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  • Weston Broome, White particpate in debate prior to runoff election Play Video

    November 21, 2016 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge's candidates for Mayor-President, Sharon Weston Broome and Bodi White went head to head during a debate hosted by the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday. The candidates were hit with questions on top issues, one of them on community policing. Weston Broome said that... more »
  • Protesters seek to block Duke's exit from campus Play Video

    November 2, 2016 11:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The top six candidates running for Louisiana's soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat are meeting for their last debate ahead of next week's election, at Dillard University in New Orleans. But Wednesday's televised debate is drawing attention mainly for the sixth contender who will be on stage at the... more »
  • Audubon Aquarium: name-the-white-gator election

    October 2, 2015 9:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is holding a name-the-gator election for a rare white alligator that recently went on display, even though it was dubbed "Chompitoulas" in 2009. The 5-foot-long male replaces a 28-year-old white alligator named "Spots," which died Sept. 7. The alligator and its brother... more »
  • Rare alligator "Spots" dies at Audubon Aquarium

    September 7, 2015 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Nature Institute announced that their albino alligator, "Spots," passed away Monday at the age of 28. The Audubon Aquarium said he had been under the care of their vet team and results are pending to determine his exact cause of death. The aquarium... more »
  • Obama to visit New Orleans for 10th anniversary of hurricane

    August 19, 2015 11:25 AM

    EDGARTOWN - President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans next week to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The powerful storm struck Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, causing significant damage to the Gulf Coast and forcing a storm surge that breached New Orleans' levee system and flooded large... more »
  • White NAACP leader says she identifies as black

    June 16, 2015 12:28 PM

    NEW YORK - Rachel Dolezal says she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon. Dolezal appeared Tuesday on NBC'S "Today" Show. She said she "takes exception" to the contention that she tried to deceive people. Dolezal resigned as president of... more »
  • Lawmakers defend security upgrades Play Video

    April 14, 2015 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers believe a $4.8 million upgrade to security at the Capitol was worth it, despite the state's $1.6 billion dollar deficit. State Sen. Bodi White (R- Central) said arguing about the system and the budget is like comparing "apples to oranges." White championed the project when... more »
  • More whites than blacks, Latinos approve police striking men

    April 3, 2015 11:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - A major American trend survey shows that whites in the United States in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics approve of police striking people. Seven out of 10 whites polled, or 70 percent, said they can imagine a situation in which they would approve of a police... more »
  • Prosecutor: 800 ammo rounds found in car of White House intruder

    September 22, 2014 2:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - Authorities are describing Omar Gonzalez as a threat to the president. Gonzalez is the man accused of scaling the White House fence on Friday and sprinting inside the building, where he was stopped after making his way through the front door while armed with a knife. Investigators say... more »
  • Watch: Wednesday's Common Core debacle Play Video

    June 18, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Wednesday quickly became a power struggle for the governor and his appointed education chief, John White, over Common Core and if it should be taught in Louisiana classrooms. Each disagrees with the other: the Governor is against the educational standards while White is for them and said... more »
  • White House makes economics focus of Asia trip

    April 18, 2014 2:48 PM

    WASHINGTON- The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region. But tensions between Russia and Ukraine will likely push regional security concerns higher on the president's agenda. Some of the countries Obama is visiting are eyeing the developments... more »
  • At the Capitol: Sen. Bodi White 2unes In Play Video

    March 25, 2014 8:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - La. Sen. Mack "Bodi" White 2uned In Tuesday to talk state budget, higher education and all the latest from the legislative session. Watch the video to see his interview. more »
  • Man arrested for trying to climb White House fence

    February 7, 2014 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON- Authorities say a man has been arrested trying to climb over a fence at the White House. The Secret Service says the unidentified man was apprehended before he could get over the fence. He had two bags with him and authorities are waiting for the Washington police... more »
  • White suggests phase-in of Common Core

    November 21, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White wants to slow down the implementation of tougher educational standards. White wants a 10 year phase-in for the Common Core standards on school grades, teacher evaluations and student promotion. The proposal will be considered by the Board of Elementary... more »
  • Move over silver

    October 22, 2013 7:50 PM

    TROY, MICHIGAN- The world's favorite color of silver for a car is falling in popularity to white according to PPG Industries, the leading supplier of automotive paints. PPG says 25 percent of the vehicles it supplied in the 2013 model year were white compared to silver or black that tied... more »
  • Funding boosted for Course Choice, to add students

    August 15, 2013 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Superintendent of Education John White says he's adding another $1 million to the budget for the state's new Course Choice program to eliminate the waiting list. The program offers online and nontraditional high school course offerings to public school students. Academic courses and skills training are being taught... more »
  • White: Continue some sort of student testing

    July 26, 2013 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- While the high-stakes test called LEAP ends next year, state Superintendent of Education John White says some sort of measuring stick will likely remain for future students in key grades. White said Thursday what any such replacement will look like and other details will start being discussed by... more »
  • White Castle ferry shutting down a week early

    June 19, 2013 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The White Castle ferry is shutting down a week early because the state has no staff to continue operating it. The vessel was scheduled to close on June 28 and will now close Friday, June 21. The state Department of Transportation and Development said the ferry... more »
  • Chef KD's white pepper gravy Play Video

    May 28, 2013 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD finished his southern gravy series with a white pepper gravy recipe. If you'd like the full recipe or have questions for Chef KD, email them to ChefKD@Eatel.net . more »
  • Local schools owed $30M because of court ruling

