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  • Governor's Mansion going red for heart health month

    February 10, 2015 3:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's first lady, Supriya Jindal, says the Governor's Mansion is going red as part of Heart Health Month. In recognition, the Mansion will be lit red through Sunday to highlight the impact of cardiovascular disease on all citizens. It's the seventh straight year the Mansion has been... more »
  • Go Red for Women's heart health this month check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2015 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Even though this is purple and gold, blue and gold, and green and gold country, it's time to drag the red out of the back of your closet. Friday is "Go Red for Women" Day. "Every minute in this country, a woman dies of heart-related disease,"... more »
  • Family of hit and run victim plead for answers

    September 1, 2014 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in a coma, a week after being hit by a car that never stopped. Edwin Davis was two blocks from his home last Monday, when he was hit. He was found lying in the middle of the street, near his bike. Family members... more »
  • Supplemental red snapper season likely in Gulf

    July 16, 2013 1:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scientists say one of the most popular fish in the Gulf of Mexico has rebounded enough to allow a second season for red snapper this year. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets in New Orleans on Wednesday to consider increased fishing quotas and a supplemental... more »
  • Judge: Feds must redo red snapper seasons

    June 4, 2013 3:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says federal regulators used a false claim of emergency to cut the federal season for red snapper off of Texas and Louisiana, and did so to punish those states for setting seasons and limits beyond federal limits. District Judge Andrew Hanen, of Brownsville, Texas,... more »
  • Waterway dyed red for DEQ pollutant test

    March 19, 2013 1:09 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - State environmental officials are seeing red today at Bayou Lafourche, and lots of it. The Department of Environmental Quality put harmless red dye into the waterway to test how long it would take an actual pollutant to travel to local water pumps. The data will help... more »
  • State lawmaker starts new fight against red light cameras check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 21, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Representative Paul Hollis (R-Covington) says if you live in an area that does not use red light cameras, you should not have to pay fines. He has filed a bill for the upcoming session to make it law. Hollis says drivers with a car registered... more »
  • Governor's Mansion goes red for Heart Health Month

    February 14, 2013 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Mansion will glow red for Heart Health Month. This is the fifth year in a row that the Mansion will be lit red to highlight the impact of cardiovascular disease on all our citizens, but particularly women. It will be red from Feb. 14... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 - People are going red in February for heart month, to make sure you stay heart healthy and know the signs of heart disease. There are "Go Red" events all over the country, including in... more »
  • Red Sox agree to terms with OF Gomes

    November 26, 2012 10:35 AM

    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with outfielder Jonny Gomes on a two-year contract that would reportedly pay him $10 million. The Red Sox have not announced the deal. But a baseball official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because Gomes had yet to take his... more »
  • Red River Bank to buy Fidelity Bank of BR

    November 15, 2012 2:24 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Red River Bank of Alexandria is buying Fidelity Bank of Baton Rouge. Red River Bank President and CEO Blake Chatelaine says the purchase price is private and confidential. Holding firm Red River Bancshares Inc. said in a news release Thursday that its merger with Fidelity Bancorp Inc. should... more »
  • Billy Crystal to walk red carpet in N.O.

    September 21, 2012 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Billy Crystal will walk the red carpet for a screening of his latest film, "Parental Guidance," which opens in theaters later this year and co-stars Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei. Crystal starred in the hit films "City Slickers" and "When Harry Met Sally" and has hosted the... more »
  • Red double-decker tour bus service opens in N.O.

    September 19, 2012 3:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The bright red open-top double-decker tour buses seen in New York, London and Paris are now headed for New Orleans. City Sightseeing New Orleans launched its new service Wednesday with an inaugural tour of downtown with tourism and hospitality industry officials. Emily Valentino, the company's general manager,... more »
  • Traffic signals slowly returning to normal

    August 23, 2012 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic engineers said they are working to return traffic signals in Baton Rouge back to their normal settings after a chemical spill on the interstate caused traffic jams yesterday. The lights along major arteries such as Airline Highway were switched to allow traffic going certain... more »
  • Red light bills scheduled for debate in committee

    April 26, 2012 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers will consider several changes concerning red light camera operations in Louisiana. One would ban unpaid citations from issued through an automated camera system from being sent to a collection agency. We'll track these bills and others important to you today. Look for updates on WBRZ.com... more »
  • Starbucks to stop using crushed bug dye

