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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
November 7, 2011 5:39 PM
UPDATE 6:15 p.m. - After News 2's story aired about the state reviewing the boy's fall, the Senate President's office sent the following statement:
"It is our understanding that the Public Safety Police Department's incident report has been sent to the Office of Risk Management. Risk Management will investigate... more »
November 7, 2011 12:24 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Florida running back Jeff Demps, LSU safety Eric Reid and Arkansas return specialist/running back Dennis Johnson are the Southeastern Conference players of the week.
Demps rushed for a career-high 158 yards and two touchdowns against Vanderbilt.
He had 213 all-purpose yards.
Reid had six... more »
November 1, 2011 1:13 PM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Two of the nation's best defenses will take center stage when LSU and Alabama square off.
Both rank among the top 5 nationally in the major defensive categories going into Saturday night's matchup of the top-ranked Tigers and No. 2 Crimson Tide.
LSU has quarterback... more »
October 12, 2011 5:20 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal regulators have cited oil company BP PLC and two other companies - Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton - for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year's rig explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf.
The companies have 60 days to appeal Wednesday's citations... more »
October 7, 2011 11:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana officials seeking to erase the stereotype of tainted shrimp, crab and fish dirtied by the Gulf oil spill unveiled a new website Friday that contains test results they say prove to restaurants and consumers that the state's seafood is safe to eat.
The website www.gulfsource.org... more »
September 29, 2011 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says traffic deaths in the state last year dropped to their lowest level since Louisiana State University started reporting such data in 1984.
The recently completed Louisiana Annual Traffic Records Data Report shows that 720 people were killed and 68,700 were... more »
September 7, 2011 3:14 PM
Baton Rouge City-Parish officials are closing the Wax Road bridge over Draughan Creek in Central today due to safety problems found by inspectors from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Both State and City-Parish Public Works officials agreed to close the bridge after the inspectors found a hollowed,... more »
August 29, 2011 10:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - Many people living in the Baton Rouge area today fled from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and the images of Hurricane Irene on the East Coast are bringing back many painful memories.
Six years later, News 2 is asking those survivors who relocated... more »
August 25, 2011 6:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - The process of installing cameras on East Baton Rouge school buses is about to begin, but the school district isn't footing the bill.
The school board recently approved a measure to put the cameras on 35 of the district's 600 buses, at a cost of $7,000... more »
August 10, 2011 6:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - School officials,and Baton Rouge police want you to slow down. School zone speed limits are in effect.
Police will be shooting radar throughout the city cracking down on speeders.
This morning, at least ten tickets were issued in one school zone.
School zone times... more »
August 10, 2011 10:44 AM
ALBANY - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash in Livingston Parish that killed a Department of Public Safety officer.
State Police said Corporal John Kendall, 64, of Baton Rouge was driving his DPS unit east on I-12 when he ran off the road, crossed the median and entered oncoming... more »
August 4, 2011 5:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - If a gunman ended up on the campuses of Southern University or Louisiana State University, police at both say they've put measures in place to ensure student safety.
Both send emergency text and e-mail messages to students, faculty and staff, and both said they have an... more »
August 3, 2011 3:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden's package of tax increases are back on the East Baton Rouge Metro Council's agenda, after it was flatly rejected at their last meeting.
Scott Dyer, the mayor's spokesperson, told News 2 the plan would be "basically the same", raising $748 million to pay... more »
July 11, 2011 8:48 AM
ORLANDO, Fla.- One of Casey Anthony's defense lawyers says he's worried about her safety once she's released from jail after being acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. Cheney Mason told a national television show today that he doesn't know where Anthony will go when she's freed Sunday from a Florida... more »
May 17, 2011 12:50 PM
METAIRIE, La. - Former safety Sammy Knight will be the lone player inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame this year.
Knight, whose selection was announced on Tuesday, played six seasons for New Orleans, leading the Saints in interceptions in five of those.
Knight was a... more »
May 3, 2011 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana House committee has approved a bill to consolidate the state driver's education programs, and allow school systems to privatize them.
Some of the current courses and schools fall under the Louisiana Department of Public Safety. High school driver's ed courses fall under the Louisiana... more »
April 19, 2011 9:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon is still fresh in the minds of the people who lost loved ones and they contend safety offshore still isn't a priority.
Keith Jones' son, Gordon, was an engineer on-board the rig. He was one of 11 killed a year ago... more »
April 6, 2011 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - To encourage drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to help make roads around Baton Rouge safer, the Capital Region Planning Commission launched a media campaign featuring bicyclist Mike Bitton, an LSU graduate student who nearly died when he was struck by a driver on May 15, 2010 while riding... more »
March 24, 2011 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON - A new report says companies that operate U.S. nuclear power plants are not reporting some equipment defects that could create safety risks.
The report by the inspector general at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission also raises questions about the agency's oversight, saying reporting guidelines for the nuclear industry... more »
January 20, 2011 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s criminal justice system is going to get a thorough examination by the Pew Center to help make it work more efficiently, and keep prisoners from re-offending. Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that the Pew Center will research the state’s prisons and sentencing policies, and then help... more »
December 14, 2010 4:43 PM
WASHINGTON - A bill moving toward approval in the Senate would increase by 60 days the amount of time the Interior Department has to conduct environmental and safety reviews of offshore drilling projects. The bill would extend the review period for offshore exploration plans from 30 days to 90 days.... more »
November 28, 2010 7:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- As the busy shopping season gets underway, more people are hitting the malls to pick up presents for Christmas, which means more criminals are looking to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers. The folks at Cortana Mall beefed up security patrols and offered tips to customers to keep them... more »
November 8, 2010 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy died after falling from a tree stand in Kansas over the weekend, according to a department spokesperson.
Detective Sgt. Brent Travis was part of the Armed Robbery and Burglary Investigations unit. He had been with the sheriff's office since... more »
October 25, 2010 1:49 PM
Officials in East Baton Rouge said today they’re keeping their trick-or-treating hours on Halloween, which falls on a Sunday this year. Mayor-President Kip Holden’s office sent out a press release which said the parish’s official trick-or-treat hours were set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. According to the... more »
October 20, 2010 10:38 PM
Complaints of cars passing school buses stopped for children has the East Baton Rouge School System considering a way to make violators pay.
The district is looking into putting cameras on school buses, similar to the red light cameras around Baton Rouge. When a bus stops to pick up... more »
October 20, 2010 5:18 PM
A federal judge has ruled that the Interior Department improperly issued new safety rules after it imposed a moratorium on deep water drilling in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill. Tuesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman says the rules imposed in a June 8 notice to offshore... more »
October 8, 2010 7:28 PM
Education officials in Louisiana are being given millions of dollars to help make their schools safer and students healthier over the next four years. $13.6 million dollars in federal grant money was awarded to Louisiana's Department of Education as part of the Safe and Supportive Schools grant. Louisiana was one... more »
October 5, 2010 3:53 PM
Members of a federal panel investigating the cause of the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill and how to improve safety and oversight accused rig owner Transocean on Tuesday of thwarting their efforts to get to critical documents and a witness. The co-chair of the panel, U.S. Coast... more »
September 28, 2010 4:48 PM
Tightened security is what residents in Plaquemine are calling for after the city's first murder of 2010.
It happened on Allen Street Sunday morning. Residents who live on that street are now worried about their safety.
"I don't feel safe because a bullet could have gotten into our... more »
September 15, 2010 10:38 PM
Tonight the Assumption Parish School Board tried to calm fears after a racially-charged threat on Facebook. Half the students went home early today, even though deputies checked for weapons. News 2’s Kristy Davis got the latest on how the district plans to move forward. more »