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  • Municipal election wraps up

    March 25, 2017 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE -Voting has concluded in the March municipal elections around Louisiana. Statewide voting concluded Saturday afternoon for residents in East Feliciana, Livingston, East Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes. Full results from the polls can be viewed here . more »
  • 'Lego Batman' tears down 'The Great Wall' to stay No. 1

    February 19, 2017 3:40 PM

    NEW YORK - "The Lego Batman Movie" commanded the Presidents Day weekend box office, staying No. 1 for the second straight week, while the China-focused "The Great Wall" failed to show much muscle in North America. According to studio estimates Sunday. "The Lego Batman Movie" topped the weekend with $34.2... more »
  • Super Bowl generates mixed results for Nevada oddsmakers

    February 6, 2017 8:47 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas betting oddsmakers thought they might be headed for a big payday Sunday. But the New England Patriots and a two-point conversion that led to the first-ever Super Bowl overtime left them with mixed results. Sportsbook director Frank Kunovic of the Caesars Palace hotel-casino says Caesars... more »
  • Move to delay finalizing election results pulled

    December 5, 2016 9:31 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Pending litigation challenging North Carolina's process to ensure people who use same-day registration to vote are whom they claim to be are no longer could delay final election results this fall. A federal judge late Monday granted a request by lawyers for the head of a conservative-leaning... more »
  • AMC Theatres to broadcast Nov. 8 election results

    October 24, 2016 1:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES - AMC Theatres and CNN will broadcast the Nov. 8 presidential election on the big screen at 50 theaters in 25 cities nationwide. The event is free for members of AMC Stubs , a tiered perks program from the exhibitor chain, and their guests, AMC Theatres said Monday.... more »
  • Trump says he'll honor results - if he wins

    October 20, 2016 10:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is mocking his much-derided comment at the presidential debate that he might not accept the results of the election. Trump kicked off a rally Thursday in Delaware, Ohio, by saying that he "would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supports and... more »
  • Poll: 70 percent of EBR voters in favor of extending workplace smoking ban

    January 26, 2016 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local, state and national public health groups have released the results of polls that show 70 percent of East Baton Rouge Parish voters are in favor of extending the statewide smoke-free policy to all workplaces, including bars and casinos. “Voters throughout East Baton Rouge Parish and... more »
  • EBR Metro-Council members vie for state seats

    October 25, 2015 1:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the East Baton Rouge Metro-Council looking to get in to the Louisiana State House will shake up the current council. C. Denise Marcelle is the only certified move into the state House of Representatives based on Saturday's election results. Marcelle went head-to-head against fellow... more »
  • Lieutenant governor's race headed to Nov. runoff

    October 25, 2015 12:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Billy Nungesser and Democrat Kip Holden will face off in the Nov. 21 runoff election for lieutenant governor. The two men were the top vote-getters in Saturday's election. Holden, the mayor of Baton Rouge, has spent a small amount of money so far to... more »
  • Voters split on fiscal, tax amendments

    October 24, 2015 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters approved two constitutional amendments and rejected two others Saturday which affect the state's budget and local tax revenues. Voters said "yes" to an amendment which gave the treasurer authority to invest state funds in an new fund meant to set up transportation loans for local... more »
  • Incumbents ousted in Livingston Parish Play Video

    October 24, 2015 11:28 PM

    LIVINGSTON - There will be a shake up to the Livingston Parish Council after voters decided to oust several incumbents from their seats. Chance Parent, Marshall Harris, Joan Landry, Ricky Goff, and Delos Blackwell will not be returning to the council following defeats Saturday night. Incumbent "Jim" Norred,... more »
  • Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain gets third term

    October 24, 2015 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is getting a third term in office. Strain, a Republican veterinarian from Covington, easily defeated three opponents Saturday who had raised little to no money to challenge his re-election bid. A former state lawmaker, Strain touted his management of the Department of Agriculture... more »
  • GOP's Vitter advances to runoff against Edwards

