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  • NCAA Women's Final gets high TV rating

    April 9, 2014 9:55 PM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - The championship game between two undefeated teams drew the highest television rating for women's basketball in a decade. UConn's 79-58 win over Notre Dame on ESPN on Tuesday earned a 2.8 rating. That's the best since a 3.5 for the UConn-Tennessee final in 2004. The Huskies' big... more »
  • President Obama calls for equal pay for women

    March 20, 2014 2:45 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla.- President Barack Obama is blending his economic and political pitches by calling for equal pay for women and for Congress to pass more family-friendly workplace policies. Obama says women should get equal pay for equal work and says they should be able to have a baby without fear... more »
  • Canada beats US in women's hockey for Olympic gold

    February 20, 2014 2:36 PM

    SOCHI, Russia- Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title. Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner... more »
  • #19 Texas A&M edges #16 LSU 72-67

    February 9, 2014 4:55 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Tx. - Courtney Walker scored 22 points, going 10 of 20 from the field and making a critical layup in the game's final minute as No. 19 Texas A&M edged No. 16 LSU 72-67 on Sunday. With Texas A&M (18-6, 8-2 SEC) leading by a point, Walker made... more »
  • #16 LSU women beat Missouri, 75-58

    February 6, 2014 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Theresa Plaisance scored 20 points and Jeanne Kenney added 19 to lead No. 16 LSU past Missouri 75-58 Thursday night. Lianna Doty found Kayla McDowell for a layup with 15:57 to play, pulling Missouri within six, 46-40. LSU (18-5, 7-3 SEC) responded with a 14-0 run which... more »
  • #13 Kentucky tops #14 LSU 63-56

    February 2, 2014 1:52 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Bria Goss scored 11 points, including two clutch free throws with 10.8 seconds remaining, to lift No. 13 Kentucky to a 63-56 win over 14th-ranked LSU Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. The Wildcats (17-5, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) rebounded from Thursday's 58-56 setback at Georgia and ended the Lady... more »
  • LSU women's hoops bounces back with win over Florida

    January 12, 2014 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU women's basketball team defeated Florida 82-68 Sunday afternoon as the Tigers bounced back from a loss last week. Theresa Plaisance led the Tigers with 19 points and Danielle Ballard chipped in 14 points to go with 12 rebounds, as the Tigers never trailed in... more »
  • #16 LSU stymies Tulane, 63-35

    January 5, 2014 5:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Reigning Southeastern Conference scoring champion Theresa Plaisance, playing in her hometown, scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to power No. 16 Louisiana State to a 63-35 win over Tulane Sunday afternoon. Coming off an 80-77 win at No. 5 Tennessee Thursday, LSU (12-2, 1-0 SEC) has... more »
  • #16 Lady Tigers pull off 80-77 upset over #5 Tennessee

    January 2, 2014 8:27 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - The LSU Lady Tigers pulled off the 80-77 upset win over fifth-ranked Tennessee Thursday night. The game was the SEC opener for both schools. The win is the first for the program over the Lady Vols under former Tennessee player, and now LSU women's head... more »
  • #12 LSU women fall at NC State, 89-79

    December 20, 2013 8:11 PM

    RALEIGH, NC - The LSU women(9-2) had their seven-game win streak snapped Friday night, with a 89-79 loss at North Carolina State. The game was their final contest before a ten-day break for the holidays. Theresa Plaisance led all Lady Tiger scores with 18 points and also added... more »
  • Exercise helps women beat breast cancer

    December 12, 2013 10:12 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. A study finds it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence. The study involved 121 women on aromatase (uh-ROAM-uh-TACE) inhibitors.... more »
  • LSU offering $20 holiday ticket packages for women's games

    December 6, 2013 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special $20 package to see four LSU women's basketball home games this holiday season is now on sale at www.LSUtix.net. The $20 holiday package includes a 200-level reserved seat to the following four games: Jackson State (Dec. 30), Texas A&M (Jan. 9), Florida (Jan. 12)... more »
  • DHH making changes in nutritional program

