WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ 2une In 2une In en-us Copyright 2016, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 1 Jul 2016 18:07:02 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Cool Schools: Baton Rouge Magnet High School's PIT Crew http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-baton-rouge-magnet-high-school-s-pit-crew/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-baton-rouge-magnet-high-school-s-pit-crew/ 2une In Tue, 10 May 2016 9:36:30 AM Catherine Nguyen, Kylie Dixon Cool Schools: Baton Rouge Magnet High School's PIT Crew

BATON ROUGE - A group of students from Baton Rouge Magnet High School volunteered at Petco off of Perkins Road over the weekend.

The Pit Crew is a club that helps out at the Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge and off-site pet adoption events.

"They do a lot of social media," teacher Laurie Font said. "We've done towel drives, food drives, money drives, just anything they can do to get involved."

The Pit Crew started three years ago, and it became an outlet for students to find their passion.

According to high school senior Maia Cavell, the animal shelter were doing everything they can, but can't do as much as they would like to because of the limited space, funds and stay they have.

Students enjoy spending time with dogs, cats and even snakes. The Pit Crew helped out with 40 animal adoptions this weekend.

We salute you, Baton Rouge Magnet High School, for volunteering for a cause and making your school really cool.


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Chef of the Month: Bergeron's City Market Chicken sausage, navy bean and greens soup http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-bergeron-s-city-market-chicken-sausage-navy-bean-and-greens-soup/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-bergeron-s-city-market-chicken-sausage-navy-bean-and-greens-soup/ 2une In Wed, 4 May 2016 8:45:17 AM Catherine Nguyen Chef of the Month: Bergeron's City Market Chicken sausage, navy bean and greens soup

BATON ROUGE - New month means a new Chef of the Month. Chef Don Bergeron from the new Bergeron's City Market joined 2une In on Wednesday Morning. Bergeron showed JP and Kylie how to make a warm soup for the cool weather.

Chicken Sausage, navy bean and greens soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound chicken sausage (casing removed and crumbled)
2 cups chopped seasonings (onions, celery & bell pepper)
1 Tbs. chopped garlic
6 cups chicken stock
1 can navy beans 15.5 ounce (drained and rinsed)
salt and pepper to taste
pinch red pepper flakes
shot of Louisiana hot sauce
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
4 cups mixed greens (spinach/kale/Swiss chard/mustard greens)
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Whole wheat pasta, cooked (if desired)

1. In a heavy bottom pot, heat oil on medium high heat.

2. Add crumbled chicken sausage. Sauté until no longer pink.

3.Add chopped seasonings and garlic. Sauté about five minutes and add chicken stock.

4. Bring to a medium simmer and add navy beans.

5. Season with salt, peppers, thyme and bay leaf.

6. Add mixed greens and green onions.

7. Cook five or so minutes and add lemon juice.

8. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve over whole wheat pasta if desired.

2une In next Wednesday to see what Chef Bergeron is cooking up next.


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Cool Schools: St. Jude the Apostle School http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-st-jude-the-apostle-school/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-st-jude-the-apostle-school/ 2une In Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:31:41 AM Catherine Nguyen, Kylie Dixon Cool Schools: St. Jude the Apostle School

BATON ROUGE - St. Jude Cougars packed the gym last week to see their Community Cougar Project come to fruition.

The students has been bringing in piggy bank, birthday and Christmas money to raise money for new bikes. The students were raising money for one bike, but they raised more than enough. They raise over $5000 to buy bikes for three children.

The bikes were bought through the McLindon Family Foundation, which provides adaptive bikes to special needs children.

The McLindon family was blown away by the school's support and compassion during the project.

"I thought it was really cool that as soon as the children came into the gym, the children started applauding," Andrew McLindon said. "When the children started riding their bikes, they started to applaud."

The families said they were blessed with the opportunity.

We salute you, St. Jude Cougars, for giving a gift of a bike, and being a really cool school.


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Chef of the Month: SHUCKS! Crab cakes http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-shucks-crab-cakes/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-shucks-crab-cakes/ 2une In Wed, 20 Apr 2016 8:21:45 AM Catherine Nguyen Chef of the Month: SHUCKS! Crab cakes

BATON ROUGE - SHUCKS! is back on 2une In with a delicious crab cake recipe this morning. Chef Joey Faciane showed the 2une In crew how to make crab cakes.

SHUCKS! Crab cakes

2# Lump (White) crabmeat
1# Claw (Brown) crabmeat

1 cup diced yellow onion
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 Tablespoon SHUCKS! Seasoning

1 Egg
1/4 cup Flour
1/4 cup fine breadcrumbs

Instructions:

1) Pick lump and claw meat several times to ensure there are no shells remaining in the meat.

2) In a medium heat skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil allowing to get hot.

