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  • Residents urged to use caution due to heat levels

    June 16, 2016 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Due to the dangerous heat levels in the state, a heat advisory has been issued for the Baton Rouge area until Friday at 7 p.m. According to WBRZ Meteorologist Josh Eachus, Thursday and Friday will have afternoon heat values from 105 to 110. The National... more »
  • Officials caution safety for boaters during Memorial Day weekend Play Video

    May 27, 2016 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Coast Guard along with Wild Life and Fisheries officials are have warned boaters of the dangers of boating under the influence as Memorial Day weekend begins. In every state, it is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Coast... more »
  • Red Cross gives safety tips after storms

    May 20, 2016 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross disaster workers across south Louisiana are assisting residents whose homes have been damaged by Thursday night’s storms. Disaster workers are also coordinating with parish officials and emergency management leaders to assist in the recovery efforts. Residents in need of assistance because of storm-related damage, can call... more »
  • Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

    May 15, 2016 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. But here's the problem, according to researchers: People will use them too much. Experts foresee robot cars chauffeuring children to school, dance class and baseball practice. The disabled and elderly will have new... more »
  • State Fire Marshal releases e-cigarette safety warning Play Video

    May 5, 2016 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Fire Marshal's Office has issued a warning about the safety of the lithium-ion batteries used to power increasingly popular electronic cigarettes. The State Fire Marshal says that while it is uncertain whether or not “vaping” represents a healthier alternative to traditional smoking, he says... more »
  • James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

    May 1, 2016 3:31 PM

    DAYTONA BEACH - Jonathan Mossberg is among a group of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he already was in the gun business. Mossburg was born into a family known for its line of shotguns - guns treasured by police, hunters and the military. Mossberg... 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 »
  • Proposed Louisiana food inspection cuts may pose health risk

    April 25, 2016 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Proposed state budget cuts will have an effect on those that like to eat out and buy groceries. If the budget proposed by Gov. John Bel Edwards for next year is approved, there will be fewer inspections of the retail food industry. The Department of... more »
  • US ends Honda probe for failing to report deaths, injuries

    April 25, 2016 10:22 AM

    DETROIT - The U.S. government says it has closed an investigation into Honda's failure to report deaths and injuries after the company met all of its obligations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted on its website Monday that Honda paid a $70 million fine and... more »
  • CATS to hold town hall meeting on Friday

    April 8, 2016 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Capitol Area Transit System (CATS) will hold a town hall meeting on Friday night. The meeting is for concerned community leaders and citizens to discuss safety and other issues surrounding the CATS System. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community... more »
  • Drillers: Oil well rules dire for business; others disagree

    March 3, 2016 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An industry study warns of dire consequences if pending rules to prevent another catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico go into effect, but critics questioned that claim. The business research firm Wood Mackenzie says the safe-drilling regulations could raise drilling costs by 20 percent... more »
  • Audit: Safety issues at Southern University's main campus

    February 23, 2016 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state audit finds Southern University's leaky roofs, moldy walls, sewage backups and broken smoke detectors and sprinkler systems plague many of the buildings that thousands of students and faculty inhabit every day. A new report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor finds many of the deficiencies were... more »
  • Government says it will go after hoverboard makers, sellers

    February 19, 2016 1:06 PM

    NEW YORK - The government is cracking down on hoverboards. In a letter to manufacturers, importers and retailers, U.S. regulators said they will seize or recall any of the of the two-wheeled, self-balancing scooters, which were a huge hit this holiday season, if they fail to meet federal safety standards.... more »
  • NFL players question teams' attitudes on health

    January 31, 2016 3:35 PM

    An Associated Press survey of 100 NFL players finds that fewer than half think the league's clubs, coaches and team doctors have the athletes' best interests at heart when it comes to health and safety. The divide between older and younger players is striking. Barely a third of the players... more »
  • Club in St. Martinville files suit over parade dispute

