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  • Sisters tie blue ribbons to mailboxes, honor law enforcement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 10, 2015 4:07 PM

    WALKER - Two sisters have joined an effort to help make a difference in their communities by posting blue ribbons on their mailboxes. Brittany Daigle of Central and Kimberly Dicapo of Walker have been going door to door in their neighborhoods to show support for members of law enforcement. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge-New Orleans rail supported by governor hopefuls

    September 4, 2015 5:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - High speed rail transportation linking Baton Rouge, New Orleans and points in between was endorsed by the four major candidates for governor in their latest forum. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Sen. David Vitter, all Republicans, and Democratic state Rep. John... more »
  • Casino support contract blocked in La. House

    May 20, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state senators Wednesday blocked approval of a $3.6 million casino support services contract for New Orleans amid complaints that the city's new smoking ban likely will cause the state to lose money. The prohibition against smoking in bars and gambling halls took effect last month. Louisiana... more »
  • Tennis tourney to support veterans check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 24, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Great news for tennis enthusiasts! It's time for the annual Iberville Bank Team Tennis Challenge. Proceeds from the tournament benefit 'Support Our War Heroes". The tournament runs Friday, March 6th - Sunday, March 8th. Organizers say 300 players are expected to participate. There's also a gala... more »
  • John Breaux on the road with Sen. Mary Landrieu

    October 31, 2014 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - He's been out of office for nearly a decade, but former U.S. Sen. John Breaux is back on the campaign trail, urging voters to support his one-time colleague, Democrat Mary Landrieu. Breaux, a Crowley native and now a Washington lobbyist, was traveling Friday to get-out-the-vote events around... more »
  • Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

    October 13, 2014 5:17 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Catholic bishops signaled a radical shift in tone Monday about accepting gays into the church, saying they had gifts to offer and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided homosexual couples with "precious" support. In a preliminary report, released half-way through a Vatican meeting on family life... more »
  • Fort Polk draws support against cuts

    September 29, 2014 3:31 AM

    FORT POLK - Once more, Fort Polk has drawn more support than any other base facing potential cuts. Fort Polk Progress, a nonprofit created to advocate for the base, says Army Environmental Command got more than 111,200 comments from 30 communities nationwide - and 34,619 were against cuts at Fort... more »
  • Landrieu hit on her support of abortion rights

    August 5, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At election time, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu always has a tricky line to walk on abortion. She's balancing her Catholic faith and Louisiana's strong anti-abortion stances with her Democratic politics and her support of abortion rights. Heading into the Nov. 4 election, Landrieu's critics are hoping to... more »
  • Vitter describes strong support for Common Core

    August 1, 2014 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "strongly" supports the Common Core education standards. The position puts him at odds with GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal, but could bolster support from the business community as the senator raises money for the 2015 governor's race. In an interview taped... more »
  • Former Senate race candidate endorses Cassidy

    July 21, 2014 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has picked up support for his U.S. Senate campaign from a former GOP competitor. Rep. Paul Hollis, the St. Tammany Parish state lawmaker who recently dropped out of the race, announced Monday that he is endorsing Cassidy in the Nov. 4 election,... more »
  • Jindal contests video quoting his Common Core support check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 19, 2014 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A video making the rounds on the internet is causing controversy within Governor Bobby Jindal's office. The video was released on April 2, 2014 by the United States Chamber of Commerce and has a quote from Jindal supporting the Common Core education standards. On Wednesday, Jindal... more »
  • Bill mandating life support for pregnant women approved

    April 23, 2014 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would require doctors and hospitals to use life support to keep brain-dead pregnant women alive until they give birth, no matter a family's wishes. The House Health and Welfare Committee backed the proposal Wednesday without objection. The measure by New... more »
  • Obama has bipartisan support for Syria strike

    September 3, 2013 12:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's push for a military strike in Syria is gaining significant momentum today. Leaders of both parties in Congress say they're convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people, and that the U.S. should respond. Obama met today with more than... more »
  • Scant foreign support for US strikes on Syria

    August 30, 2013 4:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is poised to become the first U.S. leader in three decades to attack a foreign nation without broad international support or in direct defense of Americans. Not since President Ronald Reagan ordered an invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada in 1983 has the U.S.... more »
  • Casino winnings bring in $1M in child support

    August 29, 2013 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A state law that allows state government to grab casino winnings from parents behind on their child support has surpassed the $1 million mark. The state Department of Children and Family Services announced Thursday that it has collected $1.2 million from 969 noncustodial parents at casinos across Louisiana.... more »
  • People looking for ways to bring back Clinton curfew

    August 19, 2013 10:31 AM

    CLINTON - Support for an overnight curfew in Clinton continues even after the town's original, wide-ranging curfew ran into legal trouble. The town canceled the curfew after a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of Clinton resident Tommy Mead. The measure banned pedestrians and drivers from the town's... more »
  • Pro-Obama group airing health ads

    June 17, 2013 11:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - An outside group supporting President Barack Obama's agenda plans to air a series of ads this summer promoting Obama's health care overhaul. Organizing for Action intends to spend at least $1 million this summer on ads to draw attention to the implementation of the health care law, including... more »
  • Voucher supporters to rally at state capitol

    May 15, 2013 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Supporters of Louisiana's school voucher program will join Gov. Bobby Jindal this afternoon at a rally for the program. The state Supreme Court recently ruled that the method used to fund the program violated the state's constitution. Jindal swore the program would be funded by the... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to slitting 2-year-old son's throat

