January 15, 2015 7:57 PM
WASHINGTON- Don't expect many empty seats the next time you fly.
The government says the average passenger load is nearing record levels with flights more than 83 percent full. Five of the top 10 all-time months for almost full planes were last year.
The strong demand for tickets... more »
December 30, 2014 2:36 PM
NEWARK, NJ - The battleground over traffic enforcement cameras may be shifting. Nearly half of all states use cameras to track red-light or speeding violations, and some use both. But while the number of communities nationwide that use red-light cameras is gradually falling, the number of speed cameras is slowly... more »
December 23, 2014 6:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - A spike in deaths on Louisiana roadways has State Police begging people to put down their cell phones and pay attention when they get behind the wheel.
According to LSP distracted drivers have killed 67 people in the last month alone. They're calling it the new... more »
December 18, 2014 10:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- An arrest warrant has been issued for a 28-year-old accused of acting as a ticket broker and selling Saints football tickets but never providing the tickets.
Matthew Alexander Dunn faces felony theft and issuing worthless checks charges, according to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2. The warrants... more »
December 11, 2014 3:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Tiger fans hoping to make the trip up to Nashville to see LSU's first game against Notre Dame in close to eight years can still get inside the stadium as a limited number of lower level and club level seats are still available.
The cheaper tickets... more »
November 27, 2014 12:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - With the holiday shopping frenzy officially commencing later on today, tickets for your favorite LSU sports teams will also be discounted starting on Black Friday and running through to "Cyber Monday" on Dec. 1.
For the 2014 prime shopping season, tickets for four different Tiger sports... more »
September 24, 2014 7:43 PM
NEW YORK- Fans of baseball's Derek Jeter are paying outrageous sums to see the New York Yankee star play his last home game in the Bronx. According to a ticket search engine called Seatgeek, tickets for Thursday's game are going for an average of $642 online. The cheapest sellers go... more »
September 22, 2014 5:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU is promising to monitor the purchase of plane tickets more carefully after an Inspector General's report showed the flagship university wasted $123,000 on unused airfare over the period of two-and-half years.
The school wasn't the only state agency that was targeted in the report. The... more »
July 31, 2014 11:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - A limited number of tickets are currently on sale to the general public for six LSU home games in 2014 Associate athletic director for ticket operations Brian Broussard says the tickets are returns from the visiting teams. Broussard said that the Alabama game is sold out but... more »
July 25, 2014 5:57 PM
BATON ROUGE- A funeral procession driving with a police escort to a cemetery was hit with multiple red light tickets when the procession was ushered through an intersection at Coursey and Cedarcrest.
"We had two police escorts on motorcycles, we all had our flashers on and we were in... more »
July 16, 2014 10:45 PM
HENDERSON - This quiet town, nestled on the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin in the heart of Cajun Country, can be scare for drivers as they leave the raised, westbound lanes of the I-10 Basin Bridge and approach the town's exit.
Typically, police are waiting for drivers traveling above... more »
April 17, 2014 10:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- Tickets for the Miss USA pageant that will be held here go in sale Friday.
According to ticket information on Ticket Master, about half of the River Center Arena will be utilized for the event. There will be floor, lower, and middle level seating available.
The... more »
March 23, 2014 4:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers will consider two bills aimed at speed traps Monday.
One of the bills would require local governing authorities to be labeled as speed traps if it makes more than 50 percent of its income or revenue from traffic tickets. The other bill, HB 962,... more »
December 27, 2013 9:26 PM
CENTRAL - A police department that used only have the authority to give warnings to speeders is finally putting the brakes on drivers.
With the help of a state grant and the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's office, Central police officers have new equipment and new authority.
"With... more »
December 18, 2013 3:20 PM
ATLANTA- Lottery officials say a Georgia woman has one of the two winning tickets to the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. history. Lottery officials identified her as Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, which is east of Atlanta. Officials say she bought one ticket and chose the... more »
December 16, 2013 10:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - A holiday tradition is costing some ticket buyers a lot more money.
The Nutcracker, A Tale from the Bayou has four showings this weekend at the River Center, but the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre says they've been getting complaints about high ticket prices.
Molly Buchmann,... more »
December 9, 2013 6:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Tickets for LSU's first appearance in the Outback Bowl in 25 years are currently on sale to the general public, LSU associate athletic director for tickets Brian Broussard said.
