• Channel 2's Friday Best Bets: NBA and NHL Playoffs

    Channel 2's Friday Best Bets: NBA and NHL Playoffs
    BATON ROUGE - Last night in the NBA playoff, we saw James Harden fold, putting up 0 points in the second half as the 76ers were bounced out of the playoffs by the Heat 99-90.The Mavericks stomped the Suns to force game 7 as Luka Doncic had a game-high of 33 points. Tonight, we have two game 6s in the NBA Playoffs.First, the Celtics need a win on the road over the defending NBA champion Bucks. Then, at 9 p.m., the Warriors will look to end the series at home vs. the Grizzlies. Here are
  • Toddler critically injured, six residents displaced after house fire on North 25th Street

    Toddler critically injured, six residents displaced after house fire on North 25th Street
    BATON ROUGE - A toddler is critically injured, and six residents are displaced after their home on North 25th Street caught fire Friday evening.The Baton Rouge Fire Department said the blaze happened at a home in the 1600 block of North 25th Street around 6:30 p.m. Friday.Firefighters arrived at the scene to find heavy smoke billowing from the home. Upon entry to the home, they found and rescued the toddler from a bedroom.The child was transported to a hospital in critical condition. Another ch
  • Southern baseball wins game 2 over Alcorn 12-2

    Southern baseball wins game 2 over Alcorn 12-2
    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jags have scored 33 runs in their first two games of the series against Alcorn. The Jags win easily again in game 2, this time 12-2.Former Zachary Bronco Anthony Fidanza picks up win number five on the year, throwing six innings and not giving up a run.Southern now has 20 wins in SWAC play and can clinch the 1 seed in the SWAC West tomorrow at 3 p.m.Permalink| Comments
  • Southeastern baseball stays alive in the Southland Conference tournament, beating HBU 12-4

    Southeastern baseball stays alive in the Southland Conference tournament, beating HBU 12-4
    HAMMOND - The Southeastern baseball team stays alive in the Southland Conference tournament after beating Houston Baptist on Friday.The Lions hit four home runs, including two by Rhett Rosevear. On the mound, Adam Guth gets the win, throwing seven innings and giving up three earned runs with seven strikeouts.The Lions will play the loser of the UNO/Texas A&M Corpus Christi game tomorrow at 1 p.m.Permalink| Comments
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  • LSU baseball beats No. 21 Vanderbilt 8-3 in game 2

    LSU baseball beats No. 21 Vanderbilt 8-3 in game 2
    NASHVILLE - The LSU baseball team dominates in Nashville, winning their first series there since 2005. The Tigers had the long ball going again tonight, as Dylan Crews hit two homers. On the mound, Ty Floyd had a really solid outing, throwing 5.1 innings and only giving up one run with seven strikeouts.The Tigers will now look to sweep Vandy tomorrow at 1 p.m. Permalink| Comments
  • Firefighters tackle massive junkyard fire in Tangipahoa Parish

    Firefighters tackle massive junkyard fire in Tangipahoa Parish
    TANGIPAHOA PARISH - Firefighters are tackling a massive junkyard fire in Fluker on Friday evening.Tangipahoa Fire District 1 said they were responding to the blaze around 6 p.m. Friday at a commercial structure on US 51.Crews from Roseland, Kentwood, Loranger, Husser, Independence and Wilmer are also reportedly on scene to fight the flames. The fire district said their "operation will last long into the night."Permalink| Comments
  • Mississippi murder suspect captured in Louisiana after spending weeks on the run

    Mississippi murder suspect captured in Louisiana after spending weeks on the run
    WOODVILLE, Miss. - A murder suspect who allegedly shot his girlfriend when she refused to help him hide from Mississippi law enforcement was taken into custody in Louisiana.Jacory Carr, 25, had been on the run from authorities since May 5, when he allegedly murdered someone at an apartment complex in Centreville. Days after the killing, Carr went to his girlfriend looking for shelter from law enforcement. When she refused to help him, he shot her, according to the Woodville Police Depa
  • 'Mass chaos': Witness describes panic after gunfire erupted at high school graduation

    'Mass chaos': Witness describes panic after gunfire erupted at high school graduation
    HAMMOND - What should have been a celebration turned into a night that hundreds from the Hammond High class of 2022 wish they could forget.Penny Lapre was at the graduation ceremony at Southeastern Louisiana University with her son and his girlfriend when the shooting happened. “[I'm] in disbelief that something like this could be happening at such a joyous occasion for these, you know, there was 280-something kids graduating," Lapre said. "It was mass chaos." Lapre
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  • OLOL urging public to donate blood in wake of critical O Negative shortage

    OLOL urging public to donate blood in wake of critical O Negative shortage
    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is asking for blood donations in response to a critical shortage of O Negative blood.OLOL staff said Friday they are urging the public to make donations at the Blood Donor Center tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The center is inside the hospital, located at 7777 Hennessy Boulevard.Permalink| Comments
  • Livingston Parish schools beefing up graduation security in wake of Hammond shooting

