December 8, 2014 10:16 PM
GONZALES - Two days after voters booted him from office, Timothy Vessel attended his last city council meeting on the governing body of the City of Gonzales.
"I had to be here as a councilman, to stay in my seat," Vessel said about attending the meeting Monday night. "This... more »
December 6, 2014 8:49 PM
GONZALES - Voters overwhelmingly chose to recall Gonzales city council member Tim Vessel after a series of controversial votes and actions which cost the town.
Vessel and another council member, Gary Lacombe, had been targeted by a group of citizens organized under the name "Save Gonzales."
Lacome resigned... more »
November 25, 2014 4:27 PM
GONZALES - Gary Lacombe resigned Tuesday from the Gonzales City Council, in the face of a dedicated recall effort which successfully petitioned for a special election to remove him from office.
Lacombe submitted his resignation to the Secretary of State's Office Tuesday afternoon.
Lacombe is one of two... more »
October 1, 2014 6:18 PM
GONZALES - Councilman Timothy Vessel will be forced to defend his job after 2,188 voters signed a petition demanding he leave office.
Vessel is one of two councilmen, including Gary Lacombe, that face the recall, likely to be held in December, after the Save Gonzales campaign worked for months... more »
August 28, 2014 6:34 PM
GONZALES- Organizers of a petition to recall two councilmen have reached the magic number they think will trigger a recall vote against Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel.
The Save Gonzales Campaign used the past four months to collect more than 2,145 signatures to recall the two councilmen.
"Five... more »
July 22, 2014 8:12 AM
CUTLER, CA - A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure. The... more »
June 26, 2014 6:03 PM
GONZALES - The effort to recall two Gonzales city councilmen passed the halfway mark recently as supporters continue to search for signatures.
The Save Gonzales campaign needs 2,145 signatures to trigger a recall election for both Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel. The group started going door to door early... more »
May 27, 2014 11:45 AM
NEW YORK - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 2,800 crossbows because they may fire without the trigger being pulled.
The recall affects some of the TAC Elite, TAC Ordnance and Enigma models made by Precision Shooting Equipment.
They were sold between June and November... more »
May 16, 2014 6:21 PM
GONZALES- An effort to oust two councilmen is gaining steam as the organization, known as Save Gonzales, plans drives to collect signatures on their recall petition.
The effort takes aim at councilmen Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel, who voted for a budget that many citizens thought took an axe... more »
April 23, 2014 2:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of State's office to recall a pair of city councilmen in Gonzales.
A group called "Save Gonzales" wants councilmen Timothy Vessel and Gary Lacombe recalled.
They say the two are more concerned with playing politics, instead of serving the... more »
April 19, 2014 12:07 PM
AUSTIN, Texas - Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen. The recalled item is sold with a Whole Foods market scale label reading "mini butter croissants" in six-pack plastic containers with a "Best by" date... more »
April 17, 2014 9:09 AM
PORT ALLEN - Richard Lee was sworn in as the new mayor of Port Allen Tuesday. He joined us on 2une In Thursday to talk about his vision for the future of the city.
Lee's swearing in signals the end of nearly a year of constant fighting and scandal... more »
April 2, 2014 8:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - State Senator Rick Ward (R) stopped by 2une In Wednesday to talk about his piece of legislation that would block recalled officials from immediately running for the same office again.
It comes as voters head to the polls this weekend in Port Allen. Ex-Mayor Deedy Slaughter... more »
February 20, 2014 4:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Graco, a company that makes baby products, recalled 3.7 million car seats last week.
Dr. Mindy Calandro, a pediatrician, said they recalled the product because the seat belts were too tight. Company officials said the seat belts were so tight that they needed to be cut... more »
February 14, 2014 10:29 PM
PORT ALLEN - Former mayor Deedy Slaughter filed campaign paperwork to run for mayor again, but refused to talk about her decision to WBRZ News 2 Friday, instead she called police when representatives of the station knocked on the door of her house.
Port Allen voters recalled Slaughter in... more »
January 12, 2014 5:42 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday in a news release the product was not sold in retail stores. It was produced on Oct. 11... more »
November 25, 2013 7:34 AM
PORT ALLEN - Mayor Deedy Slaughter has until 4:30pm Monday to vacate her office at City Hall.
