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  • Disaster Recovery Centers Adjust Weekend Hours

    September 17, 2016 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA disaster recovery centers are adjusting their weekend hours. Sunday Adjustments: The following disaster recovery centers will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays: Livingston Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church 15710 Highway 16 French Settlement, LA 70733 ... more »
  • Louisiana's cost to respond to flooding could reach $81M

    September 16, 2016 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's share of response costs to the August flooding could reach $81 million or more. That's the estimate lawmakers received Friday, in a first accounting by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration about the possible exposure for a state struggling with budget gaps. While the federal government will... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery center opens in St. James Parish

    September 15, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A FEMA disaster recovery center is opening Thursday in St. James Parish to assist flood victims. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. The center is located at the New Zion Gospel Baptist Church located at... more »
  • Residents in Denham Springs urged to double check rebuilding permits Play Video

    September 14, 2016 11:20 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- If you live in the city limits of Denham Springs and were issued a building permit by the parish, you need to stop work immediately until you get the proper permit from the city. If you don't, it could affect your wallet. City leaders say if you don't... more »
  • Governor Edwards establishes flood recovery task force

    September 14, 2016 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards has announced the establishment of a task force for flood recovery in the state. The task force, Restore Louisiana Task Force, is charged with overseeing the state's recovery efforts from the recent historic flooding. "The Restore Louisiana Task Force will help... more »
  • Homeowners left in limbo over whether to elevate their homes Play Video

    September 13, 2016 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Estimates indicate hundreds if not thousands of homeowners are in various stages of limbo, waiting to see if their homes need to be elevated. For those waiting, their recovery is stymied, as they wait to find out details from local and federal governments. The hard hit Centurion Place... more »
  • Garret Graves leads tour of flood battered Sherwood Forest

    September 10, 2016 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Representative Garret Graves gave a tour to U.S. congress members Saturday of the flood damaged Sherwood Forest area of Baton Rouge. Graves told WBRZ News 2 that he wants the representatives to talk to the homeowners and businesses owners to make sure the state gets the... more »
  • Metro Council discusses debris removal, votes on elevation requirements

    September 7, 2016 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Metro Council hosted a special meeting Wednesday evening at City Hall in downtown Baton Rouge to discuss parish elevation requirements after last month’s historic flooding. The council voted to raise "substantial damage" to 50 percent of the homes value for... more »
  • State officials to host community flood relief meetings

    September 7, 2016 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials are holding two community meetings in an effort to help residents recovering from last month's flood. The meetings are to give residents information about recovery programs and services available for flood relief. The meetings will be hosted by State Senator Regina Barrow in... more »
  • Mobile disaster recovery center opens in Livingston Parish for flood victims

    September 5, 2016 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A mobile disaster recovery center has opened in Livingston Parish to assist flood victims. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. The center is located at the following address: Recreation Center at Sidney Hutchinson Park... more »
  • FEMA hiring temporary workers for disaster recovery aid

    September 4, 2016 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents looking for temporary work have an opportunity to help in the recovery process by working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is advertising through the Louisiana Workforce Commission to fill open positions at its disaster recovery offices in the state. These are full-time jobs,... more »
  • Officials advise applicants not to splurge their disaster assistance grants

    August 31, 2016 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State and federal officials are advising flood applicants who have received disaster assistance grants or loans to resist the urge to splurge and make smart decisions with their recovery funds. With more than $202 million in assistance already granted to applicants, officials remind that assistance is... more »
  • Sound stage used for Tom Cruise production now flood recovery center

    August 31, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It once played host to Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Tom Cruise and many others but Wednesday, Stage 6 at Celtic Media Centre was the set of a reality series too many are living: life in a rebuilding, post-flood world. FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center inside... more »
  • FEMA to open disaster recovery center at Celtic Studios

    August 30, 2016 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA will open a disaster recovery center Wednesday, Aug. 31 in East Baton Rouge to assist flood victims. The center will be located at Celtic Studios at 10000 Celtic Drive, Baton Rouge and will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. Representatives... more »
  • U.S. Rep. Mica, Congressman Graves critique FEMA's response efforts Play Video

    August 29, 2016 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – U.S. Representative John Mica of Florida and Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves toured flood damaged neighborhoods in South Louisiana from the sky on Monday. Mica, who chairs the U.S. House subcommittee that oversees FEMA, said that the relief agency has been pitiful in dealing with the... more »
  • FEMA recovery center opens in Lafayette

