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  • Teen crash victim remembered with balloon release Play Video

    February 22, 2017 11:20 PM

    NEW ROADS - A high school student killed in a weekend crash was laid to rest Wednesday. Students and staff at False River Academy held a balloon release in memory of 17-year-old Clayton Jarreau. Jarreau died Sunday morning when his car veered off Highway 417 in Pointe Coupee Parish. Two... more »
  • Broome to cut ribbon at local pharmacy's second location

    January 27, 2017 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of a local pharmacy's second location. The pharmacy, Affordable Pharmacy, will open its second location at 1707 Gardere Lane (Suite F) on Saturday, Jan. 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mayor Broome... more »
  • College students discuss inauguration of President Trump Play Video

    January 20, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – College students in Baton Rouge had different opinions of watching the presidential inauguration ceremony on Friday. Some students watched the ceremony in their student union, while others walked passed and went about their day. For students at LSU who did watch, they said that the... more »
  • 'We waited for decades': Polish govt welcomes US troops

    January 14, 2017 11:57 AM

    WARSAW, Poland - Polish leaders are holding a ceremony to welcome U.S. troops to their country, a deployment that Russia calls a threat to its own security. The ceremony Saturday in the western Polish town of Zagan comes 23 years after the last Soviet troops left Poland. It also marks... more »
  • Governor Edwards to hold ceremony for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    January 7, 2017 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards signed an official proclamation designating Monday, Jan. 9 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Louisiana. The day is a way of expressing gratitude for the dedicated service of law enforcement officers and their families around the state. "We are immensely grateful... more »
  • Broome takes oath of office as Mayor-President Play Video

    January 2, 2017 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President elect Sharon Weston Broome took the oath of office at her inauguration ceremony on Monday afternoon. The ceremony began at 5 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for Performing Arts. Broome's inauguration events kicked off on Sunday at 6 p.m. with a... more »
  • Nine fallen officers honored with Medal of Honor Play Video

    November 16, 2016 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A ceremony honoring nine fallen officers in Louisiana was held Wednesday. The nine officers, who died in the line of duty in 2015, were honored during the Medal of Honor ceremony held by the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. Officers from around the state attended the ceremony... more »
  • Ceremony held in Ascension Parish honors veterans Play Video

    November 11, 2016 6:20 PM

    ASCENSION – Hundreds came out to a Veteran's Day ceremony in Ascension Parish to honor those who served in the military. The ceremony was held at the Veteran's Memorial Park in Gonzales. For some that attended the ceremony, the day was a solemn occasion. "It's always an occasion, but a... more »
  • Pele won't light Olympic cauldron, cites health

    August 5, 2016 1:00 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Pele says his poor health will keep him from lighting the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. In a statement on Friday, Pele says "I'm not physically able to attend the opening of the Olympics." Friday's opening ceremony will need to fill... more »
  • Memorial honoring murdered State Trooper held in Lake Charles

    June 28, 2016 5:39 PM

    LAKE CHARLES – A ceremony was held for a murdered Louisiana State Trooper on Tuesday morning to unveil a plaque memorializing him. The ceremony was held for Senior Trooper Steven Vincent of Louisiana State Troop D at its headquarters in Lake Charles. Vincent lost his life after he was shot... more »
  • Valedictorian barred from graduation to get own ceremony Play Video

    June 9, 2016 2:28 PM

    AMITE - After Amite High School’s valedictorian was denied the right to walk across the stage because of his facial hair, some state leaders have come together to give the young man a graduation of his own. Andrew Jones had a 4.0 GPA and was top of his class... more »
  • LSU graduates record numbers with Class of 2015-16

    May 13, 2016 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU says its 2015-16 class has set new records for African American, Hispanic, female, veteran and overall graduation numbers. Friday’s spring commencement ceremony includes a total of 4,102 degrees awarded, the largest amount of degrees awarded at a single commencement surpassing last year’s 3,977 degrees award... more »
  • Fallen trooper's son reads poem at ceremony Tuesday night Play Video

