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  • Investigative Unit: Almost half of New Roads Police Department not POST certified check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 18, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Tonight, concern is mounting over some officers' credentials in the City of New Roads Police Department. One officer told us those in the department aren't being adequately trained with their firearms, but they still carry a gun and a badge. Numbers obtained by the Investigative Unit... more »
  • Marine killed, others hurt in training crash

    September 10, 2015 9:09 PM

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A Marine was killed and 18 others were hurt in a crash during a training mission Thursday. Specific details have not been released, but it was revealed a vehicle rolled over. The Marine was assigned to the 1st Marine Division, San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV... more »
  • Cadets have first day of training in Baton Rouge

    August 30, 2015 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Dozens of cadets reported to their first official day of training at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy. "We want to make sure that the right people are here," Sgt. Nick Manale told News Two. "We want to make sure that these men and women are... more »
  • Louisiana getting $1 million federal job-training grant

    June 18, 2015 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is getting $1 million in federal grant money to train residents needed as employees by specific industries. The federal money targets the Alexandria, Shreveport and Monroe areas and will be administered by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Much of it is earmarked for apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship training, on-the-job... more »
  • Iberville deputies train for 'shoot/don't shoot' situations check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 28, 2015 6:41 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is giving deputies specialized training to give law enforcement an edge in potentially life or death situations. Thursday morning, deputies used simulation tools to place themselves in situations where they were forced to decide whether they should or should not shoot... more »
  • NC-based paratrooper killed in Fort Polk training

    April 18, 2015 3:41 PM

    FORT POLK, La. - The military says a U.S. Army paratrooper has died during an airborne training exercise at Fort Polk in Louisiana. A news release from the soldier's division, the North Carolina-based 82nd Airborne, says Pvt. Joshua D. Phillips, 19, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died during the exercise Thursday.... more »
  • Livonia High to offer EMT course check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2015 5:23 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Acadian Ambulance is partnering with Livonia High School to offer EMT classes to students in the fall. Acadian says they hope the learning opportunity will encourage more students to go into the field of emergency services and paramedics. "(We're) trying to look at other resources... more »
  • Law enforcement combine efforts to stop child abductions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 13, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The local police department and the FBI are heading up a new initiative to quickly handle child abductions. They're working with multiple law enforcement agencies in different parishes to create a team for our geographic area known as "J-CARD". It stands for the Joint Child Abduction... more »
  • 58 new Louisiana State Troopers graduate check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 10, 2015 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana now has 58 new state troopers ready to go to work. Cadets walked across the stage Friday morning at the BREC Independence Park Theater after making it through an intensive 19-week training session. Seven new troopers will be assigned in the Baton Rouge area.... more »
  • 11 presumed dead in National Guard helicopter crash

    March 11, 2015 3:57 AM

    PENSACOLA, FL - The Coast Guard says the search area for an Army helicopter that crashed with 11 Marines and National Guard members on board is about 50 square miles. Base officials say the Marines are part of a Camp Lejeune-based special operations group and the soldiers are from a... more »
  • Obama visits GOP strongholds of Idaho, Kansas,

    January 22, 2015 2:31 AM

    LAWRENCE, KS - President Barack Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first two stops on the traditional post-State of the Union tour were in Republican "red" states. The White House says this is not a coincidence.... more »
  • Equipment donated for HazMat training

    January 20, 2015 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police released details Tuesday about several pieces of equipment which were recently donated to train troopers in hazardous material response. State Police said the equipment includes train cars and highway tanker trailers, which were used to set up a new HazMat training field at... more »
  • Livingston Parish teachers aiming for engaging classes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 9, 2015 3:35 PM

    WALKER - After cracking the top 10 districts in education this school year, Livingston Parish Public Schools are looking for even more ways to get better. All middle school teachers in the parish met with some of the nation's top educators Friday. With each lecture the teachers learned how... more »
  • Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

    January 9, 2015 1:47 PM

    KNOXVILLE, TN - President Barack Obama says his plan for two years of free community college for any American will help train the workforce and improve U.S. competitiveness with other countries. The White House says the program will cost the federal government about $60 billion over 10 years. Details on... more »
  • Young men get navy seal pre-training