    January 23, 2016 3:28 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A club that runs an annual Mardi Gras parade in St. Martinville says in a federal lawsuit that its rights are being violated after the city required it to have more security and barricades to make the parade safer. The Newcomers Club filed a lawsuit Friday in... more »
  • FBI: 'Unprecedented' security for New Orleans Mardi Gras

    January 19, 2016 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The agent who runs the FBI's New Orleans office says security for the city's annual Mardi Gras celebration will be "unprecedented." Special Agent Jeffrey Sallet told reporters Tuesday that the effort will include heavy use of surveillance cameras and advanced technology. Officials at a morning news conference... more »
  • Southeastern follows LSU's lead in on-campus hoverboard ban

    January 7, 2016 2:28 PM

    HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University has joined LSU in instituting an on-campus ban of “hoverboards.” The university extended the prohibition to the possession, storage, charging and use of “electronic skateboards” from all university buildings and grounds Thursday. Electronic skateboards is the inclusive term used by university officials to cover... more »
  • State Fire Marshal's Office releases candlelight service safety advisory

    December 22, 2015 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Christmas looms just around the corner and organizers finalize preparations for holiday events, the State Fire Marshal’s Office has put out its annual safety guidelines for event organizers who intend to use candles as part of their celebrations. Officials say candles have been used for... more »
  • State sells 'Road Diet' for Government Street Play Video

    December 17, 2015 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development made its "Road Diet" pitch to the public Thursday evening. The state hopes to sell the idea of a three-lane Government Street. It's an idea that will have two travel lanes - one in each direction - and a... more »
  • WATCH: The cost of trailing the governor out of town Play Video

    November 17, 2015 12:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has spent millions on sending a team of State Troopers with the governor when he travels outside of Louisiana. In the last few years, there has been an increased amount of travel as Bobby Jindal built a platform to run for president. He traveled... more »
  • Senate: Longer double trailers for trucks must be safe

    November 10, 2015 4:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate is trying to block congressional negotiators from mandating that states allow trucks with extra-long double trailers on interstates unless the vehicles can be shown to be safe. The Senate voted Tuesday to instruct lawmakers negotiating the final language of a transportation bill. Safety advocates... more »
  • FDA clears first new tobacco products under federal pathway

    November 10, 2015 2:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first new tobacco products for the U.S. market, under a system authorized more than 5 years ago. The agency says it cleared the sale of eight snus, or teabag-like pouches of loose tobacco, from Swedish Match. Snus are popular... more »
  • New push for mandatory seat belts on school buses

    November 10, 2015 5:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Federal Traffic Safety Administration is considering making seat belts mandatory on school buses. Safety administrators say school districts need to work with bus manufacturers and the government to implement the safety belts. But, school leaders say some of the details still need to be finalized. "I don't... more »
  • Heater Safety tips for winter season

    November 8, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With winter weather on the way, people will be turning on their heaters and fireplaces. But, the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the public should be aware of some safety tips before the cold season starts. The experts warn that a lack of yearly maintanance is a... more »
  • Clinton area water system issues boil advisory

    October 5, 2015 11:29 PM

    CLINTON - Water officials issued a boil order late Monday night. The order is for people in Water District 7 and includes Highway 961 between Highway 10 and Rist Road, all of McConnell Lane and Cox Lane. The order only impacts a few dozen homes in the area. ... more »
  • After kid was jumped, fans see more security at football games Play Video

    October 1, 2015 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fans attending Thursday night's Broadmoor High School homecoming football game said there was an obvious presence of law enforcement officers. The show of force came after a promise from East Baton Rouge Parish School System Superintendent Warren Drake. Drake said deputies will be seen at all... more »
  • Cool Schools: Southeast Middle Magnet Digital Arts and Technology Academy Play Video

    September 15, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southeast Middle is teaching students how to get comfortable on both sides of the camera. The school just implemented the Southeast Middle Magnet Digital Arts and Technology Academy, a magnet program that enrolls about 20% of the school's students. Students that are enrolled in the program are able... more »
  • Port Allen trucking company fined for safety hazards

