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  • Crews extinguish fire at pipe facility in Zachary

    February 4, 2016 12:26 AM

    ZACHARY - Firefighters were called to the US Composite Pipe South facility in Zachary just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night. It took the Zachary Fire Department less than 30 minutes to extinguish flames inside the building on Hwy. 61. The cause of the fire, and the extent of... more »
  • Edwards sworn in as Louisiana's 56th governor

    January 11, 2016 6:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - John Bel Edwards has been sworn in as the 56th governor of the state of Louisiana. Edwards is promising that he will not be a "business-as-usual governor," as he takes office. Edwards said he planned to tackle healthcare and wage issues as governor. He said... more »
  • US marshal kills South Carolina suspect

    January 3, 2016 2:16 PM

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Authorities say a U.S. Marshals Service deputy in South Dakota shot and killed a man wanted in a homicide in South Carolina. Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens says authorities received a tip that 37-year-old Lonnie Haskell Powers Jr., of Summerville, South Carolina, was in Sioux... more »
  • 11th death confirmed as storms ravage South

    December 24, 2015 5:15 PM

    CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. - The overall death toll from violent storms in the Southeast has risen to 11 people in three states. A seventh death was confirmed Thursday in Mississippi as a result of severe weather that swept through the state. In addition, three people died in Tennessee and... more »
  • Mayor says at least 20 homes damaged by tornado

    December 23, 2015 7:09 PM

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. - A mayor in a small Mississippi town says a tornado damaged or destroyed numerous houses just outside the town limits. Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said the only confirmed casualty was a dog killed by storm debris, but as many as 20 homes may have been hit... more »
  • Backups remain on I-10 W after crash on Intracoastal Canal Bridge

    October 22, 2015 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on LA-1 South in Port Allen following an earlier wreck. Congestion from the accident is backed up on I-10 West all the way to the I-10/I-12 split. more »
  • Confederate flag creates sticky situation during Mississippi elections

    October 17, 2015 11:10 AM

    McCOMB, Miss. - South Carolina removed a Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds weeks after the June massacre of nine worshippers at a historic black church. While the attack prompted debate about the public display of Old South symbols, Mississippi is still flying a state flag with the... more »
  • LSU making plans to auction Fournette's jersey Play Video

    October 12, 2015 7:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Everyone knows that Leonard Fournette is talented on the field, but not everyone knows Leonard, the person. After Saturday's game, the Heisman favorite announced his contribution to South Carolina, which caught everyone by surprise. "I would like to auction off my game jersey as is... more »
  • NCAA will let Fournette auction jersey

    October 11, 2015 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Leonard Fournette can auction the purple No. 7 jersey he wore in Saturday's game against the Gamecocks and donate the proceeds to South Carolina flood victims. Fournette made history in the jersey by becoming the fastest to 1,000 yards in a season at LSU, which has... 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 »
  • Train accident closes Airline Highway near South Choctaw Drive

    July 31, 2015 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airline Highway was briefly closed in both directions near South Choctaw Drive due to an accident involving a train. The Department of Transportation and Development reported that traffic was backed up for more than two miles to Plank Road on US 61 South and Tom Drive... more »
  • A look at calls to remove Confederate symbols across South

    June 23, 2015 12:36 PM

    In the wake of a massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a bipartisan mix of officials across Southern states are calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy. Here's a look at what's happening and what's being proposed: ___ South Carolina Lawmakers... more »
  • Celebrate a Southern Spring in St. Francisville Play Video

    March 16, 2015 7:53 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - This weekend St. Francisville will host the 44th annual Audubon Pilgrimage . Christian Tregle and St. Francisville Mayor, Bill D'Aquilla stopped by 2une In this morning to tell us more about this celebration of southern spring, and explain why John James Audubon called the city his "happy... more »
  • La. lawyers argue against gay marriage in fed court

    January 9, 2015 4:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state of Louisiana has made its case against gay marriage to a federal appeals court in New Orleans. Attorney Kyle Duncan, special counsel for the Louisiana attorney general's office, says same-sex weddings are a "novel perception" with unforeseen consequences, and states can and should decide whether... more »
  • 4 killed as severe weather sweeps South

    December 23, 2014 6:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Severe storms have killed at least four people in Mississippi and damaged homes and businesses throughout the state. leading to the governor declaring a state of emergency for two counties. Gov. Phil Bryant's office says thousands were without power Tuesday night around Columbia, which is about 80... more »
  • Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

    December 19, 2014 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported cases were widespread in 29 states last week. If the trend continues, it could bring another early peak... more »
  • Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South

    December 18, 2014 11:29 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Apple CEO Tim Cook is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states. The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign announced the contribution Thursday. The amount isn't being disclosed, but the organization calls it "substantial." Human Rights Campaign spokesman... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    October 31, 2014 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested that President Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race. In an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Landrieu was quoted as saying that the South "has not always been the... more »
  • Saints defeat Buccaneers 37-31 in OT

    October 5, 2014 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints locked up their second win of the season with a touchdown 5 minutes and 36 seconds into overtime. The win puts the Saints (2-3) tied for second in the NFC South with Atlanta and 1 game behind Carolina for the division lead. The Saints... more »
  • Youth soccer championship kicks off on Thursday

    June 17, 2014 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With soccer fever taking over the country after the U.S. victory over Ghana on Monday, fans and families will have a chance to see the future of U.S. Soccer as the 2014 Region III Youth Soccer Championships kick off Thursday in Baton Rouge. Hundreds of youth... more »
  • All lanes on LA 1 South reopened

    May 12, 2014 1:44 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Two lanes of LA 1 South in Port Allen that were blocked due to an overturned truck, have now been reopened. The right and center lanes were blocked on LA 1 South at Avenue G after the truck's load shifted, causing it to roll over. The... more »
  • Deadly storms leave behind devastation, flooding

    April 30, 2014 3:40 AM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. - Heavy rains and flooding have left people stranded in houses and cars in the Florida Panhandle, the latest area of the country to be pummeled by a dayslong chain of severe weather. Escambia County spokesman Bill Pearson says rescue crews can't respond to some calls early Wednesday... more »
  • Police: 2 dead after car crashes into Texas crowd Play Video

    March 13, 2014 8:04 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - Police say two people have died after a car drove through temporary barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck a crowd of pedestrians. Lt. Brian Moon says the two victims were confirmed dead at the scene in downtown Austin, along a block where... more »
  • Falcons trying to come to terms with dismal season

    November 19, 2013 3:47 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - These are strange times for the Atlanta Falcons. They are 2-8, have lost four in a row and are pretty well assured of their first losing season since 2007 heading into Thursday night's game against the New Orleans Saints (8-2). Players such as quarterback Matt Ryan... more »
  • Saints look to stay atop NFC South

    November 17, 2013 3:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints(7-2) will attempt to knock off the team who beat them in the 2011-12 NFC Divisional Game and stay atop the NFC South Division. The Carolina Panthers trail the Saints with a 6-3 record and play New England on Monday Night Football. One record... more »

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