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  • 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

    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 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 »
  • E-cigs: harmless or harmful? 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 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 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 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 »

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