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  • Company recalls millions of car seats Play Video

    February 20, 2014 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Graco, a company that makes baby products, recalled 3.7 million car seats last week. Dr. Mindy Calandro, a pediatrician, said they recalled the product because the seat belts were too tight. Company officials said the seat belts were so tight that they needed to be cut... more »
  • 2013 was least deadly on waterways

    February 13, 2014 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fewer people died while boating in Louisiana during 2013 than in any year since 1974 the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release Thursday. Thirteen people died last year. Previously, the record for the least amount of deaths on the water was in... more »
  • Another city using license plate reader equipment

    January 31, 2014 11:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Police are utilizing a tool that numerous agencies have had for a while to track down people wanted by the law. The city purchased a license plate reader for one cruiser. A homeland security grant paid for the expensive equipment. City leaders said they are satisfied... more »
  • The S.A.F.E. Initiative: The Baker Fire Department raises awareness Play Video

    January 8, 2014 7:53 AM

    BAKER - Howard Ward and Cathy Page from the Baker Fire Department join J.P. on 2une In to talk about S.A.F.E. Initiative. Here are some tips to protect your home and your family from potential fires. 1) Test smoke alarms monthly and change batteries twice a year. ... more »
  • Deer mating season, drivers watch out Play Video

    December 26, 2013 10:21 PM

    RAMAH - It's a busy time of year for deer, which can pose a problem for drivers. Between the colder months of October and January, deer are on the move searching for food and a mate. "Deer are moving around a lot," said Wildlife & Fisheries biologist Tony... more »
  • Former LSU star Mathieu to have season-ending surgery

    December 9, 2013 2:19 PM

    TEMPE, Ariz. - Tyrann Mathieu's terrific rookie NFL season has come to a premature end. Arizona coach Bruce Arians has confirmed that Mathieu tore an ACL and sustained further damage in his left knee and will undergo surgery. Mathieu, who earned the nickname "Honey Badger" in his days at LSU,... more »
  • Firefighters have trouble finding unidentifiable properties Play Video

    November 21, 2013 9:53 PM

    CENTRAL - Emergency responders say sometimes it is difficult to locate a residence they're called to for help because many homes do not have address in plain view. The problem is increasing in smaller, rural fire districts including Central, St. Amant and St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish.... more »
  • Feds issue recall for ready-to-eat products

    September 25, 2013 8:46 PM

    WASHINGTON- Nearly 20,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products have been recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes federal food testers said Wednesday. Included in the recall are: UPC, Pack/Size, Product, Product Code, Code Date 0 85239 24103, 5 12 oz, Market Pantry All White Meat... more »
  • Part of community center to shutdown, repairs needed

    September 22, 2013 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to safety conditions and the need for repairs, the west side of the Jewel J. Newman Community Center will shut down starting Sept. 23. A fire marshall recently inspected the building, citing multiple violations. According to Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel, the center may need thousands... more »
  • Sorrento Police Chief explains how he was grazed by bullet Play Video

    September 1, 2013 4:15 PM

    BELLE RIVER - Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot says he was grazed by a bullet this week while getting his Belle River camp ready for the Labor Day weekend. "I was just like this getting stuff out of my truck, and I heard the shot and I turned and... more »
  • LSP clock speeders for Operation Safe Corridor

    August 30, 2013 10:57 PM

    GROSSE TETE - In an effort to curtail drunk driving and put a stop to speeders, Louisiana State Police is keeping a close eye on the interstates across the country. It's called Operation Safe Corridor. State police have also partnered with six other states including: Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, New... more »
  • No, you did not win $1 million

    August 19, 2013 10:35 PM

    BAKER- Police issued a warning Monday night about a scam involving Publishers Clearing House. Authorities said people are being told they won $1 million, but had to wire money first. A few people complied and were scammed. People who get similar calls are being asked to report them... more »
  • Nuke unit fails key security test

    August 13, 2013 12:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Air Force officials say a unit responsible for operating nuclear missiles has failed a safety and security inspection. This is the second major setback this year for the Air Force's nuclear weapons force, which is responsible for 450 land-based nuclear missiles on 24/7 alert for potential launch at... more »
  • Blowout could tip regulator focus to shallow water

