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  • Lawmakers seek to stop gun purchases by domestic abusers Play Video

    April 4, 2016 8:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill aimed at ending gun sales to people convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse was moved forward by the Louisiana legsilature Monday. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Helena Moreno (D-New Orleans) said she hopes to close a loophole in a 2014 law. City courts oversee misdemeanor cases... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest 2016 tickets go on sale Tuesday

    January 22, 2016 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Festival organizers announced Friday that single-day tickets for Bayou Country Superfest 2016 will go on sale on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. This year’s Superfest is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, May 27, 28 and 29 at LSU’s Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. The always... more »
  • Blighted EBR properties could be sold online Play Video

    October 27, 2015 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Mid City woman says she's tired of hearing the drug addicts and prostitutes who've set up shop in the abandoned house right next to hers. "My window is right next to it, so you hear them all night going in and out," said resident Candy... more »
  • Tickets for Buku Music + Art Project go on sale Thursday

    September 10, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Buku Music + Art Project returns to New Orleans in the spring. Organizers said Wednesday the fifth annual hip-hop and electronic dance music festival is scheduled March 11-12, 2016, at Mardi Gras World, the warehouse where the city's Carnival floats are made. Discounted early-bird tickets go... more »
  • Baton Rouge-area home sales increase for second consecutive month

    August 27, 2015 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- For the second month in a row, the number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge increased from a year ago. According to figures from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service, there were 955 homes sold in July in the nine-parish area. That compares... more »
  • Louisiana avoids credit rating drop, stays on negative outlook

    August 6, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has escaped a credit rating downgrade. National rating agency Moody's Investors Service announced Thursday that it is keeping Louisiana at its same credit rating for an upcoming bond sale that will be used to finance work on Interstate 49 South. The agency, however, left Louisiana on... more »
  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    July 28, 2015 11:42 AM

    CARROLLTON - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised... more »
  • eBay bans sales of Confederate items on its site

    June 23, 2015 1:10 PM

    NEW YORK - EBay is banning the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise on its site because it has become a symbol of "divisiveness and racism." The e-commerce company is the latest to prohibit the sale Confederate merchandise following Wal-Mart Inc. and Sears Holding Corp. The shooting deaths... more »
  • Diocese lists Redemptorist High for lease, sale

    June 4, 2015 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Redemptorist High School is on the market. The Diocese of Baton Rouge is listing the campus for lease and selling its baseball field a few blocks away. The Catholic church is asking $23,853/ month for the school building and everything inside it plus use of the... more »
  • That's not mistletoe

    June 2, 2015 9:07 PM

    NORTH POLE, ALASKA- People at the North Pole can now put marijuana on their Christmas list and it won't be a wish. Pot became legal in Alaska this year and sales can begin next year. The North Pole City Council rejected a measure to ban marijuana dispensaries and... more »
  • Two accused of stealing nursing home drugs for Vegas trip

    May 25, 2015 12:16 PM

    SLIDELL - Police charged a former teacher and a Slidell nursing home director with trying to steal prescription drugs as part of a scheme to sell them and run off to Las Vegas. Slidell Police arrested 36-year-old Patrick Lampard and 46-year-old Bonnie Pritchard for possessing drugs with the intent... more »
  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    May 18, 2015 2:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court says the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities. The justices ruled Monday in favor of Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent arrested and charged... more »
  • Deal with IBM could complicate Capitol Complex property sale

    May 13, 2015 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plans to sell the Capitol Park Welcome Center and adjacent parking garage may have become complicated. Governor Bobby Jindal's administration had promised 300 parking spaces in the garage to IBM in a long-term lease agreement. Last week the administration announced plans to sell the center and... more »
  • Pitt, Jolie list French Quarter home for sale

    May 7, 2015 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are selling their French Quarter home. Latter & Blum Realtors has the property listing at 521 Gov. Nicholls St., for $6.5 million. Pitt and Jolie purchased the home in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina for $3.5 million. According to the listing, the three-story,... more »
  • Jindal administration to sell Baton Rouge welcome center

    May 5, 2015 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is preparing to sell a welcome center and adjacent parking garage in downtown Baton Rouge. The administration will ask for legislative signoff next week to declare the two structures surplus property, clearing the way for the sale process. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols... more »
  • Trash and Treasure for charity Play Video

