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  • Southern celebrates legacy during homecoming festivities

    October 4, 2014 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands packed Southern University's campus to celebrate this year's homecoming. For the past two weeks, the school has been celebrating 100 years on Scott's Bluff. To many of the Jaguars, being a part of the century old legacy is something that is priceless. "When... more »
  • Jaguars get in shape for homecoming Play Video

    October 3, 2014 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Jaguar Nation spent the end of homecoming week working to get fit and healthy. Students at Southern University participated in workout sessions organized as part of the two weeks of celebrations for the school's centennial at Scott's Bluff. Students said they're happy... more »
  • Runnels celebrates 50 years this weekend Play Video

    October 2, 2014 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Runnels Independent School is hosting several events this weekend to commemorate 50 years in Baton Rouge. It was founded back in 1965. That makes Runnels the oldest independent school in the city. When it first opened, it was home to only preschool students. Over the past... more »
  • Graham says he's done dunking after "steep" fine

    August 24, 2014 1:49 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got the message from the NFL. He's not dunking footballs over goal posts any more. On Saturday night, the Pro Bowl tight end finally responded to a $30,000 fine imposed by league officials. He called it "steep" and said "you can't really have... more »
  • Clinton to host two festivals Play Video

    July 3, 2014 5:05 PM

    CLINTON - People in East Feliciana Parish are celebrating the July Fourth with two events this year. The Red, White and Blueberry festival will kick off at noon on Friday and at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning in downtown Clinton. A second event called the Red, White and... more »
  • USS Kidd to have scaled down 4th of July

    June 30, 2014 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The USS KIDD Veterans Memorial announced plans for a scaled-back Fourth of July celebration Monday. The annual Freedom Festival takes place Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Due to financial and security concerns, the Kidd will not stage an air raid as in years past... more »
  • Bush bash: Elder ex-president marks 90th birthday

    June 12, 2014 2:05 AM

    KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday in Maine. A family spokesman says a private dinner Thursday evening features a guest list of more than 200 friends and relatives. Bush has spent every summer in Kennebunkport except during World War II, when he was... more »
  • New Year's Celebrations abound Play Video

    December 31, 2013 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As 2014 approaches, several establishments are preparing to ring in the new year in style. L'auberge Casino is prepping more than 3,000 desserts for their event this evening, including a special cake made with gold dust. "I wanted to go back to the 1950's kind of... more »
  • Bonfires light the way for "Papa Noel" Play Video

    December 24, 2013 9:50 PM

    GRAMERCY - A generations old tradition continued Tuesday in St. James Parish. The annual lighting of bonfires capped off the night for the thousands who showed up for the Christmas Eve celebration. The burning started at 7 p.m. and was followed by fireworks. Gramercy Mayor Terry Borne's family... more »
  • SEC fines 4 schools for breaking league rules

    December 20, 2013 6:46 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southeastern Conference fined four schools a combined $60,000 for violating league policies during the football season. Mississippi State and Mississippi were the hardest hit, with each school receiving a $25,000 fine. Mississippi State was fined for violating the league's artificial noisemaker policy a second time. The... more »
  • Halloween fun for cancer patients Play Video

    October 29, 2013 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Children fighting cancer at Baton Rouge's Our Lady of the Lake Hospital will have time to take a break and enjoy Halloween, thanks to the effort of a local foundation. Kim Bowman and her husband Trey created the Bella Bowman Foundation after their daughter lost her... more »
  • Wal-Mart driver honored for 4 million accident-free miles

    September 21, 2013 4:26 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A long-distance truck driver for Wal-Mart has been recognized for traveling 4 million miles without an accident. Warren Greeno of Loveland, Colorado, reached the milestone this year. Today, Wal-Mart executives in Arkansas presented him with a new rig painted red. The 59-year-old rolled up the... more »
  • Baton Rouge plans New Year celebration

    August 31, 2013 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge's Town Square will be the focal point of revelry on New Year's Eve in the state capital. Mayor-President Kip Holden says the event - called Red Stick Revelry - is perfect for downtown's North Boulevard Town Square. The centerpiece will be a 9-foot light sculpture... more »
  • USS Kidd celebrates 30th anniversary Play Video

    August 27, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The USS Kidd museum celebrated the ship's 30th anniversary as a World War II memorial in Baton Rouge today. Louisiana congressman William Henson Moore selected the Kidd to serve as a memorial for Louisiana World War II veterans. The ship was towed from Philadelphia and arrived... more »
  • Cardinal fans revel in Louisville NCAA victory

    April 9, 2013 10:39 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky police used pepper spray and an armored car to calm disturbances that erupted at the tail end of celebrations following the Cardinals' NCAA championship win over Michigan. Gatherings were mostly peaceful Monday night following Louisville's 82-76 victory - the school's first title since 1986. Louisville police... more »
  • Mardi Gras debauchery gives way to Lent

    February 13, 2013 8:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The glitz and glamour of Mardi Gras has ended, with thousands of costumed revelers preparing to give up the Carnival season's celebrations for the start of Lent on Wednesday. Churches around largely Catholic south Louisiana scheduled Masses at which priests would dot or cross the foreheads of... more »
  • Shunick celebration planned Sept. 29

