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  • Anti-allergy medicine EpiPen recall expands to US

    March 31, 2017 10:23 PM

    A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America because the allergy shots may not work. The notice issued Friday by Mylan N.V. expands upon warnings made earlier this month after two reports of the... more »
  • 15-pound boxes of catfish from Mississippi company recalled

    March 25, 2017 1:52 PM

    DUNDEE, Miss. - A Mississippi catfish processor is recalling 1,700 pounds of fish after the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that it contained chemicals banned in fish farming. The Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday that a Thursday inspection found the fish contain residues of a fungicide called malachite... more »
  • Peanut butter substitute recalled after E. coli outbreak

    March 4, 2017 11:31 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A peanut butter substitute sold by an Illinois company is being recalled because 12 cases of E. coli have been linked to the product. Glenview-based I.M. Health SoyNut Butter Co . is voluntarily recalling its SoyNut Butter products. E. coli cases in Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey... more »
  • Nissan recalls Altima; door might open if window rolled down

    February 3, 2017 9:55 AM

    DETROIT - You might not want to open a rear window if you're driving a Nissan Altima. The company is recalling more than 341,000 of the midsize cars in the U.S. because the doors might open if a rear window is lowered. The recall covers Altimas from the 2015 through... more »
  • Federal agency traces listeria in Blue Bell product to Iowa

    February 2, 2017 12:57 PM

    BRENHAM, Texas - Federal inspectors have confirmed that listeria found in a brand of Blue Bell ice cream, prompting another recall of its products, originated with a third-party supplier. The Houston Chronicle reports that the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter last month to Iowa-based Aspen Hills detailing... more »
  • Metal objects in some cans prompt Skoal tobacco recall

    February 2, 2017 9:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Some varieties of Skoal, Copenhagen, Cope and Husky brand smokeless tobacco are being voluntarily recalled amid complaints of metal objects, some of them sharp, being spotted in cans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says all of the recalled products were manufactured at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company's facility... more »
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company announces beer recall

    January 23, 2017 3:31 PM

    The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company announced a recall affecting most U.S. states Sunday. Packaging flaw in the company's 12-ounce bottles may cause a loss in carbonation and small pieces of glasses to break off into the bottle. Sierra Nevada says it believes the defect only affects one in... more »
  • Volkswagen recalls 136,000 autos for antilock brake fix

    January 7, 2017 1:14 PM

    Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 136,000 Audi and Volkswagen autos to fix potential problems with their antilock brake systems. The recall covers 135,683 vehicles, including certain 2009-10 Volkswagen Jetta A5 sedans, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles.... more »
  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 100K vehicles to fix Takata air bags

    January 6, 2017 4:22 PM

    DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 100,000 older trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The recall includes driver or passenger air bags in certain 2009 Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs, some 2010 Ram 3500 chassis cabs, and certain 2005-2009 Ram 2500... more »
  • 22 models of food processors recalled after reports of broken blade pieces

    December 13, 2016 1:24 PM

    Cuisinart and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling about 8 million food processor blades after reports of broken blade pieces in their food. The maker of Cuisinart, Conair, received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of a blade in their food, including 30 reports of mouth... more »
  • General Motors to recall nearly 50,000 police SUVs

    December 10, 2016 12:39 PM

    General Motors plans to recall nearly 50,000 sport utility vehicles made for police departments and other government agencies because of a hazard in the cooling system. The problem affects the 2010 through 2014 models of the Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit SUV. A GM notice sent to government regulators warned that... more »
  • Ford recalls 680,000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash

    December 2, 2016 12:00 PM

    DETROIT - Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2015 and 2016 Ford Mondeo cars. Ford says heat... more »
  • Samsung, after phone recall, recalls 3M washing machines

    November 4, 2016 1:09 PM

    Nearly 3 million Samsung washing machines are being recalled in the U.S. following multiple injuries, including a broken jaw, due to "excessive vibration." Samsung is the South Korean company that last month was forced to recall millions of its of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after batteries inside began to overheat... more »
  • Toyota adds 5.8M vehicles to global Takata recall total

    October 26, 2016 2:50 PM

    DETROIT - Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The company says it knows of one person injured in a crash involving one of the vehicles, but a spokesman didn't know where the crash happened.... more »
  • Galaxy Note recall hits South Korea's 3Q growth

    October 24, 2016 10:26 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's third-quarter economic growth has slipped to its lowest level in more than a year, with Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall having an impact. The country's central bank said Tuesday that Asia's fourth-largest economy expanded 2.7 percent during the July-September quarter over a year earlier,... more »
  • Blue Bell recalls all ice creams with suspect cookie dough