Tickets in the LSU sections of Raymond James Stadium start at $80. To order, visit www.LSUtix.net or... more »
October 23, 2013 11:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - After a tough loss to Ole Miss, LSU is delaying a decision on raising football ticket prices. The LSU Board of Supervisors announced Wednesday that a proposal for price hikes on football and baseball tickets and some parking costs has been removed from the agenda for its... more »
October 23, 2013 7:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - Jackson State says financial losses for the university and the city of Jackson, Miss., "could be in the millions" because of Grambling's decision to forfeit Saturday's football game after its players refused to play.
Grambling's players staged a boycott because they said they had many issues... more »
October 23, 2013 12:03 AM
BATON ROUGE- Nearly 36,000 red light violations were issued in 2012, data obtained by WBRZ News 2 shows.
The College Drive lights around I-10 are at the top of the list. Some 6,000 were snapped and issued to drivers who disobeyed red lights.
Following College, Sherwood Forest at... more »
October 18, 2013 4:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - There's pushback over LSU planning to raise football ticket prices next season, if the LSU Board of Supervisors approves the proposal.
Tickets would increase in price by 6 percent. Currently, season tickets cost $400 plus a tradition fund for 45,000 seats in Tiger Stadium. LSU says... more »
October 10, 2013 9:09 AM
BATON ROUGE- LSU begins selling tickets for its men's and women's basketball teams' upcoming seasons. The Lady Tigers' first regular-season home game is on Nov. 8 in the WNIT and the Sue Gunter Classic. The men's team plays its first home game on Nov. 16 against Northwestern State University. Tickets... more »
September 30, 2013 10:13 PM
ZACHARY - A controversial speed camera along Hwy. 19 in Zachary is on it's way out.
The city and Redflex, the company who owns the traffic camera, will end the contract November 22.
Those who drive through Zachary, are weary of the cameras.
"As soon as you... more »
September 24, 2013 9:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two men almost struck it rich Tuesday morning when they found thousands of dollars worth of scratch off lottery tickets scattered in the road.
Mike Haviland and his coworker were driving on Industriplex Blvd. when they noticed stacks of unscratched $10 tickets everywhere.
"There's that... more »
September 17, 2013 7:37 PM
NEW YORK- Fans who buy the best seats for the Super Bowl can expect to pay double to freeze in the outdoor MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in February. The NFL says the highest priced tickets will sell for $2,600 and there are 9,000 premium seats. The highest... more »
September 17, 2013 2:21 PM
NEW YORK- Super Bowl fans can prepare to pay double for the best seats. The NFL says the highest-priced tickets will be about $2,600 each for 9,000 premium seats for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. That's more than twice the $1,250... more »
September 10, 2013 10:43 PM
ZACHARY- The future of controversial speed cameras here is still up-in-the-air after a confusing decision by the town council Tuesday night.
Leaders voted no on an agenda item that would have let the contract lapse, and not be renewed. But, despite a vote that essentially supported the camera system,... more »
September 10, 2013 6:41 PM
ZACHARY - The lunchtime traffic flows a little slower along Highway 19 in Zachary, drivers seemingly wary of the traffic camera catching all speeders without prejudice.
"The ones in Zachary don't bother me at all," Vicki Barry said. "I think they're a good idea. They keep people from speeding... more »
September 7, 2013 1:06 PM
SHREVEPORT - Two Shreveport police officers are suing the city and the police chief, saying the police department sets quotas to measure how many traffic stops and arrests its officers are making. The suit, which represents only one side of a legal argument, also says officers who make their quota... more »
September 3, 2013 11:07 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Police released the highlights of a weekend crackdown on drivers who were not obeying the law.
"Operation Safe Corridor" was a Labor Day holiday blitz on I-10. Eight states were part of the initiative: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
In... more »
September 2, 2013 11:31 AM
NEW YORK - Despite some spectacular flops, Hollywood's summer concluded with a record $4.7 billion in box-office revenue. The summer movie season closed out on Labor Day weekend as the boy band concert film "One Direction: This Is Us" took in an estimated $18 million from Friday to Monday for... more »
August 7, 2013 10:06 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa- By the time the winning numbers were drawn, the jackpot for the Powerball had grown to an estimated $448 million.
The numbers drawn Wednesday night were: 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32.
A recent game change increased the frequency of huge jackpots, and... more »
July 18, 2013 10:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- A computer glitch caused quite a stir among upperclassmen at LSU over university football tickets.