    Livingston Parish schools beefing up graduation security in wake of Hammond shooting
    Livingston Parish public schools are changing security protocols at their upcoming graduation ceremonies after a shooting at a Hammond commencement sent four people to a hospital. The school system say it has four ceremonies scheduled at Southeastern Louisiana University's campus, the same place where gunfire erupted Thursday night following Hammond High's graduation. Along with increased security at each entrance, guests will be banned from bringing purses and bags into the v
  • Community leaders organizing baby formula giveaway in Baton Rouge

    Community leaders organizing baby formula giveaway in Baton Rouge
    BATON ROUGE - Councilwoman Chauna Banks announced Friday that she is spearheading a drive-thru baby formula giveaway early next month to help families affected by nationwide formula shortages.The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center on Central Road. Those interested must register ahead of time by visiting this link.Read the full statement below for further details.Councilwoman Chauna Banks will distribute baby formula for free to families impacted by t
  • Dirt pile cleared from cemetery, headstones found after 2 On Your Side report

    Dirt pile cleared from cemetery, headstones found after 2 On Your Side report
    WALKER - A large pile of dirt that was dumped on graves has been removed. Several people responded after Wednesday night's 2 On Your Side story offering to help.Kelly Trahan with Total Dirt Solutions LLC volunteered his time to scoop and haul off the dirt at Vickers Cemetery in Walker on Thursday and Friday. The mound of dirt, left over from digging graves, is now a smooth surface.Elaine Watts contacted 2 On Your Side about the dirt pile after her calls for help didn't produce results."I cannot
  • Pedestrian struck and killed by St. John sheriff's deputy while crossing Airline Highway

    Pedestrian struck and killed by St. John sheriff's deputy while crossing Airline Highway
    LAPLACE - A man was struck and killed by a law enforcement vehicle while trying to cross a highway late Thursday night.Louisiana State Police said the crash happened around 10 p.m. on Airline Highway near Windsor Street. An on-duty St. John Parish sheriff's deputy was heading southbound in a marked sheriff's office unit when the victim, 45-year-old Dave Walker, tried to cross the highway. Walker was struck as he entered the righthand lane and died at the scene, according to police.In a
  • African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

    African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US
    LONDON (AP) — Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America.Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West Africa. But in the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, U.S., Sweden and Canada all reported infections, mostly in young men who hadn’t previously traveled to Africa.France, Germany,
  • YouTube flags EBR School Board meeting video as 'spam, deceptive' and blocks education system content

    YouTube flags EBR School Board meeting video as 'spam, deceptive' and blocks education system content
    BATON ROUGE – YouTube flagged the video stream of a controversial East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting, making it unwatchable on the social media website Friday.The board meeting from Thursday, May 19, 2022, was banned from viewers.  The meeting focused on a contentious discussion over Superintendent Sito Narcisse’s decision to require teachers switch schools in an effort to deal with staffing shortages next school year.Before the meeting, parents held a &am
  • Man wanted in federal child sex-trafficking case captured in Baton Rouge

    Man wanted in federal child sex-trafficking case captured in Baton Rouge
    BATON ROUGE - A Guatemalan national who entered the country illegally was arrested in the capital area Friday on charges tied to an out-of-state human-trafficking investigation.A spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Belter Manolo Arana Bautista, 36, was arrested by federal agents in Baton Rouge. Bautista was recently indicted in Wisconsin for sex trafficking of a child. According to federal officials, he was also in the United States illegally. No oth
  • No. 20 LSU softball loses first game in Tempe Regional to San Diego State 10-5

    No. 20 LSU softball loses first game in Tempe Regional to San Diego State 10-5
    TEMPE - The LSU softball team falls to San Diego State 10-5 in the opening game of the Tempe Regional.Sophomore Ali Newland led the Tigers with a three-for-three performance at the plate with three RBIs, while sophomore Morgan Smith hit her second home run in as many games and recorded two RBIs.Junior Ali Kilponen (18-8) was charged the loss after striking out three batters and allowing five hits and five runs.The Tigers will now play the loser of Arizona State and Cal State Fullerton tomorrow.
  • Ascension public works employee arrested on drug charges

    Ascension public works employee arrested on drug charges
    DONALDSONVILLE - An employee with the Ascension Parish government was booked this week on federal drug charges.According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Kelly Jones was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The sheriff's could not release further details, citing it as a federal Drug Enforcement Administration case. Jones, 40, works with Ascension Department of Public Works and was taken into custody by federal m
  • Shooting range hosts Ladies' Night

    Shooting range hosts Ladies' Night
    BATON ROUGE - On Thursday night at 5:30, it's ladies' night at the shooting range on Choctaw Street."It's such a great opportunity for women to come in if they have never shot," instructor Ashley Chin said.Chin and Rin Batson are the female instructors at the FRC indoor shooting range. They say more women are becoming interested in purchasing guns and learning how to shoot them."In the last two years, women have gone from being only 10 to 20 percent of the handgun market to over 50 percent," Ch
  • Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn

    Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars dominate game 1 over Alcorn St., winning 21-2. The Jags put up 9 runs in the first inning, including a grand slam by Jovante Dorris.Southern now improves to 19-9 in conference play, which is first in the SWAC West. They will look to win their 4th straight conference series, and 10th straight SWAC game tomorrow at 6. Permalink| Comments
  • Southeastern baseball losses to AM-Corpus Christi 6-5; will have to face HBU in SLC elimination game

    Southeastern baseball losses to AM-Corpus Christi 6-5; will have to face HBU in SLC elimination game
    HAMMOND - Southeastern falls in game 1 of the Southland Conference tournament losing to Texas A&M Corpus Christi 6-5. The Lions will now have to play in an elimination game tomorrow at 1 against Houston Baptist. The Islanders broke out to a 3-0 lead in the first, and Southeastern struggled to catch up although they hit 3 homers (2 solo) on the night. Permalink| Comments
  • Woman fatally struck by ambulance while trying to cross street

    Woman fatally struck by ambulance while trying to cross street
    BATON ROUGE - A woman died in the hospital after being struck by an ambulance Thursday night.The crash happened around 8 p.m. near the corner of Plank Road and Mohican Street. The Baton Rouge Police Department said the woman was struck while trying to walk cross the street.The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition but later died in a hospital, officials said Friday.No other information related to the crash was immediately available. Permalink| Comments
  • Woman dies after being struck by ambulance Thursday night

    Woman dies after being struck by ambulance Thursday night
    BATON ROUGE - A woman died in the hospital after being struck by an ambulance Thursday night.The crash happened around 8 p.m. near the corner of Plank Road and Mohican Street. The Baton Rouge Police Department said the woman was struck while trying to walk cross the street.The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition but later died in a hospital, officials said Friday.No other information related to the crash was immediately available. Permalink| Comments
  • Person in serious condition after being hit by ambulance Thursday night

    Person in serious condition after being hit by ambulance Thursday night
    BATON ROUGE - One person is in serious condition after being hit by an ambulance Thursday night. Authorities said the pedestrian was struck near the corner of Plank Road and Mohican Street. No more information was immediately available.Permalink| Comments
  • Shooting outside of high school graduation at Southeastern leaves at least one person hurt

    Shooting outside of high school graduation at Southeastern leaves at least one person hurt
    HAMMOND - A shooting outside of a high school graduation held on Southeastern's campus hurt at least one person, authorities said. According to Southeastern University Police, the shooting was not related to the university. The extent of the victim's injuries are unknown at this time. No more details were immediately available. Permalink| Comments
  • 3 people hurt in shooting outside Hammond High graduation at Southeastern University

    3 people hurt in shooting outside Hammond High graduation at Southeastern University
    HAMMOND - Three people were injured in a shooting Thursday night at a high school graduation held on Southeastern's campus, authorities said. Tangipahoa Parish School Board member Brett Duncan said a suspected shooter was in custody around 8:30 p.m. Southeastern University Police said the shooting was not related to the university. Hammond High's graduation was held in the University Center. Extent of injuries is unknown at this time. No more details were imm
  • Ascension Parish Council voting to extend or end moratorium on development

    Ascension Parish Council voting to extend or end moratorium on development
    ASCENSION PARISH - The Conway subdivision is one of the few developments that started before the nine-month moratorium took effect in Ascension Parish. The Williams family moves to the area because of its location. "My home is in New Orleans, my husband's home is in Scotlandville and this is half-way in," Rosalind Williams said. Ascension is one of the fastest-growing parishes in the Capitol Region, with hundreds of people moving here every year. The Williams can't be
  • Ascension Parish Council votes to end moratorium May 31

    Ascension Parish Council votes to end moratorium May 31
    ASCENSION PARISH - The Conway subdivision is one of the few developments that started before the nine-month moratorium took effect in Ascension Parish. The Williams family moves to the area because of its location. "My home is in New Orleans, my husband's home is in Scotlandville and this is half-way in," Rosalind Williams said. Ascension is one of the fastest-growing parishes in the Capitol Region, with hundreds of people moving here every year. The Williams can't be
  • One person taken to hospital after shooting on North Acadian Thruway

    One person taken to hospital after shooting on North Acadian Thruway
    BATON ROUGE - One person was injured in a shooting and taken to a hospital Wednesday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the person was shot near the corner of North Acadian Thruway and Adams Avenue. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No more information was immediately available. Permalink| Comments
  • Diploma dilemma: Valedictorian stripped of title days before graduation

    Diploma dilemma: Valedictorian stripped of title days before graduation
    PLAQUEMINE- A high school senior in Iberville Parish spent the night before her graduation with a more bitter than sweet taste over the way school administrators handled a situation.Last week, a Plaquemine High administrator contacted Kenda Jackson's family and told her she was the school's valedictorian. That's when her family immediately began taking steps to make the day special for her."As a parent, I ordered shirts, banners, yard signs, the works because she worked hard," said Angela Jenki

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