    May 2, 2013 12:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to capital murder, admitting that he slit his 2-year-old son's throat to avoid paying $4,000 in overdue child support. The Times-Picayune reports Danny Platt was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. The only promise prosecutor Robert Moore made him... more »
  • Collins says support after coming out 'incredible'

    April 30, 2013 9:05 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Jason Collins says the support that he's received since coming out has been "incredible." In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America", Collins says that he believes people are ready to support an openly gay basketball player. The 34-year-old became the first active player in... more »
  • Powerball winner due in court over child support

    April 1, 2013 8:48 AM

    PATERSON, N.J.- The New Jersey man who just won a $338 million Powerball jackpot is now due in court. Pedro Quezada is scheduled to appear Monday afternoon in state Superior Court in Paterson. The 1:30 p.m. hearing stems from a child support warrant issued for the 44-year-old Passaic resident, who... more »
  • Council to talk about electing chief, nearly 30 cities already do

    February 12, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss the possibility of letting voters in the city of Baton Rouge elect the police chief. "It is something that I want to discuss," Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said. Marcelle added the discussion to Wednesday's Metro Council agenda. The Mayor's firing of Dewayne... more »
  • Metro Council to examine electing police chief

    February 12, 2013 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss the possibility of letting voters in the city of Baton Rouge elect the police chief. "It is something that I want to discuss," Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said. Marcelle added the discussing to Wednesday's Metro Council agenda. The Mayor's firing last week... more »
  • Police union supports firing of BRPD chief check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police union president Chris Stewart released a statement Friday supporting the mayor's decision to fire former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. Stewart said in the emailed statement that White's tenure as chief resulted in "the most tumultuous era ever within the Baton Rouge Police Department."... more »
  • Romney now is supportive of FEMA, despite earlier suggestion that it be scrapped

    October 31, 2012 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney is making it clear that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has a role to play in dealing with events like Hurricane Sandy. In a statement released by his campaign today, he says FEMA "plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for... more »
  • Half avoid taxes, get fed help but many not poor

    September 18, 2012 4:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney got the math about right when he said 47 percent of Americans pay no incomes taxes and are "dependent on government" for support. But he blurred together half or more of the entire country with his comment, from the neediest Americans to some of the richest.... more »
  • Obama responds to Romney's 'victims' comments

    September 18, 2012 4:52 PM

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama is chiding Republican Mitt Romney for referring to supporters of the president as victims who depend on the government. Obama says anyone who wants to be president has to "work for everyone, not just for some." Appearing on the "Late Show" with David Letterman,... more »
  • Romney: 'Great divide' exists over tax philosophy

    September 18, 2012 4:51 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says there's a "great divide" in the country between those who want to take wealth and pass it around and those who want to earn money for themselves. In an interview Tuesday with Fox News Channel, Romney said redistributing wealth is... more »
  • Egypt's Mubarak on life support after heart stops

    June 19, 2012 5:47 PM

    CAIRO - A security official says Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been put on life support after his heart stopped as he arrived at a military hospital. The state news agency MENA said the 84-year-old Mubarak was "clinically dead" when he arrived at the hospital from prison. It said... more »
  • Livingston residents still support Juban Crossing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2012 5:37 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Juban Crossing stores will begin opening next year, according to developer Stephen Keller, despite the recent veto of a bill that would help fund construction of the retail location. Governor Bobby Jindal last week vetoed a measure creating a new tax district around the site. Developers... more »
  • WATCH: Obama voices his support for gay marriage

    May 9, 2012 2:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he now supports same-sex marriage, ending months of equivocation on a subject with powerful election-year consequences. Obama says he has concluded that it is important for him to affirm that he thinks same-sex couples should be able to get married. He says he came... more »
  • Regents support LSU-S/La. Tech merger

    February 28, 2012 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La - The Board of Regents has recommended merging LSU-Shreveport with Louisiana Tech University as part of a study to be sent to the Legislature in response to a request from the Shreveport-Bossier region to assess and address unmet higher education needs. The report, presented by Eva Klein... more »
  • "Deadbeat Parents" special airs tonight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 2, 2012 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deadbeat parents owe millions of dollars in unpaid child support and the state is cracking down on the worst offenders. News 2's Chris Nakamoto found one that owes upwards of $350,000. You won't want to miss why his family believes he doesn't need to pay. Watch... more »
  • Support group helping crime victims' families move on

    January 13, 2012 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Families of victims of violence are joining together to help cope with what crime leaves them with. The Healing Hearts Grief Support Group started a month ago. The woman who started it lost her son to crime four years ago. The recent crime in the Capital... more »
  • Jindal: Perry gaffe doesn't change his support

    November 10, 2011 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal said today that a flubbed debate answer by GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry doesn't change Jindal's support for him. The Texas governor said during last night's debate that he would eliminate three federal agencies if elected, but could only name two of them,... more »
  • Deadbeat parents paying up with casino winnings

    September 15, 2011 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Just one week into a pilot program to collect unpaid child support, some families are getting the money they're owed. Louisiana Child and Family Services started a program in conjunction with casinos. Due to tax purposes gamblers that win over $1,200 are subject to forfeiting... more »
  • State launches web service to find deadbeat parents

    August 29, 2011 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Children and Family Services launched a new website today to help find parents who owe child support. The site gives access to the 53,000 delinquet parents by first or last name, city, amount owed and parish where their court-ordered support was established. ... more »
  • Runnels coach "goes green" to support student with cancer

    January 25, 2011 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head volleyball coach at Runnels in Baton Rouge is going green, not for the environment, but in support of a student who is battling cancer. Coach Jean Martinez agreed to dye her hair green if the school raised at least $2,000 for St. Jude Children's... more »

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