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  • Questions raised over hiring of convicted police officer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 6:43 PM

    WHITE CASTLE- Questions are being raised tonight after a convicted law enforcement officer in Port Allen managed to get hired in White Castle. Jasmione Clark just started on the force with White Castle Police. He has convictions tied to excessive force against citizens. Court records show he also violated... more »
  • Mechanic: Bad gas problem not an expensive fix check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 28, 2014 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Problems caused by a bad batch of Exxon gas may not be too expensive to fix. Louis Altazan, President of AGCO Automotive, has seen at least 50 vehicles that were likely affected by the faulty fuel. "It's very unlikely to cause any serious damage," said Altazan,... more »
  • Livingston Parish drivers learn tough lesson on ice

    January 29, 2014 4:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Dozens of crashes occurred after a curfew was lifted for Livingston Parish residents Wednesday morning. On Highway 16, there was a section near South Point Drive covered in ice that caused at least five drivers to go into a ditch. "I was just really bored at... more »
  • Burning sugarcane problematic for homeowners check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 31, 2013 4:11 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Some residents in West Baton Rouge Parish are frustrated over problems they've encountered recently with burning sugarcane. Neighbors in the Roseland Trace Subdivision off Rosedale Road said it's the worst mess they've ever experienced. "When this time comes, it gets annoying," Carey Denstel said. Sugarcane... more »
  • Poland's last communist leader hospitalized

    December 10, 2013 9:07 AM

    WARSAW, Poland- A doctor says that Poland's last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has been hospitalized due to heart problems. Spokesman for Warsaw's Military Medical Institute, Col. Grzegorz Kade said Tuesday the 90-year-old Jaruzelski was admitted a day earlier with general weakness. Jaruzelski has been repeatedly hospitalized in recent years... more »
  • Few in La. use Obamacare site to get insurance

    November 13, 2013 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The problem-plagued Obamacare website has assisted fewer than 400 people in Louisiana in signing up for health insurance. The online marketplace is part of the president's health care revamp. The site has problems and left many people unable to enroll for coverage despite numerous attempts. Fewer... more »
  • West Baton Rouge Parish Boil Advisory check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 1, 2013 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The West Baton Rouge council issued a boil advisory after experiencing problems with the water supply system today. The council issued a boil advisory after a mechanical failure caused low water pressure in the Port Allen area along highway 415 around Lafiton Lane, Rosedale Road, Court Street,... more »
  • Court filing: New jail won't fix old problems

    May 24, 2013 12:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Inmates' lawyers and the U.S. Justice Department say the current design of a $145 million jail under construction in New Orleans won't meet requirements of a reform agreement signed by Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman. In papers filed Thursday at federal court, they say the facility lacks... more »
  • Outage grounds American Airlines flights at BTR

    April 16, 2013 2:03 PM

    DALLAS - American Airlines flights across the country are grounded because of computer problems. American asked the Federal Aviation Administration to halt its flights until 4 p.m. CDT because of problems with their online booking system. Some passengers are stuck on planes, while others can't make reservations. BTR Metro... more »
  • Higher Ed Commissioner says budget has problems

    April 4, 2013 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's higher education commissioner says the governor's budget would leave colleges uncertain of their funding levels next year and create cash flow problems at schools. Commissioner Jim Purcell told the House Appropriations Committee that he's troubled by Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget recommendation. Jindal's spending plan would plug... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 - People are going red in February for heart month, to make sure you stay heart healthy and know the signs of heart disease. There are "Go Red" events all over the country, including in... more »
  • Boeing 787 probe moves to monitoring system maker

    January 28, 2013 6:07 AM

    TOKYO - The joint U.S. and Japanese investigation into the Boeing 787's battery problems has moved from the battery-maker to the manufacturer of a monitoring system. Transport ministry official Shigeru Takano said Monday the probe into battery-maker GS Yuasa was over for now as no evidence was found it was... more »
  • Report: Louisiana among most vulnerable to voting problems

    July 25, 2012 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new report lists Louisiana among six states ranked as least-prepared to deal with voting problems. The report from Common Cause, Rutgers Law School and the Verified Voting Foundation found Louisiana, along with Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Mississippi and South Carolina, had several defficiencies in voting preparedness. ... more »
  • Dolphins from oiled bay show health problems

    March 23, 2012 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scientists say 32 dolphins taken from Louisiana's Barataria Bay were in overall poor health, though they say their studies don't yet definitely tie the illnesses to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Lori Schwacke of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday that the dolphins - caught... more »
  • La's Medicaid privatization rollout rocky

