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  • City of Central to celebrate Veterans Day with guests, live music

    November 11, 2015 2:51 PM

    CENTRAL - The City of Central will celebrate Veterans Day Wednesday night with a host of guest speakers and musical tributes. The event kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. in the Central Intermediate School Courtyard. According to the schedule of events, guest speakers include United States Congressman Garret... more »
  • Couples reenact famous kiss

    August 14, 2015 10:01 PM

    NEW YORK (NY) - Couples gathered in Times Square to reenact the famous kiss at the end of World War II. A 25-foot sculpture depicting the famous photo taken of a sailor kissing a white-uniformed nurse towered over dozens of couples for the commemoration of the end of the war... more »
  • After first decade Central says business is booming

    July 7, 2015 7:00 PM

    CENTRAL- Central is celebrating its tenth anniversary by announcing more growth opportunities. City officials held a press conference on Tuesday morning announcing new economic development that plans to generate millions to the city. They said the city is booming and many residents and business owners have worked hard to... more »
  • Tomato Me Crazy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2015 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A tomato celebration is on its way to Baton Rouge. This morning on 2une In Darlene Rowland talked to News 2's John Pastorek about this weekend's Tomato Me Crazy event. Farmers in Louisiana grow some of the best-tasting tomatoes in the world. Tomato Me Crazy is a... more »
  • Actors in new 'Star Wars' film surprise event audience

    April 16, 2015 1:38 PM

    ANAHEIM, CA - The stars of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" have surprised a packed audience to kick off the four-day Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center. Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley joined director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy on stage Thursday to regal... more »
  • NFL unveils plans to mark league's 50th Super Bowl

    March 24, 2015 4:57 PM

    PHOENIX - The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game. The football will have the player's... more »
  • Birthday boy, Justin Bieber, turns 21

    March 1, 2015 6:49 PM

    CNN - The Canadian pop star sensation, Justin Bieber, is officially out of his teens and now 21. Bieber celebrated his birthday Sunday with plenty of sparklers and bottles of bubbly. The pop star was also very active on social media for his celebration stating he's "grateful to... more »
  • At least 18 killed in accident involving Carnival float, power line

    February 17, 2015 3:59 AM

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - At least 18 people on a packed Carnival float in Haiti's capital have been electrocuted by a power line. The accident occurred as thousands filled the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince for the raucous annual celebration. People at the scene say someone on the float used a pole... more »
  • Celebrate MLK Day in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 19, 2015 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today people around the country will pause to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who stood for peace, non-violence and unity. There are no shortage of events for you to join in the celebration of his life and legacy. Members of the Baton Rouge... more »
  • LSU fan video goes viral check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 11, 2015 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers had just made a miraculous come back in overtime to send the game into a second extra session. It was a stadium of wild fans cheering, but the ESPN cameras found Kiana Rogers. Her celebration went viral because of her enthusiasm and yelling... more »
  • New Year's Eve brings the sounds and sights

    December 31, 2014 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUG E- As the clock ticks on the final hours of 2014, people are doing all they can to get ready for the new year. Some folks are spending hundreds of dollars on explosives for their firework celebration. "I was thinking about $100, trying not to max... more »
  • Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

    November 26, 2014 1:49 AM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges along the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor for travelers headed to their Thanksgiving celebrations. The National Weather Service says major Northeast cities are likely to see moderate to heavy rain most of the day. New York and other places... more »
  • LA Health and Rehab Center celebrates 20 yrs. with fundraiser check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 6, 2014 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Health and Rehab Center in Baton Rouge is celebrating 20 years of helping people reach their dreams and potential. There is a special fundraising dinner scheduled next week to celebrate. Soundra Temple and Shawne Langston joined 2une In Thursday with all the details. They... more »
  • Field damaged during Saturday's rush check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 27, 2014 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Grounds crew at Tiger Stadium had to patch holes in the field Monday following the fan celebration that took place on it Saturday night. Dozens of holes were filled with plugs the size of dinner plates after fans dug up part of the field. ... more »
  • Lod Cook's countdown to 2015 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2014 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's only October, but the Lod Cook Alumni Center is already counting down to their annual New Year's Eve celebration. Kickoff 2015 at the Cook is on Wednesday, December 31st from 7:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. You can get an all-inclusive package for two for $399.... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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" check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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