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  • Breakfast with 2une In: Capital Chef's Showcase check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Chef's Showcase has delicious food for a great cause. The showcase is Cancer Services' signature fundraising event and will feature some of the finest restaurants in Baton Rouge. The Capital Chef's Showcase has been going on for more than 30 years in the Baton Rouge area.... more »
  • East Baton Rouge Parish School Board holds retreat

    August 28, 2015 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, whose nine members took office in January, is holding its first retreat. Saturday's retreat also will be the board's first one with new Superintendent Warren Drake, who took over the state's second-largest school system on June 1. Drake and his... more »
  • Obama in New Orleans for hurricane's 10th anniversary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2015 9:47 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which suffered the worst of the storm's devastation. He's also using the occasion to press governments to start helping communities prepare for the stronger storms that climate change will cause. ... more »
  • Questions raised over hiring of convicted police officer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 6:43 PM

    WHITE CASTLE- Questions are being raised tonight after a convicted law enforcement officer in Port Allen managed to get hired in White Castle. Jasmione Clark just started on the force with White Castle Police. He has convictions tied to excessive force against citizens. Court records show he also violated... more »
  • Indy driver Justin Wilson dies from crash injuries

    August 25, 2015 9:52 AM

    PENNSYLVANIA- IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris from another vehicle struck him during Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway. Wilson's vehicle veered into an interior wall at the track and he is the first IndyCar driver to die because of... more »
  • LSU classes begin Monday Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU faculty, staff and students are heading back to class Monday morning. University president, Dr. F. King Alexander stopped by 2une In this morning to tell News 2's John Pastorek about his expectations for the upcoming year. Students moved onto campus last week and have spent the last... more »
  • "Shakespeare in the Swamp" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Local actors are getting ready to perform some classic plays with a Cajun twist. John Schneider Studios will be hosting "Shakespeare in the Swamp" at the end of the month. This morning one of the show's lead actors, Chasen Schneider, and producer, Alicia Allain, stopped by 2une In... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Francisville's Polos and Pearls check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2015 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The town that's two miles long and two yards wide, better known as St. Francisville, is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. This morning News 2's Kylie Dixon was at the historical museum in St. Francisville to learn more about the town's Polos and Pearls... more »
  • Spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rebounds in June

    August 21, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rose by 5.6 percent in June, breaking a string of two months where economic activity was lower than the year before. According to figures released by the city-parish Finance Department, businesses and consumers spent nearly $728.5 million in June.... more »
  • WBRZ reaches deal with DISH

    August 20, 2015 7:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ reached an agreement with DISH this week to keep our signal broadcast to local viewers on their network. The contract for carrying the signal ran out on June 30. WBRZ-TV gave DISH multiple extensions to continue negotiations, the last of which was... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Hundreds of cases remain open, despite DNA match check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 19, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds of positive DNA matches from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab tied to criminal cases have done nothing to resolve them. The positive DNA test results from evidence in those cases were sent to area law enforcement agencies, for them to investigate. In the eight parish area... more »
  • Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's race

    August 19, 2015 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor's race. And now he's finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising. The Republican candidate launches his first 30-second TV ad Thursday. Campaign spokesman Luke Bolar says the spot will run across... more »
  • Candidate for Lt. Governor draws criticism for use of 'n' word check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 18, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state Senator from Opelousas is drawing fire tonight for a controversial campaign ad that uses the "n" word. Elbert Guillory says his ad refers to the words of President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 after he signed the Civil Rights Act. According to Guillory's Facebook Page,... more »
  • Movie Tavern opening its Baton Rouge location check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 18, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Movie Tavern gives a whole new meaning to “dinner and a movie.” The theater opens a new Baton Rouge location on Tuesday. Movie Tavern Citiplace will offer customers a full-service movie experience. The company specializes in creating the perfect in-theater dining experience, including servers delivering cocktails,... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: LPCF Helping Heal Little Hearts Fundraiser check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2015 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Survival rates for babies with critical congenital heart defects are improving in the U.S. Now, more than 80% of infants survive to year one. Groups like the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiovascular Foundation are working to make that number even higher. This morning, 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan was... more »
  • Accident blocks 1 lane of I-10 West at Dalrymple