Voters supported Slaughter's recall earlier this month in a record-setting special election.
She has been the focus of several reports by the News 2 investigative unit, which uncovered possible wrongdoing during... more »
November 22, 2013 10:15 AM
SORRENTO- A pair of residents took the first steps Friday to recall Mayor Mike Lambert.
Brain Sisk, chairman of the effort, and Donald Trabeaux, his co-chair, walked into the Secretary of State's office this morning to begin the petition.
The pair can now officially collect the 348 signatures... more »
November 20, 2013 5:37 PM
SORRENTO - After a council meeting that left the town without a functioning police department and granted the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office the right to patrol the town, two elected officials will face a possible recall.
Doris Lee and Ivan Bernuchaux, Jr., took the first steps to begin a... more »
November 18, 2013 7:39 AM
PORT ALLEN - Council members agreed that one of their first priorities in the wake of Mayor Deedy Slaughter's recall is to take another stab at adopting a 2013-14 budget before city departments run out of money.
In Saturday's election, 57 percent of Port Allen voters supported a grass... more »
November 16, 2013 10:31 PM
PORT ALLEN- Deedy Slaughter became the 12th mayor in Louisiana since 1966 to be recalled Saturday night when 57 percent of voters here voted to kick her out of office.
Slaughter was mayor less than a year. But, the months of her leadership have been contentious.
In February,... more »
November 16, 2013 10:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- According to state records, nearly two-dozen mayors have been the focus of a recall attempt since 1966.
Until Saturday night, eleven had been recalled. Deedy Slaughter became the 12th when voters in Port Allen decided they no longer wanted her leading their town.
School board members... more »
November 16, 2013 8:04 PM
PORT ALLEN- The first round of results of the recall election involving this city's mayor show early voters want Deedy Slaughter out.
Voting for the recall were 1,094 registered voters. Voting against the recall were 548 against.
A total of 1,642 voters voted early, a town record. That... more »
November 16, 2013 6:40 PM
PORT ALLEN- Voters will have to return to the polls to elect a mayor, since most registered voters here decided to recall Deedy Slaughter.
Saturday's vote ends an eleven month ordeal that began when the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit uncovered the mayor used taxpayer money to attend the... more »
November 15, 2013 9:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow, voters in Port Allen head to the polls to decide whether or not they want a change in leadership.
Mayor Deedy Slaughter faces a possible recall, after 1,400 citizens signed a petition asking the state to grant the special election. Slaughter has been the subject... more »
November 13, 2013 9:41 PM
PORT ALLEN - Voters in Port Allen will head to the polls this weekend without a 2013-2014 city budget. Mayor Deedy Slaughter vetoed the budget Nov. 4 after some council members added an amendment that left out items the mayor wanted.
Wednesday night, the council met to consider overriding... more »
November 13, 2013 4:05 PM
PORT ALLEN - With just three days before voters in Port Allen will head to the polls for the first recall election in West Baton Rouge Parish history, some voters are still undecided about how they'll vote.
The city has been divided since News 2 began investigating Mayor Deedy... more »
November 7, 2013 11:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - Saturday, November 9, is the last day for early voting in the November 16 election.
There are a number of municipal elections and the runoff for Congress in the 5th district on the ballot.
Early voting is available from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily... more »
November 5, 2013 12:18 PM
PORT ALLEN - Early voting in the recall election of Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter continues to be high.
West Baton Rouge Parish registrar Staci Ryan says 884 people have voted as of 10:30 this morning.
Early voting set a one day record on Saturday with 618 votes... more »
November 4, 2013 9:13 PM
PORT ALLEN - The recall election of Mayor Deedy Slaughter is bringing out early voters in record numbers.
There are 4055 registered voters in Port Allen. In two days, 853 of them have cast their ballots early; more than 200 did it Monday. The 21% turnout just for early... more »
November 4, 2013 12:10 PM
PORT ALLEN - Early voting numbers in West Baton Rouge Parish set a one-day record Saturday.
Registrar Stacy Ryan says 618 people voted in person for the Port Allen mayor recall election, with another 31 ballots sent in by mail.
Ryan said that's 16 percent of the registered... more »
September 25, 2013 8:46 PM
WASHINGTON- Nearly 20,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products have been recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes federal food testers said Wednesday.