    October 24, 2015 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter has survived challenges from two GOP rivals to reach a November runoff in the Louisiana governor's race. He'll face Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards on the Nov. 21 ballot. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, both... more »
  • Cazes lands re-election for WBR Sheriff

    October 24, 2015 10:35 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff Mike Cazes easily won a fourth term as sheriff of West Baton Rouge Parish Saturday night against an opponent he previously defeated four years ago. Cazes earned 73 percent of the vote in the parish, while Maranto received 26 percent. Maranto, a military and... more »
  • Schedler re-elected as La. secretary of state

    October 24, 2015 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Secretary of State Tom Schedler will keep his job as Louisiana's chief elections official for another four years. The Republican from Mandeville fended off a challenge Saturday from Democrat Chris Tyson, a Baton Rouge law professor, to win a second term. Schedler's held the job since 2010,... more »
  • Democrat Edwards advances to La. governor runoff

    October 24, 2015 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democrat John Bel Edwards has secured a spot in the Nov. 21 runoff to decide who will be Louisiana's next governor. The results are in. I’m headed into the runoff! I am ready to win. #PutLouisianaFirst #lagov — John Bel Edwards (@JohnBelforLA) October 25, 2015... more »
  • Kennedy re-elected as La. state treasurer

    October 24, 2015 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy has sailed to another term as Louisiana's top money manager and investment official. Kennedy, a Republican from Madisonville, overwhelmingly defeated his lone opponent, Republican lawyer Jennifer Treadway, who raised and spent little money while Kennedy poured $1 million into TV advertising. Saturday's... more »
  • More details released on Common Core results

    October 22, 2015 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Zachary Community School District led the state in the percentage of its students achieving "mastery" of subject matter in Common Core-aligned tests given last spring. The figures released Thursday also show that the Assumption Parish School District has made the greatest performance gains compared to other... more »
  • La. Common Core test results 'roughly comparable' to past

    October 12, 2015 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's education chief says student performance on new, more rigorous standardized tests aligned to Common Core standards was "roughly comparable" to results from tests used in the past. However, math performance was lower. And the percentage of students who show what state officials currently consider "mastery"... more »
  • No big winners in Wednesday's Lotto, Powerball drawings

    September 24, 2015 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $2.825 million prize, which will rise to an estimated $2.9... more »
  • No West Nile in EBR yet Play Video

    June 26, 2015 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control told News Two, lab results that were released Friday show there are no mosquitoes that have tested positive for the West Nile virus. "We're happy this year but we're not letting our guard down," said Randy Vaeth,... more »
  • Election results for four La. parishes

    March 29, 2015 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Results are in after voters went to the polls Saturday in four parishes. Here are the results. East Baton Rouge Former Metro Councilman, Darrell Ourso narrowly defeated current Metro Councilman, Buddy Amoroso for the District 66 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives. The... more »
  • Saturday's Lottery Results

    March 22, 2015 6:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says a ticket bought in Tennessee won the Powerball's $50 million jackpot. The lottery corporation says nobody won Saturday's jackpots for Lotto or Easy 5. It says the Powerball jackpot falls to an estimated $40 million on Wednesday. Estimated jackpots for the... more »
  • Lottery Results

    March 15, 2015 1:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says a ticket sold in New York has won the $137 million Powerball jackpot. The lottery corporation said Sunday that the biggest prize won in Louisiana for Saturday night's drawings was $1,944 for Lotto tickets matching five of six numbers. It says 19... more »
  • Autopsy results reveal little in Talajia Dorsey murder case Play Video

    July 10, 2014 10:23 PM

    CONVENT - Medical examiners finished Talajia Dorsey's preliminary autopsy results Thursday and could not find a cause of death. Sheriff Willy Martin told WBRZ News 2, the results were inconclusive because the 12-year-old's body was left in the elements for six days. She was found near a cane field along... more »

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