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 »
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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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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 »
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 »
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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
April 13, 2010 8:46 PM
A judge's dating techniques could get him kicked off the bench in Pittsburgh. Six women complained Judge Gerard Alonge contacted them by showing up unannounced at their homes or offices after they appeared in his courtroom. Five of them are lawyers. A judicial discipline court heard Alonge's case and will... more »
March 29, 2010 4:48 AM
At least 36 people are dead and dozens injured after two female bombers blew themselves up on Moscow's subway system during this morning's rush-hour. The first explosion happened at a train station in central Moscow underneath the building that houses the main offices of the Federal Security Service - the... more »
March 8, 2010 5:39 PM
Storing vitamins, how stroke runs in the family, and the link between alcohol and weight loss are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
February 23, 2010 2:45 PM
The Pentagon has moved to lift a ban on women serving on Navy submarines. Congress was notified of the Navy's intent by the Defense Secretary.
Congress has 30 days to weigh in on the matter.
The policy keeps women from serving only on submarines. The thinking is a... more »
February 2, 2010 5:01 AM
The Louisiana Governor's Mansion is illuminated in red light this week to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women. First lady Supriya Jindal announced that the mansion is joining other buildings around the country in shining a red light, as part of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women"... more »
January 29, 2010 5:36 PM
A jewelry recall, declining fertility in women, ovarian cancer and secondhand smoke are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
January 15, 2010 5:36 PM
An expanded Tylenol recall and 'superfoods' for women are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
December 17, 2009 4:45 PM
A man accused of murdering three women in Baton Rouge submitted a DNA sample two years before it matched crime scene evidence.
Jeffery Lee Guillory is accused of murdering Florida Edwards, Sylvia Cobb and Renee Newman. The murders took place between 1999-2002. Investigators say all of the women lived... more »
December 11, 2009 5:49 PM
A combination of drugs that may help breast cancer patients, the risk of heart disease for menopausal women, and how Mozart may help premature babies are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
November 30, 2009 5:44 PM
A promising new study on the treatment of autism, oral cancer in women, the link between swine flu and pneumonia, and a new seasonal flu vaccine are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
November 20, 2009 11:04 AM
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggest women in their 20s don't need to get a Pap smear every year as previously thought. The group says those women can get a Pap smear every two years instead of annually.
The guidelines also say routine Paps should start at... more »
November 13, 2009 5:18 PM
The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office will sponsor a free safety and situational awareness course for women called "Lady Beware". It will be held Dec. 5 from nine a.m. until five p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Any woman can sign up, but space is limited to 50 people.... more »
October 28, 2009 12:46 PM
Authorities boosted the reward from $35,000 to $85,000 for information about who killed eight women in rural Jefferson Davis Parish since 2005. The reward is being offered by the FBI, sheriff's office, and the parish district attorney's office. Investigators think the women may have been murdered by the same person.... more »
September 23, 2009 11:22 AM
Women have a more difficult time losing and maintaining weight loss due to genetics, gender and lifestyle factors. Dawn Braud with the fitness club at Woman’s Center for Wellness joined Whitney Vann to explain why and what you can do to fight it. Women, Metabolism and Weight Loss Seminar Wednesday,... more »
September 18, 2009 11:22 AM
Two women are expected to recover after a pickup truck ran off the road in Livingston Parish and landed upside down in a canal. It happened Thursday in Satsuma. A sheriff's deputy found Laura McDonner and Rhonda Nerf trapped inside after seeing smoke coming from under a bridge on South... more »
September 17, 2009 3:34 PM
Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge found exercising just 10 minutes a day can significantly improve physical and mental health.
A group of women who weren't regular exercisers took part in the six month research study in which they completed ten minutes of stride-walking each day.
The... more »
September 17, 2009 10:14 AM
Exercising ten minutes a day can significantly improve your general health. That's according to a study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.
A group of women who weren't regular exercisers took part in the six month study. During that time, they completed ten minutes of stride-walking each... more »