    November 25, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals is making major changes to how it runs its supplemental nutrition program that provides food to poor women and children. It's in response to a new audit showing Louisiana's public health office has done a poor job in monitoring the... more »
  • LSU balance, defense too much for Hampton

    November 20, 2013 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senior forward Theresa Plaisance recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds as the 15th-ranked LSU women's basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with an impressive 73-54 win over previously unbeaten Hampton on Wednesday night in the Maravich Center. The... more »
  • #5 Louisville routs #14 LSU, 88-67

    November 14, 2013 10:38 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Asia Taylor scored 23 points and No. 5 Louisville held No. 14 LSU scoreless for 5:35 during a 21-0 second-half run en route to an 88-67 rout of the Tigers in Thursday night's semifinal of the preseason WNIT. Leading 40-38 early in the second half, the Cardinals... more »
  • LSU basketball programs optimistic at media day Play Video

    October 28, 2013 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team may be on their bye week, but the basketball programs are just getting started in preparation for their 2013 seasons. The men's and women's teams were made available to media today at the Pete Maravich Center, and the expectations for LSU this... more »
  • Air marshal accused of taking photos under skirts

    October 18, 2013 6:52 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A federal air marshal has been arrested and accused of taking cell phone photographs underneath women's skirts as they boarded a plane at Nashville International Airport. Nashville police say Adam Bartsch was on duty on Southwest Airline Flight 3132 on Thursday when a witness noticed he was... more »
  • Women's self-defense class offered

    October 14, 2013 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering self-defense classes for women in November and December. Equalizer Women's Self-Defense classes will be held at the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy at 704 Mayflower St. The classes include four sessions. The times are from 6:00pm until... more »
  • NCAA women's tourney returning to Baton Rouge

    October 9, 2013 8:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center has been selected as an early round host site for the 2014 women's NCAA tournament. This will mark the third-straight season Baton Rouge has hosted first- and second-round games. The tournament's first two rounds will be played at 16 sites around the... more »
  • NCAA women's tourney returning to PMAC

    October 9, 2013 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center has been selected as an early round host sight for the 2014 women's NCAA tournament. This will mark the third-straight season Baton Rouge has hosted first- and second-round games. The tournament's first two rounds will be played at 16 sites around the country... more »
  • Groups protest Jindal opposition to oil and gas lawsuit

    August 28, 2013 11:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Environmental and pubic interest groups are lashing out at Governor Jindal over his opposition to a lawsuit against oil and gas companies. The lawsuit was filed last month by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, saying oil and gas activity contributed to the erosion of the... more »
  • Study says inducing labor may be tied to autism

    August 12, 2013 3:15 PM

    CHICAGO - A large study suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor. The results are preliminary and autism experts say they need investigating since labor is induced in increasing numbers of U.S. women. It's possible that labor-inducing drugs might increase the risk - or... more »
  • Women's quarters on tap

    July 2, 2013 10:20 AM

    LONDON - Less than 24 hours after knocking top-seed and defending champ Serena Williams out of Wimbledon, Sabine Lisicki made quick work of Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3 in 61 minutes. The 23rd-seeded Lisicki advanced to her second Wimbledon semifinal, where she'll play the winner of a quarterfinal between No. 4... more »
  • Miss Louisiana contestants arrive in Monroe

    June 24, 2013 8:58 AM

    MONROE- Thirty-six women from across the state have arrived in Monroe to compete for the title of Miss Louisiana. The News-Star reports the contestants moved into their rooms Sunday at the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Bayou Suites, which will be their home until one is crowned Miss Louisiana 2013... more »
  • All-women jury chosen for Zimmerman's trial

    June 20, 2013 2:27 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - An all-women jury has been chosen in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who says he shot an unarmed Trayvon Marin in self-defense. Prosecutors and defense attorneys chose the panel Thursday. Prosecutors have said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer for his community, profiled the... more »
  • Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

    June 18, 2013 8:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - Military leaders will roll out their plans Tuesday to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines. Under details of the plans obtained by The Associated Press, women could start training as Army... more »
  • Women in combat