    April 19, 2012 2:35 PM

    NEW YORK - Starbucks Corp. says it will stop using a red dye in its drinks that is derived from crushed bugs. The Seattle-based coffee chain said in a blog post on its website that it made the decision to reformulate its drinks after feedback from consumers prompted a "thorough"... more »
  • Bill would ban red light cameras without public approval check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 29, 2012 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senator Danny Martiny, R-Kenner, says you should decide whether red light cameras are right for your community. His bill would ban automated traffic camera systems unless they are approved by the public. Martiny says the cameras violate a driver's rights because you are guilty until... more »
  • Bill would tighten regulations regarding red light cameras

    February 29, 2012 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A state lawmaker says red light cameras and speed cameras are a ripoff, and the public should help decide if the automated systems should be used on a local level. Senator Danny Martiny, R- Kenner, prefiled a bill which bans local governments from imposing fines for tickets... more »
  • Red Cross evacuates 7 from restive Syrian area

    February 24, 2012 2:31 PM

    BEIRUT- A Red Cross spokesman says the group has evacuated seven people from a besieged neighborhood in the Syrian city of Homs to a hospital elsewhere in the city. Hicham Hassan said Friday the seven were taken from the neighborhood of Baba Amr in southeast Homs to the al-Amin... more »
  • Texas man still missing after Red River boating accident

    February 9, 2012 8:13 AM

    BENTON, La. - Authorities in Bossier Parish have resumed a search for an east Texas man missing since a boating accident Wednesday at the Red River Marina. One man was injured in the accident. Crews airlifted him to the LSU hospital with a head injury and hypothermia. Bossier Sheriff Office... more »
  • Mysterious substance discolors Ward's Creek

    January 29, 2012 4:01 PM

    UPDATE:Officials with the Department of Public Works say a problem with the treatment system for Benny's Car Wash on Essen Lane may have caused Ward's Creek to turn red. They tell News 2, the car wash company uses many chemicals to clean cars, and they have a treatment system.... more »
  • NOAA Fisheries boosts 2011 quota for red grouper

    October 31, 2011 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Over the next two months, commercial fishing boats in the Gulf of Mexico can take more than twice as much red grouper from federal waters than an earlier limit allowed, and the bag limit doubles for recreational fishermen. Federal fisheries official Roy Crabtree says landings were... more »
  • No one requests 'red tape' waiver under new law

    December 20, 2010 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - No school districts have filed requests for relief under Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to let districts get waivers from what they consider burdensome restrictions. Jindal called the measure the "Red Tape Reduction Act." It was signed into law in June. At the time, supporters said the change... more »
  • Louisiana man pleads guilty in storm aid fraud

    December 3, 2010 11:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Ponchatoula man has pleaded guilty to defrauding the American Red Cross of more than $13,000 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Federal prosecutors say 44-year-old Juan Owens pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans after being charged with one count of... more »
  • Shrimping limit set after tar ball found

    November 24, 2010 7:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal government has closed part of the Gulf of Mexico to royal red shrimping after a commercial shrimper found tar balls in his net. In a news release late Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the new restriction covers 4,213 square miles of federal... more »
  • Civil War-era historic forts set to open

    November 14, 2010 9:45 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. - Twin forts built during the Civil War to stave off a Union attack during the Red River Campaign will open to the public this week as a historic site. The Fort Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site in Pinveville is scheduled to open Thursday. Pineville Mayor Clarence... more »
  • Blue crawfish given home at NOLA Insectarium

    September 6, 2010 10:41 AM

    Some red swamp crawfish got the blues, and folks at the Audubon Insectarium in New orleans are tickled pink. The critters, with shells ranging from indigo to sky blue with salmon-pink joints, have a home for life. What nobody can explain is why these are crawfish of another color.... more »
  • Boater's body found in Red River

    March 31, 2010 2:30 PM

    The body of boater Larry Paul Ardoin has been found, four months after his boat ran aground on a Red River sandbar in north Louisiana. Adoin's wife says a fisherman, who knew her husband, found his body floating near the sandbar. The fisherman called the state Department of... more »
  • Governor's Mansion goes red for heart disease

    February 2, 2010 5:01 AM

    The Louisiana Governor's Mansion is illuminated in red light this week to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women. First lady Supriya Jindal announced that the mansion is joining other buildings around the country in shining a red light, as part of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women"... more »

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