    July 31, 2013 8:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Last week's blowout on a natural gas rig off the Louisiana coast could shift regulators' focus to shallow-water drilling and make an overhaul of safety equipment regulations more likely. James Watson, director of the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, says he plans to meet... more »
  • New school bus safety recommendations expected

    July 23, 2013 8:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal investigators are expected to make new school bus safety recommendations based on fatal accidents in New Jersey and Florida last year. The National Transportation Safety Board meets Tuesday to consider a report on the probable cause of an accident in Chesterfield, N.J., in which a dump truck... more »
  • Family has tale of surviving firework explosion Play Video

    July 5, 2013 9:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A family is thankful for their safety, after a firework appears to have malfunctioned, and explodes feet away. "I've seen a lot of artillery go off in my life," one family member said. "That right there, that was real. It sounded like it was the real... more »
  • New restrictions on truckers' time behind the wheel Play Video

    July 5, 2013 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New regulations are putting the brakes on the amount of hours a trucker can drive each week. The restrictions went into effect Monday, reducing the time a trucker could drive from 82 hours a week to 70. Another requirement is that drivers have to take a... more »
  • More troopers on the highways over the 4th

    July 2, 2013 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State police will have an increased number of troopers on patrol this week and throughout the Fourth of July holiday. Officials say this extra allocation in manpower is made possible by funding provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Troopers will be targeting aggressive drivers, impaired drivers,... more »
  • State Police hope to add to force by 2014

    July 1, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police hope to set-up the first police academy in years by the beginning of 2014. There are about 100 fewer troopers patrolling the highways of Louisiana than there were in 2008. Leaders are worried about the numerous officers up for retirement in the years ahead. ... more »
  • Swimming safety tips as summer heats up Play Video

    June 29, 2013 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of kids come to public pools like BREC's Liberty Lagoon every day. Here there are plenty of adults and lifeguards to keep an eye on what's going on. But of course, you won't find that everywhere. That's why experts stress to make sure your kids... more »
  • NFL taking lead in improving sports safety

    June 21, 2013 11:51 AM

    CINCINNATI - The NFL commissioner says the league accepts and is taking a leadership role in improving sports safety at all levels. Roger Goodell spoke Friday morning to the National PTA convention in Cincinnati. The Parent Teacher Association has urged its members to seek improved head-injury reporting and training in... more »
  • St. Amant High School scores award for sports safety Play Video

    June 20, 2013 6:17 PM

    ST. AMANT- The National Athletic Trainers' Association awarded St. Amant High School with the "1st Team recognition - Safe Sports School Award" for their work in sports medicine and managing player safety. The award was given out to only a handful of schools across the nation and recognizes schools... more »
  • Presidential safety board to arrive at first plant blast site this weekend

    June 15, 2013 1:24 AM

    GEISMAR- A team of independent, federally backed inspectors will arrive at the scene of the first area plant explosion this weekend. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) deployed a team to Ascension Parish, the agency said in a news release late Friday. The team is expected to arrive at... more »
  • Explosion reminds La. that plants not always safe

    June 14, 2013 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - By some measures, chemical plants like the one where a fatal explosion happened Thursday in Louisiana are among the safest manufacturing workplaces in America. But in the "chemical corridor" that lines the Mississippi River from New Orleans north to Baton Rouge, the density of the facilities... more »
  • Neighborhood concerned after shooting near park Play Video

    June 5, 2013 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood is questioning their safety after a shooting in broad daylight. It happened Tuesday afternoon on Kernan Ave., next to Kernan Avenue Park. Police say a woman was hit in the neck and hip while sitting in her car. She drove herself to the hospital... more »
  • Kids learn guns and games don't mix

    June 1, 2013 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Kids are learning an important lesson: that guns and games don't mix. Today the Department of Justice launched their summer campaign to teach children about gun safety. At Howell Park agents demonstrated how dangerous playing with a gun can be and educated parents about opening a... more »
  • BR residents voice bridge worries after Wash. collapse Play Video

    May 28, 2013 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's concern about the safety of bridges in Baton Rouge after a section of bridge collapsed in Washington State last week, sending cars and people into the water. "I'm really concerned about the safety of my family," said Darryl Ross. The National Bridge Inventory Database... more »
  • La. ranks high in gun violence, low in gun safety

