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  • First-time unemployment insurance claims rise

    February 17, 2014 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending February 8 increased from the previous week's total. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,392 from the previous week's total of 1,988. There were 2,829 initial claims during the same time period... more »
  • Thirty minutes added to school time because of missed days

    February 5, 2014 1:17 PM

    CLINTON- Students attending public schools in East Feliciana will stay in school longer to make up days missed from a winter storm in January. Students will attend school on February 28 and March 5th. Also, school hours will be extended by 30 minutes for 37 school days. Schools... more »
  • Black Friday shoppers already out Play Video

    November 27, 2013 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of shoppers are out before Thanksgiving, and the stores are getting ready for Black Friday. Some shoppers say they're trying to get in before the crowds, while others are shopping now so it wont interfere with watching football. "We're going to the LSU game,... more »
  • Leaders of fake ID distribution ring sentenced

    October 21, 2013 1:37 PM

    ATHENS, Ga.- The masterminds of a fake ID manufacturing and distribution ring have been ordered to serve jail time, participate in community service and pay a $5,000 fine. University of Georgia Student William Trosclair and former Gainesville State University student Tyler Andrew Ruby pleaded guilty last week to manufacturing false... more »
  • 6 students to serve jail time after school brawl

    October 9, 2013 2:03 PM

    OPELOUSAS- Six students arrested after a disturbance at Opelousas High School will begin serving a month in the Opelousas jail Thursday. Judge Vanessa Harris dropped charges against two students, saying they had tried to break up the fight. The six students - four 17-year-olds and two 18-year-olds - will serve... more »
  • Judge extends time to select jail reform monitor

    August 19, 2013 5:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of New Orleans and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman are asking a federal judge for more time to discuss selection of a monitor for planned reforms at the New Orleans jail. Those reforms are outlined in a court-approved agreement between Gusman and the U.S. Justice... more »
  • Time running out on unclaimed $10K Powerball ticket Play Video

    May 15, 2013 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lots of people are hoping to win big on tonight's $360 million Powerball jackpot, but someone in our area might already be a winner. A $10,000 ticket was bought last November at the Raceway store on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, and time is running out... more »
  • Investigation: appeal filed in case over man never serving sentence

    May 13, 2013 10:41 PM

    GONZALES- Prosecutors filed an appeal after they lost a hearing to have a man serve time for a crime he was convicted of nearly twenty years ago. Stanley White never served a sentence for killing an eleven-week-old in a crash. A mistake in the justice system has been blamed... more »
  • Dow closes over 15,000 points for the first time

    May 7, 2013 3:11 PM

    NEW YORK- The Dow Jones industrial average has hit another milestone: its first close above 15,000. The Dow rose 87 points to 15,056 points Tuesday, a gain of 0.6 percent. Good economic reports, higher corporate profits and support from central banks have eased investors' concerns that another economic slowdown could... more »
  • Report shows persistence of TV violence

    May 1, 2013 10:21 AM

    NEW YORK - Violence has shown no signs of disappearing from prime-time television. A study of nearly 400 prime-time scripted programs finds that even in the sensitive period directly following the Connecticut school shooting, there were plenty of shootings, stabbings and beat-downs on TV. Violence was seen in nearly half... more »
  • The Next Pope: Vatican says consensus takes time

    March 13, 2013 10:18 AM

    VATICAN CITY - The sight of thick black smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel is bringing sighs of disappointment from the thousands of people who've gathered there in the rainy, chilly weather, waiting for news that a new pope has been elected. Click here to watch a... more »
  • Dow ends above 14,000 for 1st time since October 2007

    February 1, 2013 3:13 PM

    NEW YORK- The Dow stock market index closed above 14,000 for the first time since before the financial crisis rocked the world economy. Propelled by strong auto sales and optimism about U.S. jobs, the Dow Jones industrial average crossed the line early Friday and continued flirting with the mark all... more »
  • Time layoffs

    January 30, 2013 7:33 PM

    Time Inc., the magazine unit of Time Warner Inc., is cutting 500 people from its global staff. The cuts began Wednesday and will effect U.S. and international workers. Time Inc. has about 8,000 employees. The Time CEO says the company must become leaner, more nimble, and operate on multiple platforms.... more »
  • States get more time to work on health care plans

    November 9, 2012 3:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - Many states are still on the fence about President Barack Obama's health care law. Now the administration says governors can have more time. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a letter to governors Friday that she still wants to hear by the end of next... more »
  • Like NASA rover, family switches over to Mars time

    August 20, 2012 12:31 PM

    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. - One California family of five is learning what it's like to live on "Mars time" this summer. NASA flight engineer David Oh had to switch to Martian time after the rover Curiosity landed on Mars earlier this month. His wife and three children decided to... more »
  • People looking for answers about crime north of LSU Play Video

    August 9, 2012 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A murder Tuesday night on Wyoming Street has many people on edge. People living near the crime scene said they have already started looking for other apartments. One homeowner says she no longer goes out at night. Others question police response time. Police say the area... more »
  • Oil price drops below $80 for first time since Oct