    March 4, 2015 5:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person's trash is another one's treasure. You can get your hands on some great bargains for a great cause this weekend in Baton Rouge. It's time for the annual Attic Trash and Treasure Sale, organized by the Inner Wheel of Baton Rouge. The event is... more »
  • Outrage Over the Sale of Lee Harvey Oswald's Casket

    January 31, 2015 11:53 AM

    Austin, Texas - A Texas judged ruled on Friday that the Fort Worth funeral home had to return $87,000 over the sale of Lee Harvey Oswald's casket. The coffin, the judge believes, belongs not to the funeral home, but to Oswald's brother. Judge Cosby of the District Court in... more »
  • Town council approves 'Going out of Business Sale' for police

    December 16, 2014 10:45 PM

    SORRENTO- The town council overwhelmingly approved selling off police equipment Tuesday night. City leaders declared police cruisers, guns, desks - everything once used by officers - as surplus property. It allows the city to sell the merchandise to other area departments or at a public auction. Last month,... more »
  • Limited Music City Bowl tickets on sale now

    December 11, 2014 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiger fans hoping to make the trip up to Nashville to see LSU's first game against Notre Dame in close to eight years can still get inside the stadium as a limited number of lower level and club level seats are still available. The cheaper tickets... more »
  • 1849 Lincoln letter up for sale for $40,000

    December 3, 2014 3:11 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A 165-year-old letter from Abraham Lincoln could be just the thing for the history buff in your family. That is, if you have $40,000 to spare. A rare documents dealer in Philadelphia is selling an 1849 letter penned by Lincoln that offers insight into his stint as a... more »
  • Doorsbusters clear shelves

    November 27, 2014 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thanksgiving shopping has definitely caught on. Best Buy in Baton Rouge opened an hour earlier than last year. The line wrapped around the building as shoppers waited for the doors to open at 5 p.m. for the doorbuster deals. Many people were waiting for a Panasonic... more »
  • LSU to offer sports ticket specials this weekend

    November 27, 2014 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the holiday shopping frenzy officially commencing later on today, tickets for your favorite LSU sports teams will also be discounted starting on Black Friday and running through to "Cyber Monday" on Dec. 1. For the 2014 prime shopping season, tickets for four different Tiger sports... more »
  • Get green this fall at the tree-for-all Play Video

    October 27, 2014 6:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can go green and help Baton Rouge Green at their Tree for All. Amy Loe joined John Pastorek on 2une In this morning with all the details. The Tree for All has expanded this year and includes more than just plants and trees. There will... more »
  • Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California

    October 22, 2014 12:58 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that... more »
  • Beware of Olive Garden Pasta Passes on eBay

    September 11, 2014 2:40 PM

    NEW YORK - Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay , but buyers should beware. The restaurant is working with eBay to inform users bidding for the coveted "Never Ending Pasta Pass" that the passes can't be resold. Anyone who has already purchased a... more »
  • Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

    August 12, 2014 12:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise. Her husband, Donald Sterling, had unsuccessfully fought... more »
  • When you're a billionaire

    August 1, 2014 7:50 PM

    LANAI CITY, HAWAII- Billionaire Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp. now owns every hotel room on the island of Lanai in Hawaii. He just bought the historic Hotel Lanai that was built in 1923 to cater to Dole Plantation executives. His company would not disclose the sale... more »
  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    July 28, 2014 4:55 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's estranged wife in the case that arose after the 80-year-old billionaire was... more »
  • Final arguments today in Sterling trial Play Video

    July 28, 2014 2:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Lawyers for Sterling plan to argue Monday that Shelly Sterling had no right to make... more »
  • Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify today

    July 22, 2014 4:46 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers is set to testify today at the Los Angeles trial to determine whether the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can go through. CEO Richard Parsons will be called as a witness to support Shelly... more »
  • Clippers' future on line as probate trial resumes

    July 21, 2014 3:53 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The probate trial on the future of the Los Angeles Clippers will resume today. The trial is dealing with whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. Sterling agreed to the... more »
  • Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington

    July 8, 2014 10:12 AM

    BELLINGHAM, WA - The first legal sales of recreational marijuana in Washington state have begun. Eager customers bought pot at 8 a.m. at Bellingham's Top Shelf Cannabis, one of two stores in the city north of Seattle that started selling marijuana as soon as was allowed under state regulations. Washington... more »
  • Clippers sale hangs in balance as trial begins