    June 17, 2013 7:23 PM

    WASHINGTON- Women may be able to train for previously men-only combat roles, like Army Rangers or Navy Seals, by mid 2015. The plans have yet to be announced by the Pentagon but the Associated Press obtained details. The idea is to slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs and... more »
  • Deputies arrest mother, partner in child's death Play Video

    June 11, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish accused two women of killing a child they said had a blow to the head and other injuries. "When we brought both women in, neither of them seemed to know how the child received blunt forced trouble to the head,"... more »
  • 4 women arrested for prostitution after BRPD sting

    June 9, 2013 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Baton Rouge police arrested four women in a prostitution sting Friday after setting up meetings through Internet sites, according to BRPD Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. Police officers posed as clients to set up hotel meetings and then made arrests after the women solicited them for sex... more »
  • Women arrested in forged prescription investigation

    June 6, 2013 2:25 PM

    GONZALES - Two women accused in a forged prescription investigation in Ascension Parish are behind bars. Detectives said Raelyn McAlister and Adrianna Sweeney, both of French Settlement, dropped off fraudulent prescriptions for Adderall at a local Ascension Parish pharmacy. They were arrested while picking up the prescriptions. ... more »
  • House to take up abortion legislation

    May 29, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Planned Parenthood and abortions are again in the spotlight at the Capitol, where a pair of measures are scheduled to be brought up today. The House Health and Welfare Committee passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 57 this morning, which calls on the state to scrutinize Planned Parenthood... more »
  • 8 arrested, 2 at large in truancy crackdown

    May 16, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested eight women and are seeking two more in East Baton Rouge Parish after they said they failed to send their kids to school despite repeated warnings. The arrests were part of an effort by the new Family and Youth Services Center to target repeat... more »
  • State lawmakers kill law requiring equal pay for men, women

    May 15, 2013 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers rejected a law that would prohibit some employers from paying women less than men doing the same job. Sen. Edwin Murray's "Equal Pay for Women Act" was killed by one vote. Nineteen senators voted for it and 18 against; 20 votes are needed to pass. ... more »
  • Ohio AG: Tests confirm Castro is father

    May 10, 2013 10:31 AM

    CLEVELAND - The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women this week. Attorney General Mike DeWine's office confirmed Castro's paternity in a news release Friday. DeWine says a sample of Castro's... more »
  • Women's game looking to implement backcourt rule

    May 9, 2013 3:24 PM

    NEW YORK - The 10-second backcourt rule will go into effect in NCAA women's basketball for the first time next season if a recommendation from the sport's rules committee is approved. The U.S. women's college game is the only level worldwide that does not have a 10-second backcourt rule. The... more »
  • Missing women found, brothers arrested

    May 6, 2013 11:00 PM

    CLEVELAND - Cleveland's police chief says he thinks three women who went missing separately a decade ago were tied up in the house where they were found and had been there since they disappeared. Police say three brothers have been arrested and one is from the home. They say the... more »
  • LSU women's basketball to play at Barclay's Center

    May 6, 2013 1:44 PM

    NEW YORK - The LSU women's basketball team, fresh off a Sweet 16 appearance, has been selected to play in the inaugural Barclays Women's Invitational this coming season, November 29-30, in the new state-of-the-art Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Lady Tigers will join Michigan, Rutgers and Texas Tech... more »
  • Eight is great for UConn women

    April 10, 2013 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Connecticut women made it look easy in the Big Easy. Connecticut ruined the Louisville women's dream of trying to equal the Louisville men's team's national championship by routing the Cardinals 93-60 to win its eighth national title. The eight titles ties UConn with Tennessee for most... more »
  • BRPD to hold free women's self-defense class

    April 8, 2013 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge announced today that they've scheduled a free women's self-defense course for the end of this month. Called "The Equalizer", the 16-hour class will involve hands-on, physical training at the Police Academy Gym. The course takes place over four classes, starting April... more »
  • Elite Eight berth on the line for LSU women

    March 29, 2013 9:08 PM

    SPOKANE, Wa. - Confidence is at an all-time high for the No. 6 seed LSU women's basketball team as the Lady Tigers seek to continue their magical ride through the 2013 NCAA Tournament against No. 2 seed and sixth-ranked California (30-3) in the NCAA Spokane Regional Semifinal at approximately 10:32... more »
  • LSU women prep for Sweet 16