    October 10, 2016 11:09 PM

    BRENHAM, Texas - Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its ice cream products that contain cookie dough from an Iowa-based supplier. The move announced Monday night comes after Aspen Hills recalled cookie dough supplied to ice cream makers after finding potential listeria bacteria contamination. The Blue Bell recall involves... more »
  • FCA recalling 1.9 million vehicles for air bag defect

    September 15, 2016 6:19 PM

    DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles worldwide because their air bags might not deploy in a crash. The recall affects certain Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Lancia vehicles from the 2010-2014 model years. Most are in the U.S., but 224,860 were sold in Canada and... more »
  • Hyundai recalls SUVs; software flaw may stop acceleration

    September 15, 2016 11:25 AM

    DETROIT - Hyundai is recalling about 41,000 small SUVs in the U.S. because a software glitch can stop the vehicles from accelerating. The recall came after pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It covers 2016 Tucson models with seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions. Hyundai says it started getting reports... more »
  • Federal safety commission: Stop using the Galaxy Note 7

    September 9, 2016 5:57 PM

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to turn off the smartphone and stop charging the device. The warning comes one day after the FAA warned Note 7 users to turn off their phone while traveling on airplanes. The... more »
  • Nissan recalls 120K vehicles; fluid leaks can cause fires

    September 9, 2016 11:24 AM

    DETROIT - Nissan is recalling over 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires. In some cases owners should park their vehicles outside until they are fixed. The recall covers certain 2015 to 2017 Murano SUVs and 2016 to 2017 Maxima large cars... more »
  • Mazda recalls over 759,000 vehicles; rear hatches can fall

    September 8, 2016 11:23 AM

    DETROIT - Mazda is recalling more than 759,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the rear hatches can fall on people and injure them. The recall covers certain 2010 through 2013 Mazda 3 compact cars, as well as 2012 through 2015 Mazda 5 vans. Also included are... more »
  • Ford adds 1.5M vehicles to door latch recall

    September 8, 2016 11:21 AM

    DETROIT - Ford is adding about 1.5 million cars, SUVs and vans to a recall for doors that can pop open while the vehicles are moving. The company says it's adding the vehicles at the request of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall expansion includes the 2012... more »
  • McDonalds recalls fitness trackers found in Happy Meals after reports of burns

    August 23, 2016 12:32 PM

    McDonald's has recalled its Step-It activity wristbands found in Happy Meals due to recent complaints of skin irritation and burns. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall came after McDonald's received more than 70 reports of incidents, including seven reports of blisters, after wearing the activity... more »
  • Starbucks recalling 2.5M stainless steel straws due to laceration risk

    August 2, 2016 3:44 PM

    Starbucks is recalling about 2.5 million stainless steel straws following reports of mouth lacerations to three children in the U.S., the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the company announced today. "Customers should not allow children to handle or use the stainless steel straws," Starbucks said in a statement. ... more »
  • Flour recall prompts new warning: Don't eat dough or batter

    July 31, 2016 3:30 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Health officials are puzzled about how the most basic baking ingredient - flour - became contaminated with bacteria normally found in animal feces. The tainted flour has sickened 46 people in 21 states and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to warn cooks to... more »
  • GM recalls about 290K cars; air bags may not work in crash

    July 21, 2016 12:57 PM

    DETROIT - General Motors is recalling nearly 290,000 older Chevrolet Impala sedans in the U.S. because the air bags might not inflate in a crash. The recall covers Impalas from the 2009 and 2010 model years that were made before Feb. 10, 2010. GM says in government documents that the... more »
  • More than 500,000 hoverboards recalled after fires

    July 6, 2016 4:03 PM

    NEW YORK - More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after reports that dozens of them have burst into flames. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that it has received 99 reports that the battery packs in the two-wheel motorized scooters caught on fire or exploded, causing burns or... more »
  • FDA warns against eating raw dough amid E. coli fears

    June 30, 2016 1:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - Your mother always told you not to eat cookie dough because you "could get worms," but the federal Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that she was at least partially correct. The FDA warned on Thursday that eating raw cookie dough can in fact make you sick due... more »
  • SUV that rolled, killed actor was under recall

    June 20, 2016 2:03 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The SUV that killed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly. Los Angeles police say Yelchin died when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway early Sunday. The SUV... more »
  • Some Nature Made supplements recalled for possible Salmonella, Staph Aureus

    June 8, 2016 6:40 PM

    Various Nature Made dietary supplements have been voluntarily recalled "due to possible Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination," manufacturer Pharmavite LLC said in a news release Tuesday. This is the list of affected products. The items were sold nationwide to various major retailers. Pharmavite is advising all retailers... more »
  • Blue Bell recalls Cookies 'n Cream mislabeled Rocky Road