    June 21, 2012 10:17 AM

    NEW YORK - The price of oil has dipped below $80 for the first time since October. Benchmark U.S. crude, which has been tumbling since May, hit a low of $79.82 per barrel in morning trading. That's the lowest level since Oct. 6. Prices have been falling as the world... more »
  • Louisiana 1st-time jobless claims increase

    June 15, 2012 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 9 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 4,272 from the previous week's total of 4,177. The figure was below what it was... more »
  • Time running out to purchase St. Jude Dream Home tickets

    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 »
  • Louisiana 1st-time jobless claims decrease

    June 8, 2012 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 2 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 4,177 from the previous week's total of 4,285. The figure was lower than it was... more »
  • Budget battle possible as session ends Play Video

    May 31, 2012 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Senate approved most of the budget changes backed in committee, setting up a possible budget showdown this weekend. The Louisiana House of Representatives cut hundreds of millions of dollars of dollars from the budget. The money is not guaranteed from year to year. The Senate... more »
  • Dow closes above 13,000

    February 28, 2012 3:47 PM

    NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average today closed above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008, four months before the financial crisis. The Dow closed up 23 points to finish at 13,005. It's up more than 6 percent this year, mostly because of enthusiasm about... more »
  • Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade moves start time Play Video

    February 17, 2012 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The start time of tomorrow's Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade has been pushed back from noon. Parade organizers said they are now scheduled to roll at 4 p.m. Bruce Childers, a parade organizer, said the city and police gave them a window to start between... more »
  • Man gets prison time for computer scam

    February 3, 2012 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has sentenced a 41-year-old Denham Springs man to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge that he participated in a scheme to steal $157,366 from Southern University. Scott D. Woodall served as information technologies director at Southern's College... more »
  • DOTD ramp meters are working

    November 16, 2011 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reported today that crashes have decreased and travel times have improved since ramp meters began to be installed along Interstate 12 last year. Specifically, the office reports a 12 percent decrease in crashes and a 17 percent improvement in... more »
  • LSU v Bama bumps up high school homecoming

    November 1, 2011 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge high school has been swept up in the national hoopla over LSU vs Alabama this weekend. Catholic High School shifted its homecoming dance time from 8 p.m. to 3 p.m. to end the event before game time. The move ended up on Twitter and... more »
  • Early LSU kick off the result of SEC contract conflict

    September 30, 2011 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The "Saturday Night in Death Valley" tradition is one LSU says it wants to maintain, but sometimes the SEC, its schedules and its contracts get in the way. In the case of Saturday's 11:20 a.m. kick-off, SEC's contract with another big network, which is carrying two SEC... more »
  • Council votes "no" on disgraced mayor's vacation pay

    September 14, 2011 6:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN - City council members voted tonight not to pay former Port Allen mayor Derek Lewis for back vacation time he claims he never took. The vote at tonight's council meeting was 3 to 2 not to pay Lewis around $19,000 he said he was owed for the... more »
  • School district wants more time for fiscal fix

    April 24, 2011 9:49 AM

    GREENSBURG, La.- The St. Helena School Board plans to ask for another extension for submitting a plan to the state detailing how the troubled school system's finances will be fixed. School administrators already are operating under a 90-day reprieve so they could hire a new superintendent. School board member... more »
  • More people are filing taxes online

    April 12, 2011 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal tax deadline is next Monday, but you have over a month to get your state taxes in. The state tax deadline is Monday, May 16. For years, more and more people have filed online rather than mailing their returns. Last year, over 1.3... more »
  • Students celebrate LSU's history with time capsule burial

    November 8, 2010 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU students are celebrating the University's 150-year history by burying a time capsule. It's known as the LSU sesquicentennial time capsule and also kicks off this year's homecoming celebrations. The homecoming theme is "Roaring into the Future." The time capsule stands at three feet tall and two... more »
  • Two extra days given for campaign reports

    February 3, 2010 5:09 AM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal and a host of other elected officials and candidates in Louisiana will get two extra days to file their campaign finance reports for 2009. The annual reports - which include campaign contributors and expenses - are usually due by Feb. 15 to the state Ethics Administration office.... more »
  • Time, Date set for Saints' playoff opener

    January 4, 2010 2:51 PM

    The New Orleans Saints still may not know who they will play in their playoff opener, but they now know when. The Saints will play their first game of the 2010 NFL playoffs on Saturday January 16 at 3:30 in the afternoon. The game will be played in... more »
  • LSU, Arkansas kickoff time set

    November 16, 2009 1:21 PM

    The LSU Tigers will be playing their last game of the regular season this year at night. The Tigers will battle the Arkansas Razorbacks in Tiger Stadium November 28 at 6 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN. LSU will try to snap a two game losing... more »
  • LSU vs. Florida kickoff at 7 p.m.

    September 28, 2009 2:20 PM

    News 2 has confirmed that the kickoff time for the LSU vs. Florida game will be 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. The LSU Tigers will take on the Florida Gators on Saturday, October 10. more »

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