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  • Red Cross to offer training opportunities for much-needed volunteers

    January 13, 2016 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross in Louisiana has put out a call looking for volunteers as the nonprofit ramps up efforts to prepare for flood threats resulting from winter storms. “While we urge our neighbors living in communities threatened by these floodwaters to keep informed about conditions... more »
  • 1 class graduating, another starting for New Orleans police

    December 30, 2015 12:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The manpower-strapped New Orleans Police Department says a recruiting class of 29 members is graduating on the same day a new class starts. The department scheduled graduation ceremonies Wednesday morning. In the afternoon, a new class was set to launch at the department training academy. Meanwhile, another... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Almost half of New Roads Police Department not POST certified 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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