Included in the recall are:
UPC, Pack/Size, Product, Product Code, Code Date 0 85239 24103, 5 12 oz, Market Pantry All White Meat... more »
September 14, 2013 3:03 PM
DETROIT - Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat. Grand Vitara SUVs from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4 small cars from the 2007 through 2011 model years are involved. Sensor mats measure passengers' weight and... more »
September 11, 2013 9:51 PM
PORT ALLEN - City business was taken care of Wednesday night, with an agenda containing salary talks and Port Allen's budget.
Before diving into the agenda, Mayor Deedy Slaughter and the council went behind closed doors into an executive session to discuss three separate lawsuits involving the City of... more »
September 9, 2013 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for Governor Bobby Jindal said today they asked for an Attorney General's opinion over the certified petition to recall Port Allen's mayor.
Sean Lansing said they would ask the AG Buddy Caldwell's office to render an opinion on the validity of the signatures.
... more »
September 9, 2013 5:06 PM
PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters submitted 1,387 certified signatures to Governor Bobby Jindal Monday, for people wanting Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter recalled.
Organizers only needed to collect 1,273 signatures. The names were turned in to the Registrar of Voters last Tuesday. Parish... more »
September 9, 2013 11:53 AM
PORT ALLEN - Election officials said they'll have an announcement Monday afternoon about the recently-submitted petition to recall Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter.
Organizers of the petition turned in their collected signatures last week to the Registrar of Voters in West Baton Rouge Parish. It was the first time... more »
September 9, 2013 9:40 AM
PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan turned in names to Governor Jindal today certifying signatures for a recall election for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter.
More than 1,400 names were turned in last Tuesday. Over the course of the week, Ryan had help... more »
September 4, 2013 4:43 PM
PORT ALLEN - Port Allen City Councilman RJ Loupe is not happy after a recall was filed against him on Tuesday. "I wasn't involved, but now I'm so upset, so disturbed with this, I will get involved," Loupe said.
Loupe says he thinks he's an easy target because he's... more »
September 4, 2013 11:13 AM
PORT ALLEN - Citizens of Port Allen filed a petition to recall a member of the city council today, one day after signatures to recall the city's mayor were filed with the state.
Today's petition seeks the recall of R. J. Loupe, an at-large council member who also served... more »
September 3, 2013 8:28 AM
PORT ALLEN - For the first time in West Baton Rouge Parish history, a petition to recall an elected official was turned in Tuesday morning to the Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan. The petition targets Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter.
Deloris Kibby and Millie Jackson are the chairwomen of... more »
August 28, 2013 11:56 AM
PORT ALLEN - People in Port Allen are one step closer to a possible recall election against Mayor Deedy Slaughter.
This morning, a letter was hand delivered to the Registrar of Voter's Office indicating intent for a recall election. The Mayor was also sent a certified copy of the... more »
June 7, 2013 2:40 PM
PORT ALLEN- A recall petition has been filed against Port Allen Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter with the Secretary of State's Office. The petition was filed by Deloris Kibby and Millie Jackson. John Michael Lockhart, one of the recall organizers, said they are hoping to get a recall election on the Oct.... more »
May 4, 2013 12:10 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Manda Fine Meats' deli and specialty meats are returning to store shelves this weekend. The Baton Rouge meat packing company tells The Advocate it expects near-normal distribution within a few weeks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Manda recalled nearly 490,000 pounds of products made at... more »
April 11, 2013 3:14 PM
BAKER- Manda Packing Company is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of cooked deli meat after a sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The cooked roast beef came from a retail establishment. There have been no reports of illnesses.
But, the company is recalling a number of roast beef... more »
March 26, 2013 11:38 AM
COVINGTON - A St. Tammany Parish citizens' group has voted to launch a recall drive against Coroner Peter Galvan, whose spending habits and operations are under investigation. The Times-Picayune reports the leadership of Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany Parish decided Monday to undertake the recall, which requires that they gather... more »
March 20, 2013 4:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - "When you stretch, you can see skin," claims Kelsey Box.
Box and Jessica Spatali tried their best not to overexpose themselves in their yoga class today.
