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  • Cajun Airlift flies medicine, supplies to Harvey victims Play Video

    September 4, 2017 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than twenty-five pilots associated with the Cajun Airlift have donated time and gas money to victims of Hurricane Harvey, according to the group's organizer. Christina Massina, an air traffic controller in the New Orleans area says her group plans to keep making air deliveries as long... more »
  • Mega-shelter opened in Alexandria for Texas flood survivors

    August 31, 2017 9:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An LSU AgCenter mega-shelter opened last night in Alexandria for Texas residents affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. The shelter is staffed by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. There were 2,000 cots set up August 25 in preparation for possible flooding. “Taking care... more »
  • Osteen defends initial move to not open church

    August 30, 2017 11:13 AM

    HOUSTON-Joel Osteen is defending the decision not to open his Houston megachurch as a shelter during the initial flooding from Harvey in the face of withering criticism on social media. The televangelist maintained on ABC's "Good Morning America" Wednesday that his Lakewood Church was inaccessible due to floodwaters during... more »
  • Louisiana creating second mobile pet shelter for evacuations

    June 3, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's agriculture department is creating a second mobile pet shelter for emergencies, like evacuations during a hurricane. The pet shelter will consist of a 45-foot transport truck with 54 pet cages to assist parishes with the evacuation, transportation and sheltering of evacuee pets. It will be paid... more »
  • August flood survivors get month extension for hotel stays

    April 9, 2017 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims of last August's flooding who are still living in hotels and motels are getting a one-month reprieve. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says they now have to check out of their rooms by May 11. The previous checkout deadline was April 11. Nearly 250 households are... more »
  • Jefferson Parish animal shelter employee charged with stealing $97K

    March 14, 2017 4:57 PM

    MARRERO - A Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter employee has been accused of stealing almost $100,000 in cash from customers. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 37 year-old Laquita Goudy was arrested on March 8 on a theft charge. Authorities say Goudy pocketed payments from customer's animal adoptions and rabies vaccinations while she worked... more »
  • Death toll in Guatemala fire rises to 38 girls

    March 11, 2017 12:13 PM

    GUATEMALA CITY - Hospital officials say the death toll has risen to 38 girls in a fire that began when mattresses were set ablaze during a protest by residents at a youth shelter. Authorities at the Roosevelt Hospital where many of the girls were taken for treatment of their burns... more »
  • Men in cat scalding case ordered to work in animal shelter

    February 9, 2017 12:41 PM

    MOSS POINT - Two Mississippi men have been sentenced to jail and ordered to work in an animal shelter for taking part in the videotaped scalding of a cat. Police say the cat died after being doused with boiling water in December. The video was posted online. News organizations report... more »
  • Cara's House animal shelter awarded $50,000 for post-flood expansion

    January 31, 2017 1:23 PM

    SORRENTO – Cara's House animal shelter has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its new expansion following the August 2016 flood. The Petco Foundation investment will help pay for three new buildings that will house additional dogs and cats available for adoption. "CARA's... more »
  • FEMA extends TSA program to January 17

    December 15, 2016 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA has approved Louisiana’s request to extend the Traditional Sheltering Assistance program until January 2017. The TSA program is intended to provide “short-term sheltering” to flood survivors by allowing them to stay in FEMA approved hotel rooms. State officials requested the extension due to a... more »
  • 20-year-old arrested for looking at child porn while volunteering

    November 22, 2016 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man has been arrested after looking at child porn while volunteering at an animal shelter. 20-year-old Connor McCullough was arrested for one count of pornography involving juveniles. McCullough was a volunteer for Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS), a volunteer organization for animal welfare.... more »
  • Red Cross shelter at Celtic Studios closes Wednesday Play Video

    October 5, 2016 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The last Red Cross shelter at Celtic Studios for residents impacted by the August flood closed on Wednesday. More than 300 people hit by the flood stayed in the shelter and called the studio home for several weeks. "These folks here in the Celtic Center... more »
  • Red Cross shelter in Baker to close by Friday

    September 28, 2016 10:03 AM

    BAKER - The Red Cross-run shelter in the Baker Municipal Building Road will be closing at noon on Friday. About 30 people are living in the shelter, down from 200 a few weeks ago. Mayor Darnelle Waites told Tuesday's City Council meeting city officials are working with the Red Cross... more »
  • Residents moved from River Center to Celtic Studios still in need of homes Play Video

    September 19, 2016 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – It has been a week since displaced residents were moved from the now closed shelter at the River Center to Celtic Studios off of Airline Highway. However, residents are still trying to get back on their feet. Inside Celtic's Stage 5 studio case workers are still... more »
  • Shelter at Lamar Dixon Expo Center closes

    September 16, 2016 4:31 PM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Homeland Security has closed its shelter for flood victims at the Lamar Dixon Center as of Friday morning. The shelter transitioned from being operated by the Red Cross to the parish homeland security office on Monday, Sept. 12. Parish employees met with families to locate them... more »
  • Red Cross to transition residents out of River Center shelter on Thursday

