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  • New website aims to enrich lives in the Capital City Play Video

    October 17, 2014 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Melissa Thompson from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber briefly visited with Brittney Weiss on our Friday 4 p.m. show to talk about a recently launched website designed to help residents of the Capital Region get the most out of life in the area. The site, called... more »
  • High court glitch delays news on gay marriage

    October 6, 2014 2:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says technical problems kept dozens of reporters at the court and people checking the court's website from learning immediately that the justices had rejected gay marriage appeals from five states. More than 30 pages were missing from copies of the court's list of more than... more »
  • Website gives panoramic view of Tiger Stadium

    September 26, 2014 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new website is giving LSU Tiger football fans the chance to see themselves in Tiger Stadium on gameday. The new gigapixel viewer gives you a 360 degree picture of the stadium that's so sharp, you can zoom in on Les Miles, or anyone else that happened... more »
  • Hundreds visit La. job-matching site

    August 20, 2014 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills. On Monday, LouisianaJobConnection.com became available for the first time to job applicants. By that time, LJC Executive Director Kristi Barnett Williams says more than 600 employers... more »
  • Dept. of Education website back online Play Video

    August 19, 2014 3:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Education's website is back online after a bill payment issue caused it to temporarily go down Monday. The LouisianaBelieves.com website was replaced by a "domain for sale" placeholder after the bill payment didn't process, according to the Department of Administration.The incident happened... more »
  • Dept. of Education website bill payment missed

    August 18, 2014 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration said the state Department of Education's website should be back online later Monday, after a bill payment issue caused it to temporarily go down. The LouisianaBelieves.com website was replaced by a "domain for sale" placeholder after the bill payment didn't process, according... more »
  • State website will match employers and job seekers

    August 11, 2014 6:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The dating game between employers and skilled workers is about to become easier in Louisiana. On Aug. 18, state officials will make a free, online, matchmaking employment service available for the first time to both employers and job seekers who want only their top options. Louisiana Job... more »
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    July 30, 2014 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall. The Government Accountability Office - the investigative agency of Congress - will report Thursday on its... more »
  • Data problems could jeopardize health insurance coverage

    June 4, 2014 1:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - A government document provided to The Associated Press says more than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some. Two million people works out to about one out of four who signed up, creating a... more »
  • Tiger unsure of return

    May 6, 2014 7:38 PM

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA- Golfer Tiger Woods may not be on the course anytime soon. He says he hopes to be playing sometime this summer after he had back surgery last month. On his website he says it depends on how quickly he heals. He's 38 and has been... more »
  • Weekend tech maintenance to affect HealthCare.gov

    February 10, 2014 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - This time, they're giving you notice. Some consumers won't be able to finish their online health insurance applications this weekend because Social Security's computer system will be undergoing heavy maintenance. It will not be able to verify Social Security numbers and certain other personal details needed for... more »
  • Obama to meet with health insurance CEOs

    November 15, 2013 9:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, trying to rescue his much-criticized health care program, is set to discuss strategy with health insurance CEOs. The White House meeting scheduled for Friday comes after Obama announced a substantial change to the law. The president said Thursday that insurance companies can offer... more »
  • Convicts looking for love in wrong places

    November 13, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State prison advisers are trying to figure out who is creating online profiles for inmates in the state prison system. Pictures and biographies have surfaced on a website where inmates solicit pen pals. Some are looking for love on meetaninmate.com. "The department strongly discourages people who... more »
  • Few in La. use Obamacare site to get insurance

    November 13, 2013 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The problem-plagued Obamacare website has assisted fewer than 400 people in Louisiana in signing up for health insurance. The online marketplace is part of the president's health care revamp. The site has problems and left many people unable to enroll for coverage despite numerous attempts. Fewer... more »
  • House oversight panel probes health website woes

    November 13, 2013 8:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House's chief investigator will delve Wednesday into the technical issues behind the dysfunctional rollout of President Barack Obama's health care website. Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is probing whether the White House shares blame for the website's woes. At a hearing, he'll explore concerns about online security.... more »
  • GOP set to question Sebelius on health law

    October 28, 2013 7:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans plan to seek answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration's troubled debut of the website it is using to offer health insurance. And they are raising concerns about the privacy of information that applicants submit under the new system. ... more »
  • Obama calls trusted fixer to help health care site