    December 28, 2014 6:24 PM

    AMITE - About a dozen young men are going through some intense training to perhaps become Navy Seals one day. It's happening at Camp Spehar and trained Navy and Marine veterans attempt to give the young hopefuls a glimpse of what they can expect in the Navy. "Can't... more »
  • La. State Police cadets report to training check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 30, 2014 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cadet class #93, reported for training Sunday for the intensive 20 weeks of defensive tactics, pursuit driving, firearms and ethics training. Upon completion the 72 cadets will earn the title to become Louisiana State Troopers. Louisiana State Police Superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson says, "This badge... more »
  • US awards $450M to link job training to industry

    September 29, 2014 5:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is awarding nearly a half-billion dollars to community colleges that are partnering with employers on job training. Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts and Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley Technical College are the largest recipients and will each get about $20 million. A Maryland program will receive... more »
  • Ways to spend $40M college fund being considered

    August 6, 2014 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana college, economic development and labor officials trying to decide how to split a new $40 million higher education incentive fund have hit a stumbling block: which jobs forecast to use. The issue, which surfaced at a meeting Wednesday, isn't a minor one. Deciding which degree areas... more »
  • School hosts active shooter training

    August 5, 2014 11:07 AM

    BALDWIN - Law enforcement and school administrators in St. Mary Parish attended a collaborative active shooter training and demonstration event last Thursday to better prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Regional Training Academy hosted the event at B.E. Boudreaux Middle School... more »
  • BRPD recruits start 80th academy

    June 30, 2014 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The future of the Baton Rouge Police Department begins today. New police recruits reported for training to become officers Monday morning for the 80th academy. Over the next 21 weeks, the recruits will train to protect and serve and work with veteran officers once they graduate.... more »
  • Higher education incentive fund bill nears passage

    May 19, 2014 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new higher education incentive fund sought by Gov. Bobby Jindal to direct money to high-demand degree and worker training programs would be created, under a bill nearing final legislative passage. The bill by House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, would set up the Workforce and Innovation... more »
  • NFL hopefuls train at Traction in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 22, 2014 11:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traction center for sports excellence has trained athletes getting ready for the draft, like Jarvis Landry, after running a 4. 78 at the combine, lowering his time to 4.51 at his pro day, and Southern's Dray Joseph, who threw in front of 18 NFL scouts, trying to... more »
  • La. constables and marshals get life-saving training check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 9, 2014 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Constables and marshals from across the country are in Baton Rouge for training to find out what new crime trends are being seen across the country, so authorities will know how to react when they come up on a new situation. Both the National Constables and Marshals... more »
  • Saints to split training camp time in West Virginia

    March 13, 2014 2:01 PM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.- The New Orleans Saints will spend part of this year's NFL training camp at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. The team announced the West Virginia venue in a news release Thursday. The Saints will split time this summer between The Greenbrier and their facility in Metairie, La.,... more »
  • City will offer movie training

    February 21, 2014 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city is offering two days of free, in-depth film industry training for people from the area who want to land a job in the booming film industry. To be eligible, people must be from East Baton Rouge Parish and will be selected through a "competitive application... more »
  • State police to train new troopers

    November 26, 2013 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State police will begin training new troopers early next year. Trooper ranks have dropped from over 1,150 in 2009 to less than 950 today. Budget problems have kept the state from adding any new officers, but the legislature set aside $5 million for the training... more »
  • Special operations troops train in New Orleans

    August 28, 2013 9:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The last time U.S. Special Operations troops trained in New Orleans, helicopters swooped in unannounced in the darkness over the downtown area, frightening residents whose nerves were already frayed by the Boston Marathon bombings earlier that day. This time, the training hasn't had the same effect. The U.S.... more »
  • EBR bus drivers train for new school year check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of buses will hit the roads in East Baton Rouge Parish next week when school begins in Louisiana. Gary Reese, the director of transportation for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, said before their bus drivers got behind the wheel they first had to go through... more »
  • Active shooter training today at LSU Lab School

    August 2, 2013 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Several law enforcement agencies gathered at the LSU Lab School today to learn more about how to respond to a school shooting. LSU Police, Baton Rouge Police, LSP, and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office took part in the active shooter training with the FBI. ... more »
  • La.-born MMA fighter dies at Ariz. gym