An email alerting them that student tickets were available indirectly was marked as spam, so it was filed in another folder in most people's inbox. Not realizing the email cam and they... more »
July 18, 2013 2:54 PM
ST. MARTINVILLE - St. Martin Parish prosecutors have filed formal charges against Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd in an investigation into an alleged illegal quota system for traffic tickets issued along Interstate 10. Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars said Thursday that the two men... more »
June 24, 2013 10:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Lottery officials say the winning ticket in Saturday's $131.5 million Powerball drawing was sold in Pennsylvania and there were no big winners in Louisiana. The next Powerball drawing on Wednesday has an estimated jackpot of $40 million. There were no big winners in the Louisiana Lotto or... more »
June 6, 2013 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- "Standing Room Only" tickets are all that's left for this weekend's Super Regional match up between the LSU Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners, but the LSU ticket office is expecting heavy demand for what's available.
"We may have some tickets open up on the actual day of the... more »
June 5, 2013 3:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - A very limited number of all-session Standing Room Only ticket books for the NCAA Baton Rouge Super Regional will go on sale to the public on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.LSUtix.net, over the phone at (225)578-2184 or toll free at... more »
June 3, 2013 10:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU doesn't know yet exactly when they'll face their next opponent in the NCAA Tournament, but tickets are available now for season ticket holders.
The Tigers will face Oklahoma in the Super Regionals, which LSU is also hosting, either Friday or Saturday. An announcement could come... more »
May 20, 2013 10:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- Tuesday, expect to see area police officers checking for seat belts.
The annual Click It or Ticket campaign begins. People not wearing the required safety device can expect a citation.
According to crash data, half of the people killed in wrecks were not buckled-up.
Louisiana... more »
May 2, 2013 7:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Parish Attorney's Office partnered with the City Clerk of Court will now withhold state income tax returns from people with outstanding parking tickets.
Weekly, city court judges sign more than 200 money judgments allowing tax returns to be seized to pay off what's owed.
... more »
May 1, 2013 10:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - Drivers are racking up parking tickets by the dozens in Baton Rouge, and a News 2 investigation revealed who's at the top of the list.
There are more than 45,000 individual cars with unpaid tickets in the city-parish. Some of those have more than 150 outstanding... more »
March 25, 2013 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON - People waiting to attend to gay marriage cases being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court have been undeterred by snow falling in the nation's capital. More than three dozen people were waiting Monday to get tickets to the cases, which will be heard Tuesday and Wednesday. Many of... more »
March 20, 2013 6:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - One lawmaker wants to grant all incoming LSU freshmen season football tickets.
Rep. Terry Brown of Colfax submitted House Bill 144 Tuesday. The legislation "requires the LSU Board of Supervisors to allocate to each first-time entering freshman enrolled at LSU-Baton Rouge on a full-time basis at... more »
March 18, 2013 10:28 PM
CENTRAL- Police officers will, for the first time, be writing tickets to people who disobey traffic laws.
In the past, no city court meant Central Police could not write tickets. Now, the department has a deal worked-out with the District Attorney in East Baton Rouge Parish. It allows for... more »
March 18, 2013 10:13 AM
PITTSBURGH - A federal judge in Pittsburgh has dismissed one lawsuit from people who bought tickets to the February 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, but had to watch it on TV because their seats weren't properly installed in time for the game. U.S. District Judge David Cercone dismissed the fraud... more »
March 1, 2013 5:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's social services department has banned the spending of welfare money on cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets. The new regulations were issued Friday by the Department of Children and Family Services. They also include restrictions that prohibit the use of a welfare electronic benefit card at liquor... more »
February 27, 2013 12:21 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Federal authorities accused three men of trafficking counterfeit tickets for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
Officials with U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Alabama authorities seized dozens of fake tickets and $7,000 in counterfeit cash at a Jan. 31 traffic stop.
ICE says... more »
February 12, 2013 10:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders will debate the controversial red light camera system Wednesday evening.
An item on the week's Metro Council meeting deals with the camera system's contract. American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) is in charge of the cameras that snap pictures of drivers running red lights and mails... more »
January 7, 2013 3:09 PM
WASHINGTON- The low-cost tickets to President Barack Obama's inaugural ball were mistakenly put on sale a day early and are now sold out. Inaugural officials say the limited number of $60 tickets to the Jan. 21 ball that were supposed to go on sale Monday morning quickly sold out in... more »
November 28, 2012 5:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- Every dollar spent on lottery tickets in Louisiana will benefit students in public schools, according to lottery officials.