    May 10, 2016 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police honored members of the force who died in the line of duty during a ceremony Tuesday night. Two fallen troopers had their names added to a memorial. One of the names added: Louisiana Highway Commission Patrolman Frank Brown, Jr. He died in a motorcycle... 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 »
  • FOLLOW UP: Good samaritan honored after saving cop

    April 12, 2016 10:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs honored a man Tuesday night credited with saving a police officer's life earlier this year. The good deed didn't come without consequences. Gordon Simoneaux broke his ankle helping a police officer who was being attacked by another man at a hotel in... more »
  • Veterans Day ceremonies around Baton Rouge

    November 11, 2015 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People across the country are saluting the men and women in uniform on this Veterans Day. Many events are being held throughout the Baton Rouge area to honor our American Heroes who risk their lives every day to protect ours. The USS Kidd Veterans Museum and some of... more »
  • LSP honor four who helped wounded trooper

    November 9, 2015 12:27 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Four people who helped Senior Trooper Steven Vincent while he was critically wounded during a traffic stop were honored Monday for their courage. Louisiana State Police held a ceremony to recognize their bravery and assistance at 11:15 a.m. One of the people recognized is Robert LeDoux, who... more »
  • Fallen police officers of 2014 honored Play Video

    September 3, 2015 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three fallen police officers were remembered Thursday at a medal of honor ceremony held by the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. It included Officer James Foster Jr. of the Denham Springs Police Department who died days after Christmas when a car pulled in front of his motorcycle... more »
  • Vets remember WWII 70 years later

    August 15, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wreaths were laid down at national cemetery across the region Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2. Three WWII veterans were honored during ceremony at the Baton Rouge National Cemetery: Calvin Carter, Marion Bahlinger, and Billy Heroman. The men, now in their... more »
  • Hundreds honor soldiers' sacrifice Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:04 PM

    ZACHARY - Nearly 300 people turned out Monday to pay their respects during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Port Hudson National Cemetery. People from all over the area spent time to honor their loved ones who served in the military, many of whom are buried at the cemetery.... more »
  • Knock Knock Children's Museum breaking ground next week

    April 17, 2015 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Knock Knock Children's Museum will finally break ground next week after more than a decade of raising money. The East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park Commission and the nonprofit Knock Knock board of directors have secured a contractor to build the museum, which was designed... more »
  • USS Kidd honors vets in Kamikaze attack Play Video

    April 11, 2015 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It was a day of remembrance for the American heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice when the USS Kidd was the site of a Kamikaze attack. It was the 70th anniversary remembering the attack made by a Japanese aircraft that plowed into the ship on April... more »
  • Three WWII vets honored at USS KIDD

    April 11, 2015 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The USS KIDD was filled with people who came to celebrate American heroes, Saturday afternoon. The 70th anniversary remembering the the attack made on the ship, by the Japanese Kamikaze aircraft, was a time of remembrance. On April 11, 1945, the Japanese aircraft crashed into... more »
  • Groundbreaking for new streetcar line in New Orleans

    January 28, 2015 3:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Wednesday for a new streetcar line in New Orleans. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority says the ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on North Rampart Street near the New Orleans Athletic Club. Construction began earlier this month on the 1.6-mile... more »
  • New Navy hovercraft test craft production starts

    December 15, 2014 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Textron Systems New Orleans is holding a ceremony to mark the start of production of the Navy's newest hovercraft - a landing craft designed to haul vehicles, heavy equipment, and supplies over water and beaches. The company says in a news release that the "Ship to Shore... more »
  • Rodrigue Studios to donate pianos to LSU School of Music

    November 25, 2014 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - George Rodrigue Studios announced Tuesday they will donate 15 Steinway practice pianos to the LSU School of Music & Dramatic Arts. The pianos, valued at $125,000, will be unveiled during a a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 1 that will include brief remarks from representatives of the... more »
  • Groundbreaking scheduled for new Lee High School

    June 4, 2014 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - EBR School System officials said groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Robert E. Lee High School will occur on Thursday morning. Officials said the ceremonies mark the beginning of construction of a $54.4 million campus which will initially include three academy buildings and a 60,000 square foot... more »
  • US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