    August 14, 2015 7:18 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open (6: 26 am) -------------------- BATON ROUGE- Some drivers are looking for another way to work this morning. One lane is blocked on I-10 West at Dalrymple due to an accident. Traffic is still passing through the center and left lanes,... more »
  • Prominent BR Attorney says DNA evidence exonerates him in wife's murder Play Video

    August 13, 2015 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A prominent Baton Rouge attorney says DNA evidence processed by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab rules him out as a suspect in his wife's murder 30 years ago. Denise Porter was killed inside her apartment in 1985. Investigators said she was stabbed to death. Over... more »
  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present: Built To Amaze check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2015 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The circus is coming to town! The Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey present: Built To Amaze is coming to Baton Rouge this weekend. This morning, some members of The Greatest Show On Earth stopped by 2une In to give News 2's John Pastorek and Kylie... more »
  • Coworkers remember murdered woman as caring, joyful check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Co-workers of a woman who was savagely beaten to death with a baseball bat remember her for her contagious smile and loving personality. Johnson worked at Remington College for the past 13 years in the admissions department. Taryla Mack saw her last Thursday. "She was always... more »
  • Impairment suspected in fatal crash

    August 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Louisiana State Police say impairment might have played a factor in an interstate wreck that killed a woman in Port Allen. Troopers say 38-year-old Tasha Nelson was killed in the single-vehicle crash shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The crash happened on LA 415 south of US... more »
  • Children and yoga check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some students are looking to yoga to help them in the classroom. Stress naturally occurs in everyone's life. Studies show that it's important for children to limit their stress, and keep it from becoming toxic. One way to do this is by teaching them how to... more »
  • John Schneider set to take down Broadmoor Theater sign check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 8:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Broadmoor Theater sign is set to come down on Wednesday. The theater is being demolished to make room for additional parking for a nearby shopping center. Former “Dukes of Hazzard” star, John Schneider, is taking the sign to John Schneider Studios in Livingston Parish where... more »
  • Habitat For Humanity: Pink Tool Belt Bash

    August 11, 2015 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Habitat For Humanity's 10 th annual Pink Tool Belt Bash is coming back to Baton Rouge. “The Pink Tool Belt Bash is all about women helping other women rise above poverty housing to a more stable environment for themselves and their families,” said Habitat For Humanity... more »
  • Angola inmates ask for rehearing on death row heat case

    August 10, 2015 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State corrections officials complained last fall to a federal appellate court that a federal judge was micromanaging the state prison by ordering heat indexes on death row not top 88 degrees from April through October. Now, the three death-row inmates whose lawsuit against the state prompted Judge Brian... more »
  • Hundreds turn out for slain officer's funeral check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 10, 2015 8:50 AM

    GONZALES - Hundreds of people lined Airline Highway in Gonzales Monday to pay their respects to 29-year-old Thomas LaValley, a Shreveport police officer killed recently in the line of duty who is being laid to rest in St. Amant. LaValley was shot and killed last week while responding to... more »
  • EBR Deputies find missing child alive and well

    August 9, 2015 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies found a missing child alive and well this evening. Investigators said 12-year old Kameron Vincent left her home around 11am, on Mayfair Drive this morning. She was found near a heavy machinery shop in Baton Rouge. Investigators said she appeared... more »
  • Birds blamed for Dish signal trouble

    August 6, 2015 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Birds roosting on Dish TV equipment continue to cause signal problems for Dish TV subscribers. The issues have been troubling viewers for more than a month. Viewers told WBRZ they were having trouble watching Channel 2 on Dish around the same time most... more »
  • Lawmakers want jail time for illegal daycares check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2015 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some state lawmakers want individuals operating illegal daycares to face jail time. Currently a daycare operating without a state license can be fined $1000 a day, but there are no criminal penalties on the books for the offenders. The issue came to a head in June when... more »
  • Payroll problem in New Roads causes overdrafts for employees check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2015 6:25 PM