    August 29, 2016 12:12 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a disaster recovery center in Lafayette. FEMA says in a news release that the center, which opened Sunday, will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. Flood survivors will receive assistance and information... more »
  • In Denham Springs, even modest recovery raises hope

    August 28, 2016 2:59 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Even the most modest signs of recovery are lifting weary spirits in Denham Springs, a Baton Rouge suburb at the epicenter of the catastrophic flooding in south Louisiana. Floodwaters damaged an estimated 90 percent of homes and businesses in the city, but Mayor Gerard Landry and many... more »
  • Fire marshal establishes guidelines for re-opening businesses after flooding

    August 26, 2016 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Louisiana business owners entering the earliest stages of recovery as floodwaters recede, the State Fire Marshal’s Office has issued some guidelines to help business owners resume operations as soon as possible. The guidelines listed below will remain in effect until Nov. 30. - State... more »
  • Mayor of Central estimates 90 percent of his city flooded Play Video

    August 24, 2016 5:35 PM

    CENTRAL- The Mayor of Central estimates 90 percent of the residents in his city took on water of some kind from last week's catastrophic flooding. The Mayor estimates half of the residents had flood insurance. That is making things especially challenging for those trying to bounce back. As the emotional... more »
  • Residents in North Baton Rouge work to recover from flood Play Video

    August 23, 2016 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Many people in North Baton Rouge say there aren't enough hands to get recovery work done following last week's flood. Living Faith Center in North Baton Rouge was a shelter for Katrina Storm victims, but now the church itself is a victim. We want the... more »
  • LSU economist estimates one- year recovery period from flood

    August 22, 2016 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With 31 inches of rain, 13 people dead, more than 30,000 residents and 1,400 rescued, some say it will take one year to recover from the recent flood damage that struck the state last week. James Richardson, LSU economist and professor of public administration, says that... more »
  • Debris removal coming soon to Ascension Parish Play Video

    August 21, 2016 10:50 PM

    GONZALES – Inside homes across Ascension Parish, materials and memories are being ripped from walls and thrown into the street. “It’s just like a nightmare that won’t end, can’t wake up from,” Brandon Settoon said. “It’s everything we had and bought over the last 25 years is gone.” ... more »
  • Baton Rouge area gets rain amid flood recovery

    August 21, 2016 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parts of the Baton Rouge were getting thunderstorms with heavy rain as people continued cleaning out homes to recover from recent flooding. The National Weather Service says 2 to 3 inches of rain fell Sunday, and the area was under a flash flood warning until late afternoon.... more »
  • Amid Louisiana flood disaster, youngest bear mental scars

    August 20, 2016 3:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- After the flooding in south Louisiana, mental scars are already showing on the youngest victims. The disaster has left 13 dead, prompted more than 30,000 rescues and left an estimated 40,000 homes damaged. Children who endured harrowing rescues are returning home to a jarring landscape that even their... more »
  • St. Helena Hawk football team helps with flood recovery efforts Play Video

    August 19, 2016 11:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The St. Helena Hawk football team spent the day gutting homes and carrying water-soaked furniture to the street following the recent flooding in the area. Many of the players have friends and family dealing with devastation, but on Friday the team made a choice to help others.... more »
  • Samaritan's Purse volunteer group begins clean-up work for flood victims

    August 19, 2016 10:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Volunteers with Samaritan's Purse are arriving from all over the country to help flood victims. Little by little, one load at a time, volunteers are throwing out the pieces. "It's hot and there's a lot of stuff and it's the first time I've ever done, I've... more »
  • More ZIP codes approved for Phase one of DSNAP

    August 19, 2016 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Officials announced Friday the locations where residents in eight parishes can apply for DSNAP benefits next week. According to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, the first of three phases begins Monday, Aug. 22, through Saturday Aug. 27. Phase One includes eight parishes.... more »
  • La. National Guard rescues more than 19K following flooding

    August 18, 2016 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Thousands of Louisiana National Guardsmen are working tirelessly for flood response efforts in the Baton Rouge area. As of Thursday, Aug. 18, the Louisiana National Guard has rescued over 19,040 citizens and 2,660 pets. The LANG has issued more than 76, 930 MRE's, 465 tarps and... more »
  • Gov. Edwards: We're moving from response to recovery

    August 18, 2016 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards says we’re on our way from response to recovery, but we’re not out of the woods yet. Edwards said some record flood water remains as FEMA teams have already begun making assessments. The governor stressed that residents begin registering at www.disasterassistance.gov as... more »
  • Safety tips as post-flooding cleanup begins