    March 29, 2013 7:20 PM

    SPOKANE, Wa. - The LSU women's basketball team participated in a "short" practice Friday afternoon in preparation for their Saturday matchup vs California-Berkley. Because head coach Nikki Caldwell only has eight scholarship players on the trip, the Lady Tigers have been limited in the intensity and length of practice... more »
  • LSU Lady Tigers 6th seed in NCAA tournament

    March 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Lady Tigers basketball team learned they were selected as the 6th seed in the Spokane region today for the NCAA women's tournament. LSU (20-11, 10-6 SEC) will host the 11th-seeded Green Bay Phoenix (29-2) this weekend in Baton Rouge. LSU will also host the... more »
  • LSU women advance to SEC second round with 65-62 win

    March 7, 2013 9:38 PM

    DULUTH, GA - The LSU women advance to the second round of the SEC basketball tournament with a 65-62 win over Auburn Thursday night. Adrienne Webb led the Lady Tigers with 18 points, Theresa Plaisance chipped in 15 points and 14 rebounds. LSU held an 18-point lead with 11... more »
  • Study shows declining life span for some US women

    March 5, 2013 8:54 AM

    NEW YORK - Women still live longer than men but a new study finds some U.S. women aren't living as long as they used to. The latest research found that women age 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation's counties... more »
  • 2 Texas women convicted of hiding boy for 8 years

    February 19, 2013 2:26 PM

    SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas- A jury in east Texas has convicted two women of kidnapping a Houston boy when he was 8 months old and hiding him for eight years before he was found. Jurors deliberated for two hours before finding Krystle Tanner and her mother, Gloria Walker guilty. ... more »
  • Women in combat: Baton Rouge veterans respond Play Video

    January 24, 2013 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on combat for women and said, "if they can meet the qualifications for the job, then they should have the right to serve." With those words, roles are changed. A change that will open over 200,000 jobs including infantry,... more »
  • White House says Obama supports women in combat

    January 24, 2013 3:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says allowing women to serve in combat marks another step toward the country's founding ideals of fairness and equality. Obama says in a written statement he expressed strong support for the decision to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who lifted the combat ban Thursday. Obama says... more »
  • Military women could soon be in combat

    January 24, 2013 6:56 AM

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce today that women will now be allowed to serve in combat roles. That presents a challenge for the Pentagon as military leaders will have to decide which, if any, jobs they believe should be open only to men. ... more »
  • Workouts for parents from Baby Boot Camp Play Video

    January 23, 2013 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - We got a fitness lesson today from the women of Baby Boot Camp of Baton Rouge. Owner Mauree Brooksher and her client, Margo Mathews stopped in and demonstrated some STROLLFIT exercises. STROLLFIT is an hour class that incorporates a warm up, cardio strength training, core... more »
  • Panetta opens combat roles to women

    January 23, 2013 2:29 PM

    WASHINGTON- Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war. The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a... more »
  • LSU women's basketball assistant coach arrested

    January 22, 2013 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU assistant women's basketball coach Tony Perotti is out of jail on bond after his arrest this weekend in suspicion of a drunken bar disturbance. Perotti was charged with disturbing the peace and two counts of remaining after forbidden when he was booked into the East... more »
  • Making changes 40 years after Roe vs. Wade Play Video

    January 22, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marks 40 years since the Roe v. Wade decision, making abortion legal in the United States. Pro-choice advocates say prior to Roe vs. Wade, abortions were dangerous and to be a patient of an abortion was a crime. "Women could not get safe abortions,"... more »
  • Budget cuts hit domestic violence programs

    January 4, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Gov. Bobby Jindal's latest round of budget cuts are falling on shelters that take in battered women and other domestic violence prevention providers. The reductions were made to help close a $166 million midyear budget deficit. The Advocate reports that funding for family violence prevention and intervention... more »
  • India's top cop calls for rape crackdown

    January 4, 2013 7:02 AM

    NEW DELHI - India's top law enforcement official says the nation needs to crack down on crimes against women with "an iron hand" if it is to prevent rapes and other attacks. Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde spoke today at a conference of state officials from across India that was... more »
  • Women hold off McNeese at LSU