    October 23, 2013 8:10 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has called in a trusted fixer to help correct problems with the new federal health care website. The White House says Jeffrey Zients will assist a team that is said to be working around the clock on the site. Since it opened Oct. 1, a... more »
  • Obama vows to fix health care signup problems

    October 21, 2013 8:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - A lot of people who've been trying to register for the online insurance exchanges that are part of President Barack Obama's health care law have been frustrated by computer problems -- but Obama says nobody is more frustrated about it than he is. Speaking at a Rose Garden... more »
  • Health care signup experiences more glitches

    October 8, 2013 7:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - Americans trying to sign up for health insurance under the new law are experiencing more problems. The online enrollment system was down again early today for upgrades. And consumers in different parts of the country reported delays Monday, as well as problems setting up security questions for... more »
  • United shuts down website bookings

    September 12, 2013 2:41 PM

    United Airlines was selling some tickets on Thursday for as little as five dollars before shutting down bookings on its website. Some customers were able to buy tickets before the airline stopped accepting orders on the website. United also is not taking reservations by phone. United has not made... more »
  • Men robbed at gunpoint in online dating scam Play Video

    August 9, 2013 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a group is using a fake female profile on a dating website to rob men. 25-year-old David Washington has already been charged with six counts of robbery in connection to the crime. Police believe there are at least two other accomplices, including a woman.... more »
  • Murder video leads to charges

    July 17, 2013 7:56 PM

    TORONTO- The bizarre case of accused killer Luka Magnotta took another twist in Canada. Police charged the owner and operator of a website that showed video of the murder and dismemberment Magnotta is accused of. Mark Marek is charged with corrupting morals for posting the video and knowing it depicted... more »
  • Parents busted for running prostitution ring from family home Play Video

    July 10, 2013 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A set of parents were arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring from their home on Colonel Allen Court Wednesday. Police said Charles and Kaelice Smith were busted when an undercover detective found an ad on the website backpage.com, soliciting sex. Investigators said the wife was... more »
  • Wyden: FracFocus 'constructive' tool on drilling

    May 23, 2013 2:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says a website partially funded by the oil and gas industry is a constructive tool that could be used by federal regulators in requiring public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon stopped short... more »
  • IRS says quit checking so much

    February 14, 2013 7:26 PM

    The IRS requests taxpayers stop checking its website and phone app every few minutes for updates on when their refunds are going out. It says its "Where's my refund?" feature is being overwhelmed. Instead of checking every five minutes, the IRS says check the site once a day. The agency... more »
  • Union: Prosecutor's posts taint police reforms

    January 4, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A group representing rank-and-file New Orleans police officers says a scandal spawned by a federal prosecutor's anonymous posts on a newspaper's website has poisoned a sweeping agreement to clean up the city's troubled police department. A court filing Friday by the Police Association of New Orleans urges... more »
  • Louisiana tourism officials plan fishing website

    January 1, 2013 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana anglers and those planning a fishing trip to the state will be able to get information, licenses and a spot to chat online with other fishermen at what state tourism officials call a fishing microsite opening early in January. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says Louisiana is... more »
  • Merchants check coupon company's fine print Play Video

    December 17, 2012 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Coupon website, BigTip.com, continues to create problems for area businesses by offering coupons those businesses say they never agreed to. BigTip says by entering into agreement with Entertainment Publications, one if its partners, businesses are contractually bound to let them offer deals through their website. ... more »
  • Contract confusion over local BigTip.com coupons Play Video

    December 4, 2012 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BigTip.com, a national couponing site, is creating concern among Baton Rouge merchants. Varsity Sports and Mellow Mushroom say they weren't aware their businesses were on BigTip.com, but CEO Matt Rowlen says they're under contract through third-party coupon sites. "We work through our partners," said Rowlen.... more »
  • Duke removes blackface photo of lacrosse player

    November 13, 2012 10:33 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke athletic department has removed a photo from its website showing a women's lacrosse player dressed in blackface at a team Halloween party. The team held the party and costume contest at head coach Kerstin Kimel's house. The junior class dressed as characters from "The Little... more »
  • Schedler: Skip the "refresh" on election results