    August 7, 2015 12:40 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Federal safety officials fined a Port Allen trucking company $156,000 for more than 30 safety violations, including refusing to install proper guardrails on their tanker trucks. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the fine against Transporter Maintenance and Inspection LLC on Aug. 6. They said... more »
  • Tangipahoa schools to allow all students to wear shorts

    July 28, 2015 7:57 AM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish school administrators have amended the district's uniform policies to allow students to wear shorts. The move comes after a recent outcry from parents about sending their children to school amid the intense summer heat. Effective immediately, Superintendent Mark Kolwe said in a news release late Monday all... more »
  • Public safety concerns after Lafayette shooting Play Video

    July 27, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge are beefing up security in the wake of the tragedy in Lafayette. Officials are encouraging the public to let this tragedy open their eyes to possible dangers around them. Two people were killed and nine others were injured when a gunman... more »
  • FBI looking for possible La. victims of sextortionist Play Video

    July 7, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FBI officials in Louisiana will soon release information related to a nationwide "sextortion" case where there are known victims in Louisiana. There are at least three victims in the state, and there could be others in a sexual exploitation case centered around a Florida man named... more »
  • Fourth of July Safety Tips by Acadian Ambulance

    July 2, 2015 12:19 PM

    Fourth of July Safety Tips by Acadian Ambulance BATON ROUGE - With the 4th of July holiday just days away, Acadian Ambulance would like to remind the public to celebrate safely. • Leave fireworks to professionals. If you use them, light them outdoors away from buildings, cars and... more »
  • Heat safety Play Video

    June 22, 2015 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Temperatures are rising quickly which means it's extra important to know your limits when outdoors. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s all week long, but with the added humidity it's going to feel like they're in the triple digits. This summer EMS has already gotten... more »
  • Walker to close two railroad crossings

    June 8, 2015 10:01 PM

    WALKER - Despite the argument from disgruntled residents, city leaders approved closing two roads near unprotected railroad crossings Monday evening. Only one councilmen voted to keep the crossings at Sunset Lane and Mayer Street open. The four votes for the closure was enough to put the plan in motion.... more »
  • Boat agents look to crack down on safety violators Play Video

    May 17, 2015 9:47 PM

    MAUREPAS - Boat agents are cracking down on safety violators this Memorial Day week after a dangerous start to the boating season. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries agents in Livingston parish said they've had five documented boat accident and one fatal just in the month of April... more »
  • Feds looking into Siegen Lane pedestrian safety Play Video

    April 17, 2015 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge could be a lot safer for bicycle riders and pedestrians, and there's a group trying to make that a reality. It's part of a federal assessment through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Between 2011 and 2013, two pedestrians died along Siegen... more »
  • The safety risk of shrinking airline seats questioned by DOT

    April 14, 2015 10:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable but a government advisory committee is starting to look into whether the lack of legroom also might be dangerous for passengers' health and safety. Airlines are adding more rows on planes, taking away legroom at the same time that they... more »
  • Controversial guardrails still won't be installed in La.

    March 16, 2015 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will not release the suspension it put on a controversial guardrail design until more tests are done even though federal inspectors believe the guardrail is acceptable to be used on the side of highways. Last week, the government cleared the ET-Plus design of any safety... more »
  • The underrated killer

    March 6, 2015 9:48 AM

    Louisiana is bested by only Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi for the most days each year rumbled by a thunderstorm. On average, there is a thunderstorm somewhere in the Baton Rouge area about 60 days per year. Where there is thunder, there is lightning and where there is lightning, there... more »
  • FDA issues warning on men's testosterone drugs

    March 3, 2015 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is warning about the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of U.S. men, saying the popular treatments have never been proven safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue. The agency says drugmakers must clarify that... more »
  • DA's office fighting for security, paychecks Play Video