    December 21, 2012 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU was able to hold-off McNeese State Friday afternoon. But not without scaring some fans. The game final: 82-75. Junior forward Theresa Plaisance finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman guard Danielle Ballard scored 21 points for the second straight game. More on... more »
  • Stimulant use forces LSU to vacate track title

    November 16, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will be forced to vacate their 2012 women's outdoor track title after the NCAA said a member of the team tested positive for a banned stimulant. LSU senior sprinter Semoy Hackett tested positive for Methylhexaneamine during the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field... more »
  • Women sought in credit card theft

    November 14, 2012 3:21 PM

    GONZALES - Gonzales Police asked for the public's help today tracking down two women they said used a stolen credit card. Police said the card was taken back on Sept. 4 from an St. Elizabeth Hospital employee's purse, and later used at the Gonzales K-Mart. Investigators said the... more »
  • More women have driver's licenses than men in US

    November 12, 2012 12:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - Women are passing men on the nation's roads. A study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute says more women have driver's licenses than men. That's a reversal of the longtime gender gap behind the wheel. Researchers say that's likely to lead to safer, smaller and more... more »
  • Obama vows to protect women's health care rights

    October 25, 2012 1:32 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - A new Associated Press-GfK poll suggests Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama's advantage among women. Obama has been renewing his pitch to female voters today. In the midst of a marathon, cross-country campaign trip, he made a veiled reference to Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's comment... more »
  • NYC officer arrested in ghoulish kidnap plot

    October 25, 2012 11:11 AM

    NEW YORK - A law enforcement official says a police officer's estranged wife alerted New York authorities about her husband, who is now suspected of plotting to kidnap and cook women. The official says that Gilberto Valle had split from his wife, Kathleen, and that she contacted authorities about disturbing... more »
  • Romney erases Obama advantage among women

    October 25, 2012 7:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Less than two weeks out from Election Day, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows Romney has erased Obama's 16-point advantage among women. And the president, in turn, has largely eliminated Romney's edge among men. Those churning gender dynamics leave the presidential race still a dead heat. The... more »
  • Obama accuses Romney of suffering from 'Romnesia'

    October 19, 2012 2:22 PM

    FAIRFAX, Va. - President Barack Obama is making a direct gender pitch in hotly contested Virginia, telling a college crowd that when it comes to issues important to women's health and jobs, Mitt Romney is distancing himself from past stances and suffers from a case of "Romnesia." He says Romney... more »
  • Romney: Obama has failed America's women

    October 17, 2012 3:16 PM

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama has failed America's women. The Republican nominee told supporters in Virginia on Wednesday that women have suffered through high unemployment and high poverty rates during Obama's term. Romney says he has a better plan to help them. Romney's push to broaden... more »
  • Obama congratulates US women's soccer team

    August 9, 2012 4:44 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - President Barack Obama has congratulated the U.S. women's soccer team for winning the Olympic gold medal. Obama visited the U.S. Olympic Committee's training center in Colorado Springs Thursday and singled out the women's soccer team, which had just finished its gold-medal match. Obama offered a "special... more »
  • US tops Japan to take Olympic women's soccer gold

    August 9, 2012 3:48 PM

    WEMBLEY, England - The U.S. women's soccer team won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, avenging one of its most painful defeats with a 2-1 victory over Japan. Carli Lloyd scored in the eighth and 54th minutes for the Americans, who lost to the Japanese in penalty kicks at last year's... more »
  • Women outnumber men on US Olympic team

    July 10, 2012 4:58 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the first time, the U.S. Olympic team will have more women than men, with female athletes accounting for 269 of the 530 spots American will take at the upcoming London Games. The USOC released its official roster Tuesday. CEO Scott Blackmun said the female majority... more »
  • Event planned "to teach women how to sit"

    July 3, 2012 4:32 PM

    NEW YORK- A New York state lawmaker has canceled an event for teaching women how to sit. Republican Sen. Marty Golden sent out a mailing advertising the July 24 business etiquette event on "posture, deportment and the feminine presence." His website said women would be taught to "sit,... more »
  • Women wanted for questioning in LSU armed robbery