    NEW ROADS- City employees in New Roads made a shocking discovery last week when their hard earned money never made it into their bank accounts. A payroll problem with the direct deposits caused the issue that left some city workers without money to pay their bills. "My account... more »
  • Hate crime prosecution historic for East Feliciana Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2015 6:42 PM

    CLINTON- A hate crime arrest in Clinton Tuesday, is the first of its kind in East Feliciana Parish according to District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla. Ronnie Barnes, 54, was arrested accused of pulling a child's pants down and calling him the "n word." It happened at a gas station in... more »
  • Ret. Lt. General Russel Honore on gun violence check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 28, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The recent tragedy in Lafayette has added some fire to the national gun debate. This morning, retired Lt. General Russel Honore joined News 2’s John Pastorek about the gun situation in America. As new details emerge about Lafayette gunman John Houser, more and more people are wondering... more »
  • Funeral arrangements scheduled for Jillian Johnson

    July 25, 2015 8:47 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Funeral arrangements have been set for 33-year old Jillian Johnson. Johnson was a woman who set out to change the world, according to people who knew her. She was killed Thursday night after 59-year old John Houser opened fire inside a movie theater. According to KATC-TV, the... more »
  • Funeral arrangements scheduled for Mayci Breaux

    July 25, 2015 4:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for a 21-year old woman who was killed in the movie theater massacre in Lafayette Thursday night. According to Mayci Breaux's first cousin, her wake will be Sunday at Ibert's Mortuary. The funeral will be at Church of the Assumption on Monday. Both... more »
  • Movie theater victims remembered for zeal to change the world check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 24, 2015 6:39 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The pain in the air in the City of Lafayette was palpable Friday. Across the city, state and nation people mourned for the victims in Thursday's movie massacre. The shooting claimed the lives of 21-year old Mayci Breaux and 33-year old Jillian Johnson. Tears of sadness moistened... more »
  • Constable calls meeting about misdemanor jail "a waste of time"

    July 22, 2015 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tonight, Constable Reginald Brown is sounding off after a meeting about opening the city's misdemeanor jail ended with no results. The meeting was held on June 11 with top law enforcement brass and Baton Rouge City Leaders. Days after that meeting, Clerk of Court Lon Norris sent... more »
  • Lawsuit claims school leaders ignored bullying complaints check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 20, 2015 6:09 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A lawsuit filed today in West Feliciana Parish claims 11 employees of the West Feliciana Parish School System and High School neglected to do their jobs, after a child cried out for help claiming he was target of bullies. News 2 chose not to identify the child... more »
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Baked Zucchini Sticks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 20, 2015 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Just a few more weeks until kids have to head back to school. This week's Kids in the Kitchen segment features a healthy snack that would be a great addition in any school lunch. News 2's Kylie Dixon was back in the Pennington Biomedical kitchen baking some tasty... more »
  • Assumption Deputies looking for missing woman

    July 19, 2015 9:43 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH- Deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office need your help finding 55-year old Gail Landry. Landry of Pierre Part may be traveling in a silver Mazda 3 with license number WQP904. Investigators said her cell phone was located on the side of the road in Calumet,... more »
  • WBRZ's Unstuff the Bus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2015 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- WBRZ wants to thank everyone who participated in our annual Stuff the Bus Supply Drive! Thanks to your generosity we were able to fill five school buses with almost $40,000 in school supplies. This morning, News 2's Rebecca Buchanan was at Capitol Elementary helping volunteers sift through the... more »
  • WBRZ's Stuff the Bus Supply Drive Play Video

    July 15, 2015 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- WBRZ is stuffing the bus! Today we're collecting school supplies for our annual Stuff the Bus campaign. This year we are helping students in both East and West Baton Rouge Parish. We have two locations collecting school supplies: 1. Walmart on College Drive in Baton Rouge (3132... more »
  • Review of DCFS welcomed by all after discovery of malnourished teen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 14, 2015 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Allegations are swirling that the Louisiana Department of Children and Family services may have ignored more cases, and the government agency is working to clear the air. Tuesday, State Representative Alfred Williams announced he has been contacted by fifteen people who feel their complaints to DCFS dealing... more »
  • Murders up in EBR Parish compared to last two years check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 14, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Murder numbers obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit show murders are up in East Baton Rouge Parish this year compared to the last two years. Since Saturday, there have been eight people shot. Six people have died in four separate shootings. From January 1 until July... more »
  • Miss USA pageant judges includes former Miss Universe and Miss USA winners

