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  • VA secretary says demand outstripping extra resources

    November 6, 2015 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says the VA's hospitals and clinics are beefing up staff and seeing more patients. Yet the number of appointments not completed within 30 days continues to grow. Speaking at the National Press Club in advance of Veterans Day, McDonald describes a VA... more »
  • LSU professor fired for profanity, plans court fight

    June 29, 2015 9:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An LSU associate professor has been fired for using curse words and telling sexually-themed jokes to undergraduate students. However, Teresa Buchanan, says she is the victim of a "witch hunt." She plans to fight her dismissal in court. The dismissal of Buchanan, who specializes in early childhood education... more »
  • Jindal announces administration changes

    June 22, 2015 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal is just days away from announcing his plans for the future. On Wednesday he's expected to reveal he's running for president. Jindal made some changes to his political administration on Friday. Director of Legislative Affairs Melissa Mann will take over for Kyle Plotkin as... more »
  • Jindal moving staff to Iowa for likely White House campaign

    March 31, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is sending political staff to Iowa for a possible 2016 presidential campaign. Two of Jindal's top aides, deputy chief of staff Taylor Teepell and legislative affairs director Matt Parker, have resigned from the governor's office and are moving to the key presidential campaign... more »
  • Saints coach Sean Payton announces staff changes

    February 11, 2015 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints coach Sean Payton has added seven assistant coaches to his staff and shifted responsibilities for some assistants who remain from last season's team that went 7-9 and missed the playoffs. Payton says he's hired former Oakland head coach Dennis Allen as senior defensive assistant, John Morton... more »
  • About 70 hospital staffers cared for Ebola patient

    October 13, 2014 5:50 PM

    DALLAS - Medical records provided to The Associated Press show that about 70 staff members at a Dallas hospital were involved in the care of an Ebola patient before his death last week. The employees at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital drew Thomas Eric Duncan's blood, put tubes down his throat... more »
  • OLOL implements flu vaccination policy to protect patients

    September 25, 2014 6:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is implementing a flu vaccination policy at the hospital to help protect the health of its patients, visitors, staff and community. The policy - affecting more than 7,000 people - includes physicians, allied health staff, volunteers, students, contract workers... more »
  • ACLU says school district promotes racism

    December 19, 2013 7:48 PM

    EUREKA, CALIFORNIA- A Northern California school district is accused of pervasive racism and of condoning a tradition where female students are groped. The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit against Eureka City Schools saying leaders ignored complaints of racial taunting and bullying and disproportionately discipling minority students. The civil... more »
  • Northwestern State adds Foreman to coaching staff

    August 14, 2013 9:04 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - The Northwestern State women's basketball program has added a new assistant to its coaching staff. Co-head coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr said Tuesday that Kasondra Foreman's hiring is still subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System. Foreman played... more »
  • New Orleans council member's staff is back

    July 15, 2013 12:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Staffers for a New Orleans City Council member were back on the job three days after a walkout. On Friday, Jackie Clarkson's office was closed. She later acknowledged that her staffers were unhappy with her following last Thursday's regular council meeting. There had seen some heated exchanges... more »
  • Flags flown at half staff for firefighters

    July 1, 2013 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People in Louisiana are taking time to remeber the 19 firefighters who lost their lives battling a wildfire in Arizona. Flags at the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office as well as the Department of Agriculture and Forestry are being flown half staff today in honor... more »
  • GSU establishes faculty, staff retiree association

    June 17, 2013 11:48 AM

    GRAMBLING - Grambling State University produces not only undergraduate and graduate students but also a large group of retirees. The News-Star reports GSU President Frank G. Pogue identified this ready-made pool of highly-qualified and skilled professionals and workers and recently established the Grambling State University Association for Retired Faculty and... more »
  • Brian Holland - Sports Reporter

    May 28, 2013 11:50 AM

    Brian Holland is a sports reporter/anchor for News 2 Louisiana. He joined the WBRZ team in August 2012. Brian was born and raised in Houston, Tx. He attended Abilene Christian University where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Political Science. Brian... more »
  • St. Helena schools to offer buyouts

    May 12, 2013 10:29 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. - The St. Helena Parish School Board has approved a plan to offer early retirement buyouts to some staff members. The Advocate reports certified employees would be offered $5,500 to take early retirement, and noncertified employees would be offered $3,000. School system officials say six certified and three... more »
  • Teachers, staff return to school after drinking allegations

    April 23, 2013 11:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Three school days after six Northwood High School teachers and staff members were suspended amid allegations of drinking at a school-sponsored event, Caddo school officials say the employees will return to work. The Times reports the accusations surfaced last week after parents complained the female employees were drunk... more »
  • Flags at La. buildings lowered to half-staff

    April 16, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered that state flags at government buildings in Louisiana be flown at half-staff until sunset Saturday. The executive order issued Tuesday is an expression of respect for victims of Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon. Similar gestures are being made by local governments.... more »
  • Louisiana Tech adds Petersen to staff

    January 16, 2013 4:18 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech has named Tony Petersen as the football team's new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Coach Skip Holtz said Wednesday that Petersen brings 20 years of experience at the NCAA Division I level and a background of wide open offenses to Tech's program. Petersen was the co-offensive... more »

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