    May 15, 2013 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Superintendent of Education John White says the state owes local school districts $30 million because the Louisiana Supreme Court threw out this year's public school funding formula. The Supreme Court ruled that lawmakers couldn't fund a voucher program to send children to private school through the formula... more »
  • Criminal case dropped in White cell phone search Play Video

    April 4, 2013 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City police dropped a criminal theft investigation into a missing cell phone which supposedly belonged to former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. This comes after a search warrant was issued to take the phone from a woman in Zachary. Investigators claim White and the woman... more »
  • Detective accused of warrant shopping

    April 3, 2013 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White's Attorney Jill Craft accused Detective Cleveland "Mack" Thomas of shopping around, going judge to judge to obtain a search warrant to investigate her client. Police executed that warrant last week after a court commissioner, Nicole Robinson, finally signed it.... more »
  • Fired police chief investigated for missing cell phone, theft Play Video

    March 27, 2013 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White for theft of a city-issued cell phone, his attorney Jill Craft explained. Craft has had the phone for weeks and said police never contacted her about the device. "Why don't you just ask me for... more »
  • Special crime meeting called for Thursday in Baton Rouge

    February 28, 2013 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A community meeting has been called to talk about crime and the police department. Councilwoman Tara Wicker announced the meeting Thursday afternoon. The meeting will be held Thursday evening at the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center on East Washington Street. "The community is invited to... more »
  • Benedict to be called "emeritus pope", will wear white

    February 26, 2013 3:19 PM

    VATICAN CITY - There soon will be two pontiffs, each wearing white and each called "pope" living a few yards apart, with the same archbishop serving both. The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI has decided that he will be known as "emeritus pope" when he retires, and will be called... more »
  • Dabadie sworn in as provisional BRPD chief

    February 26, 2013 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Carl Dabadie Jr. took the oath today to become Baton Rouge's provisional police chief. Mayor Kip Holden swore Dabadie in. He is the son of an officer who died in the line of duty, and applied for the chief's position when Jeff LeDuff resigned in... more »
  • Fired BRPD chief files civil service appeal

    February 21, 2013 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dewayne White's attorney officially filed an appeal today for his removal as Baton Rouge's police chief, claiming it was done in bad faith and without just cause. The appeal to the municipal Civil Service Board of East Baton Rouge says White's termination was not done in... more »
  • Fired BRPD chief plans further appeals Play Video

    February 18, 2013 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White said he plans to appeal today's firing at the local and state levels, after a contentious hearing between him and East Baton Rouge's mayor-president. Mayor Kip Holden did not reverse his decision today to fire White after a public... more »
  • Holden chooses to uphold BRPD chief's firing Play Video

    February 18, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden announced he will uphold his decision to fire Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. Holden made the announcement during a public hearing with White and his attorney which grew contentious at times. Holden said White made several misrepresentations during... more »
  • White House: 'Grave concern' on delayed nominees

    February 17, 2013 12:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The new White House chief of staff says there's "a grave concern" about delays in assembling President Barack Obama's second-term national security team. Senate Republicans have stalled the nominations of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary and John Brennan to be CIA director. GOP lawmakers want more answers... more »
  • White House seeks 'balanced way' to budget fix

    February 17, 2013 10:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - The new White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is concerned about the effect the automatic budget cuts scheduled for next month will have on America's middle class. Denis McDonough tells ABC's "This Week" that the economy has been getting stronger over the past few months.... more »
  • Mayor's office gives White letter explaining firing Play Video

    February 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's office sent former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White a letter today listing more than a dozen reasons they want him fired. The letter's 14 points include accusations of nepotism, destroying potentially-sensitive documents, and leaking confidential information or making inflammatory statements to the... more »
  • 26-year veteran to fill chief's responsibilities

    February 6, 2013 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lt. Carl Dabadie, Jr. will lead the Baton Rouge Police Department until Mayor Kip Holden names a new chief. The city fired Dewayne White Wednesday. White had been the chief since May 2011. Prior to that, he was on the State Police force. Dabadie was White's... more »
  • BRPD chief fired shortly after public appearance Play Video

    February 6, 2013 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police Chief Dewayne White was fired from his position as the city's top police officer Wednesday. White told News 2 he received a letter around noon from city Chief Administrative Officer William Daniel that there was a "substantial disagreement with the direction of the Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • BRPD Chief to arm officers with rifles, expand BRAVE to 70802 Play Video

    January 16, 2013 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White announced progressive plans that will move his department forward this year. In a one-on-one interview, White said the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination Project will expand to the 70802 zip code this year. Officers will also be outfitted with military surplus... more »
  • White House calls NRA video repugnant, cowardly

    January 16, 2013 10:56 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly." Obama spokesman Jay Carney says most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as "pawns in a political fight." Carney was referring to an online video from... more »
  • Newtown families invited to Obama gun control event

    January 16, 2013 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - Families of the victims of last month's shooting attack at a Connecticut elementary school have been invited to the White House today to see President Barack Obama outline an effort aimed at reducing gun violence. Obama's ideas include bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines --... more »
  • BRPD chief putting more officers on Patrol

    January 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Chief Dewayne White announced plans to put dozens more Baton Rouge Police officers out patrolling the city's streets. White said he plans to swell the Patrol division's ranks by not transferring out veteran officers once new recruits join the force. He said in the past when... more »

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