    July 10, 2015 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - REELZ channel announced Friday the panel of nine judges for the 2015 Miss USA Pageant, all former titleholders of the Miss Universe Organization. The announcement comes after the news that Emmy Award-winning host Todd Newton and former Miss Wisconsin USA 2009 Alex Wehrley will co-host the... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2015 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state will be celebrating some of the best educators in the state this weekend in Baton Rouge. Hundreds of principals and teachers will gather to honor the "Superintendent of the Year," "Principal of the Year" and the "Teacher of the Year." The Louisiana Department of Education... more »
  • Miss USA host Todd Newton check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2015 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge has shown off their best features to the 51 women competing in the Miss USA Pageant. Now, it's the contestants' turn. Todd Newton, one of the pageant's hosts, stopped by 2une In this morning to tell News 2's Kylie Dixon what to expect on Sunday night.... more »
  • Lafayette considering common grading system for high schools

    July 10, 2015 7:17 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Lafayette Parish School System educators are working out a common grading system for high schools as part of a review of the parish's pupil progression plan. The school system's new chief academic officer, Annette Samec, informed school board members of the potential common grading system during Wednesday's board meeting.... more »
  • Smoothie King to expand into Middle East

    July 10, 2015 5:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Smoothie King is expanding into the Middle East, beginning with multiple locations in Dubai. The company announced Thursday that the expansion will happen through its partnership with Al Ghurair Retail, whose commercial reach spans more than 20 countries. Al Ghurair plans on opening 45 Smoothie King locations over... more »
  • Former BRFD captain no longer on the force

    July 9, 2015 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Fire Department says former captain, Roman Bates, is considered absent without leave following his arrest in Orleans Parish. Authorities arrested Bates in New Orleans on Tuesday for charges that he raped a child in Tennessee. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Bates is a fugitive... more »
  • WBRZ's owner reaches deal with Reelz to show Miss USA in BR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 8, 2015 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sunday's Miss USA pageant will be televised by the Manship family station group on WBTR TV, a sister station of WBRZ TV. The announcement came during Wednesday's 5pm newscast on WBRZ where the owner of Reelz Channel aid the two companies worked together to secure the... more »
  • Fatal crash leaves 1 dead, 1 in serious condition

    July 8, 2015 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are trying to figure out what caused a truck crash that killed one person and left another in critical condition. Louisiana State Police say Tasha Gross, 35, and Marcus Castille, 42, were traveling southbound on LA 410 when the Chevy Avalanche they were riding in flipped over.... more »
  • Taste of Ascension Play Video

    July 7, 2015 8:30 AM

    ASCENSION- The first ever "Taste of Ascension" celebration is coming up in just a few days. The culinary event, hosted by the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission, gives locals and visitors the opportunity to sample delicious meals from restaurants around the parish. Taste of Ascension will highlight some of the... more »
  • New Maringouin fire chief quits 3 months into job check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 6, 2015 6:06 PM

    MARINGOUIN - The Town of Maringouin is once again looking for a fire chief. It comes after the brand new chief quit with just three months on the job. The mayor said Keith Prestenback cited work and family reasons for his departure, and that's not all. "He did... more »
  • St. George battle goes to court Monday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 6, 2015 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The battle over St. George continues today in a Baton Rouge courtroom. A hearing is scheduled on a lawsuit filed by organizers of the new city of St. George movement. The group sued after their latest petition failed. Many people who signed the petition are upset after... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 3, 2015 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- For almost five decades WBRZ has lit up the sky for Independence Day with our Fireworks on the Mississippi event. This year the USS Kidd is sponsoring the event. This morning News 2's Rebecca Buchanan was downtown at the Kidd finding the perfect spot to watch the celebration... more »
  • Police say armed man at NC mall is a soldier

