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  • Denham Springs holds festival to showcase city progress, community Play Video

    August 19, 2017 11:37 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The residents of Denham Springs are gathering for a weekend-long celebration put on by volunteers to bring relief to flood-affected families and showcase the progress the city has made. Denham Strong, a group created after the August 2016 flood, hosted what they call "Celebration of Hope."... more »
  • Master P, volunteers help revive New Orleans' senior homes

    June 29, 2017 5:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - From its start in 1994, the Essence Festival has been billed as a "party with a purpose." That continues 23 years later as it partners with rapper Master P's Team Hope NOLA Foundation for a day of service in his hometown. Volunteers helped revitalize the... more »
  • UK: 1 in 5 health trusts affected by cyberattack

    May 13, 2017 1:53 PM

    LONDON - Britain's home secretary says about one in five National Health Service trusts have been hit by the international ransomware cyberattack, and that all but six are now back to normal. Speaking Saturday after an emergency government meeting in London, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 48 out of 248... more »
  • Memorial service honors fallen law enforcement officers Play Video

    May 8, 2017 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A memorial service to honor law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty was held on Tuesday. East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said the service was a reminder that this year was one of the hardest years for him in law enforcement.... more »
  • Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

    March 27, 2017 9:34 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dakota Access pipeline developer says it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir and that the full pipeline will be in service soon. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a court filing Monday. The move comes despite months of protests... more »
  • Woman says alarm company made promises it didn't keep Play Video

    March 27, 2017 5:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A woman says the customer service she's received is alarming. She bought a home security system from Vivint Home Security, but says the work to install was never completed. After going back and forth with the company since January, Teresa Clement says promises have been broken... more »
  • AT&T customers in BR experience service issues Saturday morning

    March 11, 2017 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - AT&T wireless service has been restored in the Baton Rouge area after customers experienced service issues Saturday morning. According to an AT&T spokesperson, the interruption in service was caused by a hardware issue. Service was restored early Saturday afternoon for customers affected. Customers took to... more »
  • Secret Service: Person arrested on White House grounds

    March 11, 2017 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Secret Service says a person is under arrest after climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House. The breach happened at about 11:38 p.m. Friday. President Donald Trump was at the White House. The agency says the individual - whom it... more »
  • Director of Habitat for Humanity recognized by Beyonce for service to BR community Play Video

    March 8, 2017 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One woman has been recognized by music superstar Beyonce for her contribution to the Baton Rouge community following the August flood. Beyonce's website shared a post about "Women Making History" and featured Lynn Clark, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge .... more »
  • Youtube to offer cable alternative

    February 28, 2017 5:02 PM

    NEW YORK — People fed up with paying for cable the traditional way will soon be able to subscribe to it from YouTube. The Google-owned site known for cat videos and do-it-yourself makeup tutorials is the latest company to offer a version of cable that looks and feels more... more »
  • US soldier killed in raid on al-Qaida in Yemen

    January 29, 2017 11:42 AM

    SANAA, Yemen - The U.S. military says a service member has been killed and three others wounded in raid in Yemen targeting a local al-Qaida affiliate. U.S. Central Command said in a statement Sunday that another service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location. It says... more »
  • Ceremony set at site of monument to Gold Star families

    January 8, 2017 2:07 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Officials are preparing to break ground for a monument that will honor Gold Star families in Mississippi - those who lost relatives in military service. A ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg. Gov. Phil Bryant and... more »
  • $2 million to go toward improving passenger rail in 3 states

    December 19, 2016 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than $2 million in federal funds will go to 11 communities in three southern states to restore and improve passenger rail service. The Southern Rail Commission on Monday announced the Federal Railroad Administration funding for the communities in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The communities will get... more »
  • BRFD to hold expos for those interested in service

    November 28, 2016 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department will be hosting informational expos for those interested in working for the department. The first expo will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at BRFD headquarters located at 8011 Merle Gustafson Drive. The second expo... more »
  • AT&T service restored, outage caused by third party, rep says

    October 21, 2016 10:39 AM

    ASCENSION – AT&T officials have reported, as of Friday morning, that services have been restored to customers who experienced outages in Ascension Parish Thursday afternoon. Officials say that customers were affected after a "fiber cable cut" between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. According to AT&T, technicians worked through... more »
  • AT&T service outages reported in Ascension Parish

    October 20, 2016 5:01 PM

    ASCENSION – AT&T officials are checking into a cell service issue after multiple complaints from customers in Ascension Parish. > UPDATE: The company said Friday, service was restored. Read more HERE . According to officials, crews are investigating a "fiber issue" between New Orleans and Baton Rouge that... more »
  • CATS cancels Touchdown Express Service for remainder of LSU football season