    August 17, 2016 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department said Wednesday that residents should use caution when removing gypsum or sheetrock from flooded homes. “If the materials predate 1980, there is a strong possibility that they may contain asbestos,” officials said Tuesday. Asbestos is classified as a known human... more »
  • LSU Volleyball finds fan's wedding ring during cleanup efforts

    August 17, 2016 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a continuing trend of student athletes pitching in during a trying time, the LSU Volleyball team turned out to an LSU fan’s house to help him get started with the cleanup. While the extra help was enough of a surprise, Dennis Denicola got some amazing... more »
  • Determination, disbelief as waters recede

    August 17, 2016 3:57 PM

    ALBANY - Flood waters have receded in Louisiana's Livingston Parish, but they've left behind an atmosphere of determination to recover mixed with disbelief and uncertainty. In conversations, residents and business owners in the town of Albany repeatedly note that the area had never flooded before - and flood insurance wasn't... more »
  • Staying ahead of the mold, residents salvage what they can

    August 17, 2016 3:51 PM

    GONZALES - The heartbreaking task of sorting through waterlogged belongings and ripping out carpets and drywall is kicking into high gear in flood-wracked southern Louisiana. Residents will continue going back to their homes Wednesday, assessing damage and getting to work on repairs, in areas where the waters have receded enough.... more »
  • EBR debris removal contract activated in response to recent flooding

    August 16, 2016 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The City-Parish has activated its debris removal contract in response to recent catastrophic flooding. Debris contractors have begun to formulate their plans for removal based on areas where flood water has generated the greatest volume of debris and the extent to which these areas can be... more »
  • Louisiana receives $19.5 million FEMA disaster recovery grant

    August 9, 2016 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health has received more than $19.5 million to assist communities throughout the state that are still recovering from the severe flooding that occurred this past spring. The grant, called the Disaster Case Management grant is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and... more »
  • Wounded deputy remains in hospital; father says 'only hope is for a miracle'

    August 5, 2016 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – BRPD Deputy Nick Tullier remains in the hospital and his family says their only hope for his recovery is a miracle. Tullier's father posted on the Nick Tullier Strong Facebook page to give an update on his son's condition. His father wrote that Nick is going... more »
  • Governor requests SBA assistance in Assumption after strong winds

    June 8, 2016 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has officially filed a request that the U.S. Small Business Administration offer SBA Disaster Assistance loans for residents of Assumption Parish that were recently affected by severe weather. On May 19, the parish saw strong straight-line winds that caused damage to a... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gales discusses doing what doctors, others thought he couldn't Play Video

    May 17, 2016 1:04 PM

    ATLANTA - Devon Gales' mother shared amazing news about his road to recovery Tuesday. She posted a video on Facebook showing Devon moving his legs on his own, something the family thought was impossible after he was injured in the Southern Jags' season opening football game against the University... more »
  • Disaster Recovery Centers in place to help flood recovery

    March 24, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As cleanup and recovery begins after damaging rain and flooding, federal disaster officials have set up recovery centers across Louisiana to aid residents. FEMA says it has opened several Disaster Recovery Centers accross the state to help residents as cleanup efforts begin. Volunteers and represenatives from... more »
  • Regions Bank to offer financial services to flood recovery residents

    March 21, 2016 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Regions Bank is now offering financial services to Louisiana and Mississippi residents who are recovering from the recent flooding and severe weather. Financial services include personal and business loan payment deferrals, unsecured personal lines of credit to help with flood recovery, and penalty-free withdrawals. Louisiana... more »
  • Devon Gales, injured Southern football player to return home at end of month Play Video

    January 15, 2016 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The road to recovery for Devon Gales has been long, but he says he's blessed just to be able to feel again. "It's just amazing to know that feeling is coming back and I have a chance at walking again," said Gales. He's starting to get feeling... more »
  • The city of Central raises thousands for Devon Gales' expenses Play Video

    December 5, 2015 9:28 PM

    CENTRAL - As Devon Gales continues to recover, the central community raised more than $16,000 to help Devon gales' medical bills. Southern football player Devon Gales is still recovering in a hospital in Atlanta after a spinal injury back in September. He will have to learn basic skills all over... more »
  • Police department offers heroin addicts amnesty, treatment