    February 18, 2015 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The cash-strapped East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney's office says if they don't get more money by this summer their employees might not get paid, and said they needed additional funds from the city to keep operations afloat. The district attorney's office currently has a $13... more »
  • Emergency officials dispute sinkhole safety claim Play Video

    February 17, 2015 6:57 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency responders say the Bayou Corne sinkhole poses a threat to residents despite claims by the company said to be responsible for the 2012 disaster. Texas Brine, the Houston based company, appealed to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources at a Jan. 28 hearing to stop... more »
  • With Mardi Gras drawing to a close, don't forget about safety Play Video

    February 16, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With just two days of Mardi Gras celebrations remaining, State Police say now isn't the time to slack when it comes to safety. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe . It's important to have a game plan. You should know the... more »
  • Safety improvements coming for curves and intersections Play Video

    February 11, 2015 4:43 PM

    ST. AMANT - Hundreds of curves and road intersections across the Baton Rouge region will see makeovers in the next two years. The project began today in St. Amant on La. 429 near La. 22 and in Prairieville on La. 431 near Lake Martin Road. The project includes new... more »
  • Police say GoPro could be useful tool for motorcyclists Play Video

    February 2, 2015 6:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police say motorcycle riders should consider wearable cameras as a useful safety measure after a dangerous hit-and-run over the weekend. GoPro cameras are a usually considered a fun tool for photography enthusiasts, used to capture special moments and adventures, but for motorcyclists like Casey Brooks they... more »
  • New food safety agency proposed

    February 2, 2015 10:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is proposing a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe. It would consolidate parts of the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration. The proposal in the president's budget released Monday comes after outbreaks of illness linked to chicken, eggs, peanuts... more »
  • Sidewalk plan for deadly street Play Video

    January 27, 2015 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A street that has become deadly for pedestrians could see improvements soon. There are no sidewalks along Gardere Lane. Ditches line either side of the road in some places, at times forcing people to walk or ride their bike in the street. There are dirt paths... more »
  • Safety board: Systemic flaws in gas pipelines oversight

    January 27, 2015 2:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Accident investigators say there are systemic weaknesses in the way natural gas providers protect against the rupture of major, high-pressure pipelines in populated areas. They are pointing to three powerful accidents in California, Florida and West Virginia in recent years. A report by the National Transportation Safety Board... more »
  • Preparation key to surviving fires Play Video

    January 14, 2015 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - When temperatures drop each winter, the number of house fires rises as people try to stay warm. That's already happened several times this year. When it does, the American Red Cross is there to assist families in need. Nancy Malone joined us on 2une In Wednesday morning... more »
  • Trying for test-tube baby? Risks to mom are rare, study says

    January 6, 2015 10:47 AM

    CHICAGO - A nationwide study has good news for women undergoing test-tube fertility procedures. Researchers say 12 years of data show complications including deaths are uncommon from procedures that include IVF. The most common problems are related to drugs used to stimulate ovaries in preparation for in vitro fertilization. Over-stimulation... more »
  • Tree removal to improve Greenwell Springs Rd. safety Play Video

    January 5, 2015 4:29 PM

    CENTRAL - Crews began cutting down trees along Greenwell Springs Road Monday as part of a multi-million dollar makeover to improve driving safety. The improvements cover the 8 mile stretch between Central Thruway and Liberty Road. The Department of Transportation and Development plans to remove trees in the right-of-way... more »
  • Popping fireworks safely Play Video

    December 29, 2014 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There's only a couple days left before we ring in the New Year. Many people will celebrate by popping fireworks. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning joined Kylie Dixon on 2une In this morning to talk about ways to do so safely. Fireworks are illegal in East... more »
  • 5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

    December 19, 2014 4:12 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company... more »
  • Holiday travel highest in five years

    November 26, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Highways and streets are clogged on the busiest travel day of the year and much of that traffic is caused by the drop in price at the pump. AAA predicts more than 40 million people will get behind the wheel this holiday season, the highest number... more »
  • Fire officials provide tips for a safe Thanksgiving Play Video