    September 28, 2016 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – CATS is canceling its Touchdown Express for the remaining LSU football games, the agency announced Wednesday. CATS said that it will focus on maintaining its regular service with as little interruption as possible while continuing to recover from last month's flood. "The decision to cancel... more »
  • Allegiant to add flight between Cleveland and New Orleans

    September 21, 2016 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Allegiant Air will add a new year-round nonstop service from Cleveland to New Orleans early next year. The airline said in a news release Wednesday the flight is the fifth new route Allegiant has announced at Louis Armstrong International Airport this year. The Las Vegas-based airline will... more »
  • Phone service restored to customer after call to 2 On Your Side Play Video

    September 14, 2016 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An AT&T customer claims she went weeks without phone service, only to have it restored shortly after she contacted 2 On Your Side . 90-year-old Arlene Carruth says having cell phone service was vital for her, because the LifeAlert monitor she wears is connected through it. Carruth... more »
  • Denham Springs temporary post office offers 24-hour pickup service

    September 8, 2016 4:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs residents now have access to 24-hour pickup service for P.O. box mail at the temporary postal office. P.O. Box pickup is now available 24 hours a day for seven days a week at the temporary Denham Springs post office that has been set up... more »
  • AT&T testifies about flood outage fiasco Play Video

    August 31, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cell phone company AT&T was on the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Officials wanted to know why customers were unable to reach loved ones or call for rescue during recent flooding. "Connectivity, now we've come to rely on that as a way... more »
  • Cox teams work to restore outages in Livingston, Ascension and EBR

    August 19, 2016 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Cox Communications teams will continue to work in Livingston, Ascension and East Baton Rouge areas to repair outages to those who have been impacted by the recent flooding. The company says that customers in Livingston Parish should see services restored in some non-flooded areas as soon as... more »
  • AT&T to give impacted customers credit on service charges

    August 18, 2016 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – AT&T officials have announced that customers who are in affected flood areas will receive credits for cell service. The company is offering credits for customers who have experienced service disruption following due to the recent severe weather. According to the company, customers will receive a... more »
  • AT&T still working to restore service

    August 16, 2016 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – AT&T crews are working to repair damage to the flooded Baton Rouge switching center, but have restored the majority of wireless customers by rerouting traffic to a nearby facility, according to company officials. Technicians and engineers are continuing to work around the clock to complete further restoration.... more »
  • Some CATS bus routes remain in limited service

    August 16, 2016 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - CATS say it is continuing to support rescue and evacuation operations, but more buses will return to regular service than in the days prior on Tuesday. Service has been restored to most routes, but trips are limited and buses are not running as regularly as they... more »
  • Veteran denied ride on CATS bus because of service dog Play Video

    June 1, 2016 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Iraq War veteran says a CATS bus driver wouldn't let him on the bus because of his service dog. "Operators said 'No, no...He ain't coming on," Darren Nickols told News 2's Brett Buffington . Nickols got to Baton Rouge via a Greyhound bus before... more »
  • Family, friends remember John Mahaffey Play Video

    April 30, 2016 11:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – For twenty years, John Mahaffey was the face of WBRZ News. That million-dollar smile, iconic voice, often mocked but never duplicated. Remembered as the duke by his colleagues and remembered as dad by his loving daughters. “I was so lucky to have him as my father.... more »
  • Uber to give drivers option to be paid instantly

    March 17, 2016 1:21 PM

    PHOENIX - Uber is launching a pilot program intended to help the ride-hailing service's drivers draw their pay faster, an effort that may also fend off emerging payday lenders who are targeting the service's drivers. Uber will allow drivers to deposit their earnings from each ride into an account with... more »
  • Airman stabbed to death outside nightclub

    January 24, 2016 12:18 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Bossier City police say a service member with the U.S. Air Force died after he was stabbed outside a night club during a fight between two groups of men. In a news release, police say the victim was a 34-year-old airman stationed at the Barksdale Air Force... more »
  • Monday evening events end annual Martin Luther King tributes

    January 18, 2016 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crowd of people gathered at the steps of LSU's Memorial Tower to remember a Civil Rights icon. Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr., day. Across the country, people met to perform various service projects and honor King's legacy. At LSU, the vigil also featured... more »
  • Residents warned of IRS scam in East Feliciana Parish

    January 15, 2016 8:55 PM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Department is warning residents to be aware of a scam involving callers claiming to be from the IRS or a debt colllector calling on behalf of the IRS. According to deputies, the caller tells them they owe money, and a lawsuit will... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish ferry rides may no longer be free

