... more »
  • Convictions upheld in restaurant owner's death

    December 31, 2012 8:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state appeals court has upheld a man's convictions for his role in a burglary that led to the beating death of the owner of popular New Orleans restaurant. Thursday's ruling by a panel from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal affirms Bryant Boudoin's convictions on... more »
  • Pa. merchant finds rare Robert Johnson record

    November 16, 2012 4:33 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh record store owner has found what he calls "the holy grail of 78s" in a box of old albums he picked up for $50. Jerry Weber says he discovered a copy of the second song ever recorded by Mississippi blues legend Robert Johnson, "I Believe I'll... more »
  • Landfill owner: 2nd prosecutor made online posts

    November 2, 2012 12:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A south Louisiana landfill owner charges in a lawsuit that a second federal prosecutor defamed him in anonymous online posts. Fred Heebe of New Orleans makes the allegation against Assistant U.S. Attorney Jan Maselli Mann in a lawsuit filed Friday in state court. Sal Perricone (PEHR' ih... more »
  • Arrest made after body found in trunk

    November 2, 2012 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police told News 2 today they've arrested one person in connection with a man found dead in the trunk of a car Thursday morning. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said police arrested Damarcos Gross, 19, today in suspicion of accessory to first-degree murder, accessory to arson and theft.... more »
  • Club Palace owner speaks out about SI report check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 17, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The fallout continues after a report in Sports Illustrated cited possible NCAA violations for members of the LSU football team, including former stand-out Tyrann Mathieu. The magazine's claim stems from the players appearing in promotional flyers and videos for The Palace club in Baton Rouge. ... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym owner arrested again check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2012 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The owner of the embattled Powerhouse Gym was arrested again last month on charges of writing worthless checks. Connie Olah was arrested for issuing two bad checks totaling $26,756 to a former General Manager of the gym, a felony offense. The arrest comes months after her... more »
  • Charges dropped against daycare owner in child's death

    October 15, 2012 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge dismissed charges today against the owner of Wanda's Daycare over the 2009 death of D'Myion McElveen, a child who had been left in a van parked outside the daycare for several hours. Prosecutors asked that the charges be dropped, saying it would have been... more »
  • Medical equipment owner sentenced in Medicare scam

    August 22, 2012 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of several durable medical equipment companies that operated in Louisiana has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in multiple Medicare fraud schemes involving fraudulent claims and illegal kickback payments. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady sentenced 37-year-old Henry Lamont Jones,... more »
  • Ohio restaurant owner dies hours after Obama visit

    July 6, 2012 4:33 PM

    AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio restaurant owner who hosted President Barack Obama for breakfast became ill and died hours later. The Summit County medical examiner's office in Akron says 70-year-old Josephine "Ann" Harris of Copley Township died Friday of natural causes. No autopsy was planned. Forensic investigator Jason Grom says... more »
  • Report: Saints owner Benson purchases Hornets

    April 13, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A report out of New Orleans says Saints owner Tom Benson now owns the city's NBA franchise as well. According to WVUE-TV, NBA sources confirmed the Benson purchased the New Orleans Hornets. Benson has been in New York since Thursday working on the deal, and an... more »
  • Store owner sues sheriff after synthetics seized check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2012 6:57 PM

    HAMMOND - The owner of The Float Dog LLC in Hammond, La. sued Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards for unlawful seizure of his property and violation of his civil rights. Steve Spell was selling an herbal blend called "Skyscraper" which is meant to be used as potpourri. The lawsuit... more »
  • Openings held in trial for pain clinics, owner

    March 5, 2012 4:53 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - A federal prosecutor says a Louisiana businessman used a web of pain clinics, troubled doctors and runners to funnel methadone and oxycodone into eastern Kentucky. Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger West said in opening statements Monday that Michael Leman cared only about how much money he could make... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym delay explained

    February 16, 2012 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Internal business issues appear to be the main reason for the opening delay of Powerhouse Gym on Sherwood Forrest according to the owner. The gym was scheduled to open several weeks ago. Some customers are frustrated with the delay. News2's Rob Krieger talked with the... more »
  • Dog owner jailed

    February 14, 2012 12:20 PM

    DENVER - A suburban Denver man spent seven hours in jail because his daughter's service dog did not have a license. Matthew Townsend said the dog got out and he was issued a $50 dollar fine, his wife was also given a $100 dollar fine. Townsend said he... more »
  • Family to sue owner of bus where FAMU student died

    January 10, 2012 8:21 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida A&M band member who died after a hazing ritual last November will sue the company that owns the bus where it took place. Robert Champion's parents and their attorney told The Associated Press the bus company's negligence contributed to his death.... more »
  • Bar owner loses license over drug conviction

    December 19, 2011 4:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A felony conviction for narcotics has cost a Clayton, La., bar owner her liquor license. The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has revoked the state liquor permit issued to Frances Mae Williams, owner of Club 65. Williams recently received a narcotics-related felony conviction and no... more »
  • AG seeks removal of cemetery operator

    October 10, 2011 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office filed a petition today asking that a court remove the owner of an East Baton Rouge cemetery from his position. The Attorney General filed the petition in state court against Lymus Washington, overseer of Gilbert Memorial Park on Greenwell Springs Road.... more »
  • Two arrested, host of problems found at Southern Kumforts

    June 9, 2011 1:27 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An investigation into the Southern Kumforts lounge in Prairieville has uncovered a host of wrongdoing and led to the arrest of two people so far, according to Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley. Deputies arrested Steve Duke, 56, and Charles Puckett, 61, on Wednesday in suspicion of filing... more »
  • Judge: No more permits for truck stop tiger

    May 6, 2011 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of a tiger on display at an Iberville Parish truck stop will not receive any new permits to keep the animal, according to a judge's ruling today. The Advocate reports District Judge Mike Caldwell ruled that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries can't... more »
  • N.O. casino owner sued over secondhand smoke

    March 10, 2011 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses Harrah's New Orleans Casino of failing to protect its employees from dangerous levels of secondhand smoke. The mother of a former Harrah's dealer who died of cancer last year filed the federal suit Wednesday against the casino's owner, Caesars Entertainment... more »
  • Lost dog rescued from grave, reunited with owner

    February 9, 2011 4:09 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An animal shelter worker pulled a lost dog from an open grave in Denham Springs today, and News 2 was there to see the rescue. A Denham Springs Animal Shelter employee was called to a local graveyard after a dog had been found in the bottom... more »

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