• Vehicle fire reported on Plank Road near Baton Rouge airport

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters worked to extinguish a vehicle fire on Plank Road near the Baton Rouge Airport Friday afternoon.The fire happened after 12 p.m. Friday. Video from the scene showed dark smoke billowing from the vehicle. First responders closed two the roadway and diverted traffic around the incident.Sources tell WBRZ News 2 that no one was hurt.WATCH: firefighters working to put out a burning truck near the airport. Traffic is backed up in the area, along Plank Rd. @WBRZ pic.
  • Facebook reaches 2 billion users

    MENLO PARK, Calif. - Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users.  CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the new marker was reached early Tuesday and in a Facebook post said that he's proud of the role his company is playing in connecting people around the world.  Facebook says more than 175 million people declare they "love" something on the site daily and an average of more than 800 million people hit Facebook's like butto
  • Woman wanted for allegedly stealing purse from Walmart on Airline Hwy.

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a woman who allegedly stole from a self checkout at a Neighborhood Walmart.
     The theft occurred on June 10 at the Neighborhood Walmart located on Airline Highway. It was learned through surveillance video that a white woman took a purse that was left on the self checkout counter, according to the sheriff's office. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Ascension Parish
  • Campus 'free speech' bill struck down by Governor Edwards

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal aimed at protecting controversial speakers' appearances at Louisiana colleges and calling on campuses to penalize students who disrupt them has been vetoed by the governor.  Gov. John Bel Edwards described the legislation - sponsored by House Republicans' leader Lance Harris - as a "solution in search of a problem." In a veto letter released Tuesday, the Democratic governor said the bill is overly burdensome to colleges.  Harris descri
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  • Alabama military post on lockdown, possible shooter

    HUNTSVILLE - A north Alabama military post said in a tweet it was on lockdown Tuesday amid reports of possible active shooter, telling workers to "run hide fight."  Redstone Arsenal received reports of a person possibly armed with a weapon at a building on the base, spokesman Christopher Colster told WAFF-TV in a live broadcast.  Colster said there were no confirmed causalities, and officials hoped workers could return to normal activities within a couple of h
  • Man ejected after vehicle struck tree off LA 56 in Terrebonne Parish

    TERREBONNE PARISH – An early morning crash took the life of a 22-year-old man on Tuesday morning in Terrebonne Parish. According to Louisiana State Police, the crah took the like of Reed Ledet of Chauvin. The crash occurred as Ledet was driving a 2006 GMC pickup truck while traveling south on LA 56 near Klondyke Road in a left curve. For reasons still under investigation, Ledet crossed the fog line to the right and lost control of his vehicle. Ledet ran off the roadwa
  • All East Baton Rouge Parish Library locations closed for 4th of July

    EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - All locations of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.All locations will resume normal hours of operation Wednesday, July 5.All other library resources, including e-books, downloads and other information, will still be available online at www.ebrpl.com.Permalink| Comments
  • Livingston, Ascension parish waterways to reopen after Tropical Storm Cindy

    LIVINGSTON PARISH – Ascension and Livingston Parish officials announced that all waterways are reopening on Tuesday following Tropical Storm Cindy. All waterways will be reopened effective June 27 at 6 p.m. Waterways in both parishes have been closed since June 22. Additionally, Blind River in St. James Parish has also reopened. Permalink| Comments
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  • Lacking votes, Senate GOP delay health care vote

    WASHINGTON - Sources tell the Associated Press that Senate Republican leaders have abruptly delayed the vote on their health care bill until after the July 4th recess.  That's the word Tuesday as the GOP faced five defections from its ranks just hours after the Congressional Budget Office said the bill would force 22 million off insurance rolls.  It was a major blow for the seven-year-old effort to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act
  • Fans linked to LSU team aid stricken man during CWS game

    OMAHA - Two people with ties to the Louisiana State University baseball team aided a man who lost consciousness during the LSU-Florida game at the College World Series in Omaha.  Dr. Jerry Poché and Jimmy Roy were alerted to the slumping man in the sixth inning Monday night. Poché gave the man chest compressions, and Roy performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Omaha Fire Department Battalion Chief Tim McCaw said Tuesday that fire medics took the 87-year-ol
  • Sunscreen won't require a doctor's note at Louisiana schools