    May 4, 2016 5:25 PM

    BRENHAM, Texas - Blue Bell Creameries is recalling select lots of Rocky Road pint packages mistakenly filled with Cookies n' Cream ice cream at its flagship Brenham plant. In a statement issued Wednesday, the Cookies 'n Cream ice cream contains soy and wheat not listed on the Rocky Road packages,... more »
  • Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

    April 30, 2016 4:04 PM

    NEW YORK - Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash. Nissan North America, Inc. says the first problem is with a sensor that detects if the front passenger seat is occupied. The... more »
  • GM recalls nearly 6,300 police cars for steering problem

    March 29, 2016 10:09 AM

    DETROIT - General Motors is recalling nearly 6,300 police cars in the U.S. because the electric power-assisted steering can fail. The recall covers Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit vehicles from the 2014 to 2016 model years. GM says corrosion on a connector causes the problem. If it happens, the cars still... more »
  • Microsoft recalls power cords for Surface Pro tablets

    February 2, 2016 12:44 PM

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Wash. - Microsoft is recalling about 2.44 million AC power cords for its Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro 3 computers sold before March 15, 2015, because of a potential fire hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says users have reported 56 incidents of... more »
  • Nissan to recall Altimas for third time to fix hood latches

    January 29, 2016 9:48 AM

    DETROIT- Nissan is recalling thousands of Altima midsize cars for a third time to fix a latch problem that could let the hood fly open while the cars are moving. The latest recall covers 846,000 cars from 2013 to 2015. Nissan says in documents filed with the U.S. government that... more »
  • Mercedes issues recall; air bags can inflate without crash

    November 4, 2015 9:34 AM

    DETROIT- Mercedes is recalling more than 126,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem that can cause the air bags to inflate without a crash. The recall covers the C-300, C-350, and C-63 models from 2008 and 2009, and the GLK-350 4-Matic from 2010. Mercedes says the... more »
  • Sanofi recalls all pen injectors used for allergic reactions

    October 28, 2015 6:23 PM

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - Sanofi is recalling hundreds of thousands of epinephrine injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions because they may not deliver the correct amount of the life-saving drug. The recall includes all Auvi-Q injections currently on the U.S. market, or roughly 490,000 packs of the devices, the company... more »
  • For 7 years, VW software thwarted pollution regulations

    September 21, 2015 7:01 PM

    DETROIT - Volkswagen became the world's top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that meet America's tough Clean Air laws. VW's success story was so good that pollution-control advocates did their own tests, hoping to persuade other countries to enforce the same strict... more »
  • Second death reported in nationwide salmonella outbreak

    September 9, 2015 6:29 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A second person has died in a salmonella outbreak that U.S. health officials believe stems from tainted cucumbers sold by a California company. Texas health officials on Wednesday blamed salmonella for the death of a woman in late August who had serious underlying health conditions. A 99-year-old... more »
  • Imported cucumbers in Louisiana are being recalled due to Salmonella

    September 5, 2015 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Cucumbers across Louisiana are being recalled after they were identified as the source of a multi-state Salmonella outbreak. The Department of Health and Hospitals and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration teamed up to recall all imported cucumbers that were distributed by Andrew & Williamson... more »
  • Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream in Texas and Alabama

    August 31, 2015 8:34 AM

    BRENHAM, TX - Blue Bell ice cream is back. Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination. Blue Bell ice cream is now available at stores in the Houston and Austin areas, including in... more »
  • Kraft Heinz turkey bacon recall

    August 26, 2015 9:04 PM

    NEW YORK- More than two-miilion pounds of turkey bacon products were recalled by Kraft Heinz because they could possibly spoil before the expiration dates. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture says it has received reports of illness involving people eating the products. The turkey bacon food involved in the... more »
  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking

    July 24, 2015 11:39 AM

    DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. after two hackers were able to take control of a Jeep over the Internet. The company will update software to insulate the vehicles from being remotely controlled. It also says in a statement... more »
  • Blue Bell to begin trial runs at Alabama plant

    July 8, 2015 6:40 PM

    MONTGOMERY - Blue Bell is beginning a trial run of ice cream production at its Alabama plant after a national recall that followed a series of listeria illnesses. Alabama Health Officer Don Williamson said Wednesday the company notified the department that it will begin a trial run of production later... more »
  • Niagara issues water recall for several brands

    June 22, 2015 6:28 PM

    ONTARIO - Niagara Bottling Company is recalling its spring water products because of a possible E. coli contamination. The company is asking customers to boil the bottled water or avoid drinking it at all. Niagara Bottling said one of its spring sources has a "positive indication" of E.... more »
  • Airbag recall extends to 34 million cars

