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  • Officials found in Ashley Madison hack, other addresses to be probed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After emails belonging to state workers were shown to be used for accounts on adultery website Ashley Madison, the state said Thursday, it is against policy for employees to use state-owned email addresses for this type of activity. Ashley Madison is an online dating site that... more »
  • Grand Isle to host Tarpon Rodeo this weekend

    July 22, 2015 9:38 AM

    GRAND ISLE- Thousands will descend on Grand Isle this weekend for the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. The rodeo, which began in 1928, is touted as the oldest fishing tournament in the United States. Mayor David Camardelle says the rodeo weekend draws about 30,000 people to the island, which usually... more »
  • Suits and Sneakers ESPY Awards Viewing Party check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 14, 2015 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Suits and Sneakers ESPY viewing party is coming up at the L'Auberge Hotel and Casino. The event is being held to raise money for Mary Bird Perkins- Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. This morning, Laurie Adams from Mary Bird Perkins and TV host,... more »
  • College party gets furry

    June 27, 2015 5:00 PM

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A college party got a little wilder than expected when a black bear showed up. Authorities say the bear crashed the party early Saturday near the campus of Lehigh University, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia. Emergency officials received a flood of 911 calls after the 300-... more »
  • Woman killed in house party shooting

    June 21, 2015 5:00 PM

    East Baton Rouge detectives responded to a shooting at a house party that left one woman dead. Around 2:16 am, the detectives arrived at a large house party on E. Upland Ave., where shots were fired. A short while later, the detectives received the word that 21-year-old Donlisha... more »
  • Officer who pulled gun on black teens at pool party resigns

    June 9, 2015 6:19 PM

    McKINNEY, Texas - The police officer whose video-recorded actions at a North Texas pool party have drawn national attention and comment has resigned from the police force. Officer David Eric Casebolt resigned Tuesday from the McKinney Police Department after almost 10 years on the force. His resignation was confirmed by... more »
  • Party to save the Louisiana coast check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2015 8:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is bringing "Party for the Coast" to Baton Rouge. Chuck Simmons stopped by 2une In this morning to tell us about the party. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is a group that does many things to protect Louisiana's coastline.... more »
  • Ultimate Mardi Gras Party returns to Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 6:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ultimate Mardi Gras Party returns to Baton Rouge for the second time this weekend. It's from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday in North Boulevard Town Square. The event is headlined by Henry Turner, Jr., who joined us on 2une In this morning along with De'Cha... more »
  • Parents, kids arrested after party shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 2, 2014 5:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Sheriff's Deputies arrested two parents and a pair of their children following a shooting at a teen party that left one person injured. It happened early Sunday morning on Daigle Rd. near James Street, where investigators say Austin Rashall, 18, Aronis Gonzalez, 18, and his 16-year... more »
  • Group booked following shooting at party

    July 2, 2014 9:19 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies have made several arrests following an investigation into a shooting at a party in Prairieville on June 28th. Investigators say a young woman held a party in the 15000 block of Daigle Rd. while her parents were out of town. It was supposed... more »
  • Bush bash: Elder ex-president marks 90th birthday

    June 12, 2014 2:05 AM

    KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday in Maine. A family spokesman says a private dinner Thursday evening features a guest list of more than 200 friends and relatives. Bush has spent every summer in Kennebunkport except during World War II, when he was... more »
  • After triple murder, Baker talks about permits for parties

    May 13, 2014 10:45 PM

    BAKER- The city council began discussing requiring permits for teenage parties following a triple murder where three teenagers were killed in March. City leaders will work with legal representatives to draft the ordinance before it is introduced and put before a vote by the council. Leaders hope it will... more »
  • UConn partying links twin national title victories check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 9, 2014 6:52 AM

    STORRS, CT - Partying on the UConn campus started Monday and regained momentum Tuesday following a second national championship title in less than 24 hours. The women's basketball team beat Notre Dame 79-58 in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, capturing a record ninth national title. The victory came a day after... more »
  • More arrests could come in Baker murders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 1, 2014 6:16 PM

    BAKER- More arrests could happen after a boy was charged with murdering three teens at a birthday party at the Baker Civic Club on Friday. Nakeydran Williams, 16, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting. Baker Chief of... more »
  • Teen party at mansion leads to charges