    July 6, 2014 11:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for Donald Sterling and his estranged wife will face off in court as the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hangs in the balance. A trial starting today will focus on whether Shelly Sterling had the right to negotiate the deal to sell the... more »
  • New Orleans man cited for selling redfish, trout

    July 4, 2014 3:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans man has been cited for allegedly selling redfish and speckled trout from his home. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' agents cited 34-year-old Paul Haptonstall for selling commercial fish without a commercial license, taking commercial fish without a commercial gear license, taking spotted... more »
  • Judge to determine scope of trial on Clippers sale

    June 30, 2014 7:19 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Attorneys representing Donald Sterling and his estranged wife will appear before a judge tasked with determining whether Shelly Sterling is able to sell the Los Angeles Clippers without her husband's consent. The judge is set to determine Monday if the terms of the family trust that... more »
  • New La. law ups penalties for the sale of children

    June 20, 2014 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed another piece of legislation Friday intended to make life tougher on people who profit off trafficking children. The law introduces stricter penalties for anyone involved in the sale, transfer or arrangement of the exchange of a child to another person in exchange... more »
  • Donald Sterling hires investigators

    June 13, 2014 2:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A person with knowledge of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's legal strategy says his team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 owners. The individual, who wasn't authorized to talk... more »
  • Shelly Sterling agrees to sell Clippers to Ballmer

    May 30, 2014 3:01 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Shelly Sterling says she has signed a binding contract to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a record-breaking $2 billion. Sterling confirmed the agreement made between The Sterling Family Trust and Ballmer in a statement issued late Thursday night. The... more »
  • Getting ready for the hurricane sales tax holiday weekend Play Video

    May 22, 2014 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state sales tax holiday will save shoppers money on hurricane preparedness items. Hurricane season starts June 1. The state sales tax will not apply to certain supplies including batteries, phone chargers, carbon monoxide detectors and tarps May 24-25. Shoppers can go out early to pick... more »
  • Botanic Garden to sell plants, help you with your garden Play Video

    April 9, 2014 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Botanic Garden Plant Sale and Gardening Expo is on Saturday, April 12th. Mark Mese and Buck Abby visited WBRZ News 2 at Noon to talk about the event. The 20th annual sale and expo will be from 8:00 a.m.-1 p.m. at 7950 Independence Blvd. Some... more »
  • Master Gardeners help you with your flower bed Play Video

    April 7, 2014 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The April showers came Sunday night. Now the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners want to help you with your May flowers. This weekend is their annual plant sale. It is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. There... more »
  • Residents buy Copper Mill Golf Course Play Video

    October 31, 2013 5:45 PM

    ZACHARY - Copper Mill Golf Course, which was under threat of closing, is here to stay after homeowners near the Zachary course bought it outright. The Copper Mill Homeowners Association put up the $1.2 million dollars necessary to buy the course, voting 229-16 in favor of the purchase. ... more »
  • Don't knock here! City passes new sales law

    October 28, 2013 11:01 PM

    GONZALES- City leaders here got tough on door-to-door salespeople. After Monday night's vote, and passing of a new law, peddlers will need a special permit. They would also need to wear identification. People complained about solicitors and asked city leaders to do something. However, some people are... more »
  • Grass for sale from Texas A&M's Kyle Field

    October 15, 2013 8:46 AM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas- Texas A&M football fans who want to tromp on the same playing surface as Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel can buy some Kyle Field grass. Online sales began Monday on live grass from the football stadium in College Station. A new playing surface is being grown off-site... more »
  • Tickets for LSU basketball go on sale

    October 10, 2013 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU begins selling tickets for its men's and women's basketball teams' upcoming seasons. The Lady Tigers' first regular-season home game is on Nov. 8 in the WNIT and the Sue Gunter Classic. The men's team plays its first home game on Nov. 16 against Northwestern State University. Tickets... more »
  • Another city plans to get tough on door-to-door sales Play Video

    September 23, 2013 10:25 PM

    GONZALES - For years, solicitors in Ascension Parish have not had guidelines for door-to-door sales. Mayor Barney Arceneaux says lately, there have been an increase in solicitors and new rules are necessary for the city of Gonzales. At the next city council meeting, the city will propose a new... more »
  • BlackBerry weighs putting itself up for sale