"In Louisiana 35 cents of every dollar sold for tickets, including Powerball tickets, is transferred to the state treasury to help fund K-12 public education," said Kelly Spell, Louisiana... more »
November 27, 2012 12:55 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa - The record Powerball jackpot is now even bigger. Powerball officials say they've boosted the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to $500 million from the previously posted $425 million. Huge ticket sales nationally are pushing the payout higher. A single winner choosing the cash payout will take home... more »
November 27, 2012 11:00 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa - The historic $425 million Powerball jackpot was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that play the game. Their plan appears to be working. Powerball tickets doubled in... more »
October 31, 2012 3:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Southwest Airlines by a New Orleans woman who claims a gate agent told her she was "too fat to fly" and couldn't board a flight last year without buying two tickets. In her order Wednesday, U.S. District Judge... more »
October 17, 2012 5:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- As the Tigers prepare to take on the Aggies of Texas A&M, some fans are already thinking about selling their tickets for the upcoming match-up against the Crimson Tide.
"I'm trying to sell this ticket because you tend to get more money for the Alabama game because... more »
October 3, 2012 11:01 AM
NEW YORK - In a marketing gimmick that piggybacks on next month's presidential election, JetBlue is offering a way for Americans to make good on threats to leave the country if "the other guy" wins. The New York airline said Wednesday that it will give away 2012 seats, or 1,006... more »
September 13, 2012 11:47 AM
DALLAS- Led by Southwest Airlines, several airlines are raising prices again. Southwest raised fares Wednesday by $10 per round trip on a limited number of routes. United Airlines expanded the increase later in the day to cover most of its U.S. flights. American Airlines said Thursday that it matched the... more »
June 13, 2012 10:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - Time is running out to purchase your ticket for the St. Jude Dream Home worth $450,000.
The home is located at 8902 Rockway Drive in Carriagewood Estates in Baton Rouge.
Tickets are $100 and all proceeds go to help research at St. Jude Children's Research... more »
June 12, 2012 9:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - Lines formed outside city court in Baton Rouge this morning as people waited to pay off fines before the misdemeanor jail re-opens next week.
After Monday, June 18, people with outstanding misdemeanor warrants in East Baton Rouge Parish could be arrested and taken to the city... more »
June 7, 2012 5:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- Tickets are on sale now for LSU's Super Regional match up against Stony Brook this weekend, but only a few remain.
Already more than 9,000 tickets have been claimed by season ticket holders like Benjamin Schuler.
"This is one of the reasons you get season tickets,... more »
May 17, 2012 10:40 PM
BATON ROUGE- Thousands of dollars are owed for unpaid parking tickets.
News2 attempted to find owners of cars listed at the top of the list, but when we visited some of them, they ran away.
Some people have hundreds.
Like Dameon Roberson. He has two cars on... more »
May 8, 2012 8:41 AM
LONDON - Olympic organizers are making nearly 1 million more tickets available in the latest round of sales for the London Games. The organizing committee says the tickets will go on sale online starting at 6 a.m. EDT on Friday. The tickets will be available on first-come, first-served basis to... more »
April 11, 2012 10:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - Tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home giveaway are now available for the 3,000 square foot house located in the Carriagewood Estates subdivision in Baton Rouge, LA.
Individuals who reserve tickets by April 20 will also qualify for an additional drawing to win two round trip... more »
April 5, 2012 11:12 AM
SEATTLE - Russ Berkman's dream came true when he won a lottery for four passes to a practice round at the Master's golf tournament. The Seattle area man thought he might have lost tickets instead he learned that his dog ate them. Berkman was able to retrieve about 70 percent... more »
March 30, 2012 9:32 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- The Mega Millions craze crawled across the Louisiana-Mississippi border Friday and the deadline for taking a chance on the record jackpot ticked away.
The reason? Mississippi doesn't play the game, so people who want to, have to spend their money in Louisiana border towns.
It's a... more »
March 27, 2012 1:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Police have pulled over more than 300 drivers during an effort to slow traffic along a controversial "S" curve on I-12.
It's been the site of several crashes that have closed the interstate. The last accident was on February 29.
After that, troopers were... more »
March 8, 2012 10:24 AM
BATON ROUGE-- With gas prices expected to soar, News 2 goes in search of answers on how to get the most for your travel dollar this summer. It will cost you more to fly to your vacation destination. Airlines increased ticket prices due to higher fuel costs. But you can... more »
December 28, 2011 6:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - It's costing a pretty penny to get the Golden Band from Tigerland into the stands for the BCS National Championship game.
The LSU Athletic Department anticipates spending close to $500,000 to get the band to New Orleans for the game. That includes buying about 500 tickets... more »
December 27, 2011 10:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- The federal government is giving the thumbs up to online gambling tonight, but it's up to states to take the next step in expanding the business or not.