    March 18, 2014 7:38 PM

    POMONA, CALIFORNIA- Criminal charges were filed against 14 teens who broke into a mansion in Southern California and held a huge party that caused more than a million dollars in damage. Someone even stole a stuffed snow leopard. Authorities say the party was promoted on social media and more than... more »
  • Ole Miss football players sued after alleged fight

    February 18, 2014 10:44 PM

    OXFORD, Ms. - Mississippi football players Denzel Nkemdiche and Robert Nkemdiche are being sued for $2 million after allegedly beating a man at a fraternity party last year. According to a complaint filed in Lafayette County Circuit Court on Friday, plantiff Matthew Baird claims Denzel Nkemdiche punched him from behind... more »
  • Eastwood in a new role

    February 7, 2014 7:44 PM

    PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA- Actor and movie director Clint Eastwood can add rescuer to his credits after he used the Heimlich maneuver to save a man who was choking. He was at a volunteer party for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am when he saw golf tournament director Steve John... more »
  • For second year, no permits secured for street party

    October 25, 2013 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- No permits have been filed for a wild street party near LSU. The event on Carlotta has been a tradition for some thirty years, but was not held last year and likely won't happen on its traditional weekend either, the weekend before Halloween. Organizers did not... more »
  • 911 call, pictures of wild party released

    October 22, 2013 11:45 PM

    SORRENTO- A father was concerned for the safety of what he believed to be a hundred or more drunk teenagers when he called 911 to report an underage, wild party in Ascension Parish this weekend. The 911 recordings were released exclusively to the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit Tuesday,... more »
  • Port Allen state senator switches parties to GOP

    July 16, 2013 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Republican Party has a new member in the Louisiana State Senate: Rick Ward, a first term lawmaker from Port Allen. Ward's defection from the Democratic Party was announced Tuesday by the state Republican Party. The secretary of state's office confirmed Ward filed party change paperwork in... more »
  • Appropriations chairman switches to the GOP

    July 11, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The chairman of the House budget-writing committee has become a Republican. Rep. Jim Fannin, of Jonesboro, says he switched to the GOP on Wednesday because he believes the Democratic Party no longer represents his political views or his constituents' views on issues like marriage, gun rights and... more »
  • Man allegedly supplies teens with drugs at party

    July 8, 2013 11:52 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say a 31-year-old Houma man opened his home and drug supply to a group of teens looking for a party spot. Capt. Dawn Foret tells The Courier deputies received a tip that there was underage drinking at the party about 1 a.m. Monday and... more »
  • Senator draws attention with party switch video

    July 2, 2013 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - By jumping to the GOP, Opelousas Sen. Elbert Guillory made history, becoming Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction. With a four-minute video explaining why he left the Democratic Party, Guillory's become a darling of national conservatives. The YouTube video had attracted nearly 700,000 viewers by... more »
  • Man accused of sexually abusing teen

    June 21, 2013 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are working to track down a 24-year-old from Zachary accused of abusing a teenage girl during a party earlier this month. Michael Wayne Archer, Jr. faces sexual battery and indecent behavior charges. Investigators say he forced a 13-year-old to have oral sex with him... more »
  • Broke, single, under 30? BR is perfect!

    June 20, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thanks to LSU tailgating, bars on Perkins and downtown with great drink specials, and the authentic "joie de vivre" in south Louisiana, the region was ranked among the best cities in America to be young, broke and single. MoneyUnder30.com posted the list. The site promises "simple, honest... more »
  • Immigration splits GOP's national, House interests

    June 17, 2013 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican establishment hopes an overhaul of immigration laws will help the party run stronger presidential races. But that goal is about to hit big hurdles in the form of House Republicans. Many House Republicans are hostile to the bipartisan immigration bill before the Senate. Even substantial changes... more »
  • Woman accused of DWI twice in less than 24 hours

    June 3, 2013 10:52 AM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell arrested a woman they said was caught driving drunk twice in less than 24 hours this weekend. Slidell Police said two of their officers stopped the same woman, 26-year-old Marjorie Portier of Carriere, Miss., early on Saturday morning and then again early Sunday. ... more »
  • Opelousas senator switches to Republican Party

    May 31, 2013 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Opelousas Sen. Elbert Guillory has jumped to the Republican Party, becoming Louisiana's only black state senator in the GOP. Guillory announced Friday that he's leaving the Democratic Party. A spokeswoman for the Secretary of State's Office said Guillory filed paperwork on Wednesday registering as a Republican. The... more »
  • Republicans chafe over financial statement request check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 23, 2013 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican Party is blasting the legislative auditor's office after both the GOP and the state Democratic Party were asked to turn over financial statements to comply with a long-overlooked law. Republican officials were angered by the request and accused the office of targeting conservatives. Democrats simply... more »
  • Police use tear gas to break up noisy street party

