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  • First-time moms celebrate Mother's Day

    May 10, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Woman's Hospital says they expected to deliver nearly 20 babies on Mother's Day, Sunday. For first time mother, Brittany Jackson, the day couldn't be more special. "I went through a lot for her to get here," said Jackson. Carly Rochelle McIntyre was the first... more »
  • Special Olympic athletes compete at Woodlawn High today check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2015 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can watch some of the top Special Olympics athletes in Louisiana compete in Baton Rouge beginning today. Crews braved the rain yesterday to set up hurdles and other track and field events at Woodlawn High School. Over 500 athletes from East Baton Rouge, Zachary, Ascension,... more »
  • Netflix postpones launch of Cosby comedy special

    November 19, 2014 2:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Netflix says it is postponing Bill Cosby's upcoming standup comedy special. A spokesperson for the company says it is postponing the launch of "Bill Cosby 77." This follows accusations that Cosby has sexually assaulted several women. Cosby has remained silent, and his attorney, John P. Schmitt,... more »
  • Sign-up begins for 5th District congressional race

    August 19, 2013 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two state lawmakers have made their candidacies official for the special election to fill the 5th District congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana. Republican state Sen. Neil Riser showed up at the Secretary of State's Office before qualifying even opened Monday. Hours later, Democratic state Rep.... more »
  • Congressmen endorse Sen. Riser for 5th District

    August 8, 2013 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The special congressional election hasn't even been called yet, but a state senator running for the post already has picked up support from two Louisiana congressmen. Republican state Sen. Neil Riser of Columbia received the endorsement Thursday of GOP U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, of Lafayette, in the... more »
  • Get prepared with 'Weathering The Storm' tonight

    May 30, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hurricane season is quickly approaching, and the WBRZ News 2 weather team wants you to be prepared. Tune in tonight for our special coverage, "Weathering The Storm," starting at 7 p.m. on WBRZ. Pat Shingleton, Dave Nussbaum, Ryan Davidson and Keller Watts will provide insight... more »
  • Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

    January 17, 2013 3:32 PM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert and freed foreign hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens. Militants claiming revenge for France's intervention against rebels in... more »
  • Special election set in House District 79

    December 18, 2012 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State House Speaker Chuck Kleckley has set a March 2 special election to fill the expected vacancy in the House District 79 seat held by state Rep. Anthony Ligi. An April 6 runoff will be held, if necessary. The Advocate reports qualifying for the election will run... more »
  • Boehner says debt limit should be part of talks

    November 9, 2012 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner says any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff should include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and revising the tax code. Speaking to reporters Friday, the Ohio Republican insisted that changing the tax code and making it more efficient would lead to... more »
  • Special session push fails to gain Senate support

    October 26, 2012 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE (AP) - An attempt to get lawmakers into special session to consider reversing Gov. Bobby Jindal's recent cuts to health care programs and a state prison has failed to win enough support. State senators blocked the effort. Thibodaux Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard needed 13 senators to sign onto... more »
  • House agrees to vote on special session check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2012 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Thibodaux lawmaker has hit the first benchmark in his effort to revisit Gov. Bobby Jindal's recent budget cuts in a November special session. Thirty-nine House members, Republicans and Democrats, have signed onto supporting the idea by Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard, an independent. That meets the threshold... more »
  • Lawmakers call special session request waste of money

    October 8, 2012 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Top state lawmakers called the request for a special legislative session over healthcare cuts "unnecessary" and "an irresponsible use of taxpayer dollars" today. State House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, made the comments in a a joint statement released today,... more »
  • State lawmaker wants special session to work on budget check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 19, 2012 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Representative Dee Richard, I- Houma, says lawmaker need to call a special session before the end of the year. Richard says the legislature needs to be more involved in recent decisions about the budget. Lawmakers have criticized Governor Bobby Jindal's plans to close Phelps Correctional Center,... more »
  • Thibodaux lawmaker trying to call special session

    September 19, 2012 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Thibodaux lawmaker is trying to rally support for a special legislative session to revisit budget decisions made in recent months by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard, an independent, says he is sending out a letter Wednesday to House members asking them to call... more »
  • Metro Council schedules special meeting

    September 29, 2011 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council scheduled a special meeting for next Tuesday to continue work left unfinished by a lack of a quorum during last night's meeting. The special meeting will be held Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The... more »
  • Redistricting special session enters final stretch

    April 10, 2011 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Not a single map is complete and passed as lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday for the final three days of a special session to redesign political boundary lines. While the state House and state Senate district remaps are expected to be wrapped up before the... more »
  • Baton Rouge academy gives hope to special needs children

    April 4, 2011 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - They provide hope in more ways than one to many local children with special needs. They're the Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy. Jeff Hand with the Academy and Denton Faerber with LSU stopped by 2une In to tell you how you can help children with special... more »
  • House debates configuration of its 105 districts

    March 28, 2011 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A reshaping of the Louisiana House's 105 districts to match the latest census data is up for debate on the House floor. A handful of representatives dissatisfied with plans to merge their districts are proposing changes to the map during Monday's debate, as the special redistricting... more »
  • La. special session on redistricting begins Sunday

    March 20, 2011 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Lawmakers are opening their once-a-decade special session to redraw Louisiana's political boundaries, to conform with new population data. Battles already are brewing over population shifts from Hurricane Katrina, a push for new minority-led districts and the need to shrink the congressional delegation by one member. ... more »
  • La. Senate's newest member takes oath

    March 11, 2011 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Senate has added its newest member. Republican Jonathan Perry, of Kaplan, took his oath of office Friday, for a position he won in a special election last month. Perry had been in the state House. His election to the vacant state Senate... more »
  • April special election set for House seat

    March 2, 2011 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- An April special election date has been set to fill an open Acadiana-area seat in the Louisiana House. The vacancy will be created by the resignation of state Rep.Jonathan Perry, a Republican who was elected to the state Senate. Perry moves to his Senate seat... more »
  • AP source: Obama envoy tells Mubarak time is up

    February 1, 2011 2:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - A senior American official says that the special envoy dispatched to Egypt by President Barak Obama told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that the U.S. saw his presidency at an end and urged him to prepare for an orderly transition to real democracy with elections. The official said Tuesday... more »
  • Regents to discuss SUNO/UNO merger Feb. 8

    January 27, 2011 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Feb. 8 to discuss a controversial proposal to merge the University of New Orleans campus with the historically black Southern University at New Orleans campus. Regents Chairman Robert Levy announced the meeting Thursday. A Colorado consultant is studying... more »

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