    November 26, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With tomorrow being the time to break out the deep fryer and toss in the family bird, Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning offered some advice during our 4 p.m. broadcast concerning safe preparation techniques for Thanksgiving dinner. Despite turkey frying's well established position as a South... more »
  • Dr. Calandro warns about unsafe cleaning supplies Play Video

    November 13, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Dr. Mindy Calandro, it's important to be aware of the many household products you have in your home and how harmful they can be if your children get hold of them. Dr. Calandro says children can often be lured towards many of the common... more »
  • Dr. Stephens on outpatient surgery safety checks Play Video

    November 6, 2014 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Stephens joined us on News 2 at 4 Thursday afternoon to talk about safety precautions every patient should take before having an outpatient surgical procedure. Dr. Stephens says there are a few easy steps to make sure there will be no... more »
  • Smart tips to keep Halloween safe and fun Play Video

    October 30, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to pediatrician, Dr. Mindy Calandro, there are many easy safety tips parents can use to make Halloween a safe and fun night for kids. For Halloween costumes, Dr. Calandro recommended that parents to buy reflective tape from a local hardware store for costumes or to... more »
  • Trick or treating safety tips with La. State Police Play Video

    October 28, 2014 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Costumes and candy make Halloween fun, but it can also be a dangerous holiday. Children are four times more likely to be involved in deadly pedestrian accidents on Halloween than any other holiday. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited Halloween Express this morning with tips from Louisiana... more »
  • La. discontinues use of dangerous guardrails

    October 24, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana highway chiefs said Friday, the state has discontinued the use of guardrails caught up in an investigation and lawsuit surrounding allegations the design was changed and have caused people to lose limbs or even die in crashes across the country. "DOTD has discontinued the use of... more »
  • Chief: Water rate increase needed for public safety Play Video

    October 22, 2014 6:52 PM

    BAKER - Once again, changes in water bills for Baker residents are on the table for discussion. Chief of Police Mike Knaps said he's proposing that the city council increase the base water rate from $9 to between $15 and $20 in order to make up for cuts to... more »
  • Volunteer firefighters talk safety at Sorrento Primary

    October 17, 2014 2:22 PM

    SORRENTO - With the month of October nationally designated as Fire Prevention Month, firefighters visited Sorrento Primary School on Friday morning to present fire prevention information to students. Students enjoyed live demonstrations of the actual techniques and tools used in the field by members of the Sorrento Volunteer Fire... more »
  • BRPD to host Night Out Against Crime tomorrow night

    October 15, 2014 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement in the Capital City are making final preparations for Thursday's Night Out Against Crime event with the goal to turn strangers into neighbors and boost community morale. According to Baton Rouge Police, previous Night Out Against Crime events have proven effective at bringing neighborhoods... more »
  • La. facility won't accept ash from Ebola victim apartment Play Video

    October 12, 2014 8:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana waste disposal facility says it will not accept the ashes generated when a Texas Ebola victim's belongings were incinerated, at least not until state officials agree that it would pose no threat to the public. Chemical Waste Management Inc.-Lake Charles said in news release Monday... more »
  • CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

    October 12, 2014 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - A top federal health official says the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital shows there was a clear breach of safety protocol. Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the worker had... more »
  • Boeing, Airbus at odds on deployable black boxes

    October 7, 2014 2:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - The world's two largest commercial aircraft manufacturers are at odds over equipping planes with deployable black boxes that would be easier to find in the event of an ocean crash. Airbus' chief product security officer, Pascal Andrei, told a government safety panel Tuesday that the French manufacturer is... more »
  • Poll: Americans worry can government protect us?