    July 27, 2013 11:05 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A Louisiana-born welterweight mixed martial arts fighter has died while training at an Arizona gym for an upcoming match. KPHO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13cOpjT) that 33-year-old Sam Young died this week after he collapsed at Keep Punching gym in Scottsdale. Authorities say the father of two was later pronounced... more »
  • 2013 Saints training camp kicks off today

    July 26, 2013 10:25 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints hit the field this morning in Metairie for their 2013 training camp. The team met for strength and conditioning tests Thursday, and began non-padded practice around 8 a.m. The camp runs until Aug. 15. The team held their first official press conference... more »
  • St. Amant High School scores award for sports safety check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 20, 2013 6:17 PM

    ST. AMANT- The National Athletic Trainers' Association awarded St. Amant High School with the "1st Team recognition - Safe Sports School Award" for their work in sports medicine and managing player safety. The award was given out to only a handful of schools across the nation and recognizes schools... more »
  • Stocks edge lower as investors wait for the Fed

    June 19, 2013 8:52 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 17 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,301 in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday. The Standard &... more »
  • 2 FBI agents killed in training accident in Va.

    May 19, 2013 4:12 PM

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two FBI agents have been killed in a training accident in Virginia. A spokeswoman for the FBI's Norfolk office, Vanessa Torres, said Sunday that the accident happened Friday afternoon off the Virginia Beach coast. Torres says the accident is being investigated. She didn't have any further... more »
  • Renewed push to hire reserve BRPD officers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 15, 2013 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a renewed effort to add reserve officers back to the Baton Rouge Police force. The police department is currently in talks with the Metro Council to secure money for training. Plans are in the works to hire 15 reserve officers next year, and increase that... more »
  • BRPD gets training with ex-military rifles check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2013 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department received 100 military surplus rifles as part of a federal program to combat criminals who "outgun" law enforcement. Currently around 150 officers have the high-powered rifles. The officers who will receive some of the 100 new rifles got the opportunity today to... more »
  • BRPD training with new military surplus weapons

    January 30, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police started training recently with military surplus assault rifles purchased through a federal grant to help arm officers dealing with gun violence on the streets of Baton Rouge. Chief Dewayne White told News 2 earlier this month the weapons would help "outfit our officers with the... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to impersonating OSHA official

    January 25, 2013 6:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 46-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges that accuse her of posing as a federal worker to make nearly $216,000 giving fraudulent training classes to fishermen who hoped to get jobs cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. Connie M. Knight was... more »
  • More training camps opening

    January 14, 2013 10:48 AM

    UNDATED - The Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes are among the NHL teams to have their first practices today. Many teams went back to work yesterday after the 113-day NHL lockout officially ended. There's not much time to get ready for a 48-game sprint of a season -... more »
  • School safety, training under review by state

    January 2, 2013 3:30 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Department of Education is reviewing its safety policies and training requirements. December's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., has put spotlight on those issues. Shane McNeil, director of safe and orderly schools, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the state department is in the process of... more »
  • Grant to fund SLU nursing program

    November 19, 2012 10:41 AM

    HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University's School of Nursing is offering an advanced training program for nursing students pursuing a graduate degree. The program is being made available through a $637,350 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services. University officials... more »
  • Louisiana's doctors worry about LSU hospital cuts

    October 30, 2012 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's doctors are complaining about a lack of detail and preparation as LSU slashes spending in cuts that affect training programs for the state's future physicians. Andy Blalock, president of the Louisiana State Medical Society, told The Advocate the cuts mean the state's "best and brightest" medical... more »
  • Hornets sign 3 players for camp

    October 1, 2012 3:04 PM

    WESTWEGO - The New Orleans Hornets have signed free agents Solomon Alabi, Dominique Morrison and Chris Wright in advance of Tuesday's opening of training camp. Alabi is a 7-foot-1 center who appeared in 14 games last season with Toronto, averaging 2.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 8.7 minutes. He... more »
  • Sentencing begins in Air Force sex scandal trial