3) To the oil add bell peppers, onion, garlic and SHUCKS! Seasoning, cooking until the vegetable are soft and translucent.

4) Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add cooled vegetable mixture to crabmeat, carefully folding so that crab meat does not break apart.

5) Add eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs while continuing to fold crab meat.

6) Form into 4oz patties and allow to chill in refrigerator 2 hours or overnight for best results.

2une In next Wednesday for the last SHUCKS! segment. They'll be cooking up some oysters as their finale!


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April 19, 2016 Morning News Pop http://www.wbrz.com/news/april-19-2016-morning-news-pop/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/april-19-2016-morning-news-pop/ 2une In Tue, 19 Apr 2016 6:38:25 AM Joe Hagan, Josh Eachus April 19, 2016 Morning News Pop

Here are today's top stories:

EXCLUSIVE: Teen talks about encounter with officer, viral video

New video in Will Smith shooing case

L'auberge, Hollywood parent companies agree on merger

Showers return to the forecast for a few days

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April 15, 2016 Morning News Pop http://www.wbrz.com/news/april-15-2016-morning-news-pop-83426/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/april-15-2016-morning-news-pop-83426/ 2une In Fri, 15 Apr 2016 6:48:19 AM Joe Hagan April 15, 2016 Morning News Pop

Here are today's top stories:

BRPD: Man hit by train near Tigerland

DOTD: Washington Exit relief could be 3-4 years away

Iconic Coca-Cola sign lights back up Friday

Trending drier through the weekend

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April 14, 2016 Morning News Pop http://www.wbrz.com/news/april-14-2016-morning-news-pop/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/april-14-2016-morning-news-pop/ 2une In Thu, 14 Apr 2016 6:13:37 AM Joe Hagan, Josh Eachus April 14, 2016 Morning News Pop

Here are today's top stories:

Metro Council kills smoking ban proposal

EBR Sheriff hosts Evening of Remembrance

NOLA hosts balloon release for Hokie Gajan

Scattered storms continue, downpours and hail possible

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Chef of the Month: SHUCKS! Redfish on the Half Shell http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-shucks-redfish-on-the-half-shell/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-shucks-redfish-on-the-half-shell/ 2une In Wed, 13 Apr 2016 9:08:53 AM Catherine Nguyen Chef of the Month: SHUCKS! Redfish on the Half Shell

BATON ROUGE- Our April chef of the month, SHUCKS!, will be cooking up delicious meals all month long in the 2une In kitchen.

Chef Joey Faciane was back on Wednesday cooking some delicious redfish that's perfect for any occasion, whether it be a family dinner or a first date.

Make sure you stop by the restaurant to get your own plate of redfish on the half shell. The Baton Rouge SHUCKS! is located at 18135 East Petroleum Drive off of Highland Road between I-10 and Airline Highway.

Click here to see what they cooked up last week. Watch 2une In every Wednesday of the month to see what they're cooking up next. 


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Whooping crane chick: Louisiana's 1st in wild since 1939 http://www.wbrz.com/news/whooping-crane-chick-louisiana-s-1st-in-wild-since-1939/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/whooping-crane-chick-louisiana-s-1st-in-wild-since-1939/ 2une In Wed, 13 Apr 2016 3:09:27 AM Janet McConnaughey Whooping crane chick: Louisiana's 1st in wild since 1939

NEW ORLEANS- For the first time since 1939, a whooping crane chick has hatched in the wild in Louisiana.
    
Biologist Sara Zimorski of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday she's been smiling all day.
    
She says a department technician spotted the chick Monday evening.
    
Whooping cranes are among the world's most endangered birds. Only about 600 exist, all descended from 15 in Texas.
    
Two other pairs have laid eggs that were fertile but never hatched. Biologists collected the eggs and found dead embryos.
    
A fourth pair laid eggs a couple of weeks ago. Hatching usually takes about 30 days.
    
State and federal wildlife officials have been working since 2011 to create a wild flock of whooping cranes in the general area where Louisiana's last wild flock once lived.


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Cool Schools: St. Michael's Band http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-st-michael-s-band/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-st-michael-s-band/ 2une In Tue, 12 Apr 2016 8:58:58 AM Cathine Nguyen, Kylie Dixon Cool Schools: St. Michael's Band

BATON ROUGE - The St. Michael's high school band recently competed in Festival Disney, an international band competition at Disney World. The band took home 10 awards and made their in front of bands from all over the world.

"All we ever asked them was to do your best," Band director Kevin "Doc" Andry said. "I think after that they got off the stage, we all thought that's our best."

The award-winning band earned superior ratings and best-in-class awards. The concert band received a bronze Mickey trophy, while the jazz band earned a gold one. Three St. Michael students earned individual Mickey trophies for their outstanding solos.