The Justice Department says a 50-year-old law does not prohibit Internet gaming. Online sports betting is still off the... more »
December 26, 2011 1:56 PM
HAMMOND - Tangipahoa deputies arrested one man and are searching for another who allegedly broke into a convenience store Saturday and stole an entire display of scratch off tickets.
TPSO deputies booked Rajon Bennett into the Tangipahoa parish prison and charged him with principal burglary and possession of stolen... more »
December 19, 2011 3:17 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's lawmakers are snapping up tickets to the BCS National Championship Game, but only the current legislators. New lawmakers are out of luck. Their terms start on game day. Tickets to the Jan. 9 matchup between LSU and Alabama are selling for thousands of dollars... more »
December 17, 2011 9:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- Hundreds of people lined up for their chance to win tickets to see the Tigers take on the Crimson Tide at the BCS National Championship.
The line to enter the drawing was so long it wrapped around the parking lot outside the Co-op Bookstore off Burbank Drive.... more »
November 18, 2011 4:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - People lined up across Baton Rouge to get their lottery tickets before the first Mega Millions drawing in Louisiana tonight.
Barbara Magruder told News 2 she's been playing the lottery ever since it started in Louisiana.
"I first started with just a dollar a week,"... more »
November 10, 2011 2:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Tickets for the 2012 Essence Music Festival are about to go on sale.
Ticket sales start Friday for the 17th annual festival, which will include empowerment seminars and musical acts July 6-8 at the Morial Convention Center and Superdome in New Orleans.
A lineup has... more »
November 9, 2011 5:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are targeting texting drivers on the roadways this holiday season.
Louisiana State Police said there's been a significant increase in crashes involving distracted drivers, and texting may be one reason why.
Sgt. Russell Graham said just looking down at your phone could even get... more »
November 3, 2011 5:23 PM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama's newly toughened ethics law prohibits legislators and other state officials from receiving most free gifts, including football tickets.
But in some cases they can still buy tickets to big games, like this weekend's Alabama-LSU game, at face value. That's an advantage over most state residents... more »
September 21, 2011 11:04 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University athletic officials say a record number of students have requested tickets for Saturday night's football game against No. 2 Louisiana State, and several thousand may not get them.
Sports marketing director Matt Wells says 17,056 students requested tickets. That beats the previous record... more »
September 9, 2011 11:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - People are already lining up at the ticket office at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, where parking passes for LSU's first home football game of the season go on sale at noon today.
The school has changed some parking procedures from years past for the 2011 season.... more »
August 1, 2011 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - It's another sold-out year for Tiger football season tickets in Baton Rouge, according to LSU.
The university sold 68,772 season tickets, which beats their previous record for season tickets sold set three years ago.
LSU has sold out of season tickets every year dating back... more »
July 24, 2011 10:35 AM
WASHINGTON, La.- An audit suggests the town of Washington owes state government $222,130 from speeding tickets issued by police officers on Interstate 49.
State law requires fines collected by local law enforcement from motorists exceeding the speed limit by less than 10 miles per hour on an interstate highway... more »
July 11, 2011 3:50 AM
NEW YORK- Officials at the National Sept. 11 Memorial are instituting a ticket reservation system to manage what they expect to be heavy demand. Starting today, visitors can make reservations online. The memorial opens to the public on Sept. 12, following events for victims' families on the attack anniversary a... more »
January 31, 2011 5:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - The next time you park illegally at LSU and get ticketed, know that your car will be caught on camera.
The university's Office of Parking, Traffic and Transportation purchased new handheld devices along with new software to replace the previous 14-year-old ticket writing machines.
"Over... more »
January 4, 2011 7:32 PM
State Police in Pennsylvania have agreed to stop writing tickets to people who curse as part of a settlement in a federal free-speech lawsuit. The ACLU represents people in Pennsylvania who got tickets for mere cursing at an overflowing toilet, a swearing motorcyclist and a parking ticket issuer. The speech... more »
December 16, 2010 4:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The Hornets Business Council is buying Hornet's tickets and encouraging regional businesses and others to do the same.
It's an attempt to keep the team in New Orleans. Hornets majority owner George Shinn is selling the team to the NBA.
The decision has created a firestorm... more »
November 23, 2010 7:53 PM
BATON ROUGE – A member of the Baton Rouge Metro Council thinks they have a new solution for collecting thousands in unpaid parking fines. Mike Walker, who represents District 8, is introducing what he calls a “clean hands” ordinance. It requires anyone who wants to get a permit in the... more »