    May 24, 2013 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A recent national study says Louisiana has the highest rate of gun violence in the nation and the weakest gun safety laws. But state lawmakers are moving to expand the already permissive laws. According to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a nonprofit group that tracks... more »
  • Unlicensed driver doesn't face charges in deadly crash

    May 21, 2013 10:16 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- State Police have not filed charges against a 15-year-old, unlicensed driver who investigators said crashed the car she was driving and killed a ten-year-old sibling. The driver was with her two brothers and sister, headed to baseball practice Monday when the crash happened on Highway 1054. "We... more »
  • Seat belt campaign begins Tuesday

    May 20, 2013 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tuesday, expect to see area police officers checking for seat belts. The annual Click It or Ticket campaign begins. People not wearing the required safety device can expect a citation. According to crash data, half of the people killed in wrecks were not buckled-up. Louisiana... more »
  • Over budget, behind schedule and maybe unsafe

    May 20, 2013 7:35 PM

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA- The Governor of California admits he doesn't know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend. Its the first time Jerry Brown acknowledged serious worries about the structural integrity of the project to build a new eastern span. It cost $6.4 billion. The new... more »
  • Toughened school safety bill wins final passage

    May 16, 2013 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Public schools, already required to have written crisis management plans, will now have to coordinate those plans with local law enforcement and emergency preparedness officials - and hold annual safety drills to rehearse them. The bill rewriting Louisiana's school safety law received final passage Thursday with a... more »
  • House backs ban on drivers using social media

    May 16, 2013 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A ban on posting to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter while driving appears likely to hit Louisiana's law books. Both the House and Senate have easily approved the idea. The proposal has one more stop before reaching final passage after getting unanimous House backing Thursday.... more »
  • Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

    May 14, 2013 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries. The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05... more »
  • Boil order issued for parts of Iberville Parish

    April 11, 2013 3:59 PM

    IBERVILLE- Officials issued a boil order for water in parts of the parish Thursday afternoon. The order is for Iberville Parish Water Dist. 3 and includes Hwy. 992-3 (Tenant Rd.) from Hwy. 75 (Belleview Rd.) to Hwy. 1, and all intersecting streets in that area. It is recommended... more »
  • More deputies patrol Ascension Parish schools

    April 2, 2013 5:39 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - More Ascension Parish deputies will patrol schools in the district soon. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has extra deputies shadowing current school resource officers as they patrol school buildings, part of a program that will boost the number of deputies watching over students to 16. "Now... more »
  • Security upgrades coming to Pointe Coupee schools

    March 28, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office has submitted a school crisis response plan to the school board outlining new security recommendations to better protect the district's five campuses. Sheriff Bud Torres also handed the board a proposal on Wednesday to spend about $120,000 a year to hire... more »
  • MAP employee profiled two years ago in WBRZ report Play Video

    March 25, 2013 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Motorist Assistance Patrol worker, killed on I-10 Monday told WBRZ News 2 in a previous story about his job that he loved helping people. Jim Gilmer, 68, died when his specialized state vehicle hit him after it was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. Gilmer was stopped in... more »
  • Plate readers could help fight neighborhood crime Play Video

    March 18, 2013 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- License plate recognition technology, once reserved for police, is now being utilized by neighborhoods to fight crime. The cameras catch a picture of the license plate and car and then compile it into a database that law enforcement can access. "It actually reads the license plates... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport hopes to land cargo carriers

    March 11, 2013 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Engineers are designing a new $11 million landing system for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, one that officials hope will improve safety and help lure cargo carriers to the airport. Ralph Hennessy, the airport's assistant director of aviation, tells The Advocate the new system will enable planes to descend... more »
  • NRC: 2 years after Japan, US nuke plants safer

    March 10, 2013 10:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two years after Japan's nuclear crisis, the top U.S. regulator says American nuclear power plants are safer than ever, but not trouble-free. Alison Macfarlane chairs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She says performance of U.S. plants is "quite good." Macfarlane says all but five of the nation's 104 reactors... more »
  • Students return to schools after threats