Students like sophomore Trey Parker and junior Rachel Wilson were really excited to hear the results and see the hard work pay off.

"Since I've been teaching, I've taken bands to Disney World." Andry said. "It's a great motivator and a great reward for great student behavior, and these students are the best I've had."

In addition to competing, the students got to spent time at the Disney amusement parks.

We salute you, St. Michael's concert and jazz bands, for being a really cool school!


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Chef of the Month: Shucks! Seafood Pasta http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-shucks-seafood-pasta/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-shucks-seafood-pasta/ 2une In Wed, 6 Apr 2016 9:56:56 AM Catherine Nguyen Chef of the Month: Shucks! Seafood Pasta

BATON ROUGE - Our April Chef of the Month is Shucks! The Abbeville-based seafood restaurant recently opened its Baton Rouge location on Petroleum Drive just a few months ago. The restaurant is off of Highland Road between I-10 and Airline Highway. This morning on 2une In, Chef Joey Faciane cooked up some delicious seafood pasta.

Ingredients:

1/4# Margarine
2 cups diced onion
2 cups diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced Mushrooms
1/2# rough chopped bacon
4oz. all purpose flour
1 quart half and half
1 quart of heavy cream

To taste:
Shucks! Seasoning Blend
Romano cheese
Parmesan cheese
Italian seasoning

Directions:

1.) Start by melting margarine, add onions, bell peppers, bacon cooking until vegetables are translucent.

2.) Add mushrooms and Shucks seasoning cooking until mushrooms soften.

3.) Add flour to form light roux.

4.) Stir in half and half, heavy cream and Italian seasonings.

5.) Allow to simmer, add cheese to finish to your taste.

2une In next Wednesday to see what Shucks! is serving up next.


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March 17, 2016 Morning News Pop http://www.wbrz.com/news/march-17-2016-morning-news-pop/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/march-17-2016-morning-news-pop/ 2une In Thu, 17 Mar 2016 6:36:02 AM Joe Hagan, Josh Eachus March 17, 2016 Morning News Pop

Here are today's top stories:

I-10 remains closed at the Louisiana-Texas state border

Louisiana residents create home-made levee

Southern bounced from NCAA tourney

Isolated strong storms, 1-2 rain by Saturday

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March 11, 2016 Morning News Pop http://www.wbrz.com/news/march-11-2016-morning-news-pop/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/march-11-2016-morning-news-pop/ 2une In Fri, 11 Mar 2016 7:14:10 AM Joe Hagan March 11, 2016 Morning News Pop

Here are today's top stories:

Roads closed, houses evacuated in Tangipahoa Parish

St. Jude Dream Home tickets go on sale Friday

Clydesdales stopping in BR for St. Patrick's Day parade

Get the shrimp boots

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Gov. Edwards to tour northern La. flood damage Friday http://www.wbrz.com/news/gov-edwards-to-tour-northern-la-flood-damage-friday/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/gov-edwards-to-tour-northern-la-flood-damage-friday/ 2une In Fri, 11 Mar 2016 4:44:40 AM Joe Hagan Gov. Edwards to tour northern La. flood damage Friday

BOSSIER CITY- Governor John Bel Edwards is making a trip to survey the damage left behind by massive flooding in northern Louisiana.

A spokesperson for the Edwards administration says the governor plans to visit Shreveport, Bossier City and a shelter in Monroe on Friday, weather permitting.

Weather officials near Monroe say the region has received more than 18 inches of rain since Tuesday. State officials say three people have died in connection to the severe weather.

Governor Edwards declared a state-wide state of emergency Thursday night due to the heavy rain that's projected to continue through the weekend.

Evacuations have been ordered for multiple subdivisions in Bossier Parish. According to Bossier Parish Sheriff's Lt. Bill Davis, the Red Chute Bayou is still rising and is likely to spill over the levees by Friday morning.


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Cool Schools: Denham Springs Elementary Super Tuesday http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-denham-springs-elementary-super-tuesday/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-denham-springs-elementary-super-tuesday/ 2une In Tue, 8 Mar 2016 8:00:24 AM Kylie Dixon, Joe Hagan Cool Schools: Denham Springs Elementary Super Tuesday

BATON ROUGE- Our Cool School this week is Denham Springs Elementary where a group of students got to spend Super Tuesday learning about the 2016 presidential race. The fun lesson was part of a nationwide vote from students around the country.

A group of 12 fourth graders at the school cast their ballots for the next president of the United States on Super Tuesday.

"We've been learning all year long, especially about the Executive Branch and the President being the leader of the Executive Branch," said Marissa Burt, a teacher at the school.

As part of the project, the students had to research, read and inform the class about their assigned candidate.  