"I was asking my friend and my cousin, "are these see through can you see through them?"" says Spatali.... more »
March 20, 2013 3:53 PM
NEW YORK - LuLulemon Athletica has taken its black yoga pants off the shelves because the sheer material reveals too much. The Canadian company said that it took the pants off its store shelves and website over the weekend. That means there will be a shortage of its black Luon... more »
February 21, 2013 7:18 PM
WASHINGTON - Smithfield Packing Co. is recalling about 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves. The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service reports that the Virginia company recalled certain containers of a product called "Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll." The sausage... more »
January 30, 2013 1:19 PM
UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Jan. 39, 2013 -
Timing may be everything when it comes to eating and losing weight.
A new study shows people who eat a bigger meal later in the day lose less weight than those who ate earlier.... more »
January 28, 2013 10:52 AM
NEW YORK - Federal health officials say at least 16 people in five states have been sickened by salmonella food poisoning linked to ground beef. No one has died, but half were hospitalized. Most of the illnesses have been in Michigan, but a few cases were scattered in Arizona, Illinois,... more »
November 16, 2012 12:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two Calcasieu Parish teachers who led failed recall efforts against Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley have been fined $500 each for failing to file campaign finance reports on time. Angie Bonvillian and Brenda Romero missed a deadline to file a report 45 days after... more »
November 16, 2012 11:52 AM
FRESNO, Calif. - The humane society says a landmark $500 million settlement has been reached in a slaughterhouse abuse case that led to the biggest meat recall in U.S. history in 2008. The federal civil court settlement announced by the Humane Society of the United States on Friday is the... more »
September 20, 2012 10:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - A group of public school teachers has failed in its efforts to recall Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley. Angie Bonvillain and Brenda Romero, the two Calcasieu Parish teachers leading the effort, told The Associated Press in an e-mail Thursday that they didn't get enough... more »
June 4, 2012 3:12 PM
MADISON, Wis. - The battle over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's agenda has attracted millions of dollars from out of state, campaign volunteers from across the country and months of concentrated attention from the two major political parties. But on Tuesday, the only voices that matter will be those of voters... more »
February 28, 2012 11:13 AM
NEW YORK- Drugmaker Glenmark Generics says it is recalling seven lots of birth control pills because in some packages, the pills were in the wrong order.
Glenmark announced a voluntary recall of seven lots of its Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.18 mg/0.035 mg, 0.215 mg/0.035 mg, 0.25... more »
February 3, 2012 9:01 AM
MINNETONKA, Minn. - A Minnesota food company is widening its recall of hard-cooked eggs because of a potential for listeria contamination.
Michael Foods is recalling eggs in brine sold in 10 and 25-pound pails for institutional use in 34 states under six brand names: Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview... more »
November 30, 2011 8:00 PM
As a protest, France recalled its ambassador to Iran after an attack on the British Embassy in Tehran. The French Foreign Ministry says France was moved to act "in the face of this flagrant and unacceptable violation of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations and the gravity of the violence."... more »
October 7, 2011 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Health officials confirmed today a second person in Louisiana has died from listeria, and that it was the same strain found in tainted cantaloupe that have been recalled nationwide.
According to the Department of Health and Hospitals the victim was an 81-year-old woman who died in... more »
August 14, 2011 3:48 PM
DODGE CITY, Kan.- At least three major grocery store chains are recalling certain packages of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination.
The recalls at Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc. and Kroger Co. mainly in the southeastern U.S. stem from meat from National Beef Packaging Co.... more »
August 3, 2011 5:40 PM
WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department says meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a death in California and at least 76 other salmonella illnesses.
Illnesses in the outbreak date back to March and have been reported in 26 states coast to coast, including... more »
April 3, 2011 12:58 PM
WILLMAR, Minn.- Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar is recalling nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers that it says were sold at Sam's Club Stores nationwide. The meat may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Saturday.
It includes 4-pound boxes of... more »
December 15, 2010 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - A recall petition has been filed against Gov. Bobby Jindal by a couple from Opelousas. Ronnie Ray Ceasar says he is trying to get the governor recalled because he's unhappy with budget cuts that have stripped millions from higher education and health care. Ceasar also calls Jindal... more »
November 10, 2010 7:48 PM
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Hanover Direct, Inc. agreed to recall thousands of roman shades and blinds after the death of a 22-month old boy in Iowa. He became tangled and trapped in the pull cord of a roman shade and was found hanging by the neck by his... more »
September 24, 2010 4:47 PM
Thousands of parents around the nation are concerned about a recall of Similac infant powder formula after authorities said five million cans are being pulled from store shelves.