    BATON ROUGE - When the new school year begins, Louisiana's public school students won't need permission from a doctor or their school to use sunscreen on campus.  Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced Monday the governor has signed into law a bill excluding sunblock from being categorized as a medicine at public schools.  The legislation by Ville Platte Rep. Bernard LeBas spells out that a student "may possess and self-apply sunscreen" at school, on a school
  • Limited version of Trump's travel ban to take effect; Same-sex marriage support surges (10 Things to Know for Tuesday)

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday.
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  • Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill

    WASHINGTON - Congress' nonpartisan budget referee says the Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million additional people uninsured in 2026 compared to President Barack Obama's law.
     And now, disgruntled centrist and conservative GOP senators are forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to scramble to rescue the measure before debate even begins.
     The Kentucky Republican was hoping to staunch his party's rebellion on Tuesday, a day after the Congressional Bud
  • NCAA investigating Baylor after sexual assault scandal

    AUSTIN, Texas - Baylor University officials say the school is being investigated by the NCAA in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president.
     In a legal filing last week, Baylor lawyers told a federal judge the NCAA probe is "an ongoing, pending investigation." Attorneys for several women suing the school have demanded Baylor turn over its communications with the NCAA. A Baylor spokeswoman declined fu
  • White House warns Syria, claims 'potential' evidence of preparation for chemical attack

    The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed "potential" evidence that Syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack.
  • Central School Superintendent Michael Faulk to resign

    CENTRAL - Founding Central School Superintendent Michael Faulk has announced his resignation from the school system.Faulk made the announcement at the Central School Board meeting Monday. He's served as the school system's superintendent for more than 10 years.Faulk will resign his position, effective December 31, 2017, to become the Executive Director of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents.The board has now started the process of finding his replacemen
  • Coast Guard rescues two people, two dogs in Lake Pontchartrain

    NEW ORLEANS - Two people and two dogs were rescued from a disabled vessel in Lake Pontchartrain Monday, according to the United States Coast Guard.The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:00 p.m. that one adult, one child and two dogs were aboard a disabled inflatable vessel that had started to lose air near the Twin Span and I-11 Bridge in Lake Pontchartrain, according to the Coast Guard.The New Orleans Sector Coast Guard launched a response boat and diverted a MH-65 Dolphin He
  • Trump travel ban takes effect Thursday

    WASHINGTON - The State Department says it will start implementing President Donald Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries 72 hours after it was partly reinstated by the Supreme Court.  That means the temporary ban will go into effect Thursday morning.  State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says her agency will provide more details about how it will be implemented after consulting with the Justice and Homeland Security departments. She say
  • Pharmacy head gets 9 years for deadly outbreak

    BOSTON - The co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy has been sentenced to nine years in prison in a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more.  Barry Cadden was acquitted of second-degree murder charges under federal racketeering law but was convicted of conspiracy and fraud charges.  A judge sentenced Cadden on Monday after hearing statements from people who said he ruined their lives.  Cadden was charge
  • FINAL: LSU loses game one of College World Series Finals

    Click HERE to watch the full post-game conference.OMAHA, NEB. - The LSU Tiger baseball team fell to the Florida Gators in game one of the College World Series Finals, 4-3. The best 2-of-3 series resumes Tuesday night with game two set to begin at 7:00 p.m.. Coach Paul Mainieri going with fifth-year senior Russell Reynolds to start the game against the Gators was an unusual move however with limited options the head coach went with one of his
  • Man, 15-year-old son accused of killing Louisiana black bear

    NEW IBERIA - Louisiana officials say a rifle confiscated in a night hunting case let authorities track down a father and son accused of killing a Louisiana black bear .  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 59-year-old Elie Dupre of New Iberia and his 15-year-old son both were cited for killing a bear near Lydia in 2015. Dupre could not be reached for comment.  The citation can bring up to 120 days in jail, a $950 fine, plus up to $10,000 in
  • Central residents tired of flooding; drainage clean-up to begin July 10