    January 15, 2012 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There have been start-up problems in the first phase of a privatized "Bayou Health" care system for Louisiana's poor and uninsured. The Advocate reports that only about 12 percent of eligible Medicaid recipients in southeast Louisiana have enrolled with one of five private health plans scheduled to... more »
  • First national EAS test not without glitches

    November 9, 2011 4:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - It was only a test, but it didn't go so well. Discrepancies were reported across the country during the first-ever test of the Emergency Alert System today. Some television and radio stations did not air the test at all. Some who aired it stayed with the... more »
  • Sinkhole causing problems in Southdowns

    March 3, 2011 3:04 PM

    A sinkhole is causing a few headaches in one Baton Rouge neighborhood. Department of Public Works crews say they are fixing the hole right now on Hyacinth, that's in the Southdowns area. DPW will be laying the final bit of asphalt on Friday, but do not anticipate the... more »
  • Police: family problems may have sparked crimes

    November 20, 2010 5:32 PM

    West Monroe police say they believe that family problems sparked a crime spree that ended with the gunman killing himself in Oklahoma. Detective Sgt. Tim Zeigler tells The News-Star that until Friday, 26-year-old Stephen "Lane" Salsbury's only criminal record was three seat belt violations. He didn't describe the family... more »
  • St. Helena board to set up biracial panel

    October 18, 2010 9:29 AM

    The St. Helena Parish school board will try to appoint a biracial committee to recommend solutions to the problems facing the school system, in addition to the court appointed committee. School Board member Alton Travis, who came up with the idea, says he was mostly concerned about getting something done... more »
  • Did Katrina-Rita trailers hurt kids' health?

    September 23, 2010 5:23 AM

    RTI International of North Carolina will investigate whether children who spent at least two months in FEMA trailers after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have more skin or breathing problems than those who didn't. RTI will also study children whose mothers were pregnant with them while living in a trailer provided... more »
  • Moveable restaurants cause problems in BR

    August 23, 2010 6:19 PM

    An influx of moveable restaurants is causing problems in downtown Baton Rouge. News 2’s Michael Shingleton got answers on why some restaurants are mad over where street vendors set up shop. more »
  • Kids displaced by Katrina lag 5 years later

    August 23, 2010 5:25 AM

    A new study finds that children who lived in emergency trailer parks or hotels for long periods after Hurricane Katrina are far more likely to have serious emotional problems. Researcher Irwin Redlener says at least 20,000 of those children still have serious emotional disorders or behavior problems, or don't have... more »
  • Gulf rig drilling inspections find no major problems

    May 5, 2010 2:21 PM

    Federal inspectors have found no major problems in 30 offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, that's according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Salazar says no significant problems have been found, after rig inspections started after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 workers. He says minor problems... more »
  • Judge mulls repairs for homes with Chinese drywall

    March 15, 2010 4:20 PM

    A federal judge on Monday began considering how a Louisiana home tainted by sulfur-emitting Chinese drywall should be fixed, with plaintiffs calling for a complete overhaul of a home and a Chinese wallboard company arguing that removing the drywall and making selective repairs would suffice. U.S. District Judge Eldon... more »
  • Teen on solo sail around globe to stop in Mexico

    February 1, 2010 5:51 AM

    The 16-year-old Southern California girl attempting to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone says she is stopping in Mexico with power problems. On her blog, Abby Sunderland wrote Saturday she's headed for Cabo San Lucas to add a "new battery or two" because solar panels and... more »
  • Water distribution set for Donaldsonville residents

    January 12, 2010 8:19 PM

    Update: Water is flowing again for Donaldsonville residents, but pressure still remains low. The city remains under a boil water advisory. Residents can pick up free bottled water tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 13. It will be distributed at the DPW Warehouse on Church Street. Schools will also will be open... more »
  • Water problems keep schools closed in Assumption Parish

    January 11, 2010 2:40 PM

    Due to ongoing water problems, schools in Assumption Parish will remain closed Tuesday, January 12. The Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is still urging all residents to conserve water during this event. Water pressure is still critical throughout the Parish. A boil water... more »
  • Bees swarm home in Erwinville

    October 27, 2009 12:23 PM

    A home in Erwinville is swarming with bees, and it's causing major headaches for the homeowner. Codey Byars doesn't know where to get help. Over the past year, thousands of bees have created a massive hive between the siding of his home and the drywall. His children... more »

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