    July 3, 2015 9:36 AM

    FAYETTEVILLE, NC- Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear. Fayetteville police say Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was arrested and charged with "going armed to the terror of the... more »
  • St. Gabriel residents get another break on sewer bills check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 1, 2015 6:34 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Residents in the City of St. Gabriel will get yet another break if they owe outstanding sewer bills. July 1 was supposed to be the cut-off date when residents started getting their water turned off. The City of St. Gabriel is owed nearly a quarter of... more »
  • Questions raised over invalidated St. George signatures check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tonight, St. George organizers are telling us they believe dozens of names were struck off the incorporation petition by the Registrar of Voters erroneously. Those against the proposed City of St. George say it's yet another delay tactic. This month, the Registrar of Voters determined... more »
  • North Baton Rouge Reunion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2015 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- North Baton Rouge residents are getting a chance to relive their glory days. The north Baton Rouge reunion is held on the first Thursday after Independence Day ever year. This morning Haskell Douglas stopped by 2une In to tell News 2's John Pastorek more about the nostalgic event.... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Theatre Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2015 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Theatre Baton Rouge has something for everyone interested in live performances. It's one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the nation, and offers more than 150 performances, classes, and workshops throughout the year. This morning, News 2's Kylie Dixon met up with some members of... more »
  • Prairieville woman arrested for tax fraud, theft

    June 26, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Prairieville woman has been arrested on dozens of felony charges for a criminal scheme that yielded tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent state income tax refunds. The state Department of Revenue, in a news release, said Heather Dixon was booked Thursday on 20 counts each of... more »
  • UFC Gym Acadian check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Looking for a new exciting way to get in shape? This morning on 2une In, Gabe Miller and Melissa McHugh from UFC Gym Acadian stopped by to talk about their training method that combines mixed martial arts with traditional fitness techniques. "It's not your traditional type of... more »
  • Bob Mann on Jindal's campaign Play Video

    June 25, 2015 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bobby Jindal has kicked off his presidential campaign and is working to separate himself from the other GOP candidates. Most political analysts aren't giving Jindal a legitimate chance at The White House, calling him a long shot at best. This morning, political analyst, Bob Mann stopped by... more »
  • Chicken Shack 80th anniversary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A local restaurant is celebrating a milestone anniversary this weekend. Chicken Shack has been a staple in the Baton Rouge community for 80 years. The restaurant has been a family-run business since its very first day in operation back in 1935. That's when New Orleans native, Tommy... more »
  • Victim tells jury about violent attack 'in the wrong neighborhood' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 23, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The star witness in an attack two years ago at a gas station near the Governor's Mansion told jurors about the frightening moments before he was knocked unconscious. David Ray said he was in line at a gas station when Donald Dickerson walked in. He claims... more »
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Cauliflower Tater-tots check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 23, 2015 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This week on Kids in the Kitchen News 2's Kylie Dixon put a healthy spin on a fan favorite...tater-tots! Cauliflower Tater-tots are the perfect snack to keep your kids healthy and happy. Check out the video and follow along to make this snack at home. Make sure you... more »
  • 'John Doe' doctors to testify behind screen in abortion case

    June 22, 2015 8:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Evidence and testimony will be the order of the day as a federal judge in Baton Rouge opens a six-day trial of three clinics' challenge to Louisiana's law requiring them to be able to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles. The docket notes that attorneys for... more »
  • New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish may go to court over civic center

    June 22, 2015 7:43 AM

    NEW ROADS- The city of New Roads and the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury may be headed to court over the operation of the William H. Scott Civic Center. Mayor Robert Myer sent a letter in mid-June to the Police Jury in which he threatened to take the parish to... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Jude Dream House Giveaway check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 19, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- St. Jude is a leading children's hospital that researches various treatments for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For years the hospital has lead the way in the battle against childhood illnesses. Now you can join the fight too. By purchasing a $100 ticket to support the... more »
  • Basketball coach accused of soliciting sex from teen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - A basketball coach from Gonzales was arrested based on accusations that he solicited sex from a 15-year old girl. According to investigators, it was the teen's mom who blew the case wide-open after she saw inappropriate contact between her daughter and 26-year-old Adrian Steib Junior. Steib... more »
  • High court grants reprieve to Louisiana death-row inmate