    September 13, 2016 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Red Cross shelter at the Baton Rouge River Center is set to transition displaced residents out of its location on Thursday. According to Red Cross officials, the shelter will begin transitioning displaced residents throughout the week to permanent or temporary housing until Thursday. The residents... more »
  • Lamar Dixon shelter reopens after parish steps in Play Video

    September 12, 2016 11:24 PM

    GONZALES - People staying at the Lamar Dixon Center shelter following the flood were told they would have to be out by this evening by 4 o'clock. The Red Cross in charge of the shelter told the several dozen still there that it was time to pack their stuff... more »
  • Lamar Dixon, River Center shelters to close next week

    September 10, 2016 5:55 PM

    GONZALES – A spokesperson for the Red Cross confirmed that both the Baton Rouge River Center and Lamar Dixon Expo Center shelters will be closed next week. A spokesperson for the Red Cross said the Lamar Dixon shelter will close Tuesday, Sept. 13 and the River Center shelter will... more »
  • Nearly 850 still living at Baton Rouge River Center Play Video

    August 30, 2016 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Almost two weeks after catastrophic flooding swamped many communities in our area, hundreds are still living in shelters. The Red Cross operates the shelter and said the number of people who are staying there is decreasing each day. The Red Cross estimates it could be another three weeks... more »
  • Around 850 residents remain in River Center shelter

    August 30, 2016 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross reports about 850 people are still staying at the Baton Rouge River Center after it was converted into a shelter for residents displaced by this month's floods. The aid organization says thousands of volunteers have come from across the nation to the... more »
  • Alabama horse sanctuary to shelter horses caught in flood

    August 30, 2016 9:39 AM

    DOTHAN - A horse sanctuary in Alabama is looking to come to the aid of a pair of horses that were stranded by recent historic flooding in south Louisiana. Lori Dawkins of the Wiregrass Horse Rescue & Sanctuary in Dothan says the horses will be brought to the Alabama... more »
  • La moves 79 pets from mobile shelter to prison shelter Play Video

    August 28, 2016 11:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana says that 79 cats and dogs currently at a mobile shelter outside a Baton Rouge arena are being moved to a kennel designed as a disaster pet shelter in a state prison. The Department of Agriculture and Forestry says in a news release that the state... more »
  • Officials respond to Red Cross shelter complaints Play Video

    August 22, 2016 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – People have been taking to social media, upset about how their donations for flood victims have been handled. They claim that the American Red Cross is tossing out the food and clothing they have been given. The Red Cross says that they are in the business... more »
  • Shelter at Celtic Studios in need of items for evacuees

    August 17, 2016 8:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has received a donation request for several items for the flood evacuees at the Celtic Media Centre shelter. Officials ask that the items are dropped off to Celtic Media Centre directly at 10000 Celtic Drive, Baton Rouge, LA... more »
  • Have horse experience? Volunteers needed at Lamar Dixon shelter

    August 17, 2016 4:12 PM

    GONZALES - Volunteers are needed at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales where many residents of Ascension Parish have brought their animals along after flooding displaced them from their homes. The expo center made emergency stalls available for horses that were displaced during the storm, and extra volunteers... more »
  • River Center shelter causing downtown detours

    August 17, 2016 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials are advising motorists about road closures and detours in the downtown area as the Baton Rouge River Center continues to operate as a shelter for families displaced by recent flooding. River Road in front of the River Center is currently closed. Westbound Government Street... more »
  • Medical volunteers still needed at Celtic Media shelter

    August 16, 2016 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical volunteers are still wanted at the Celtic Media Centre shelter off Airline Highway Tuesday. The soundstage and production facility was converted into a shelter over the weekend as historic flooding thrust many residents of the area out of their homes. By the time Sunday evening... more »
  • Animal rescue is underway, but help is needed

    August 15, 2016 3:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana State Animal Response Team and Louisiana SPCA are rescuing animals in flooded areas in Baton Rouge and Hammond. Both agencies are in need of supplies to take care of the animals as more come into the shelters. There are three drop-off locations in the... more »
  • Displaced residents arriving at Baker shelter

    August 13, 2016 2:49 PM

    BAKER - Dozens of people are staying at a Red Cross shelter in Baker after they had to be rescued or helped from the Louisiana floods. John Mitchell said he swam to safety with his pit bull. Police officers in a boat picked up his girlfriend, her young daughter... more »
  • For those in storm shelters, future still uncertain Play Video

    March 15, 2016 7:34 PM

    TICKFAW - The Eagle Heights Community Church has been home for about 80 flood victims since Saturday. For four days, the people who have been staying here have been getting help from church members and Red Cross volunteers. The church gym has been transformed into a shelter with cots... more »
  • Nearly 500 rescued from high water in Hammond Play Video

    March 11, 2016 8:44 AM

    HAMMOND- Emergency crews across Tangipahoa Parish have their hands full with widespread flooding and heavy rainfall. Authorities spent early Friday morning responding to calls about people trapped by the high flood waters. According to WWL-TV, nearly 200 stranded people had to be rescued throughout the Hammond area Friday morning. However... more »
  • Old Livingston Parish school gym set to become storm shelter Play Video