    May 26, 2014 5:45 AM

    NEW YORK - The nation is marking Memorial Day with somber ceremonies, flag planting at cemeteries and parades. The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain, speaking Sunday to a Manhattan congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church's fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the... more »
  • BRPD announces Law Enforcement Memorial Day plans

    May 14, 2014 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced a memorial service to honor law enforcement killed in the line of duty will be held in downtown Baton Rouge Friday. The ceremony will take place at the Peace Officers' Memorial Plaza, located on the west side of the City Hall Building, 222 St... more »
  • Sheriff's Office to hold memorial in Gonzales

    May 12, 2014 11:14 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office announced they are holding a memorial ceremony to honor fallen officers on Friday. The annual ceremony takes place during National Police Week and offers a chance to show gratitude to officers killed in the line of duty during the past year, according... more »
  • Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

    April 15, 2014 6:07 AM

    BOSTON, MA - One year ago today, bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The tragedy will be marked by a special tribute today. Three people were killed and hundreds more injured when bombs planted by terrorists exploded. Those victims will be honored, along with... more »
  • Fans Choice ceremony takes athletes behind the scenes Play Video

    December 10, 2013 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - We've seen the Fans Choice Award winners throughout the season put together some remarkable performances, but Tuesday it was their turn to sit back, relax, and enjoy their accomplishments at the WBRZ Studios. From Ascension Catholic High School to Central High, the winners showed up to... more »
  • St. Peter's display

    November 13, 2013 8:00 PM

    VATICAN CITY- Relics believed to be those of St. Peter will be put on display at the Vatican later this month. St. Peter was the first Pope and this will be the first time the relics will be shown to the public. Pope Francis will celebrate a mass... more »
  • Cease and desist order issued to minister Play Video

    October 14, 2013 9:56 PM

    CENTRAL - An ordained minister in the City of Central was asked to stop marrying people in her home. The city began investigating Rhonda Anders after neighbors complained about their quiet street becoming a parking lot on wedding days. Eight couples have been married at her home on Magnolia... more »
  • IBM to begin construction on Baton Rouge offices

    September 22, 2013 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Groundbreaking for an IBM Service Center will be held Sept. 26 in downtown Baton Rouge. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/16bhhWL ) the ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on Lafayette Street, a few blocks down the street from where... more »
  • Slain officers honored with La. Medal of Honor

    September 12, 2013 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Four law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year were honored today at a special ceremony in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Law Enforcement Medal of Honor was presented posthumously to Deputy Randall L. Benoit, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office; Deputy Brandon Nielsen, St. John... more »
  • On eve of 9/11, old U.S. flags retired in ceremony Play Video

    September 10, 2013 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Worn and tattered flags were retired Tuesday night during a 9-11 Remembrance and Flag Retirement Ceremony in Baton Rouge. Boy Scouts from Troop 888 collected over 100 flags from the community that can no longer fly. The Boy Scouts and the U.S. military are among... more »
  • Veterans, friends pay respect to fallen

    May 27, 2013 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Memorial Plaza at the USS Kidd was quiet this morning, as family and veterans gathered to pay their respect to those who gave their life in the line of duty. The memorial is home to 7,000 names of Louisiana men and women who gave... more »
  • Cannon fire to be heard at state Capitol

    May 21, 2013 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say cannon fire will be heard in downtown Baton Rouge Thursday morning as the state House of Representatives remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. As part of the ceremony, a 21-gun salute will be conducted. Residents,... more »
  • Gay LSU students celebrating graduation with public funds Play Video

    May 9, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's called the Lavender Graduation Ceremony and who gets the bill is rubbing some the wrong way. This year, LSU's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning community is flashing pride with lavender stoles and a ceremony. But there's push back because their ceremony is separate and... more »
  • George W. Bush library dedication begins in Dallas

    April 25, 2013 10:37 AM

    DALLAS - The dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center has begun. After a performance of "God Bless America," former Commerce Secretary Don Evans gave welcoming remarks. He chairs the George W. Bush Foundation. Bush and President Barack Obama, along with former Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and... more »

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