    November 25, 2015 6:02 PM

    POINTE A LA HACHE - Plaquemines Parish officials are considering adding fees to previously free ferry routes. Officials in the parish say they are also considering cutting backing on the number of people able to receive fare exemptions in order to raise more funding for the service. Director... more »
  • Veterans Day ceremonies around Baton Rouge

    November 11, 2015 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People across the country are saluting the men and women in uniform on this Veterans Day. Many events are being held throughout the Baton Rouge area to honor our American Heroes who risk their lives every day to protect ours. The USS Kidd Veterans Museum and some of... more »
  • Tiger fan talks about being kicked out of restaurant for being a Tiger fan Play Video

    October 23, 2015 12:08 AM

    DESTIN – A restaurant here is trying to make a bad situation better by sponsoring a party where proceeds benefit a scholarship after one customer and LSU fan's story about service at the eatery went viral Thursday. "We were greeted by the manager, and the first thing he said... more »
  • Civil service commissioner says state worker are "taken for granted" Play Video

    October 5, 2015 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Civil Service Commissioner Pete Fremin said he's "very disappointed" that more than 35,000 rank-and-file state workers didn't get their yearly pay raise. "This is the fourth or fifth year it's happened," said Fremin. Every year Louisiana workers get graded on how hard they work. If they... more »
  • Investigation: Secret Service tried to discredit US lawmaker

    September 30, 2015 5:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new government report concludes that scores of Secret Service employees improperly accessed the decade-old job application of the congressman who was investigating scandals inside the agency. An assistant director was caught suggesting officials leak embarrassing information to retaliate against Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who is... more »
  • Veterans attend job fair on 9/11 Play Video

    September 11, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans were in and out of the Mall of Louisiana all day Friday looking for work. Capital Area United Way and BASF partnered together to host a job fair for those who have served in the military. "The military is absolutely the best training in the world.... more »
  • Acadian National EMS Academy information sessions Play Video

    June 24, 2015 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Acadian's National EMS Academy is holding information sessions for individuals interested in a career with emergency medical services. Information sessions are an essential part of the enrollment class and they are mandatory to be eligible to participate in EMS programs. At information sessions students will learn... more »
  • Hundreds honor soldiers' sacrifice Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:04 PM

    ZACHARY - Nearly 300 people turned out Monday to pay their respects during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Port Hudson National Cemetery. People from all over the area spent time to honor their loved ones who served in the military, many of whom are buried at the cemetery.... more »
  • B.B. King viewing Friday in Vegas before Mississippi burial

    May 18, 2015 4:15 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Blues legend B.B. King will be buried in Mississippi, but a public viewing and a private service for family members will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent home. King died Thursday at home in Las Vegas at age 89. His business agent, LaVerne... more »
  • St. George Fire Department to hire more firefighters Play Video

    May 7, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George Fire Department Chief Jerry Tarleton said his department is battling a different kind of fire right now: a worrying shortage of recruits. Tarleton said right now the department is down 23 firefighters, which is impacting their ability to bring all their equipment to bear... more »
  • Get GOing with Istrouma Baptist Church Play Video

    March 23, 2015 7:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lent is a great time to serve others, and that's exactly what they're doing this weekend at Istrouma Baptist Church for "GO Day ." Dwayne Pitre stopped by 2une In Monday morning to talk about all of the great services that GO Day provides. "Service... more »
  • Netflix brings its streaming video service to Cuba

    February 9, 2015 3:15 PM

    LOS GATOS, CA - Netflix is launching its movie and TV show streaming service in Cuba as Internet access in the country improves and credit and debit cards become more widely available. Netflix, which is working on international expansion and hopes to be in about 200 countries by the end... more »
  • How effective is Uber? Play Video

    December 19, 2014 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ride-sharing company Über has been operating in Baton Rouge for nearly six months, and is becoming more popular during the holiday season. News 2's Whitney Vann put it to the test to see if it really delivers. Click on the video like to see how long... more »
  • Funeral today for teen killed in crash

    December 15, 2014 5:33 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A community is preparing to gather Monday morning to remember an Ascension Parish teen killed in a crash last week. 15-year-old Claire Carline of Prairieville died in the wreck on LA Highway 74 east of I-10. while on the way to school at Dutchtown High. Her two... more »
  • German Court parks ridesharing service Uber

    September 2, 2014 3:41 AM

    BERLIN, Germany - A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the country's taxi drivers. The state court in Frankfurt ruled that Uber can't offer its services without a specific permit under German transport laws, news agency... more »
  • FBI: Early test shows ricin in Obama letter

    April 17, 2013 10:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI says the letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker are related and are both postmarked out of Memphis, Tenn., dated April 8. In an intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press, the FBI says the letters both say: "To see a wrong and... more »

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