Worried parents are now calling their doctors about the dangers of the bug-tainted formula. "These beetles do not cause any problems,... more »
August 27, 2010 2:52 PM
The owner of an egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella recall was able to expand his egg empire despite being branded a "habitual violator" of Iowa's environmental laws - a label that was supposed to ban him from building any more farms. Documents reviewed by The Associated... more »
August 24, 2010 3:03 PM
Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. No illnesses have been reported from the 380,000 pounds of meat products that were made by... more »
August 23, 2010 10:22 PM
A recall of tainted eggs has topped 500 million. More than1,000 people across the country have gotten sick with salmonella poisoning. State inspectors last week found three cases included in the recall. They don't think the eggs went through major distribution chains. The feds blamed the outbreak on two farms... more »
August 23, 2010 1:01 PM
An over-easy egg should make you un-easy -- according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration.
Margaret Hamburg says consumers should strictly avoid runny yolks, as investigators continue their probe of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened about 1,300 people.
About a half billion eggs have... more »
August 20, 2010 2:20 PM
A second Iowa farm is recalling eggs due to salmonella poisoning.
The FDA says the recall is related to an ongoing investigation of an outbreak that has caused more than 1,000 people to get sick.
Eggs were distributed under the brand names Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow,... more »
August 14, 2010 5:17 PM
Vernon Foods, LLC, a Prairieville based food company, is recalling nearly 500 thousand pounds of "ready to eat" sausage and hog head cheese products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes according to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
The possible contamination was discovered through a food borne... more »
June 3, 2010 7:44 AM
Maytag Corp. is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the company received 12 reports of electrical failures in the dishwasher heating element that led to fires and damage.
One kitchen fire caused extensive damage. No injuries were reported.... more »
May 21, 2010 7:52 PM
A nationwide recall is on for all Caldwell alfalfa products after it appears to be tainted by salmonella. The sprouts made at least 23 people sick, including an infant sick, in 10 states. Caldwell Fresh Foods, in Maywood, California produced the products. They are sold under various labels in certain... more »
May 20, 2010 5:49 PM
A bill approved today in the House Commerce Committee would require a dealer to tell you if your new car was part of a recall.
Dealers are currently obligated to fix the recall problems before a vehicle is sold, but there is nothing requiring them to give that information... more »
May 17, 2010 11:59 AM
A Justice Dept. investigation last week led to an army recall of 44,000 combat helmets.
The army decided to retest helmets after learning about a legal probe into an Ohio-based military contractor called ArmorSource. Army officials said the tests showed the helmets would not protect a soldier against a... more »
May 10, 2010 1:05 PM
Federal regulators are announcing another recall of children's jewelry with high levels of the toxic metal cadmium, and say they're expanding their investigation in an effort to keep dangerous items off store shelves in the first place.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission tells The Associated Press its inspectors... more »
May 7, 2010 11:25 AM
The FDA says romaine lettuce could be the source of an E.Coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people, 3 of those with life-threatening illnesses.
Freshway Foods announced the recall, and said the lettuce was sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia with a "use-by" date... more »
April 30, 2010 9:27 PM
Comarco recalled more than half a million of its wall power adapters for laptops because they pose a potential burn hazard. The recall effects 507,0000 Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters for laptops. more »
April 2, 2010 10:13 AM
Zatarain's is recalling 8-ounce packages of the company's Original Dirty Rice Mix with the "best by" code date of Jan. 19 12H.
The recalled rice mix contains wheat and barley ingredients not declared on the packaging. Those with allergies to wheat or barley run the risk of serious or... more »
April 1, 2010 12:52 PM
Toyota says U.S. sales in March surged 41 percent, as unprecedented incentives sent customers flocking back to showrooms.
Toyota Motor Corp. says it sold 186,873 cars and trucks in March, up from 132,802 a year earlier.
The gains follow a dismal February, when sales fell 9 percent due... more »