    April 28, 2013 10:58 AM

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Fort Collins police say they used tear gas to disperse a large and noisy street party near the Colorado State University campus as some revelers threw bottles at officers. Police spokeswoman Rita Davis says officers were called to the Summerhill neighborhood late Saturday night amid complaints... more »
  • 24/7 alcohol sales law introduced

    February 27, 2013 8:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A law change was introduced at the city's Metro Council meeting Wednesday, to allow alcohol sales 24/7 at some establishments. The ordinance would allow riverboat casinos to get a special license to sell after other bars are required to close. The item will eventually be available... more »
  • BR casinos could get okay to sell alcohol 24/7

    February 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A few months after changing city law and allowing more alcohol sales on Sunday, city leaders will discuss the possibility of allowing some Baton Rouge establishments to sell alcohol at all hours of the day. Discussions begin at Wednesday night's Metro Council on a special, 24/7 liquor... more »
  • New Orleans' challenge: policing 2 huge parties

    January 30, 2013 10:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's an unprecedented security challenge for New Orleans: The increasingly raucous buildup to Mardi Gras gets suspended for a week as 150,000 visitors pack the city for the Super Bowl. The two events bring all the usual worries, from petty crime and public drunkenness to random gunfire... more »
  • Soul searching in focus as GOP gathers in NC

    January 23, 2013 4:01 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Republican soul searching begins in earnest this week as GOP officials from across the nation come together for the first time since their party's November shellacking. There is broad agreement that the Republican Party needs to undergo fundamental changes to remain competitive. But there is no clear... more »
  • Timberlake to perform at pre-Super Bowl party

    January 23, 2013 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Justin Timberlake will appear in his first concert in more than four years the night before the Super Bowl. Timberlake has signed on to perform during "DIRECTV Super Saturday Night," held Feb. 2 in New Orleans. The singer recently released a new single, "Suit and Tie," featuring Jay-Z,... more »
  • Google's services unable to reach much of China

    November 9, 2012 3:43 PM

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Google says its search engine and other Internet services have been cut off from much of China just as the country's ruling party picks new leaders. Data posted on Google's website shows its services in China became largely inaccessible beginning around 1 a.m. PST Friday. That... more »
  • Boustany says tea party pamphlet lied about him

    October 17, 2012 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany says a tea party group supporting his opponent, U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry, circulated a pamphlet that lies about Boustany's record. The pamphlet was produced by FreedomWorks for America. It offers several comparisons of Boustany and Landry, looking at endorsements and ratings by third... more »
  • Police: Permits not secured for annual Carlotta St. bash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2012 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said organizers of the annual Carlotta Street Halloween bash have not filed for permits to hold the event, the first time in the past 10 years. The annual street party near the North Gates of LSU the weekend before Halloween is a... more »
  • Democratic platform focuses on fixing the economy

    September 4, 2012 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - Democrats unveiled a party platform at their national convention Monday that echoes President Barack Obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights. Delegates will vote Tuesday to adopt the platform that reflects the president's argument that his work is unfinished and... more »
  • Mo. GOP leaders call for Akin to quit Senate race

    August 21, 2012 1:19 PM

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Five patriarchs of the Missouri Republican Party have called on U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdraw from the race after comments he made about rape. The joint statement was issued Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and four former senators from Missouri - John Ashcroft,... more »
  • Conventions play to TV, but with little suspense

    August 20, 2012 3:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - Americans already know that this year's national political conventions will end with a Romney-Ryan ticket for the Republicans and an Obama-Biden ticket for the Democrats. So have modern-day conventions become irrelevant? Not completely. For the parties, conventions are colossally significant events - opportunities to claim precious hours of... more »
  • Survey: LSU not on 'top party school' list

    August 20, 2012 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU was not ranked on the list of the nation's top party schools by the Princeton Review. Last year, it ranked No. 13. According to the survey, West Virginia University is the nation's top party school, displacing Ohio University. It's the third time that the West... more »
  • Manslaughter arrest made in weekend death

    July 25, 2012 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Mandeville man today after they said he knocked a man unconscious during a fight in Baton Rouge, and the victim later died. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police arrested Jeryet Bourg, 26, in suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the death of... more »
  • Detroit police chief: Woman triggered gun in hug