    November 6, 2012 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Secretary of State Tom Schedler is asking people to go easy on the "refresh" button when they're checking election results on his website. Schedler's office will post Tuesday's results at www.geauxvote.com . He says that the site has an automatic refresher and too many people trying to... more »
  • One pleads guilty in coupon website "scam"

    November 1, 2012 10:16 PM

    PHOENIX, Arizona- One person has pleaded guilty in connection with a coupon website that some in the Capital City area call a scam. Savvyshoppersite.com was busted by investigators after a WBRZ News2 Investigation in March. People said they paid for coupons on the site, but couldn't use them because... more »
  • YouTube blocked in Saudi to stop anti-Islam film

    September 18, 2012 3:42 PM

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's state-owned press agency reports that King Abdullah has ordered the blocking of all websites with access to an anti-Islam film that has sparked protests across the Muslim world. An Associated Press reporter in Saudi Arabia reported that the online video sharing site YouTube was... more »
  • Flooding knocks LDWF offline

    August 14, 2012 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A broken water line knocked a state government agency off the internet this afternoon, potentially causing a problem for people who need hunting, fishing or boat licenses. A spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the broken line flooded their main office in... more »
  • Twitter briefly down across much of planet

    July 26, 2012 12:27 PM

    LONDON - People around the world briefly experienced problems accessing Twitter on Thursday, a day before the 2012 Olympic Games are expected to cause a spike in use of the micro-blogging site. About three hours after the San Francisco-based company first acknowledged the problem by saying its engineers were "currently... more »
  • New property search site launched for EBR

    July 11, 2012 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish officials in East Baton Rouge launched a new website intended to make it easier for people to find information about their property. The revamped property locator, called eBRmap, search for property by street address, subdivision and several other criteria. The information will be refreshed every... more »
  • BBC accused of hacking website by Iran state TV

    July 4, 2012 7:39 PM

    The BBC is accused of hacking Iran state TV's website to change the results of a poll about Iran's nuclear program. The BBC reported the poll showed 63% of those polled favored stopping uranium enrichment in exchange for an end to Western economic sanctions. Iran state TV says the actual... more »
  • NJ sheriff's office creates 'Facecrook' site

    June 20, 2012 12:47 PM

    HACKENSACK, N.J. - A New Jersey sheriff's office has a new website that's looking for arrests instead of friends. "Facecrook" features the names, photos and last locations of fugitives wanted by the Bergen County Sheriff's Office. The site creates a map and users can send anonymous tips to help authorities... more »
  • Times-Picayune cutting half of news staff

    June 12, 2012 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Times-Picayune is laying off 200 employees as one of the nation's oldest daily newspapers prepares to print just three days a week. The layoffs amount to about half of the newsroom's 169 employees. Advertising, circulation and other departments also were affected at the 175-year-old newspaper. About... more »
  • The Times-Picayune employees learn fate

    June 12, 2012 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Employees are meeting with managers of The Times-Picayune as the newspaper prepares to trim its staff and publish three days a week. Parent company Advance Publications plans to form a new company to oversee one of the nation's oldest newspapers and its affiliated website, NOLA.com. The Times-Picayune... more »
  • Most Wanted Sex Offenders: How you can learn who they are Play Video

    May 16, 2012 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement across the region are cracking-down on sex offenders who are skipping-out on the law. Corey Angelo Williams was one of them. He was profiled in a series of News 2 reports over the last month. After our report, he was caught. Williams was arrested on... more »
  • Presidential candidates sign up for La. primary

    December 7, 2011 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The major contenders for next year's presidential election are signing up to get their name on Louisiana's March 24 presidential primary ballot. The $6 million statewide election allows registered Democrats and Republicans to vote for who they want to get their party's nomination. Democratic President Barack Obama's... more »
  • State launches web service to find deadbeat parents

    August 29, 2011 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Children and Family Services launched a new website today to help find parents who owe child support. The site gives access to the 53,000 delinquet parents by first or last name, city, amount owed and parish where their court-ordered support was established. ... more »
  • J.K. Rowling has mysterious new Potter website

