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  • BET Hip-Hop Awards holds taping of show in Atlanta

    September 17, 2016 4:00 PM

    ATLANTA - Snoop Dogg hosted the BET Hip-Hop Awards for three straight years. Now, the ultra-smooth West Coast rapper will be honored with the "I Am Hip Hop" award during BET's 11th annual award show Saturday. The event will be videotaped at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre near Atlanta. The... more »
  • Residents concerned on how to fight Zika in Louisiana Play Video

    August 2, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With the recent spike in Zika cases in Florida, Louisianians are wondering what they can do to prevent infection and how they can get tested. Health officials have urged pregnant women to stay away from north Miami where ten additional Zika cases have been reported, totaling... more »
  • Film academy invites 683 new members to join

    June 29, 2016 4:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization. The academy says its invitees are 46 percent female, 41 percent... more »
  • Four Tigers take All-SEC baseball honors

    May 24, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Four LSU Tigers made the All-SEC Baseball Honors list after conference coaches cast their votes on Monday. LSU junior shortstop Kramer Robertson and sophomore DH Bryce Jordan received the First-Team All-SEC squad award. Right fielder Antoine Duplantis appeared on the Freshman All-SEC team list, and second... more »
  • State Police to honor heroes at awards ceremony on Tuesday

    May 9, 2016 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police will hold an awards ceremony to honor law enforcement as well as civilian heroes from across the state on Tuesday. The annual awards ceremony will honor State Troopers, civilians, and public safety personnel for their efforts, accomplishments and heroic actions over the past year. The... more »
  • Baker High Concert Band wins national competition

    May 4, 2016 2:49 PM

    BAKER - The Baker High Concert Band announced Wednesday they recently won the top musicianship award at the national 2016 Spring Music Festival competition in Orlando. The band took home the High School Grand Champion Award for Instrumental Music in the competition. Baker High also received a Superior Rating... more »
  • TOPS bill that would cut link to tuition wins final passage

    May 3, 2016 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill that would put the value of TOPS awards in the deep freeze rather than allow them to rise with tuition was met with House approval Monday. It’s the first reform to the popular tuition program of the legislative session so far to win final... more »
  • EBRSO K-9 Division wins big at Canine Trials

    May 2, 2016 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office K-9 Division attended the United States Canine Association (USPCA) Region 10 field trails hosted by BRPD/EBRSO and placed for multiple awards. The trials were for patrol canines and narcotics detection canine teams. Captain James Broussard’s K-9 “INDO” won first place in the... more »
  • VOTE: Top 10 Oscars snubs filmed in Louisiana

    February 28, 2016 2:56 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Hollywood is bracing for an Academy Awards that, more than any in recent memory, has the feel of a high-stakes showdown. After a second straight year of all-white acting nominees prompted industry-wide scrutiny, viewers and stars alike are hanging on the opening words of host Chris Rock.... more »
  • Heat taking its place at Emmy's

    September 20, 2015 7:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Ca. - With temperatures nearing 100 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, fans in the bleachers outside the Emmy Awards are resorting to fans - both paper and electric - to keep cool. The hundreds of people in bleachers on the red carpet on Sunday are in good spirits... more »
  • Coach Breaux, Hall claim top SEC gymnastics awards

    March 26, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Gymnastics head coach D-D Breaux has received the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year award, and senior Lloimincia Hall has earned the SEC Event Specialist of the Year award in a vote by league coaches, according to an announcement from the SEC office Thursday. Breaux,... more »
  • Sam Smith wins 4 Grammys, Beck takes home album of the year

    February 9, 2015 2:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Sam Smith's soulful sound and heartbreaking songs resonated with fans - and his breakthrough was solidified when he took home three of the top four Grammy Awards on Sunday, though Beck earned a surprise win for album of the year. "I want to thank the man... more »
  • Meet EBR's Students of the Year Play Video

    February 5, 2015 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of students, parents and teachers gathered last night to celebrate the best of the best in education: the East Baton Rouge Parish Students of the Year. Dozens of students from just about every school in the system were honored for their academic achievement, leadership and community... more »
  • Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

    January 28, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW YORK - The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Annie Lennox also will be paired with newcomer Hozier and Jessie J with Tom Jones at the Feb. 8... more »
  • 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood' top winners at Critics' Choice Awards

    January 16, 2015 1:58 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Fresh off their Oscar nominations, "Birdman" and "Boyhood" added to their awards-season haul with multiple wins at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The Broadcast Film Critics Associated presented "Birdman" with a leading seven prizes Thursday, but its top honor, best picture, went to Richard Linklater's coming-of-age... more »
  • EBRSO K-9 Team wins national championship

    October 29, 2014 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday that the EBRSO K-9 Team took championship honors at the 2014 United States Police Canine Association National Trial. Captain James Broussard and Lt. Steven Whitstine along with K-9 units Indo and Tigo attended 2014 USPCA trials held... more »
  • National Guardsmen honored in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 10, 2014 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - American heroes were honored Sunday afternoon for their service in the military. Members of the 844th and 1021st Engineer Company, and the 2228th Military Police Company along with the 159th Fighter Wing were all honored with the Louisiana War Cross award. More than 360 National Guardsmen... more »
  • Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs Play Video