    June 13, 2012 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police released more photos of women they want to question in connection with an armed robbery on the university campus. Capt. Cory Lalonde said the night of May 29, a man with a gun robbed a student near Pleasant Hall on Highland Road. Later, surveillance... more »
  • Special report on Women's Self Defense Airs Tonight at 10 Play Video

    May 3, 2012 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When seconds count, do you know how to defend yourself? The wrong move can put you at a greater risk for harm by an attacker. The right move could save your life. Taking advantage self-defense classes available for women could save the life of you... more »
  • Escort murders, 2 men arrested

    May 1, 2012 5:38 PM

    DETROIT - Police say they're holding two men for questioning in the slayings of four women, three of whom had been linked to online ads for escorts. Two men, 32-years-old and 24-years-old were placed in police custody for questioning in regards to the online escort murders. The men were arrested... more »
  • La. ranks 13th in growth of women-owned businesses Play Video

    March 30, 2012 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. Census data shows women in Louisiana made gains when it comes to owning businesses. The data showed the number of women-owned businesses increased 60.9 percent since 1997. That puts it 13th in the nation for that type of growth. More than 100,000 businesses... more »
  • LSU women's basketball coach gives birth to girl

    March 6, 2012 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell is now the proud mother of a newborn baby girl. Justice Simone Fargas was born at 5:44 a.m. Tuesday at 6 pounds, 15 ounces. The baby and Caldwell left the hospital and are now at home with Caldwell's boyfriend... 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 »
  • Sources: New military roles for women

    February 9, 2012 7:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - Defense officials say the Pentagon is changing its rules to allow women to serve in more jobs closer to the front lines. The changes will allow the rules to catch up a bit with the reality that women have fought and died in Iraq and Afghanistan for a... more »
  • Group sells fireworks to benefit domestic violence victims Play Video

    December 26, 2011 6:59 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Women Outreaching women is selling fireworks to raise funds to provide emergency housing and program services to women and their children fleeing domestic violence. WOW discount fireworks will be open December 15 through January 1 on 4-H Club Road. The fireworks stand is open from 10... more »
  • Police warn of rapist in Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 29, 2011 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police say two women, one who was raped at knifepoint and another who was grabbed from behind and choked, gave similar descriptions of their attacker. Police describe the rapist as a Hispanic man who speaks broken English, in his mid-20's, medium build, and stands five-foot five-inches to... more »
  • More women climbing into big rigs than ever before

    September 14, 2011 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The truck-driving industry is on the move and heading for a sunny outlook on jobs. The industry is in need of at least 200,000 jobs this year and is expected to double that need next year, according to Suzan McCaskill at the Coastal Truck Driving School in... more »
  • 2 women found slain in trailer near Sulphur

    September 5, 2011 5:42 PM

    SULPHUR, La.- Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso says two women have been killed in a trailer west of Sulphur. Mancuso says the two women were dead when deputies arrived Sunday night. He declined to give a cause of death. The sheriff says 50-year-old Mauricio G. Cumbrera, who lived... more »
  • Conference helps encourage, empower women

    April 4, 2011 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Empowering, encouraging and equipping women in our community: that's the mission of WomenE3. Alicia Jones and Dana Hackett with WomenE3 stopped by 2une In to talk about the Women's Conference. The conference will be April 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and April 9... more »
  • 2 women found shot to death in Shreveport

    February 20, 2011 1:36 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of two women whose bodies were found inside a home. The Times reports the women were identified in a police statement as 58-year-old Linda Taylor and her daughter, 33-year-old Rashonda Taylor. Shreveport police were dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday. Police... more »
  • Over 1 thousand women allegedly looked up by Murphy Painter

    February 17, 2011 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Inspector General says it appears former ATC Commissioner Murphy Painter was using a state database for other purposes. An investigation shows, most of the people Painter searched had no business with the state alcohol-tobacco-control office and most are female. Toby Edwards had... more »
  • Calif. man used Facebook to hack women's e-mails