    October 5, 2014 10:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security. It's a sign that people's widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics. More than half of those questioned say Washington can't... more »
  • NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

    August 26, 2014 1:08 PM

    The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to... more »
  • Jairus Byrd returns to Saints practice

    August 19, 2014 7:23 PM

    METAIRIE - Jairus Byrd made his much-anticipated return to full contact on the practice field for the New Orleans Saints Tuesday: now the Saints prize free agent pickup is trying to get back up to speed. "It felt good to finally get that contact out the way and just... more »
  • Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

    August 9, 2014 12:41 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corporation of America knowingly shipped salmonella-tainted products, and that... more »
  • The Future: Justin Reid Play Video

    August 7, 2014 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Justin Reid might have a famous last name, but he's out to create a name for himself during his senior football season at Dutchtown. Sports 2's Brian Holland brings us the first installment of his series "The Future" and introduces us to the younger brother of... more »
  • Making technology safe for your kids Play Video

    July 14, 2014 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids are getting more and more tech savvy and using gadgets at younger ages than ever before. Best Buy's Cody Dickerson stopped by 2une In this morning with some great gift ideas for your kids and to tell you how to keep them safe. "Technology can... more »
  • La. officials refuse to disclose oil train records

    July 7, 2014 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana officials are refusing to disclose the details of crude oil shipments railroads haul through the state. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections says the information freight railroads are required to provide to Louisiana is considered confidential. Louisiana was responding to a records request from... more »
  • From the desk of Zeus

    June 27, 2014 9:32 AM

    Stats, strikes and safety--lightning safety awareness is wrapping up and the details discussed provide information that we can use to guard against one of nature's top killers. Still, myths surround the deadly electrical current and understanding the truth about lightning could be life-saving knowledge. Since 1951 the United States... more »
  • Keep kids safe from heat-related illness this summer Play Video

    June 26, 2014 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Now that summer is officially under way, reports of heat-related illness and deaths are on the rise as early afternoon temperatures edge toward the highest they will be all year. Dr. Mindy Calandro stopped by WBRZ News 2 at 4 Thursday to provide some advice on... more »
  • When thunder roars, go indoors

    June 26, 2014 9:38 AM

    Louisiana is bested by only Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi for the most days each year rumbled by a thunderstorm. On average, there is a thunderstorm somewhere in the Baton Rouge area about 60 days per year. Where there is thunder, there is lightning and where there is lightning, there... more »
  • Deadly currents

    June 25, 2014 10:23 AM

    Lightning is a deadly and unpredictable electrical current. However, realizing that there are many ways to be struck by lightning may help you make decisions in a thunderstorm that reduce your chances of being hit. Any type of strike can be deadly. If someone is hit, they should be given... more »
  • Fishing for trouble

    June 24, 2014 10:37 AM

    Louisiana is a "Sportsman's Paradise" and a place where people flock to the outdoors for all sorts of activities. With great summer fun in our hot and humid state, there exists a blend that can potentially turn deadly. Louisiana is bested by only Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi for... more »
  • State announces new commercial oyster harvest rules

    June 13, 2014 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health and wildlife officials recently announced two new rules to make raw oysters safer to consume. The Louisiana Departments of Health and Hospitals, and Wildlife and Fisheries put these new rules into place to offer stricter guidelines for harvesters and fishermen , with the hopes... more »
  • Survival swim classes recommended for toddlers Play Video

    June 12, 2014 5:51 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A mom whose son almost drowned is trying to keep other kids safe by teaching survival swimming for toddlers. She teaches children 18 months and up to float or swim to safety and wait for help. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children between... more »
  • Drowning prevention tips are key this summer Play Video

    June 12, 2014 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With summer fully under way and the pool uncovered, it is more important than ever for parents to remain aware of the dangers presented by drowning. Drowning is the leading cause of injury related death in children between the ages of one and four and the... more »
  • New safety requirements set for Keystone pipeline

    May 27, 2014 2:20 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project. The defects involved high rates of bad welds, dented pipe and damaged pipeline coating - and... more »
  • Deacon blesses boats on False River

    May 25, 2014 4:59 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Kiwanis Club held its annual blessing of the boats on False River Sunday. One after the other boaters passed down False River for a blessing from a deacon with the summer boating season underway. Deacon Bob McDonner says he's seen quite a few... more »

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