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  • 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 »
  • State troopers honored at award ceremony Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police troopers from around Louisiana were recognized for their service and for putting their lives on the line of duty on Thursday. A number of state troopers received awards for their roles in saving people's lives, seizing large amounts of narcotics and bringing in high... more »
  • 60,000 jobs needed in Louisiana through 2015 Play Video

    June 10, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 60,000 jobs are needed in Louisiana, by next year. The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced the top industries for job growth in the state, construction and engineering are at the top of that list. Through 2015, those two industries alone are expected to grow by... more »
  • Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

    April 24, 2014 2:46 PM

    NEW YORK- Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99. The mega online retailer says the service, called... more »
  • Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21 Play Video

    April 21, 2014 6:12 AM

    FORT MYERS, FL - A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews. Fort Myers police Lt. Victor Medico says the Lexus sedan struck the... more »
  • Hemingbough's Easter Sunrise Service Play Video

    April 17, 2014 7:57 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - An Easter Sunday tradition will carry on this Sunday at Hemingbough in St. Francisville. The 27th Easter Sunrise Service is this Sunday at 7:00 a.m. Guests will be seated in the beautiful amphitheater that overlooks a 45-acre lake. Hemingbough owner Arlin Dease visited 2une In Thursday... more »
  • Ciao! Eatery hopes 'Restaurant Impossible' will turn new leaf

    January 10, 2014 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Friday, the curtain was unveiled on a refreshed pizza restaurant that got the attention of reality TV producers. "Restaurant Impossible" spent the last two days at Mama Della's NYC Pizzeria on Jefferson Highway. The restaurant was losing as much as $18,000 until it was closed Thursday as... more »
  • Towing home for the holidays Play Video

    December 23, 2013 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local companies are getting behind the wheel this Christmas, so others won't drink and drive. Roadrunner Towing says they'll have eight people on hand for the holidays. They're towing drivers and the vehicles home for free. Roadrunner is available starting Christmas Eve, through New Year's... more »
  • No non-stop, no kids on United

    December 19, 2013 7:55 PM

    CHICAGO- If a family wants to send a child unaccompanied on a United Airlines flight, the trip has to be non-stop or the child stays home. United says no more children flying alone ages five to eleven without an adult on a flight that has connections. United made... more »
  • Halliburton agrees to $200,000 fine

    September 19, 2013 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Halliburton Energy Services will pay a $200,000 fine for destroying evidence after the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A federal judge accepted the plea deal today. Halliburton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge. It comes after data was deleted for a... more »
  • Gonzales EMS approved to hire outside billing service Play Video

    September 9, 2013 10:46 PM

    GONZALES - The city council here unanimously agreed to the Gonzales Fire Department's request to use an outside billing service for the city's emergency ambulance service at the city council meeting Monday night. "Tonight was a step forward in our EMS program," Fire Chief Tracey Normand said. For... more »
  • Hospital privatization plan approved

    September 4, 2013 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal Administration can move forward with the privatization of LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe after getting approval from the Civil Service Commission today. It was the final step needed for an October 1 date for an outsourcing contract. It also allows LSU to... more »
  • Broussard family mourns the loss of their son Play Video

    August 29, 2013 6:34 PM

    GEISMAR - The Broussard family mourns the loss of their son, Christopher. He went missing early Tuesday morning and was found dead Wednesday night by baton Rouge Police. His truck went off the side of the road on LA-80. Chris's mother released this statement to us: "The family... more »
  • LA Swift bus service to end July 31

    July 26, 2013 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials today announced that the LA Swift bus service will stop operations next week. The Department of Transportation and Development said they could not secure local funding to keep paying for the service, which was put in place after Hurricane Katrina to move affected... more »
  • Backers have plan to keep LA Swift running

    July 19, 2013 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Supporters of LA Swift have cobbled together a proposal that would keep the commuter bus service running between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The plan was submitted to the Federal Transit Administration this week and provided to The Associated Press by the state Department of Transportation and... more »
  • Pentacostal Preacher turned Atheist holds service in Baton Rouge

    June 23, 2013 8:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There's clapping, singing, and warm feelings just like pretty much any other Sunday service. But Jerry Dewitt is leading a flock that doesn't follow God. "Once people realize that they are an atheist and they move away from their religion obviously their going to miss some of... more »
  • LA Swift service extended for one month

    June 20, 2013 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LA Swift, a bus service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans will be extended by a month until July 31. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development made the announcement today. The extra month is to allow local groups to put together a plan to take over... more »
  • BR police chief scores nearly ready

    June 13, 2013 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The civil service exams taken last month by more than a dozen people vying to become Baton Rouge's next police chief will be graded and forwarded this week to the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board. That's according to State Examiner Robert S. Lawrence. Local officials had... more »
  • Tree service not hauling debris Play Video

    May 29, 2013 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are hiring tree services to protect their homes before hurricane season arrives. However, it's creating a new problem across East Baton Rouge Parish which has flooded the Department of Public Works with phone calls. DPW calls it "illegal tree dumping." It's when tree services cut... more »
  • Lawmakers sign off on deal for IBM service center

    May 29, 2013 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers agreed to the state's contract with IBM, to build a new service center in Baton Rouge, and approved $8 million from an incentive fund to help pay for the deal. The joint budget committee approved both items Wednesday without objection. IBM says it plans to employ... more »
  • List of approved BRPD chief applicants released

    April 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board released a list of 17 applicants approved to take the civil service exam to replace fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. The Board approved the following applicants at its April 18 meeting: * Carl... 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 »
  • Obama to visit Boston on Thursday

    April 16, 2013 4:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will visit Boston on Thursday, three days after a pair of deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says Obama will be attending an interfaith service. Three people were killed at the marathon's finish line, including an 8-year-old boy. More than 170... more »
  • Trash talk in Pointe Coupee Parish Play Video

    April 1, 2013 4:51 PM

    NEW ROADS - About one in 20 people in Pointe Coupee Parish don't pay their garbage bill but still get service, according to parish officials. That means out of about 10,000 parish customers, around 500 are skipping out on the bill. "I think its very unfair. They're getting... more »
  • Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

    February 6, 2013 7:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about... more »
  • White House says Obama supports women in combat

    January 24, 2013 3:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says allowing women to serve in combat marks another step toward the country's founding ideals of fairness and equality. Obama says in a written statement he expressed strong support for the decision to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who lifted the combat ban Thursday. Obama says... more »
  • Volunteers give back in honor of MLK Day Play Video

    January 21, 2013 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a group of 3,000 volunteers made up of more than 200 organizations spent their time cleaning up neighborhoods. Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority lead the 2nd Annual MLK Day of Service. The day... more »
  • Parades, community service on King day in La.

    January 21, 2013 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parades, speeches, prayer and community service marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday around Louisiana. In Baton Rouge people painted homes and cleaned school campuses as part of a day of service organized by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Many marchers held pictures of King as... more »
  • MLK events around the area

    January 17, 2013 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here are a list of local MLK events going on around the area. If you'd like your event listed, submit it on our Community Calendar or email News@WBRZ.com. Jan. 21: The West Baton Rouge Museum will be open in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.... more »
  • Court says post office must do better by Gamefly

    January 11, 2013 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal court says the U.S. Postal Service must come up with a better solution to its questionable pricing structure affecting Gamefly's video game DVDs and Netflix's movie DVDs. Gamefly must pay extra to mail its rental DVDs because they can be damaged by automatic mail sorting systems... more »

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