    July 9, 2012 12:55 PM

    DETROIT - Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee says the contact that happened when a woman hugged an off-duty police officer from behind caused his gun to go off, fatally shooting her in the chest. Godbee called Adaisha Miller's death at a party Sunday a tragic and "unfathomable" accident. Miller was... more »
  • 225 Magazine Honors Best TV Personalities check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 29, 2012 9:32 AM

    The 7th Annual Best of 225 Magazine is out, and WBRZ-TV News Anchor, Whitney Vann, was voted Best News Personality. It was a trifecta of sorts for Channel 2 with Pat Shingleton and Sylvia Weatherspoon coming in second and third places. The new issue was unveiled at the Magazine's Hot... more »
  • Statehood bicentennial bash running under budget

    March 5, 2012 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The big party planned to celebrate Louisiana's 200th anniversary as a state, will a lot of things, but apparently red ink is not one of them. Randy Haynie, a Baton Rouge lobbyist who chairs the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission's finance committee, says that he is expecting $1,050,000 in revenues... more »
  • Roemer goes Independent

    February 22, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is giving up his attempt to win the Republican nomination for president. But he's no giving up his bid for the White House. Roemer announced today that he is leaving the GOP after his dismal performances in the states that... more »
  • State primary registration deadline

    February 21, 2012 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote or to change parties in the Louisiana presidential preference primary next month. Registered Democrats and Republicans will vote on March 24th for who they want to get their party's presidential nomination. Only those registered in a party... more »
  • Hackers threaten to interrupt Iowa caucus voting

    December 19, 2011 7:26 AM

    IOWA CITY - Republican Party officials in Iowa are taking new steps to secure their vote counting systems after an anonymous threat suggested computer hackers could attempt to disrupt next month's presidential nominating caucuses. A video uploaded to YouTube features a computer-generated voice denouncing a corrupt political system and calls... more »
  • One injured in Zachary robbery

    December 9, 2011 3:58 PM

    ZACHARY - A party turned violent early Friday morning when a patron was shot trying to stop an armed robbery at the event, according to Zachary police. Authorities say guests of small party located at 5905 Carpenter Road tried to rob other guests in attendance. That's when 20-year-old... more »
  • Neighbor, friend shocked by Florida party killings

    July 19, 2011 12:32 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A neighbor and a high school classmate say they are shocked by allegations that a Florida teen killed his parents with a hammer and then hosted a party in the same house attended by dozens of people. Officials say 17-year-old Tyler Hadley will make... more »
  • 'Hot Rod' Williams arrested

    May 25, 2011 5:46 AM

    GONZALES- Police arrested former NBA player John "Hot Rod" Williams Tuesday on a misdemeanor count related to gunshots fired shortly before 11:45 p.m. Saturday during a party at his house, officers said. Williams and his relatives told officers that about eight shots were fired by an unknown person attending... more »
  • Former NBA player arrested for violent party

    May 24, 2011 6:52 PM

    GONZALES - A former NBA player was arrested today for throwing unruly parties at his Gonzales home that twice ended with gunfire. Gonzales Police arrested John "Hot Rod" Williams today in suspicion of Letting a Disorderly Place, after police said they responded to a report of shots fired at... more »
  • Another La. lawmaker switches parties

    March 17, 2011 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another Louisiana lawmaker has switched to the Republican party. The state Republican Delegation announced Sen. Jody Amedee of Gonzales switched parties today. "Jody is the third Democrat to switch parties in the last five months in the State Senate. We do not believe he will... more »
  • Miss. authorities say teen beaten, branded

    March 4, 2011 11:46 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was beaten and branded with hot metal for bumping into a 12-year-old girl at an underage drinking party in Mississippi and four people, ranging in age from 12 to 46, have been charged in the case. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billie Sollie... more »
  • GOP the majority in LA Senate

    February 21, 2011 5:51 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Senator-elect Jonathan Perry says he was not aware of the importance of his election when he initially qualified. The Kaplan Republican says other recent GOP wins resulted in a 19-19 party split in the Senate. Perry's unofficial win breaks the deadlock, and he says the Republican Party's... more »
  • Beer from Super Bowl states heads up Obama's party

    February 6, 2011 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON- You could call it the White House Beer Summit, Part II. President Barack Obama is turning again to fermented alcoholic beverages to find common ground between antagonists, this time fans of the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. For his Super Bowl party Sunday evening, Obama... more »

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