    February 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    WATSON - The gymnasium at the old Live Oak High School campus in the Watson area will be renovated and upgraded into a Red Cross worthy storm shelter. The work, with an estimated cost of $1.9 million, will be funded 75 percent by FEMA with the rest coming from the... more »
  • Renovations nearly finished at Walker animal shelter Play Video

    February 2, 2016 6:32 PM

    WALKER - The $150,000 overhaul at the Walker Animal Control Shelter is nearly finished. As the work wraps up this week, the transformation is night and day. It's been in the works for the past seven years for Walker Councilwoman Scarlett Major who volunteers at the shelter often. ... more »
  • Salvation Army extends shelter hours

    January 22, 2016 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With harsh winter weather blowing into Baton Rouge over the weekend, the Baton Rouge Salvation Army announced that the shelter on Airline Hwy will have extended hours Friday. Captain Brett Meredith said the shelter located at 7361 Airline Hwy. opened at 4 p.m. and residents... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul expecting to help more homeless this year

    November 18, 2015 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Vincent de Paul is expecting to have to help a larger number of people this year as the weather gets cooler. "When those cold nights take off in the coming weeks, I really think our numbers are going to surpass what we served last year. And... more »
  • State unveils mobile pet shelter Play Video

    August 27, 2015 7:42 PM

    GONZALES - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry unveiled its new mobile pet shelter. It's a trailer that's designed to drive around picking up animals who need to evacuate in the event of a disaster. "We can go on-site where there is an emergency. And this is... more »
  • 3 dogs dead of unknown causes at Ascension shelter

    July 14, 2015 7:53 PM

    SORRENTO - Questions are being raised as to what caused three dogs that died over the weekend at the Ascension Animal Control and Shelter. The shelter said if found a 7-week-old puppy and 2 dogs over the age of 5 dead Monday morning. The shelter manager Michael Leblanc said... more »
  • Louisiana Pet Pantry raffle Play Video

    July 2, 2015 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Pet Pantry is helping more than 30 animal rescue organizations, but they need your help. This morning Mark Mese and Heather Alfinito stopped by 2une In to explain how people can get involved. The biggest cost facing rescue organizations is dog food. The LPP, formerly... more »
  • Red Cross shelter in Assumption Parish Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:02 AM

    ASSUMPTION- Severe weather across the Baton Rouge area left many houses in Assumption Parish without power. Due to the extensive power outages, Red Cross opened a shelter at the Belle Rose Middle School last night. Governor Jindal has declared a state of emergency for Assumption Parish, with the biggest... more »
  • Red Cross to open shelter in EBR late Monday night

    April 27, 2015 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Late Monday, the Red Cross announced it was opening a shelter for people who were without power in East Baton Rouge following Monday's severe storms. The shelter was set to open at 11:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Baptist Church, 5805 Jones Creek Road. Food was also... more »
  • LP shelters looking for 'good voodoo' for rescue animals Play Video

    January 15, 2015 7:28 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several shelters in Livingston Parish are joining forces this weekend for Pet Fest. We were joined by author Michelle Hirstius this morning on 2une In with all the details. The Pet Fest is Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter... more »
  • Shelters expand hours ahead of freezing temps Play Video

    January 6, 2015 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bitter cold temperatures are on the way and for many that means making sure pipes, plants and pets are protected. But, for others it's a danger of life on the streets. News Two's Alexa Vogue spoke with community leaders, who say they're doing everything they can... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul assisting women, children Play Video

    December 22, 2014 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Woman and Children Center at St. Vincent de Paul is a full house this holiday season. The shelter often doesn't have the space necessary to help everyone in need. News 2's Rebecca Buchanan visited the the center this morning on 2une In to learn more... more »
  • Two years later, Jade keeps helping animals Play Video

    December 15, 2014 8:00 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Jade Mitchell raised more than $10,000 for area shelters over the past two years, and even adopted a pet of her home. This morning on 2une In, we went back to the shelter where Jade began her dedicated to taking care of animals. Workers at Denham... more »
  • Dozens take refuge from quake aftershocks

    November 24, 2014 2:01 AM

    TOKYO, Japan - Dozens of villagers are staying in shelters as aftershocks rattle a region in central Japan jolted by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes. The damage in a mountainous area that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics was worse than... more »
  • Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico

    September 3, 2014 1:43 AM

    MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Tropical Storm Dolly is moving ashore, soaking Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities had suspended school classes and readied shelters. The U.S. Hurricane Center says Dolly is located about 25 miles south-southeast of Tampico late Tuesday. The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph. and it... more »
  • Shelter opening for apartment fire victims Play Video

    July 23, 2014 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross announced plans to open a shelter Wednesday evening for people put out of their homes by a large apartment fire in Baton Rouge. Spokesperson Nancy Malone said the Red Cross would open a shelter at the BREC Park at 4100 North Street starting... more »
  • Questions raised after dog bites two kids, returned to owners Play Video

    March 5, 2013 5:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A dog that's bitten two kids in Livingston Parish was released back to its owner and parents are outraged. In January, the neighbor's Weimaraner bit Michael and Tammy Gardner's eight-year-old son, Kaden. "After it bit me, I closed my eyes and I didn't see the dog,"... more »

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