    May 20, 2015 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A massive airbag recall is underway throughout the U.S. The Japanese automotive parts company, Takata, is nearly doubling the size of its recall to 34 million cars, making it the largest auto recall ever. The recall affects one in every seven cars. Some of Takata's airbags have... more »
  • Poland protests Mattel game that refers to 'Nazi Poland'

    April 24, 2015 12:59 PM

    WARSAW, Poland - The Polish government has demanded that toy producer Mattel recall a party game and correct a card that refers to "Nazi Poland," officials said Friday. Poles find such language offensive because Poland was never allied with Germany and was in fact subjected to a brutal occupation... more »
  • Ice cream recalls raise questions

    April 24, 2015 8:51 AM

    WASHINGTON- Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants - and whether the discoveries are related. Blue Bell Creameries of Texas and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio both... more »
  • Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

    April 20, 2015 9:47 PM

    HOUSTON - Blue Bell Creameries says it's getting closer to identifying how listeria got into its facilities, after the century-old Texas ice cream maker issued a massive recall because its products were linked to a deadly string of illnesses. Company spokesman Joe Robertson said Tuesday finding the cause is a... more »
  • Big retailers pull Blue Bell products linked to Okla. plant

    April 6, 2015 2:57 PM

    DALLAS - Some of the largest retailers in the country have decided to pull from their shelves Blue Bell Ice Cream made at an Oklahoma production plant that the company has temporarily closed. Walmart spokesman Brian Nick said Monday that the giant retailer along with Sam's Club have pulled products... more »
  • Blue Bell recall expanded; La. among states where product sold

    March 24, 2015 2:27 PM

    DALLAS - An outbreak of listeria that contributed to the deaths of three people has been traced to a second production facility operated by Blue Bell Ice Cream. Blue Bell spokesman Gene Grabowski said Tuesday that a contaminated 3-ounce cup of ice cream was traced to a plant in Broken... more »
  • Questions raised over judge's actions Play Video

    February 16, 2015 4:04 PM

    BAKER - A group of residents in Baker claim they are being intimidated by a City Court judge. The group claimed Judge Kirk Williams is doing so because his wife, Shona Boxie Williams, is a school board member who is the group's target for a recall petition. They said... more »
  • BMW recall expands

    December 22, 2014 7:54 PM

    NEW YORK- BMW agreed to expand its recall of driver's-side air bags to the entire U.S. at demands from the government. It will affect 140,000 BMW-3 Series cars made between January 2004 and August of 2006. BMW calls it a "voluntary improvement campaign" instead of a recall. The company... more »
  • Recalled Gonzales councilman sits in for last meeting Play Video

    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 »
  • Tim Vessel recalled by Gonzales voters

    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 »
  • Facing recall, Lacombe resigns council seat Play Video

    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 »
  • Timothy Vessel forced into recall election Play Video

    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 »
  • Gonzales recall hits magic number Play Video

    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 »
  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    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 »
  • Gonzales recall breaks halfway mark Play Video

    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 »
  • Faulty trigger leads to crossbow recall

    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 »
  • Save Gonzales effort ramps up for recall Play Video

    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 »
  • Recall petitions filed for Gonzales city council members

    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 »
  • Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg

    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 »
  • New era begins with Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee Play Video

    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 »
  • At the Capitol with Sen. Rick Ward Play Video

    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 »
  • Company recalls millions of car seats Play Video

    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 »
  • Slaughter refuses to talk about campaign, calls police Play Video

    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 »
  • Tyson Foods recalls 33K pounds of chicken product

    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 »
  • Slaughter to leave office today

    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 »
  • Recall petition filed against Sorrento mayor

    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 »
  • Sorrento residents planning two recalls Play Video

    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 »
  • Port Allen council to address budget issue

    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 »
  • Record turnout recalls Port Allen mayor Play Video

    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 »
  • Recall hall of fame

    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 »
  • Early votes show little support for Port Allen mayor

    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 »
  • Port Allen mayor RECALLED!

    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 »
  • Mayor Slaughter to learn fate in Saturday election

    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 »
  • Another fiery Port Allen council meeting Play Video

    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 »
  • Some voters undecided in mayoral recall Play Video

    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 »
  • Early voting ends Saturday

    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 »
  • High early voting turnout continues in Port Allen

    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 »
  • Voters on why they support or don't support Slaughter recall Play Video

    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 »
  • Record early voting turnout for WBR

    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 »
  • Feds issue recall for ready-to-eat products

    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 »
  • Suzuki recalls 193,936 vehicles for air bag defect

    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 »
  • Work finally gets done in Port Allen

    September 11, 2013 9:51 PM

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