    March 6, 2013 11:02 AM

    LAFITTE- Students were evacuated from two Jefferson Parish schools Wednesday after administrators said the campuses received threats. Students were permitted to return late Wednesday morning to Marrero Academy for Advanced Studies in Marrero and Fisher Middle-High School in Lafitte. Authorities say no threatening devices were found at the schools. Sherriff's... more »
  • Livingston looks for funding to increase school security

    February 21, 2013 11:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON- School system leaders have to decide how to pay for a huge increase in school resource officers. Some have suggested adding officers at all schools in the district. Leaders said the increase is not directly related to the tragedy in Connecticut, where two-dozen kids were murdered in... more »
  • Small jet crash kills 5 in eastern Georgia

    February 21, 2013 8:55 AM

    THOMSON, Ga.- The National Transportation Safety Board says in a statement that a small jet "overran" a runway during its landing and crashed into a wooded area in eastern Georgia. Authorities say five people died in the crash shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and two others were taken to a... more »
  • Kids' suspensions renew debate over zero tolerance

    February 18, 2013 7:38 AM

    UNDATED - Small children have been getting into deep trouble at school lately, and their parents say it's because educators are hypersensitive in the wake of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in December. Parents say school officials have suspended or threatened to suspend students in Pennsylvania, Maryland... more »
  • NCAA denies 6th year for ND safety Slaughter

    February 14, 2013 10:37 AM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The NCAA has denied Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter a sixth year of eligibility. Slaughter, who did not play as a freshman, tore his left Achilles tendon in the third game of the season, a 20-3 victory over Michigan State. He started 19 games in four... more »
  • Forums to focus on Baton Rouge school safety

    February 14, 2013 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system scheduled four community forums next week to talk to parents about school safety and get feedback on how to make schools safer. The forums are scheduled for Monday through Wednesday at four schools. Baton Rouge Magnet High is hosting Monday,... more »
  • School science project leads to arsenic investigation Play Video

    February 7, 2013 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A study that started as a middle school project quickly transformed as a school safety investigation. This follows a News 2 Investigation of contaminated playgrounds around East Baton Rouge Parish. Two students, Jalen Scott and Desirae Gardner, stopped by the studio to talk about their... more »
  • Goodell says he welcomes Obama's remarks on safety

    February 1, 2013 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will look at eliminating certain low blocks and improve the quality of playing fields as part of a program to improve player safety. In his annual message on the state of the league two days before Sunday's Super Bowl, Goodell said... more »
  • Fontana, Calif., schools get high-powered rifles

    January 23, 2013 1:03 PM

    FONTANA, Calif. - A Southern California school police force has acquired semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses under a controversial safety program. Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt 6940 rifles last fall, well before the Connecticut school massacre. The $1,000 rifles were received last... more »
  • Iberville adds to its school security force

    January 21, 2013 11:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- School resource officers will be increased at schools in Iberville Parish. The Sheriff's Department is adding to its force in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut. Experienced deputies are being moved from the patrol division to schools. Additional deputies will be hired to fill the... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss school security Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Legislators are trying to figure out the best ways to keep children safe in school, following last months massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary that left 20 children dead. The Homeland Security Committee met for hours at the Capitol to discuss ways to improve security and look... more »
  • FAA to launch comprehensive review of Boeing 787

    January 11, 2013 7:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators say they are ordering a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing's 787s, the aircraft maker's newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week. The Federal Aviation Administration says the review will include the design, manufacture... more »
  • Biden meets with gun-safety, victims groups

    January 9, 2013 10:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is hearing personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations as he works on the Obama administration's response to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Biden's meeting Wednesday is part of a series he's holding this week to... more »
  • Biden to meet with gun-safety, victims groups

    January 9, 2013 7:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden will meet at the White House today with victims groups and gun-safety organizations, as the administration seeks to spur action on gun legislation. Biden is holding a series of meetings this week aimed at building consensus around proposals to curb gun violence after... more »
  • FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules

    January 4, 2013 3:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens. The long-overdue rules are aimed at reducing the estimated 3,000 deaths a... more »
  • Jindal creates task force to look at school safety

    January 4, 2013 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal is forming a 13-member study group to review safety standards at Louisiana schools and colleges, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Jindal issued an executive order Friday creating the group, which will be led by Col. Mike Edmonson, head... more »
  • LSU's Reid skipping senior season for NFL Draft