    August 14, 2015 5:38 AM

    GLOUCESTER, MASS.- Police in the Massachusetts city of Gloucester are taking a novel approach to the war on drugs. They're making the police station a first stop for addicts on the road to recovery. Under a policy launched in June, heroin and opioid addicts who voluntarily turn themselves in are... more »
  • Bell recovered from sunken battleship

    August 10, 2015 8:49 PM

    LONDON- The bell from the famous HMS Hood battleship sunk by the Nazi's during World War II was recovered with the help of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The Hood went down in the North Atlantic with almost its entire crew of 1,418 men. The Hood was once the largest... more »
  • $134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects

    April 20, 2015 6:17 PM

    JACKSON, MS - The trustees overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to jump-start recovery from the 2010 oil spill have proposed another 10 projects totaling $134 million. About $698 million has been spent in three previous rounds. Four projects would get $116.5 million, including $45 million to protect sea... more »
  • Painstaking recovery continues for plane crash in French Alps

    March 28, 2015 1:36 PM

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - A somber and treacherous recovery effort continues in the French Alps for Germanwings Flight 9525. Crews are working to recover evidence and the remains of the 150 people killed. Helicopters ferry the teams into the ravine where the plane went down from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.,... more »
  • Black Hawk wreck recovery search continues

    March 14, 2015 12:40 PM

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. - Recovery operations continued Saturday morning to recover remaining pieces of a downed Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Tuesday night. According to representatives for Eglin Air Force Base, divers were sent down to retrieve the fuselage and remaining debris that remains under 25 feet of water... more »
  • Black Hawk wreck recovery ends Friday night

    March 13, 2015 10:26 PM

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. - Recovery operations ended Friday evening with pieces of a downed Black Hawk helicopter still under 25 feet of water. It took four hours to pull the main rotor section of the helicopter up to the surface. Crews were able to remove two pieces of the... more »
  • Helicopter search efforts now turning to recovery

    March 12, 2015 10:58 AM

    PENSACOLA, FL - Authorities announced Thursday morning that search efforts for survivors of a military helicopter crash in Florida have shifted to recovery of debris and remains. Military officials said 11 soldiers, 7 Marines out of Camp Lejeune and 4 National Guard members out of Hammond, were missing and... more »
  • I-12 finally reopens early Tuesday morning

    January 12, 2015 10:33 AM

    WALKER - I-12 closed shortly after 10 p.m. Monday for the second time to allow crews to continue their attempts to clear a wrecked semi from the side of the Interstate. All westbound lanes between Satsuma and Walker were closed overnight. Traffic was diverted off I-12 at the Livingston/La.... more »
  • Some AirAsia crash victims buckled into their seats

    January 2, 2015 2:00 AM

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Search crews have now recovered 30 bodies from the AirAsia crash, and an Indonesian navy official says five of them were found still strapped in their seats. Col. Yayan Sofiyan, commander of the warship Bung Tomo, told MetroTV that the five were among seven bodies retrieved... more »
  • Boxer on the way to recovery after shooting Play Video

    December 11, 2014 6:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Boxer Emanuel Augustus is on the road to recovery at a New Orleans hospital. After being shot in the back of the neck two months ago, the boxer went into a coma. Just recently, Augustus awakened and is up and talking. Augustus was walking one... more »
  • After Ebola recovery, doctor set to leave hospital

    November 11, 2014 2:03 AM

    NEW YORK - An emergency room doctor who was the first Ebola patient in the nation's biggest city is scheduled to be released from a hospital after beating the virus. Dr. Craig Spencer is expected to speak, but not take questions, as he leaves Bellevue Hospital on Tuesday. The city... more »
  • Crews to begin work to recover plane crash victims Play Video

    October 31, 2014 2:06 AM

    WICHITA, KS - Authorities say the "real work" will start Friday to recover the remains of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Jet fuel from the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air burned so hot after the crash Thursday morning that portions... more »
  • Nurse infected with Ebola says she's 'doing well'

    October 14, 2014 11:48 AM

    DALLAS - The Texas nurse infected with Ebola says in a statement that she's "doing well," and her hospital remains optimistic about her recovery. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas released a statement on Nina Pham's behalf Tuesday as she is treated for Ebola that she contracted while caring for... more »
  • Obama highlighting nation's manufacturing gains

    October 3, 2014 3:36 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is putting a manufacturing focus on his revived economic message, calling attention to industrial gains that have helped restore some higher-wage jobs during the recovery from the Great Recession. Obama visits a steel manufacturer Friday in Princeton, Indiana, as part of a new fall... more »
  • Highway hit by mudslide reopens

