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  • 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 »
  • WBRZ News 2 Wins Seven Associated Press Awards

    May 21, 2013 2:41 PM

    WBRZ News 2 Wins Seven Associated Press Awards The Louisiana Associated Press has recognized WBRZ News 2 Louisiana as the recipient of 6 major awards. The Associated Press awarded WBRZ Best Newscast for the second year in a row. Rocky Daboval, General Manager of WBRZ, says "It's a tribute... 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 »
  • LA jury awards $4.5 million to Filipino teachers

    December 18, 2012 3:10 PM

    LOS ANGELES- A federal jury in Los Angeles has ordered a company to repay $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain U.S. jobs through a placement agency. The jury on Monday found that Los Angeles-based Universal Placement International and its owner, Lourdes Navarro, failed to properly... more »
  • ULL, McNeese, LSU have LSWA Players of the Week

    November 20, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Players from Louisiana-Lafayette, McNeese State and LSU earned the votes from the members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association for Player of the Week honors in Louisiana college football. Terrance Broadway, the quarterback for the Cajuns, had a 403 yard offensive night to earn offensive honors while... more »
  • WBRZ wins eight Associated Press Awards including Best Newscast Play Video

    June 2, 2012 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- WBRZ took home eight Associated Press Awards today at a luncheon at the Lod Cook Alumni Center. WBRZ received three first prize awards for: Best Newscast, Best Website and Best Weathercast. Here is the list of awards WBRZ won: BEST NEWSCAST: --First Place: WBRZ-TV,... more »
  • HUD awards NO $775K to fight discrimination

    May 11, 2012 7:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal housing regulators have awarded a New Orleans advocacy group $775,000 to help city residents who believe they've been victims of housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the grant Thursday to the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. The grant, given... more »
  • HUD gives $26.3M to Louisiana homeless programs

    December 21, 2011 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Louisiana more than $26 million to help 153 homeless programs continue operating next year. Baton Rouge programs will receive more than $1.8 million in funding. The funding is part of HUD's Continuum of Care grants... more »
  • Faith Hill to debut new song on CMA awards

    October 6, 2011 2:30 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Faith Hill will debut a new song on next month's Country Music Association Awards. The country star, a three-time CMA winner, hasn't performed on the awards telecast since 2006. A release from the CMA says Hill has a new album coming out early next year.... more »
  • Academy responds to industry's "Gasland" request

    February 25, 2011 1:06 PM

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it's not in the business of vetting best documentary contenders for truth and accuracy. That's up to Oscar voters. The academy has responded to attacks on the documentary "Gasland," a critical look at natural gas drilling.... more »
  • BRPD awards officers

    May 10, 2010 9:52 PM

    The Baton Rouge Police Department recognized its best officers during a ceremony Monday night. Justin Becnel was honored as police officer of the year. Life-saving awards were presented to Cpl. Jason Guillot, Ofc. Derek Burns and Ofc. Leo Wallace. Cpl. Harold Ford, Jr. received detective of the year.... more »
  • Firefighters honored at ceremony

    April 10, 2010 11:25 AM

    The Baton Rouge Fire Department is hosting its annual Family Day and Awards Ceremony today. Several firefighters will be awarded medals for expertise and heroism in the course of their job. The event will be held at the Baton Rouge First Department Administration Building from 10 a.m. to... more »
  • Judge awards $2.6 Million in Chinese drywall case

    April 8, 2010 10:02 AM

    A New Orleans federal judge has awarded seven Virginia families $2.6 million in damages to pay for the removal of chinese drywall that has been linked to corrosion and possible health effects. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon ruled Thursday that all the Chinese-made drywall in their homes should be... more »
  • BRPD K-9 teams win state honors

    April 2, 2010 4:25 PM

    The Baton Rouge Police Department K-9 team won top honors at the United States Police Canine Association Region 10 Certification Trials. The win marks the 14th time in 15 years that BRPD has finished on top. A total of 36 teams from across Louisiana participated in the trials held... more »
  • EBRSO holds awards banquet

    March 17, 2010 1:56 AM

    Sheriff Sid Gautreaux recognized deputies who went above and beyond the call of duty for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, as the office held its first awards banquet Tuesday night at Healing Place Church. Sgt. Willie Stewart received the Medal of Valor for an incident on November 24,... more »
  • LAB Selects WBRZ as Television Station of the Year

    July 17, 2009 8:08 AM

    John Pastorek honored as Lifetime Achievement Recipient The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters recognized WBRZ as the recipient of its 2009 Television Station of the Year Award. The award recognizes WBRZ’s leadership in news, sales, production, programming, marketing, public service, and commitment to our community. The Television Station of... more »

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