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  • 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 »
  • Working to maintain the memory of Pearl Harbor Play Video

    December 7, 2012 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Today marks 71 years since the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. But despite the historical impact, there was not a very big crowd aboard the U.S.S. Kidd during a ceremony remembering the attack. "Commemorating Pearl Harbor is something youngsters don't understand anymore," said Frank Masanz. Masanz... more »
  • Magnolia Bridge ribbon-cutting excludes Central Play Video

    November 30, 2012 5:27 PM

    CENTRAL - Governor Jindal and representatives from Livingston Parish cut ribbon officially opening the Magnolia Bridge yesterday. Central officials said they weren't invited to the ceremony, and are upset because of their involvement with the project. "All the discussion was about how it improves traffic for Livingston Parish,"... more »
  • Politician-free at 9/11 ceremony

    September 10, 2012 7:43 PM

    The 9-11 ceremony at ground zero in New York will be void of politicians this year. For the first time elected officials won't be speaking at an occasion that has alloted them a solemn spotlight. The change was made to sideline politics but that move is now under fire as... more »
  • BBC: Olympic closing ceremony draws 26.3M viewers

    August 13, 2012 9:51 AM

    LONDON - The BBC says its live coverage of the Olympic closing ceremony was watched by 26.3 million people in the U.K., or more than 80 percent of the audience share in the country. The broadcaster said Monday that coverage on its flagship terrestrial channel, BBC1, peaked at 26... more »
  • With royalty and rock, Britain opens its Olympics

    July 27, 2012 6:29 PM

    LONDON - The queen and James Bond have given the London Olympics a royal entrance like no other in an opening ceremony that rolled to the rock of the Beatles, the Stones and The Who. The highlight of Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle's $42 million show was pure movie magic, using... more »
  • Bill Conti to serve as keynote speaker for LSU commencement ceremony

    April 19, 2012 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Oscar and three-time Emmy Award winning composer Bill Conti, who is also a graduate of the LSU School of Music, will serve as keynote speaker for the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts' spring 2012 commencement exercises, scheduled for Friday, May 18, at noon in the... more »
  • LSU's new business complex holds ribbon-cutting today

    March 2, 2012 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning for its new home, the Business Education Complex. The event started at 10:30 in the courtyard of the new facility. Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, served as the event's... more »
  • Gov. Jindal set to begin 2nd term in office

    January 9, 2012 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Governor Bobby Jindal is beginning his second term in office with a focus on education and a pledge not to rest on the accomplishments of his first four years. Jindal will be sworn in today at 11 a.m. in front of the the Old State... more »
  • 2011 Veterans Hall of Honor Inductees

    November 11, 2011 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Veterans Hall of Fame added four men to their ranks this morning in commemoration of Veterans Day. Each was inducted for different achievements and acts of valor. Family members accepted the award for two of the men who had already passed. Retired Air... more »
  • Baker 911 memorial for fallen heroes

    September 8, 2011 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City officials in Baker held an early memorial at the fire station Thursday to mark the 10 year anniversary of September 11th. Fire chief Danny Edwards said the purpose of the memorial was to remind people to never forget. "It's not just about the firemen.... more »
  • Governor addresses soldiers deploying to Afghanistan

    April 12, 2011 10:30 AM

    ZACHARY - Family members and dignitaries gathered in Zachary to see off members of the Louisiana Army National Guard this morning. About 100 members of the 926th Mobilization Augmentation Company unit are deploying for a year to Afghanistan. While there they'll be conducting route-clearance operations in support of Operation... more »
  • La. family honored by man recognizing fallen soldiers

    October 18, 2010 5:16 PM

    A man from Virginia is traveling the country with hopes of creating a national symbol. George Lutz has been to 45 states and traveled more than 21,000 miles on a mission called “Honor and Remember.” Lutz established flags with that slogan on them more than two years ago and presents... more »
  • Fort Polk bells to toll on Sept. 11

    September 9, 2010 5:28 AM

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk will hold a ceremony Friday to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The 9/11 Day of Remembrance ceremony will also honor all military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and contractors who have died in service. The ceremony starts... 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 »
  • Ceremony to commemorate 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    April 19, 2010 5:34 AM

    Survivors and family members of those who died in the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building are expected to gather to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the attack. Hundreds of people will remember the 168 people killed in the 1995 explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. More... more »
  • Ceremony held aboard USS KIDD

    April 11, 2010 3:47 PM

    People and former crew members gathered aboard the USS KIDD today for a ceremony honoring the 65th anniversary of the Japanese kamikaze attack. On April 11th, 1945 the USS KIDD, or "Pirate of the Pacific," was hit by suicide bomber plane. The kamikaze struck the destroyer's boiler room,... 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 »
  • Ceremony held for 3,500 Louisiana soldiers leaving for Iraq

    March 5, 2010 12:24 PM

    With a full-throated shout of "Tiger Brigade, Sir! Who dat!" the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade came to attention Friday morning during a ceremony at a National Guard camp in Mississippi. The ceremony was held to mark the brigade's second deployment to Iraq. About 400 soldiers from... more »
  • Mayor-elect Landrieu to speak at SUNO commencement

    March 3, 2010 5:31 AM

    Southern University at New Orleans announced Lt. Gov. and New Orleans Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu will be the speaker at this weekend's commencement ceremony at the UNO Lakefront Arena. SUNO Chancellor Victor Ukpolo says Landrieu recognizes the important role that the university plays in shaping the community and SUNO is committed... more »

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