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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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

    Understanding the overall behavior of lightning, types of strikes and the history of people being struck provides guidelines as to what should and should not be done in a thunderstorm. No place outdoors is safe during a thunderstorm. If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you... 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • E-cigs: harmless or harmful? check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 15, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pediatrician Mindy Calandro said today on News 2 at 4 that there still is no good data on the long term effects of vaporized nicotine, whether directly inhaled or delivered via "second hand vapor". A bill has passed by the Louisiana House that was designed to... more »
  • Senators warn of carcinogen risk with e-cigarettes

    May 8, 2014 1:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - Eight Senators are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine new research suggesting that some electronic cigarettes can produce dangerous carcinogens similar to those from traditional cigarettes. The lawmakers want regulators to protect e- cigarette users and those nearby from cancer-causing vapors apparently produced by high-powered... more »
  • Biking safe is a priority in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2014 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids learned about bike safety for Bike to School day as the city works to make it a safer place to ride. University Terrace Elementary encourages kids to bike and walk to school. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office taught kids about hand signals and laws... more »
  • Tips to keep kids safe in the sun check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 1, 2014 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents wanting to take their kids outside may want to be mindful about how the sun affects their children. Pediatrician at The Baton Rouge Clinic, Dr. Mindy Calandro shares tips to protect kids. - Limiting sun exposure between 10am - 2pm is ideal since the suns... more »
  • Company recalls millions of car seats check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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