    July 17, 2014 2:16 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Kevin Durant has won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show. Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder... more »
  • State troopers honored at award ceremony Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police troopers from around Louisiana were recognized for their service and for putting their lives on the line of duty on Thursday. A number of state troopers received awards for their roles in saving people's lives, seizing large amounts of narcotics and bringing in high... more »
  • LSU's Nola named SEC Pitcher of the Year

    May 27, 2014 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second straight year, LSU's Aaron Nola won the SEC pitcher of the year award. The junior pitcher was also selected to the All-SEC first team and the All-SEC defensive team. Sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman was named to the All-SEC second team. Sophomore Andrew Stevenson... more »
  • Johnny O'Bryant leads Tigers SEC hoops award winners

    March 11, 2014 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Johnny O'Bryant became the 9th player in LSU history to earn back-to-back all SEC 1st team basketball honors on Tuesday, one of three LSU players to earn an award from the league office. Jordan Mickey earned all SEC defensive honors and Mickey and Jarell Martin were... more »
  • Razzie Awards for worst achievement

    March 3, 2014 7:24 PM

    HOLLYWOOD- Actors Will and Jaden Smith each took home a gold spray-painted trophy for their performances in "After Earth" as the Razzie Awards honored the worst achievement in film for this year. Worst actress went to Tyler Perry in his cross-dressing character in " Madea Christmas" and Kim Kardashian... more »
  • Ocasrs tonight on WBRZ

    March 2, 2014 12:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES - After a blustery few days of torrential downpours, Hollywood appears ready for smooth sailing at the Academy Awards. The 86th annual Oscars ceremony kicks off Sunday night from the Dolby Theatre. Unlike the stormy hosting of Seth MacFarlane last year, this year's Oscar show with host Ellen... more »
  • MLK Leadership Awards to honor late Rev. T.J. Jemison Play Video

    January 9, 2014 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Marvin Anderson joined JP on 2une In Thursday to discuss the MLK Leadership Awards and Scholarship Gala 2014, coming up on Monday, Jan. 20th. The event was born out of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream to fulfill hope on a local, communal and global front and... more »
  • Strong ratings for American Music Awards

    November 26, 2013 3:22 PM

    NEW YORK- There's nothing like a lip-synching kitty to juice ratings. The Nielsen company said that viewership for ABC's telecast of the "American Music Awards" on Sunday was up 38 percent over last year. The most-discussed part of the broadcast was Miley Cyrus singing her hit "Wrecking Bell" with... more »
  • Ali plans humanitarian awards

    August 27, 2013 10:21 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - "The Greatest" wants to find more like him. Boxing great Muhammad Ali wants to recognize some of the greatest humanitarians around the world. The first-ever Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will be presented Oct. 3 in the former heavyweight champion's hometown of Louisville, Ky. The Muhammad Ali Center... more »
  • WBRZ News 2 at Ten: ranked best in La., again

    June 15, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the second year in a row, WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 was ranked best in the state of Louisiana by the Associated Press. Anchors Michael Marsh , Sylvia Weatherspoon and Chief Forecaster Pat Shingleton were present when the award was received by executive producer Trey Schmaltz.... more »
  • St. John Council awards contract for court changes

    May 29, 2013 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The St. John the Baptist Parish Council has awarded contracts to renovate the Parish Courthouse in Edgard and complete a pipeline to St. Charles Parish that will help provide water for St. John during emergencies. The Times-Picayune reports the courthouse expansion and renovation project was awarded Tuesday... more »
  • Swift, Bieber, more ready for Billboard Awards

    May 19, 2013 11:06 AM

    UNDATED - They battle it out weekly on the Billboard charts, and now they're competing at the Billboard Music Awards. Today's biggest stars - from Taylor Swift to fun. to Maroon 5 - are the key finalists at Sunday's awards show, airing live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las... more »
  • EBRSO canines bring home Top Dog honors

    April 12, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office K9 division recently returned from a regional competition with a number of awards. Deputies and their K-9s competed in the United State Police Canine Association Region 10 field trials in Covington between April 1 and 5. Capt.... more »
  • O'Bryant III first team All-SEC, Hickey on All-SEC Defensive Team

    March 12, 2013 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU sophomore forward Johnny O'Bryant III was named Tuesday First Team All-Southeastern Conference as selected by the coaches in voting following the conclusion of regular season play. O'Bryant III, who hails from Cleveland, Miss., is the first Tiger to be first team All-SEC since both Tasmin... more »
  • 'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win at SAG

    January 28, 2013 2:34 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The CIA thriller "Argo" continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honor for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. SAG's lead-acting honors Sunday went to Jennifer Lawrence won for her role as a troubled widow in a shaky new relationship in the... more »

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