    CENTRAL – Residents in Central are tired of their neighborhood flooding every time it rains.They say the flooding occurs where Beaver Bayou flows into two canals.After the rain over the weekend, the Cimmeron Subdivision off Hooper Road received several inches of water. Residents say the problem is debris in the bayou that is clogging up the waterway."And the water backs up and the next thing we know our yards are full,” John Green, Central resident said.Central Mayor Junior S
  • Tired of sifting through multiple mortgage company requests

    CENTRAL - Ten months after the August 2016 flood, Louisiana residents are still fighting with mortgage companies for their insurance money. Many have contacted 2 On Your Side about the personal challenges they have had with various lenders. In August, Debby Phillips says her home took on five feet of water. She says dealing with her mortgage company and sifting through the many requests has been the biggest nightmare of all."Everybody has been so nice to us... The worst, worst thing in
  • Louisiana jurors acquit man in Air Force sergeant's stabbing

    BENTON - Louisiana jurors have acquitted a man of murder charges in the 2016 stabbing death of an Air Force sergeant.  Bossier Parish jurors on Friday said Benjamin Shaw wasn't guilty of second degree murder, although there's little factual dispute that he stabbed Tech. Sgt.  Zechariah Casagranda in  an altercation stemming from a dance floor dispute.  Prosecutors said Shaw stabbed the Barksdale Air Force Base airman nine or 10 times and was
  • Multi-million dollar expansion at BRCC announced

    BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System announced a multi-million dollar expansion project at the Baton Rouge Community College Acadian Campus on Monday. The governor says the expansion will bring much needed workforce training and career opportunities to north Baton Rouge. The state-of-the-art workforce development center planned fro the Acadian campus will provide a hands-on training environment that will prepare
  • Audit says Senate bill would leave 22M uninsured

    WASHINGTON - The Senate health care bill would result in 22 million more uninsured Americans over the next decade compared to current law.That's according to an analysis Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.The figure may further complicate Senate GOP leaders' plans to pass their bill this week. It's barely an improvement upon the health care bill that passed the House - which would have resulted in 23 million more uninsured.Several GOP senators have said they want to see thei
  • Deputies searching for missing man last seen on Saturday

     WEST BATON ROUGE – The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance from the public in finding a man last seen on Saturday. According to the agencies, the man missing has been identified as Bryan Manriquez. He was last seen at 5 a.m. on June 24 when he left for work. Manriquez works in Geismar and drives a 2012 black Chrysler 300 with a Louisiana license plate bearing ZQT 983. Anyone with information on th
  • Superdome lit purple and gold in support of LSU Baseball

    NEW ORLEANS - The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be lit in LSU's signature colors as the Tigers face off against the Florida Gators in the College World Series Finals.Starting Monday night, June 26, the Superdome will be lit up with the college's purple and gold color scheme. According to SMG, the company that manages the Superdome, the lights will remain up all throughout the Tiger's championship series.The Tigers play their first game in the series Mo
  • Missing North Carolina teenager found one year later, suspect in custody

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A teenage girl from North Carolina has been found alive in Georgia after she went missing more than a year ago and a 31-year-old man is now in custody, according to the FBI.The teenager had been missing since May 23, 2016, and was found this weekend at a home in Duluth, Georgia, more than 200 miles away from her hometown, the FBI said Sunday.The FBI said its Atlanta-based agents worked with detectives from the Gwinnett County Police Department in Geor
  • Authorities seek person of interest in fatal St. Tammany Parish stabbing

    ABITA SPRINGS - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking a person of interest in connection with a fatal stabbing in the Abita Springs area.Deputies are currently seeking a Honduran national known as "Veto". He is in his mid-to-late 50s and approximately 5’6” tall. He has a medium build, a dark complexion, salt/pepper hair, and a moustache."Veto" does not have a vehicle and will most likely be walking or riding a bicycle. He is be

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