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  • Teens say burning of ex's love letter led to school fire

    March 2, 2016 4:28 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A case of burning love caused thousands of dollars in damage at a school playground in Alaska. Anchorage police say a fire from lit paper ignited rubber mulch and spread to two pieces of playground equipment, destroying both. After speaking to witnesses and reviewing surveillance video, police... more »
  • 10 indicted in New Orleans shooting that wounded 17

    January 28, 2016 11:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The district attorney in New Orleans says a grand jury has indicted 10 people in connection with a wild shootout at a city playground late last year. Seventeen people were wounded and sent hundreds scrambling from Bunny Friend park in the city's Upper 9th Ward on Nov.... more »
  • NOPD names 2 more suspects in playground shooting

    December 9, 2015 3:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police have named another two suspects in the Bunny Friend Playground shooting in New Orleans last month, bringing the total to nine. NOPD is searching for 22-year-old Allen "Snoop" Offray and 22-year-old Shawn "Shooter" Ruffin. The shooting at Bunny Friend Playground happened on Nov. 22,... more »
  • Police ID 3 more suspects in playground shooting; 2 in jail

    December 6, 2015 4:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have named three more suspects in a shootout that wounded 17 people after a neighborhood parade last month, and say two are in custody. A news release Sunday says three of eight named suspects remain at large. Spokesman Garry Flot says 17-year-old Malik Johnson,... more »
  • Donaldsonville kids pitch in to design dream playground Play Video

    December 5, 2015 11:24 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - About two dozen elementary students from Donaldsonville got the chance to play the role of engineers for a day on Friday. It's part of the Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce initiative to build a safe playground for kids to enjoy themselves. "These kids in these communities are literally... more »
  • $1.7M bond set for man in gunfight that wounded 17

    November 29, 2015 9:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Bond has been set at $1.7 million for a man police accuse of participating in a gunfight that wounded 17 people at a New Orleans playground after a neighborhood parade. Online records show 32-year-old Joseph "Moe" Allen's bond was set Sunday in New Orleans Magistrate Court. He's... more »
  • BREC to poll residents over Howell Park golf course Play Video

    September 23, 2015 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC will likely go door to door in neighborhoods around Howell Park in North Baton Rouge to find out what residents want done with the park's golf course. A proposal calls for closing the golf course and replacing it with a fishing lake, a walking track and... more »
  • KaBOOM! to build new playground in Baton Rouge Play Video

    May 26, 2015 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- KaBOOM! Is looking for volunteers to help them build a new playground at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center. The new playground will be fully assembled from scratch in less than eight hours with the help of several community members, local residents, and playground organizers. A kick-off... more »
  • BREC on the Geaux Play Video

    April 1, 2015 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Spring break is right around the corner and BREC wants to make sure your child enjoys their time off. BREC on the Geaux offers kids a fun and safe way to have fun and exercise. The program has two trucks that will travel across East Baton Rouge... more »
  • RIbbon-cutting for new playground at Bernard Terrace Elementary Play Video

    February 2, 2015 8:15 AM

    Baton Rouge - The children of Bernard Terrace Elementary get to see their imaginations come to life today. Three years ago, they began their playground plans with the LSU Community Playground Project. The playground based on the collaboration with LSU Biological Engineering students was built by more than 120... more »
  • Kenilworth park to get shaded playground Play Video

    August 20, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The BREC park at Kenilworth is getting some extra shade for the playground. The Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation is funding a "The Sun Shades" project to provide shade covers at different parks throughout the city. They're partnering with BREC to complete the project. Leaders of... more »
  • Man shot dead, suspect detained

    August 12, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An evening shooting left a man dead, police said a few hours after responding to the call in the parking lot of the Renaissance Gateway apartment complex in the 600 block of North Ardenwood Drive. The 28-year-old victim, who was still unidentified as of this post Tuesday,... more »
  • New playground in New Roads Play Video

    June 21, 2014 5:25 PM

    NEW ROADS- Volunteers spent part of the weekend building a playground. The area is part of a larger complex and is set to open next month. Some people hope the playground will serve as a tool to keep kids busy during the summer. "It's very needed. The closest... more »
  • New Roads receives playground grant

    April 28, 2014 4:42 PM

    NEW ROADS - The city of New Roads announced Monday that they received a $15,000 grant to build a new playground, and asked for the public's help with the construction. The grant, part of a nationwide project called "Let's Play", will cover the costs of playground equipment for the... more »
  • School science project leads to arsenic investigation Play Video

    February 7, 2013 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A study that started as a middle school project quickly transformed as a school safety investigation. This follows a News 2 Investigation of contaminated playgrounds around East Baton Rouge Parish. Two students, Jalen Scott and Desirae Gardner, stopped by the studio to talk about their... more »

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