    January 4, 2013 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today safety Eric Reid will forgo his senior season and instead go out for the 2013 NFL Draft. Reid was a first-team All-America selection in 2012. He finished third on the team in tackles with 91, and had seven pass breakups, two pass interceptions,... more »
  • School safety, training under review by state

    January 2, 2013 3:30 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Department of Education is reviewing its safety policies and training requirements. December's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., has put spotlight on those issues. Shane McNeil, director of safe and orderly schools, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the state department is in the process of... more »
  • Date set for school security task force meeting

    December 27, 2012 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State leaders will take a good, hard look at the safety of kids while they're at school. Thursday, lawmakers set a date for a special meeting to talk about school security. A homeland security committee will gather on January 9, 2013. It's members from the Louisiana... more »
  • Is air marshal program a model for schools?

    December 23, 2012 10:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - The former congressman who's heading the National Rifle Association's school emergency response program that would include volunteers to help guard children says it makes sense because it's similar to placing air marshals on planes. Asa Hutchinson tells ABC's "This Week" that the air marshal program has provided a... more »
  • Cameras coming to Baton Rouge school buses

    December 21, 2012 8:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has agreed to add cameras to 50 buses at a time until they are on all 650 of the school system's buses. Currently, there are 30 school buses with cameras. The board voted Thursday 10-0 to expand the camera... more »
  • Men cited for duck hunting violations

    December 19, 2012 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents have cited two men for alleged hunting and boating safety violations along Highway 23 near Triumph in Plaquemines Parish. Earlier this month, agents cited Christopher Hicks, of Boothville, and Calvin Riggs, of Buras, for hunting migratory game birds... more »
  • NTSB: Require ignition locks for all drunk drivers

    December 11, 2012 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal safety board is recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. The five-member National Transportation Safety Board said the devices are currently the best available solution to reducing drunk driving deaths, which account for about a third of the... more »
  • Residents still worried during plant fire cleanup Play Video

    November 28, 2012 5:20 PM

    SLAUGHTER - Crews began dismantling the building that once stood as Monolyte Labs, Inc. Construction equipment is working to expose the interior of the building, to give investigators a better look inside. Monlyte Labs, Inc. and Slaughter officials held a town meeting last night to update the public and... more »
  • Clinton awarded quarter-million for public safety

    November 28, 2012 12:23 PM

    CLINTON - The town of Clinton received more than a quarter-million dollars in grant money this week to make public safety improvements. One grant worth $200,000 will be used to pay off the loan used to buy the town's first new fire truck in 15 years. Fire Chief Doug... more »
  • Agency: Company needs to improve offshore safety

    November 21, 2012 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal agency has told the owner of an offshore oil platform where a deadly explosion and fire happened last week to take immediate steps to improve safety at its offshore operations. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Wednesday that Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations... more »
  • What does it take to get people to flee a storm?

    November 14, 2012 9:16 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, emergency officials are taking another look at a problem that has bedeviled them for a long time: how to get people to comply when they are ordered to evacuate their homes. Despite dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands... more »
  • Court will decide on collection of DNA samples

    November 9, 2012 2:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says it will decide whether police may collect DNA samples from people under arrest in a case that pits privacy concerns against public safety interests. The justices say in an order Friday that they will review a Maryland court decision that effectively barred the collection... more »
  • Task force holds river counterterrorism drill Play Video

    October 11, 2012 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Joint Task Force 7 held a counterterrorism drill on the Mississippi River to test their inter-agency skills, while neutralizing a simulated terrorist threat. The drill had sheriff's deputies from seven different agencies working together to find a mock bomb strapped to a pillar on the Mississippi... more »
  • Police promote safety at Southern Play Video

    August 20, 2012 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Police Department celebrated safety on campus with an event for students the first night classes were back in session. "We are going all out to make sure that they understand that we are here for them. That we are just a phone call... more »
  • LPSO warns drivers at start of school year