    September 23, 2014 4:33 AM

    OSO, WA - Six months after a hillside gave way in the Washington town of Oso, burying 43 people and blocking a state highway, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on the route. The state Transportation Department said Monday night that state... more »
  • Victim recovering after being shot several times Play Video

    July 22, 2014 6:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is now underway into the latest shooting in Baton Rouge. Police say a 23-year-old man is recovering the hospital after he was shot several times around 11:00 p.m. last night in the 5500 block of St. Gerard St. The victim then traveled to a... more »
  • Ricks: FEMA arbitration 'detrimental' for the parish Play Video

    June 30, 2014 4:15 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish President Layton Ricks said he disagreed with an arbitration panel's decision which left Livingston Parish on the hook for nearly $60 million in Hurricane Gustav cleanup costs. Ricks told News 2 the decision "could be detrimental for the parish," and said he did not know how... more »
  • Livingston Parish gets nothing for hurricane cleanup

    June 30, 2014 12:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish leaders said they will not receive any of the nearly $60 million spent on Hurricane Gustav cleanup after arbitration with FEMA ended this past weekend. Parish President Layton Ricks expressed disappointment over the result as he said it "came back zeroes across the board" on Livingston... more »
  • Officials look at role of commute in Morgan crash Play Video

    June 12, 2014 2:07 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Accident investigators are looking into what role a truck driver's commute played in the fatal crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan. A spokeswoman for the National Transportation Safety Board says Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper lives in Georgia, but his job is based in Delaware. A... more »
  • FEMA, Livingston debris money talks wrap in Washington

    May 23, 2014 10:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Parish leaders could know this weekend when an arbitration board will make a decision on Hurricane Gustav clean up costs the parish is fighting FEMA to reimburse . Government officials, including the parish president, met with the federal government in Washington, D.C. this week for an arbitration meeting.... more »
  • Ricks talks D.C. trip, recovery of debris funds Play Video

    May 12, 2014 9:06 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A Board of Appeals has denied a motion by FEMA to dismiss Livingston Parish's request for arbitration in recovering over $59 million it spent in clean up after Hurricane Gustav. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about the big victory... more »
  • Greece: Smuggling boats capsize, 18 migrants drown

    May 5, 2014 7:22 AM

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's coast guard says it has recovered 14 bodies from inside a capsized migrant smuggling boat, bringing the total number of dead in the incident to 18. The yacht and a dinghy crammed with dozens of immigrants trying to enter Greece illegally capsized before dawn Monday off... more »
  • $3 million grant awarded to St. Bernard Project

    April 24, 2014 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Z Zurich Foundation is giving a $3 million grant to St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping disaster-impacted communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable way. The grant is a three-year commitment to create a Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab that will share... more »
  • Texas town recovering year after deadly blast

    April 17, 2014 6:50 AM

    WEST, TX - Residents of the small Texas town of West are honoring the past but looking ahead on the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people. A fire at the West Fertilizer Company triggered a blast so powerful that it leveled nearby homes and schools.... more »
  • Livingston Parish closer to recovery of debris funds

    January 28, 2014 12:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A Board of Appeals has denied a motion by FEMA to dismiss Livingston Parish's request for arbitration in recovering over $59 million it spent in clean up after Hurricane Gustav. "We received word today from our attorneys in Washington DC, and we are ecstatic," said Parish... more »
  • Healing for rape victims

    December 6, 2013 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After the repeated rape of a 12-year-old girl by several adults, child advocates have come forward to offer guidance for all sexual abuse victims on their road to recovery. Racheal Hebert, the Executive Director of the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (S.T.A.R.), has seen many victims... more »
  • Addict's long road to recovery Play Video

    October 25, 2013 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The war on prescription pills and drug addiction continues. Saturday, authorities are taking them off the street in waves during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. It is one way to combat drug problems on the street where addicts get them easily and sometimes switch... more »
  • New Orleans' economy continues to improve

    September 26, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans' economic recovery continues to steadily improve, though not quite as quickly as it was moving three months ago. The Times-Picayune reports a study released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution ranked the city sixth in its recovery rate among the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas -- down... more »
  • Paralyzed saxophone player gets his sound back Play Video

    September 17, 2013 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saxophonist Wessel "Warmdaddy" Anderson is able to play again, after recovering from a stroke that left the right side of his body paralyzed. "The worst thing is probably, actually, getting into a hospital and understanding that you cannot move," he explained. "I didn't believe I'd be... more »

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