    August 2, 2012 10:41 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - A military jury will hear evidence in the sentencing of an Air Force basic training instructor convicted as part of a wider sex scandal at a base in Texas. The jury will begin hearing evidence Thursday at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio in the case... more »
  • 49ers excited about explosive new offensive

    July 30, 2012 10:26 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco 49ers loaded up on explosive new weapons for offensive coordinator Greg Roman during the offseason. He's already having a blast deciding how to use them. The 49ers put on full pads Sunday for the first time in training camp, and everywhere Roman looked,... more »
  • State agencies consider joint officer training

    July 12, 2012 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Police and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are exploring the possibility of a joint training academy as a way to recruit new officers and reduce agency costs. State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson said Wednesday that no date has been set for a possible... more »
  • La. volunteers ready to assist after Debby

    June 25, 2012 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the Red Cross chapter in Baton Rouge said their volunteers are ready to assist Louisiana's neighbors affected by Tropical Storm Debby. Nancy Malone said they met with state and parish officials and others in the Red Cross network to also check Louisiana's preparations... more »
  • Weight training improves memory skills

    April 23, 2012 3:52 PM

    NEW YORK - A new study suggests weight training may help reduce the risk of dementia. According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers in Canada studied 86 women who had memory complaints. Researchers conducted random testing among the group for six months which involved aerobic training, balance... more »
  • 16 fishermen get training in pilot mariner program

    April 10, 2012 7:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sixteen fishermen have graduated from a pilot project to teach them skills to help them get jobs outside their usual line of work. The pilot was supported by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, a philanthropic organization; the nonprofit Coastal Communities Consulting and Delgado Community College. After the... more »
  • Bouncer bill introduced

    March 29, 2012 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Senator Gary Smith has introduced a bill that requires bouncers and security officers hired to work at bars to undergo special training to prevent the use of excessive force. The training would fall under the guidelines of the Responsible Vendor Program. Smith wrote in his... more »
  • Self defense for women

    February 13, 2012 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department plans to hold free self-defense classes for women. There will be four classes with each class running about four hours. The police department plans to hold three groups of classes, they are: Group 1: March 6th, 8th, 13th and... more »
  • New degrees coming to BR universities

    December 12, 2011 7:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU and Southern University are expected to add new academic programs to their institutions following the end of the state's two-year suspension on degree creation. The Advocate reports that the Louisiana Board of Regents has approved a new bachelor's degree in athletic training at LSU. ... more »
  • Inspector general looking into canceled seminar

    September 30, 2011 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's inspector general is looking into the cancellation of a training seminar involving one of Gov. Bobby Jindal's little-known opponents within two weeks of her entrance into the governor's race. Inspector General Stephen Street said Friday that his office was reviewing the matter at the request... more »
  • Commander: More US trainers heading to Afghanistan

    September 26, 2011 12:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. general in charge of training in Afghanistan says the number of American military trainers there will increase by 800 by next March, a nearly 45 percent jump. Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, commander of NATO's training mission in Afghanistan, told Pentagon reporters Monday that even as... more »
  • Fire Department set to renew Academy

    August 3, 2011 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After nearly two years without any new firefighters the Baton Rouge Fire Department will renew its training academy, hiring 35 new firefighters. The city will fund the academy, which was previously nixed due to budget restraints, with money found in the budget. "We are using and... more »
  • Red Cross training volunteers this weekend

    July 27, 2011 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the hurricane season begins brewing, the Red Cross is preparing to train a new crop of volunteers. This Saturday the Red Cross will offer training statewide for people that want to help out during disasters like a hurricane. "Volunteers are always moving, changing jobs,... more »
  • Shots fired at LSU as part of training exercise

    April 13, 2011 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of shots rang out on LSU's campus today, all part of a training exercise to get LSU patrol officers ready in case they're called upon for a hostage or active shooter situation. With over 30,000 people on campus on any given school day, LSU Police... more »
  • Budget cuts in BR cut down on police hires, recruit hunts

    January 24, 2011 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department is holding its first hiring academy in more than a year because of budget cuts. And the thin bottom line for 2011 kept the training for experienced officers scaled back to just six recruits out of 100 that applied. Baton Rouge Police... more »

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