    June 18, 2015 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Supreme Court has barred Louisiana from executing a convicted killer, saying his mental disability precludes capital punishment. The ruling comes in a 5-4 decision Thursday. Kevan Brumfield was convicted in the shooting death of off-duty Baton Rouge police Cpl. Betty Smothers in 1993. A federal judge ruled that... more »
  • Dump the Pump Day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2015 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Thursday is the 10th annual Dump the Pump Day, which means bus fare is free for the Capitol Area Transit System. Today residents throughout the area are taking advantage of the free bus rides. The free rides began ten years ago when gas prices were soaring, and... more »
  • Electronic ticket writers streamlining process for law enforcement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 17, 2015 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A handful of electronic ticket writers in use by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office are being credited for streamlining the ticket process and reducing human errors. Recently, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office received 10 through a grant. They cost about $2,500 each,... more »
  • 'Felony Lane Gang' victim pushes for alternative punishment check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 16, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A victim of the Felony Lane Gang is pushing for an out of the ordinary punishment for the group who is accused of targeting her. She wants to see them get a job and pay all of the money back. Robin Vaughan said she felt violated... more »
  • Half year's resolutions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 16, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This year is already halfway over, and some people have started slacking on their new year's resolutions. Terri Johnson and Jheri Corb from Baton Rouge General stopped by 2une In this morning to talk to News 2's John Pastorek about sticking with healthy habits for the whole year.... more »
  • FEMA sets up hotline for flood insurance policyholders

    June 16, 2015 7:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- With the 2015 hurricane season underway, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched a National Flood Insurance Program call center pilot program to serve and support policyholders with the servicing of their claims. Flood insurance claims can be complicated, and policyholders may have questions in the days and... more »
  • Felony Lane Gang implicated in Baton Rouge burglaries check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 15, 2015 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four people from Florida are implicated in at least 13 vehicle burglaries in the Baton Rouge area. Court records obtained by the Investigative Unit show the group is part of the "Felony Lane Gang". They are a group known by the FBI for breaking into vehicles,... more »
  • After 6 months of consideration, Jeb Bush ready for '16 race

    June 15, 2015 7:49 AM

    WASHINGTON- Jeb Bush is ready to launch a presidential campaign months in the making with a focus on the "most vulnerable in our society." Six months after he got the 2016 campaign started by saying he was considering a bid, the 62-year-old former Florida governor will formally enter the race... more »
  • Earl K. Long to be demolished

    June 12, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The former Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge is being torn down. The charity hospital was operated by LSU until its shutdown two years ago. The hospital joined its teaching and training programs with Our Lady of the Lake on Essen Lane. There's no... more »
  • Ambria Washington - Multimedia Journalist

    June 11, 2015 3:54 PM

    Ambria Washington grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana where she attended both Cabrini High School and The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). She graduated college from Louisiana State University in December of 2013, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications. Before coming to work for WBRZ... more »
  • Hope Ministries poverty workshop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 11, 2015 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Hope Ministries is a local non-profit organization that helps people born into poverty. The group has two priorities, meeting people's basic needs, and helping them move forward and create a self-sustainable livelihood. The group is offering a professional development workshop on today for anyone that deals with... more »
  • Metro Council approves library tax

    June 11, 2015 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library System will hold a property tax increase election this fall. The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved holding the election Wednesday night. Residents with $150,000 properties would see their bills rise from $80.85 a year to $83.25 a year, and residents with $250,000... more »
  • Body cameras to be discussed once again

    June 10, 2015 8:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will once again discuss body cameras for Baton Rouge police officers. The topic is set to come up at Wednesday's Metro Council meeting. This is the third time the topic is set to be discussed. At the meeting two weeks ago the Metro Council vetoed,... more »

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