    June 16, 2011 12:22 PM

    NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling has a mysterious new web site. Spokeswoman Rebecca Salt confirmed Thursday that www.pottermore.com is a new project for the "Harry Potter" author. She said the site is "not a new book" and "not directly related" to the final Potter movie, "Harry Potter and... more »
  • News Hunters jam Newseum Site

    May 2, 2011 7:41 PM

    The Newseum in Washington, D.C.says its website was inaccessible as thousands of people looked to see how newspapers around the world handled the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. Navy Seals in Pakistan. The website posts replicas of front pages of hundreds of newspapers and was... more »
  • WikiLeaks site kicked off Amazon's servers

    December 1, 2010 2:16 PM

    NEW YORK - WikiLeaks says Amazon.com kicked its website from its servers, forcing the site to move back to a Swedish provider. Sen. Joe Leiberman says the move by Amazon.com Inc. comes after congressional staffers called the company Tuesday to inquire about its relationship with WikiLeaks. The site, which just... more »
  • Louisiana DOTD's Traveler Information website

    November 14, 2010 9:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- For information about road closures, construction, traffic accidents, and access the state's traffic camera system, visit the LA DOTD's Traveler Information website . more »
  • Good Samaritan's recovery website

    November 10, 2010 4:23 PM

    Charlie Cangelosi's family have set up a website to track his recovery, and for people to leave messages of support. You can find it at CaringBridge.com . Cangelosi was shot in the abdomen Sunday night while trying to stop an armed man from robbing a woman in the Tigerland... more »
  • Website offers information for school board races

    September 15, 2010 6:04 AM

    The nonpartisan Council for a Better Louisiana has posted information online to aid people voting on local school board races next month. The website includes demographic information on school districts, school and district performance scores, student performance data on key tests, district financial information and comparisons of districts. The Advocate... more »
  • Al-Qaida Pleads for Money

    August 11, 2010 8:03 PM

    The hunt for Al-Qaida has a new a new twist as the terrorist organization made a plea for money posted on a website. It's the third time in about a year, which could signal it's low on cash. The message also included an earlier audio recording of Osama Bin Laden... more »
  • St. Tammany designs Katrina anniversary website

    July 30, 2010 5:19 AM

    St. Tammany Parish says it is creating what it calls one of the most comprehensive websites about Hurricane Katrina for the fifth anniversary of the storm. Officials hope it will be the parish's last Hurricane Katrina mission. The site is planned to feature a timeline including many calls to 911... more »
  • Weather delays some oil spill cleanup along Gulf coast

    July 5, 2010 5:52 AM

    Bad weather delaying the oil cleanup off the coasts of Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida could last all week, and the weather could get worse over the next few days. Choppy seas have kept boats trying to prevent oil from hitting vulnerable beaches and marshes. Offshore skimming vessels are operating in... more »
  • Deputies looking for man last seen with missing woman

    June 10, 2010 9:09 AM

    East Baton Rouge Parish deputies are looking for a man accused of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and was last seen with a missing woman. Camari Hakimu Bookter is accused of having sexual relations with a thirteen-year-old girl after allegedly meeting her through a social networking website. Bookter is also... more »
  • Cash for Appliances starts soon

    April 7, 2010 10:20 PM

    Cash for Appliances begins later this month after it was supposed to start last week. The federal program is aimed at reducing energy usage. It starts April 24. The state has nearly seven million dollars to give out for rebates. It's supposed to get you to exchange old appliances... more »
  • LSU AgCenter starts a crawfish blog

    March 2, 2010 5:19 AM

    There's a new website to help you if you're planning a crawfish boil and want to know about the crop of mudbugs in your area. The blog by the LSU AgCenter gives weekly updates on the crawfish market, including the impacts of the weather on the catches. The blog will... more »
  • Compare Louisiana hospitals online

    February 2, 2010 4:45 PM

    You can now go online and compare cost and quality of hospitals and health care facilities in Louisiana. The state health department and Gov. Bobby Jindal launched a new website today that will allow you to compare the costs and quality of hospitals, nursing homes and health plans within... more »
  • Town of Walker has new website

    September 9, 2009 8:17 PM

    The town of Walker has a new website accessible for its citizens, visitors, and prospective residents. The website allows people to check on government spending, see available pets at the animal shelter, and explore what parks and recreation programs are available for children. The site also offers citizens... more »

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