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  • 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 »
  • 1 ticket wins Easy 5, 1 runner-up Powerball prize

    May 22, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Louisiana and someone purchased an Easy 5 ticket that won the $50,000 drawing Wednesday night, Louisiana Lottery officials said Thursday. The lottery said the Powerball ticket, which matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball, was sold in... more »
  • Study: Matching faces to IDs fails often Play Video

    March 12, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU researchers say people fail at matching faces to ID photographs 40 percent of the time. Dr. Megan Papesh, Assistant Professor of Psychology at LSU, said their studies show recent photos with similar lighting were the easiest to identify, with 80 percent of people getting the match... more »
  • Few voters make big decisions for communities

    October 19, 2013 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A number of decisions were made by very few people Saturday. Among the items voters had to weigh were taxes to fund a mosquito abatement program in Livingston Parish, an open congressional seat, a new parish president position and a host of local items from judgeships to... more »
  • Ex-Mass. chemist in drug lab case heads to court

    February 4, 2013 9:06 AM

    SALEM, Mass.- A former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab faces her sixth arraignment. Annie Dookhan is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on an obstruction of justice charge in Salem Superior Court. She is charged with falsely claiming she holds a master's degree in... more »
  • No big winners in Wed. Lotto, Powerball drawings

    January 17, 2013 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. reports that nobody won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $575,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $600,000 for the... more »
  • FTC: Google to license patents, exclude snippets

    January 3, 2013 12:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. antitrust regulators say they have found no evidence to claims that Google unfairly favors its own services in search results. The Federal Trade Commission also says Google is agreeing to license patents deemed to be "essential" for rival mobile devices such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad.... more »
  • Officials asked to challenge bridge tolls election

    November 20, 2012 3:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Opponents of Crescent City Connection tolls have ask Jefferson Parish officials to challenge referendum results. The Nov. 6 referendum to extend the tolls passed by a 16 vote margin. Stop the Tolls and the Voters League of Unincorporated West Jefferson contend a formal canvass of the election... more »
  • More air monitors going up in Bayou Corne

    October 1, 2012 10:15 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Officials in Assumption Parish are waiting for test results pulled from a damaged Texas Brine cavern which could shed more light on what caused a massive sinkhole near Bayou Corne. The tests should indicate what could have caused the cavern to fail. Texas Brine, which owns... more »
  • Last drugs standing: Key Alzheimer results coming

    July 11, 2012 10:23 AM

    Study results for three experimental drugs for Alzheimer's are expected in the coming months after more than a decade of failed attempts to find a way to slow down the disease. There is no known cure for Alzheimer's. Current medicines just temporarily ease symptoms of the mind-robbing disease. Results are... more »
  • CATS Tax: Passes in Baton Rouge and Baker Play Video

    April 21, 2012 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A tax to pay for public transit has passed in Baton Rouge and Baker. It was turned down in Zachary. That means millions of dollars for the Captial Area Transit System or CATS. In Baton Rouge, voters favored the tax by a 54% to 46% margin. The... more »
  • Paul: Iowa showing good enough to keep him in race

    January 4, 2012 9:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - Texas Congressman Ron Paul says he's happy with his "good showing" in Iowa, where he finished third in the Republican presidential caucuses. The Republican with a libertarian bent tells NBC's "Today" show he felt it was a sound performance, and "it's doing very well to be in the... more »
  • Police release autopsy results from wrong-way crash Play Video

    December 1, 2011 3:15 PM

    GONZALES - Gonzales Police say autopsy results didn't turn up any medical indications as to why an Oregon woman went the wrong way on the interstate earlier this week, killing herself and one other driver in a head-on collision. Brenda Quiett of Portland, Ore. was identified as the driver... more »
  • SU System announces results of annual Radiothon

    October 31, 2011 3:03 PM

    Baton Rouge, LA - The 21st Annual Southern University System Radiothon was held over the weekend, raising just over $103,000 "We are extremely pleased with the support that was provided for this year's Radiothon," said Ernie T. Hughes, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement. We are even more excited because... more »
  • Shoppers buying for themselves as well as for others

    November 27, 2010 1:33 PM

    NEW YORK - Retailers are calling it an encouraging sign for the holiday shopping season. They say many customers are not just buying gifts for family and friends, they're buying things for themselves too. While there aren't many sales figures yet for Black Friday, crowds were large. Meanwhile, shoppers who... more »
  • News 2 tracks how your vote is counted

    November 2, 2010 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You've done your part by voting, and now it will be up to the Clerk of Court's Office to make sure your ballot gets counted. It's a process that starts when the polls close. More that 300 commissioners are responsible for collecting memory cards from the... more »
  • Forfeiture case awaits drug-test results

    April 6, 2010 7:05 AM

    Nearly 10 months after state police seized more than $16,000 in suspected drug money from a Lockport man, prosecutors await test results before moving forward with the case. The Daily Comet reports the State Police Crime Lab in Baton Rouge must analyze more than 500 pills, including Valium, Vicodin and... more »
  • Autopsy: SeaWorld trainer died of trauma, drowning

    March 31, 2010 2:25 PM

    Autopsy results out today show that a SeaWorld Orlando trainer attacked by a killer whale died of drowning and blunt-force trauma to her head, neck and torso. The medical examiner ruled Dawn Brancheau's death as accidental. Toxicology results show no drugs were found in her system. The killer whale... more »
  • Final election results

    March 27, 2010 10:52 PM

    Central Mayor* "Mac" Watts (R): 52% "Junior" Shelton (R): 48% 21 of 21 precincts reporting Central Chief of Police* "Doug" Browning (R): 47% "Wade" Welborn (R): 43% Michael Garner (R): 9% 21 of 21 precincts reporting Central City Council*... more »

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