    August 8, 2012 11:06 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Authorities in Livingston Parish reminded drivers that school starts tomorrow in the parish, and with it comes a number of different traffic changes. LPSO spokesperson Lori Steele said deputies and other law enforcement agencies will be out enforcing all school zone laws tomorrow, including speed limits and... more »
  • Senate fails to approve cybersecurity legislation

    August 2, 2012 11:13 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Senate has failed to pass legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage. The bill fell short Thursday of the votes needed to move it forward before Congress takes a monthlong break. The measure would have established a... more »
  • More cable barriers being installed along I-10 corridor Play Video

    July 20, 2012 5:22 PM

    GONZALES- More cable barriers are being installed along Interstate 10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The barriers are designed to keep traffic from crossing from one side of the interstate to the other, preventing head-on collisions. More than 80 miles of interstate along I-10 and I-12 will be... more »
  • Football players battle heat Play Video

    July 3, 2012 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High school athletes in Louisiana face a dual challenge, beating their opponent and beating the heat. Local coaches share the playbook to safety and success with WBRZ anchor Rosa Flores. more »
  • Safety officials urge drivers to slow down

    June 15, 2012 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has issued a warning to families planning road trips this summer: Slow down. John LeBlanc, the commission's executive director, says speeding is a factor in about one-third of crash deaths in Louisiana. He says driving while intoxicated and not wearing seat belts... more »
  • Increase in concealed carry permits seen in La.

    April 23, 2012 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands of residents in Louisiana are arming themselves to stay safe. Approximately 44,000 people have concealed carry permits in the state. Coming up at six, News 2's Chris Nakamoto takes a look at a recent shooting in Baton Rouge where the victims had concealed carry permits and... more »
  • Japan adds more safety standards for nuke plants

    April 6, 2012 6:45 AM

    TOKYO - Japan is setting stricter and more transparent safety guidelines for nuclear plants to ease public concerns so that authorities can restart reactors for the first time since last March's earthquake and tsunami. The government is anxious to restart two reactors before the country's last operating reactor goes offline... more »
  • Leprechaun safety tested in Las Vegas

    March 13, 2012 11:27 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Police officers dressed in leprechaun costumes will be leaping up and down the Las Vegas Strip. They will be crossing streets to test drivers to determine whether they yield for pedestrians. Officers, not dressed as leprechauns, will be nearby to write tickets to drivers who don't stop... more »
  • EBR School Board to form safety panel

    March 2, 2012 6:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is forming a school safety task force to identify and implement procedures to ensure schools are safe from violence. Board member Jerry Arbour requested the creation of the task force at this week's school board meeting, citing recent incidents involving... more »
  • DOTD: Lane shift on I-12 to be gone in April Play Video

    February 29, 2012 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Transporation and Development said today that safety measures already in place on I-12 would do until April, when construction barriers and a lane shift there are supposed to be removed. State Police said this morning a Texas trucker was driving too fast... more »
  • Tensions with Iran raise US safety concerns

    February 17, 2012 6:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government says it's concerned that Iran will consider a terror attack on American soil, but it has no specific or credible threat about such a plan. Police from Los Angeles to New York City say they are anxious about the risks, even as a senior U.S. intelligence... more »
  • Firearm expert gives tips on gun safety Play Video

    February 8, 2012 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Many parents might be thinking about gun safety following the shooting death of a 4-year-old in Baton Rouge Wednesday. Jim McClain has been selling firearms for almost two decades, and says he always stresses gun safety to his customers. "The number one thing about guns... more »
  • LSP still investigating I-12 wreck this morning Play Video

    December 13, 2011 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers faced gridlock along I-12 in East Baton Rouge Parish today after an 18-wheeler lost its load of pipes in a construction zone near the Amite River bridge. Traffic was backed up for hours while crews cleared the wreck. Six people were injured, but none killed.... more »
  • BP, 2 others face more citations in Gulf spill

    November 28, 2011 1:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year's Gulf oil spill. Michael Bromwich, head of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, says the upcoming notices stem from reviews that... more »
  • Neighborhood uses crime district money to add cameras

    November 8, 2011 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A neighborhood in the Gardere area is stepping up its efforts against crime by getting cameras for the streets. The Hermitage-Cross Creek Crime Prevention District already uses its money to pay for extra patrols, but now it wants 12 cameras scattered to keep an eye when authorities... more »

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