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  • La. constables and marshals get life-saving training 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • Student identified in safety equipment accident

    October 29, 2010 4:37 PM

    SORRENTO – The student from River Parish’s College Ascension Campus who authorities said died in a training accident earlier today has been identified. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said 19-year-old Joshua Wallace was climbing a utility pole this morning as part of the electric... more »
  • Student killed in accident at an Ascension community college

    October 29, 2010 10:32 AM

    SORRENTO - A student from River Parish's College Ascension Campus has died in a training accident, according to authorities. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said the student was climbing a utility pole this morning as part of the electric line technician course when the... more »
  • Workshop focuses on underground storage tanks

    October 7, 2010 9:07 AM

    The state Department of Environmental Quality will hold an underground storage tank training class Oct. 13 at Louisiana Technical College Acadian Campus in Crowley. The class is designed for owners or operators of underground storage tanks, such as gas stations, and focuses on leak detection, leak prevention, maintenance and environmental... more »
  • SLCC plans midwifery training

    October 4, 2010 8:47 AM

    The community college in Lafayette plans the first degreed midwife training program in Louisiana and four nearby states. South Louisiana Community College dean Annette Accomando tells The Advocate that the program could begin as early as January if it wins fall approval from the regional accrediting agency. The college's proposal... more »
  • Iraqi sailors train on patrol boats in Morgan City

    September 24, 2010 6:45 PM

    Dozens of Iraqi sailors are in Louisiana training on patrol boats built in Morgan City, but they’re learning more than just sailing. The Iraqi government purchased 15 patrol boats that will be built at Swiftships Shipyard in Morgan City. At least five groups of Iraqi sailors will spend 90 days... more »
  • Online ethics training available for La. officials

    August 26, 2010 5:05 AM

    The state's ethics administration office is offering online ethics training for Louisiana elected officials. The Legislature has mandated ethics training for all elected officials to complete each year, to describe the restrictions with which they must comply while in office. The new online site will let them get that training... more »
  • Cops, fire: work 2 years or pay back training cost

    June 15, 2010 6:20 AM

    New Kenner police officers and firefighters will have to repay training costs if they quit for another government job within two years of being hired. New contracts would require them to repay the city for their training salaries. The longer a new hire worked, the less they'd have to repay.... more »
  • Training begins at sweet potato plant

    June 4, 2010 8:46 AM

    Officials say about 1,700 people have applied for 240 hourly jobs at the ConAgra Foods Inc. sweet potato processing plant near Delhi, and the first 80 will be hired by July 12. The opening is expected in September. Plant human resources says 500 applicants have been invited to a pre-employment... more »
  • 75 grads of training program get oil spill jobs

    May 20, 2010 5:46 AM

    Seventy-five graduates of a training program run by environmental justice centers in New Orleans and Atlanta are now working on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup. Dillard University's Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Clark Atlanta University's Environmental Justice Resource Center have given environmental clean-up courses for 15... more »
  • Oil spill cleanup training in St. Tammany Parish

    May 7, 2010 10:31 AM

    St. Tammany Parish is offering haz-mat training to anyone who wants to help in the oil spill cleanup. It starts Monday at Trinity Banquet Hall in Slidell. The training will be split into three groups: volunteers, subcontractors and those who will have direct contact with contaiminated material, like scientists... more »
  • Fishermen have mixed feelings on safety training

    May 1, 2010 6:40 PM

    British Petroleum began training volunteers to help in the cleanup and containment effort. Some fishermen were hesitant to sign up to work with BP, while others were ready to do whatever it takes to help save their waters. News Two's Rob Krieger joined fishermen in Boothville, La. today... more »
  • Workers Gear Up

    May 1, 2010 1:14 PM

    These folks are getting training for oil containment. Be sure to tune in to News 2 at 6 tonight, to follow our Rob Krieger for the story. more »
  • Schools get chance to win a free AED

    March 29, 2010 7:04 AM

    Experts at Lane Regional Medical Center want to help you learn how to "keep the beat." They're offering free CPR training where the high school with the highest attendance will win a free AED for their school. Laura Peel and Nicole Thompson with the Lane Cardiovascular Center joined JP with... more »
  • Tulane, BR General reach agreement for satellite campus

    March 3, 2010 11:30 AM

    Baton Rouge General has reached an agreement with the Tulane University School of Medicine to create a satellite training campus in Baton Rouge. Beginning in May, a select group of 10 Tulane medical students will spend their third and fourth year clinical rotations in Baton Rouge General's Mid City... more »
  • Higher ed shift analyzed

    September 28, 2009 4:42 PM

    Louisiana has a surplus of four year college graduates and a growing demand for workers with vo-tech or community college levels of training. State labor leaders told a higher education commission today that more resources needed to be placed into those systems. Forecasts say Louisiana is not alone.... more »
  • Iraqi police get training from La. National Guard

    September 18, 2009 5:27 AM

    Members of the guard's 225th Engineer Brigade have been working with Iraq's 2nd Federal Police Division at Fort Polk. The police division mans checkpoints in Baghdad. Fort Polk officials said the Iraqis received and will continue to get training from the guard on how to detect the roadside bombs known... more »
  • Hornets to hold training camp in Lafayette

    September 16, 2009 2:16 PM

    Basketball fans in Lafayette will soon have an NBA team coming their way. The New Orleans Hornets officially announced their plans to hold training camp on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. It will be held from September 29 through October 4 at the university's Leon... more »

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