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  • EBR Christmas Crusade applications to be taken next week

    November 21, 2016 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office will begin taking applications next week for the annual Christmas Crusade for Children. The program allows for local agencies to donate and deliver holiday gifts to children in need. The program started in 1988 by Sheriff Elmer Litchfield. Parents... more »
  • Chief: Body cameras on all Baton Rouge officers by spring

    November 11, 2016 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department hopes to wrap up a body camera pilot program and begin rolling the devices out to all front-line officers by this spring. Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. told the Baton Rouge Body Camera Task Force on Thursday a decision on how or whether... more »
  • $46M Medicaid contract extension supported by La. lawmakers

    October 6, 2016 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have agreed to another one-year, $46 million contract extension for the firm that processes bills and handles health provider enrollment for Louisiana's Medicaid program. The contract renewal has become a yearly point of contention with House and Senate health care committee members, who feel stuck in... more »
  • Louisiana officials ramp up Shelter at Home program

    September 23, 2016 9:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A top aide to Gov. John Bel Edwards says the Shelter at Home program has "ramped up" in recent days. Julie Baxter Payer and others, including officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, issued an update on the flood recovery. Payer touted the Shelter at Home program,... more »
  • Community and technical colleges see record breaking numbers

    September 21, 2016 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More students than ever are either graduating from Louisiana's community and technical colleges or transferring from the two-year programs to traditional universities. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System released data Tuesday that says 28,853 students graduated from one of its programs in the 2015-2016 school year.... more »
  • Louisiana farmers and ranchers have options for flood recovery assistance

    September 19, 2016 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Farmers and ranchers affected by last month's flooding could be eligible for assistance from several agencies. The U.S. Small Business Administration offers low-interest loans to farmers and ranchers for rebuilding or repairing their primary homes and replacing lost or damaged personal property. Victims can call the SBA... more »
  • Enrollment for Louisiana's Medicaid expansion opens Wed.

    May 31, 2016 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People interested in getting insurance coverage through Louisiana's new Medicaid expansion can begin signing up Wednesday. Residents can apply online at www.healthy.la.gov or by phone at 1-888-342-6207. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Health and Hospitals Secretary Rebekah Gee also are expected to announce local application centers at... more »
  • Job fair gives inmates necessary opportunities Play Video

    March 11, 2015 6:45 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Close to 300 inmates got the chance to sit with possible future employers at a job fair at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women. The women met with various representatives from different organizations. Job training in drafting and design, welding, agriculture and many other programs are... more »
  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms

    July 15, 2014 4:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has passed a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs. The vote was 367 to 55. A similar bill is pending in the Senate. The bill cobbles together $10.8 billion by using pension tax changes, customs fees and... more »
  • House to take up highway bill as deadline looms Play Video

    July 15, 2014 2:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial footing. The bill by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave... more »
  • New Roads to get seniors involved

    May 22, 2014 6:58 AM

    NEW ROADS - City of New Roads Mayor Robert Myer has announced a Senior Citizens Employment Program. It will give people 62-years and older the chance to earn more, use their skills and develop new ones, all while doing meaningful work in the city. Twelve people will be chosen... more »
  • Plenty of options with library summer reading programs Play Video

    May 20, 2014 7:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School is out for summer, but learning and reading never stop. You and your kids can continue to explore new books through the East Baton Rouge Parish Library's Summer Reading Program. Pabby Arnold joined us on 2une In Tuesday to tell us all about it. ... more »
  • LSU of Alexandria offers summer academy for high school students Play Video

    May 15, 2014 6:37 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - High school juniors and seniors have a chance to earn some college credit before then even graduate high school. LSU of Alexandria's Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Heather Poole visited 2une in Thursday morning to talk about the program. The program will give students the full college... more »
  • BESE to consider funds for 'Course Choice' program

    June 18, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state education board is being asked to allocate $2 million for a pilot program to expand online high school course offerings to public school students. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education considers Tuesday the funding plan for the "Course Choice" program to begin in the... more »
  • NSA director defends surveillance program

    June 18, 2013 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the National Security Agency is telling Congress that the government's sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots around the world. Army Gen. Keith Alexander tells the House Intelligence Committee that the two programs that were recently disclosed are critical in the terrorism fight.... more »
  • Obama defends broad phone, Internet spy programs

    June 8, 2013 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is urging Americans to "make some choices" in balancing privacy and security. Obama is defending once-secret surveillance programs that sweep up an estimated 3 billion phone calls a day and amass Internet data from U.S. providers in an attempt to thwart terror attacks. The president... more »
  • Jindal proposes restoring funding for some programs

    April 26, 2013 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal's administration proposed restoring funding for several programs when the Appropriations Committee takes up next year's budget on Monday. The proposal includes $700,000 for breast and cervical cancer screenings at LSU hospitals, $1 million toward the Department of Children and Family Service's Family Violence Prevention... more »

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