    January 15, 2011 10:05 AM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.- In a cautionary tale for users of social-networking sites, a California man has admitted using personal information he gleaned from Facebook to hack into women's e-mail accounts, then send nude pictures of them to everyone in their address book. The California attorney general's office said Friday that... more »
  • Lady Tigers fall to South Carolina by 2

    January 6, 2011 9:56 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Ieasia Walker sank two free throws with two seconds left to break a 61-61 tie and South Carolina rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to stun the LSU women's basketball team, 63-61, on Thursday night in Colonial Life Arena. The Lady Tigers (10-6) dropped their second... more »
  • Eight arrested in BR prostitution sting

    December 9, 2010 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Eight women, including a 17-year-old from Jena, were arrested in a prostitution sting conducted by Baton Rouge Police officers last night. Officers said the women were advertising themselves on a website, and were arrested after meeting undercover police officers who posed as clients at several local hotels.... more »
  • 16 arrested in BR prostitution sting

    December 3, 2010 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Sixteen people were arrested after a sting operation in Baton Rouge, according to police. Police said the sting netted four women accused of being prostitutes and 12 men accused of soliciting prostitution. The women were arrested in the 6500 block of Airline Highway, 3100 and 2500 Florid... more »
  • Indicted daycare workers out on bond

    November 9, 2010 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three women indicted in the 2009 death of a child in a daycare van have bonded out of the East Baton Rouge jail. Indictments for negligent homicide were handed down for Wanda Connor, Michelle Veals and Kyandrea Thomas last week. Today, the three were booked into... more »
  • Not just a number: The Pedescleaux's story

    November 3, 2010 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Marie and Denise Pedescleaux were murdered in their north Baton Rouge home three years ago. Trucko Stampley is accused of killing the mother and daughter, as well as another couple. Family and friends said life is still very different without the women, who were both... more »
  • Lady Tigers selected 3rd in SEC preseason poll

    October 28, 2010 5:33 PM

    With 11 returning players from a squad that reached the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament, the LSU women's basketball team was selected to finish third in the 2011 Southeastern Conference standings as chosen by league coaches during a preseason awards announcement on Thursday. Junior forward LaSondra Barrett... more »
  • Group of women golfers raise money to fight Breast Cancer

    October 7, 2010 9:45 PM

    Breast Cancer touches the lives of men and women everywhere. Right now, there isn’t a cure. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out that’s why the Women’s Victory Open is a major driving force in the fight to make a difference. more »
  • Two women wanted in connection with vehicle burglaries

    September 21, 2010 4:05 PM

    Detectives are trying to identify two women wanted for questioning in connection with several vehicle burglaries since July. Authorities said at least three vehicles have been broken into in the Brogden Lane/Stumberg Lane area. Detectives said they believe the women stole credit cards from inside the cars and later used... more »
  • Four Baton Rouge women arrested on fraud charges

    August 26, 2010 2:45 PM

    A month-long investigation by Louisiana State Police, has landed four Baton Rouge women behind bars. The investigation began after a complaint was made by the Office of Motor Vehicles, regarding 18 year-old Taylor Williams. State Police say Williams allowed 18 year-old Kenjayra Spears to use her information in... more »
  • YWCA of NW Louisiana disbands

    June 22, 2010 9:29 AM

    The YWCA of Northwest Louisiana no longer exists after its board voted Monday night to dissolve the nonprofit. The group needed $150,000 to keep operating homes for 22 abused women and children. Several others were evicted from homes earlier this month because the Y could not pay their rent. Bail... more »
  • Shreveport YWCA to vote on closure Thursday

    June 15, 2010 7:22 AM

    The interim head of the Shreveport YWCA says its board probably will consider dissolving when it meets on Thursday. Interim Executive Director Judi Bishop says it would take a miracle to avoid the vote. She says the YWCA has a yearly budget of about $900,000, but she says it needs... more »
  • Personal trainer arrested for video voyeurism

    April 23, 2010 9:49 AM

    Baton Rouge police arrested a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness on Government Street for video voyeurism. Terry Wayne Telschow is accused of using a pen camera to record video of at least four victims while they were in the women's shower room. A customer noticed the camera while she was... more »

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