"I told them, your parents and your family will already have an opinion on who the best candidate is," said Burt. "I said, you can definitely  take into consideration that opinion, but I said, what we are going to do, is going to start fresh, and we are going to form our own opinions."

One of the students' favorite part of the assignment was learning interesting tid-bits about the candidates. One of the students, Jace,researched Hillary Clinton.

"I think what's kind of neat about her is that women think with their heart not with their brain. And, I think the heart is more important than the brain."

The fourth graders cast their ballots along with other classes across the country. Right now, Donald Trump is leading the Republicans and Bernie Sanders is beating Hillary Clinton in the nationwide class poll.  

If you think you have a Cool School, let us know by contacting Kylie Dixon at kdixon@wbrz or calling (225)336-2392.


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House to debate governor's tax plans to rebalance budget http://www.wbrz.com/news/house-to-debate-governor-s-tax-plans-to-rebalance-budget/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/house-to-debate-governor-s-tax-plans-to-rebalance-budget/ 2une In Thu, 25 Feb 2016 9:06:15 AM Associated Press House to debate governor's tax plans to rebalance budget

BATON ROUGE- State House lawmakers are weighing whether to boost taxes on shoppers, smokers, drinkers, phone service and more as they try to end the boom-and-bust cycles of Louisiana's budget.
    
After days of closed-door negotiations, the House on Thursday is scheduled to debate more than 30 tax proposals aimed at raising new cash for state government.
    
The short-term problems are acute: Louisiana has a budget gap around $900 million that must be closed by June 30. Colleges and health care services are threatened with deep reductions if new dollars aren't found.
    
Next year's budget shortfall is even worse.
    
Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking lawmakers to raise taxes - and make spending reductions - to help close the gaps. But Republicans, particularly in the House, are reticent about some of the proposals.


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Coast Guard investigates tanker crash on Mississippi River http://www.wbrz.com/news/coast-guard-investigates-tanker-crash-on-mississippi-river/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/coast-guard-investigates-tanker-crash-on-mississippi-river/ 2une In Wed, 3 Feb 2016 7:12:19 AM Associated Press Coast Guard investigates tanker crash on Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard is investigating an accident on the Mississippi River involving an empty oil tanker.
    
The Coast Guard said in a news release that the Nordbay, a 62,000-ton tanker, struck the Jefferson Parish water intake just up river from New Orleans on Tuesday night.
    
The vessel was being directed down the river and while it was en route, the Coast Guard said the tank hit the Gov. Nicholls Street Wharf.
    
The news release says the vessel sustained a hole in the hull, which reportedly discharged ballast water and there are no reports of pollution or injuries.
    
Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts said on his Facebook page officials found no visible damage in the water intakes.
    
Harbor police inspected the wharf and found no damage.


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January 29, 2016 Morning News Pop http://www.wbrz.com/news/january-29-2016-morning-news-pop/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/january-29-2016-morning-news-pop/ 2une In Fri, 29 Jan 2016 7:01:49 AM Joe Hagan, Josh Eachus January 29, 2016 Morning News Pop

Here are today's top stories:

Baton Rouge getting ready for the weekend's Mardi Gras festivities 

LHSAA meeting about split playoffs 

Chase in Scotlandville ends in crash, manhunt

Ready to roll

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January 28, 2016 Morning News Pop http://www.wbrz.com/news/january-28-2016-morning-news-pop/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/january-28-2016-morning-news-pop/ 2une In Thu, 28 Jan 2016 7:10:13 AM Joe Hagan, Josh Eachus January 28, 2016 Morning News Pop

Here are today's top stories:

Man arrested in connection to massive New Orleans fire 

Streetcar line may return to Baton Rouge 

Texas gas station offering gas fuel for 39 cents a gallon

Trend: 50s to 70s

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Breakfast with 2une In: Krewes of Mystique and Comogo http://www.wbrz.com/news/breakfast-with-2une-in-krewes-of-mystique-and-comogo/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/breakfast-with-2une-in-krewes-of-mystique-and-comogo/ 2une In Thu, 28 Jan 2016 8:08:28 AM Kylie Dixon, Joe Hagan Breakfast with 2une In: Krewes of Mystique and Comogo

PLAQUEMINE- This year's Krewe of Comogo parade will roll on January 31st at 7 p.m. in Plaquemine. The route starts on Highway 1 between Citizens and Iberville bank. 

John "Johnny Boy" Wilbert, Jr. will serve as the parade's Grand Marshal this year. Wilbert, a Plaquemine native, has been performing taps for veteran funerals and military events around the Baton Rouge area for more than 70 years. You can find more information on the Krewe of Comogo and its Grand Marshal at www.kreweofcomogo.org. 

The Krewe of Mystique is celebrating 40 years of parading in the capital area. The parade rolls at 2 p.m. on January 30th. You can find more information at www.krewemystique.com


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