    August 12, 2013 12:46 PM

    TORONTO - BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker. The company says that its board has formed a special committee to explore "strategic alternatives" to enhance the company's value and boost adoption of its BlackBerry 10... more »
  • Shaw founder sued for using name "Shaw"

    June 18, 2013 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Shaw Group, now part of CB&I since a buyout recently, is suing founder Jim Bernhard and others, accusing them of using the company's name. Bernhard and the three partners are being sued in an effort to stop them from using the name "Shaw" in two business... more »
  • Auctioneers delay sale of Saban's $11M lake home

    June 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A multimillion dollar lakefront home owned by Alabama football coach Nick Saban is still for sale. The 9,600-square-foot house didn't sell at auction as scheduled last Thursday. The company handling the property said Monday the auction is now set for June 27, three weeks later than planned.... more »
  • Senators back plan to push Juban Crossing

    May 20, 2013 10:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Lawmakers backed a plan that could fuel the development of a planned shopping center in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Senate approved using state money for infrastructure improvements and bond payments for Juban Crossing. The development is going at the intersection of I-12 and Juban Road. The... more »
  • Sheriff puts fishing boat up for auction

    May 13, 2013 11:48 AM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is offering its 38-foot-long fishing boat for sale on the online auction site eBay. The Courier reports the starting bid is $180,000. The auction ends May 18. Since taking office, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has criticized former Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois' decision to buy the... more »
  • New Advocate owner ready to carry paper's strong legacy Play Video

    May 1, 2013 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- New Orleans Businessman John Georges said he's ready to continue the great work "The Advocate" is known for at a press conference announcing the sale of the newspaper. Georges finalized his purachse of the newspaper from the Manship family last night. Details on the sale were made... more »
  • Advocate's new owner "extremely proud"

    May 1, 2013 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - John Georges, the new owner of The Advocate, said he was "extremely proud" to be the daily newspaper's publisher and that he had an enormous responsibility to uphold. Georges purchased the newspaper from the Manship family, who owned the paper since 1909. The Manship family also... more »
  • Cortana sold for $6 million

    March 28, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cortana Mall, the shopping center on Airline Highway, was purchased for $6 million. The company, Moonbeam Capital Investments, said it plans to upgrade the mall. The company is based in Las Vegas. Moonbeam said it plans to get input from the community on what stores and... more »
  • Committee approves state property sale

    March 18, 2013 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A joint legislative committee today approved the sale of a state property as proposed in Governor Jindal's executive budget. Wooddale Towers has been vacant since April 2011. State budget officials say some of the last tenants were state offices that have since been consolidated. A... more »
  • Illegal prescriptions making the rounds Play Video

    March 7, 2013 10:19 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - The use and sale of illegal prescription drugs is on the rise around the country. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi says he's seen numbers in his parish become more prevalent than marijuana and cocaine charges. "With the easy access, you don't have to go look for... more »
  • The dough is in the sale

    February 27, 2013 7:59 PM

    Hostess is a step closer to selling its Wonder Bread brand and its other snack products, including Twinkies. A source says there are no competing offers to a bid by Flowers Foods to buy several brands from Hostess. Flowers is based in Thomasville, Ga. and makes Tastykakes and Nature's Own... more »
  • Sale of state buildings are a part of Jindal's proposed budget Play Video

    February 27, 2013 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal plans on selling $47 million dollars in state property to help balance next year's budget. The properties on the market include Wooddale Towers, the state office building at the corner of Convention Street and 3rd Street, and the parking lot where the old state... more »
  • Gulf lease sale to open 38M acres to drilling

    February 7, 2013 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 38 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico will go on the auction block next month. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said the New Orleans sale will include about 7,299 federally-owned drilling tracts, three to 230 miles off the coasts of Louisiana, Alabama... more »
  • Commission approves $30 million dollar bond plan for Juban Crossing Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The La. State Bond Commission approved the sale of $30 million in bonds for Juban Crossing. It is more good news for the Livingston Parish retail center after delays caused by downturn in the economy. Developer Scott Crawford says deals with stores have been finalized.... more »
  • Planned location for downtown BR condos sold Play Video

    January 2, 2013 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The developer for a key piece of property in downtown Baton Rouge sold the land recently, after years of delays and obstacles to building condos in the location. Richard Preis sold the spot on Lafayette Street between Laurel and Main to Shaw Group CEO Jim Bernhard... more »

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