    September 3, 2012 10:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Friends and family of Mickey Shunick say they will hold a community celebration to honor the University of Louisiana at Lafayette student who was kidnapped and killed in May. The Advertiser reports that friends will share memories of the 21-year-old woman, City-Parish President Joey Durel will speak, and... more »
  • Downtown gears up for Fourth of July celebration Play Video

    July 3, 2012 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews and vendors spent hours Tuesday building stages and stocking trucks in anticipation of thousands of people for the Fourth of July celebration. Baton Rouge Police have assigned more than 100 officers to patrol downtown during the festivities. "We're going to try to do everything... more »
  • Gunfire wounds man during celebration of Ky. Win

    April 3, 2012 7:38 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington police say they haven't made any arrest in a shooting that wounded a man as thousands of people were celebrating Kentucky's win over Kansas for another NCAA title. Lt. Clayton Roberts says the shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. today after some people inside a vehicle... more »
  • Statehood bicentennial bash running under budget

    March 5, 2012 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The big party planned to celebrate Louisiana's 200th anniversary as a state, will a lot of things, but apparently red ink is not one of them. Randy Haynie, a Baton Rouge lobbyist who chairs the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission's finance committee, says that he is expecting $1,050,000 in revenues... more »
  • Saints RB Thomas fined for TD celebration

    December 30, 2011 4:11 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints running back Pierre Thomas has been fined $12,500 for a uniform violation and a touchdown celebration in which he placed a bow on a football and gave it to a fan. The fine for the celebration is $7,500. Thomas also violated NFL policies by wearing Christmas-themed green... more »
  • Walker to celebrate city designation

    August 10, 2011 10:56 AM

    WALKER - Walker makes the transition to being a city in September, ending a 102-year-old progression from incorporation as a village to its newly achieved status. The Board of Aldermen agreed this week to consider and set for public hearing a proposed ordinance that would change Walker's official municipal... more »
  • "Swamp People" themed celebration on False River

    July 4, 2011 6:03 PM

    FALSE RIVER, La.- Hundreds of people took to the water to celebrate Independence Day on False River in Pointe Coupee Parish. Today marked the 29th annual False River 4th of July Boat Parade. This year the parade theme was "Swamp People" based on the hit reality TV series. ... more »
  • Walker fireworks show approved

    June 23, 2011 7:08 PM

    WALKER- The statewide burn ban won't cancel Walker's CityFest celebration scheduled for July 2nd. Mayor Bobby Font says the firework display is approved and will cap off the end of the festival. "I know that there has been a burn ban and that's obviously a concern of everyone's, but... more »
  • Jindal headed to Washington Mardi Gras

    February 10, 2011 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading to the nation's capital for the annual Washington Mardi Gras celebration, which includes attending parties, rubbing elbows with members of Congress and lobbyists, and collecting another round of campaign cash. The governor's office announced the trip Thursday, saying Jindal was traveling to... more »
  • Families plant trees in celebration of Arbor Day

    January 22, 2011 12:20 PM

    Families planted dozens of trees in celebration of Arbor Day at the Burden Center in Baton Rouge this morning. The event supports and promotes educational programs of the LSU AgCenter, the Burden Horticulture Society and the La. Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Families planted packets of tree seedlings... more »
  • Preparing for New Year's Eve parties

    December 31, 2010 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As the clock counts down to the final seconds of 2010, restaurants across the capital city are prepping for their year end parties. At Juban's Restaurant, workers are expecting more than 500 people to fill the seats throughout the evening. Across town the Camelot Club is gearing... more »
  • "Swamp People" draw crowd at Atchafalaya Basin Celebration

    December 11, 2010 1:26 PM

    The cast of the History Channel's "Swamp People" TV show drew a large crowd at the Atchafalaya Basin Celebration in Denham Springs today. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources hosted the event to celebrate new partners, national attention and tools for preserving the Atchafalaya Basin. People at the... more »
  • Couple shares wedding celebration with fellow Saints fans

    September 9, 2010 6:41 PM

    A huge party is underway in the Big Easy. It started early with tailgaters out in full force around the Superdome as the Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings tonight. Now, the kickoff celebration is in high gear. News 2 showed a live look at the first ever NFL... more »
  • The "Parade of Champions" rolls in New Orleans

    February 9, 2010 10:29 PM

    Mardi Gras mixed with a Super Bowl celebration tonight. Fans called it “Lombardi Gras,” a play on the name of the championship trophy. The parade rolled for nearly four miles and was nothing like championship celebrations in other cities. This unique celebration mixed in with the Carnival season. News 2’s... more »
  • 3 shot, hurt in French Quarter Bowl celebration

    February 8, 2010 5:08 AM

    New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting injuries of a man and two women in the French Quarter during the Super Bowl celebration. The shooting occurred at approximately 12 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Iberville and Bourbon Streets. A 25-year old man sustained a wound to his right ankle... more »

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