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  • Six babies born at two area hospitals on Christmas Day

    December 25, 2017 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Six newborns were welcomed into the world on Christmas. Woman's Hospital said five babies were born to parents at its facility on Airline Highway. The hospital had not released pictures of the infants as of this post. At Baton Rouge General, a set of parents... more »
  • LIVE: Yule log burns all Christmas Day on WBRZ's alternate channel

    December 24, 2017 8:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Christmas Day tradition continues in the digital era Monday with the WBRZ day-long telecast of a Yule log burning. From 5 a.m. Monday until the 10 o'clock news, the WBRZ cable news channel will feature a burning Yule log. The Yule log video has been... more »
  • Rain and fog then a chill, what about that Christmas snow? Play Video

    December 21, 2017 7:41 PM

    Fog could be as thick as your Christmas gumbo until a cold front passes through the area on Saturday. A second cold front will quickly follow bringing chilly temperatures in time for the holiday. THE FORECAST: Through Saturday: Dense fog will be the main weather... more »
  • Firearms dealers say Feds stopped them from selling guns to Christmas shoppers Play Video

    December 19, 2017 12:21 AM

    PORT ALLEN- This past weekend was supposed to be one of the most profitable for Scott Roe, the owner of Spillway Sportsman off Highway 1. "Firearms sales are a huge push this time of year," Roe said. However, many of his Christmas shoppers left empty-handed because Roe could... more »
  • Child asks for blanket and food in heartbreaking letter to Santa, donations pour in

    December 16, 2017 5:27 PM

    EDINBURG, TX- Donations are flooding in after a first-grader wrote a letter to Santa Claus and asked for a blanket and food. A teacher at Monte Cristo Elementary school in Texas asked her students to write a letter to Santa this Christmas season. In an attempt to teach her... more »
  • Frosty temperatures, weekend showers and a look ahead Play Video

    December 12, 2017 6:35 AM

    A cold moving through the region today will send temperatures close to freezing again tonight. Yet another front is expected Friday morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be a little cooler than yesterday. While sunshine will remain, a shift in winds to the northwest behind a... more »
  • Man builds 14-foot-tall 'A Christmas Story' leg lamp in his front yard

    December 11, 2017 3:07 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Tom Gross built a 14-foot-tall “A Christmas Story” leg lamp in his front yard. “Nothing says Christmas like the soft glow of electric sex,” he jokingly told ABC News, quoting the movie. The giant leg lamp is made from a pool pole, Christmas lights,... more »
  • WATCH: Thief takes off with Salvation Army kettle Play Video

    December 10, 2017 5:21 PM

    GLADSTONE, Mo.- Surveillance video captured a thief helping himself to a Salvation Army kettle. The Gladstone Police Department posted the video this week, asking the community to help identify the sticky-handed suspect. The footage shows a man walking up to a Salvation Army kettle outside of a store in... more »
  • Middle school crossing guard gives away coats to children in need Play Video

    December 10, 2017 3:51 PM

    WILMINGTON, N.C.- One woman's good deed is warming more than just hearts this Christmas season. Minnie Galloway, a well-known crossing guard at Trask Middle School in North Carolina, has been helping children safely cross the street for 19 years. This year, she's is being hailed an inspiration for her... more »
  • High school students buy puppy for teacher who lost his dog

    December 6, 2017 9:35 PM

    ALABAMA- A high school teacher is spending this holiday season with a new puppy thanks to the generosity of his students. Troy Rogers, a history teacher at Clements High School in Athens, was surprised at school last month with a golden retriever puppy. Around 90 students in the... more »
  • Cajun Navy to host 'Boatload of Toys' Christmas drive for Hurricane Harvey victims

    December 6, 2017 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Cajun Navy will be hosting a Christmas toy drive for victims still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. The non-profit organization announced on Wednesday that the drive will be called "A Boatload of Toys." The Cajun Navy is asking the community to assist in filling up boats with... more »
  • Over $25k raised at Christmas event for paralyzed BRPD officer

    December 3, 2017 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department held a fundraiser for one of their own Sunday night. "A Christmas of Hope" was held at BRPD headquarters Sunday to raise money for Officer Rickey Faust. On Mar. 21, Officer Faust was involved in a car accident while on duty;... more »
  • WATCH: Matthew McConaughey helps hand out thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving Play Video

    November 7, 2017 4:16 PM

    LAWRENCEBURG, KY - Actor and Texas native Matthew McConaughey celebrated his 48th birthday this weekend. But instead of partying, he spent it by giving back to thousands of families. Over the weekend announced he had partnered with the Wild Turkey bourbon distillery and Butterball to hand out 4,500 frozen... more »
  • Official: Berlin truck attacker autopsy indicates drug use

    March 4, 2017 3:19 PM

    MILAN - An Italian official says that the autopsy on the chief suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack indicated frequent drug use. A court official said Saturday that Anis Amri used both cocaine and hashish use, although not on the day he was killed. The official, who spoke on... more »
  • Germany mulls parliamentary inquiry over Berlin truck attack

    January 14, 2017 11:50 AM

    BERLIN - A senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel says he's open to launching a parliamentary inquiry into whether authorities made mistakes in handling the Tunisian man who drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin. Attacker Anis Amri had been rejected for asylum in Germany but authorities... more »
  • Curbside Christmas tree collection for EBR begins Jan. 9

    January 9, 2017 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The City-Parish will begin collecting Christmas trees for its recycle program on Jan. 9. Trees will be collected for East Baton Rouge residents, except for Baker and Zachary. Trees should be placed curbside between Jan. 9 and Jan. 21. According to parish officials, there will... more »
  • Last of 6 inmates recaptured after Christmas jail break

    December 29, 2016 2:01 PM

    NEWPORT - Authorities in Tennessee say they have recaptured the sixth and final inmate who broke out of jail on Christmas Day. The Cocke County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets in a statement that 54-year-old David Frazier was arrested Wednesday in Forsyth County, Georgia. He's being held there and awaiting... more »
  • Broadway holiday numbers dip, including revenue, attendance

    December 27, 2016 8:30 PM

    NEW YORK - Broadway box offices failed to break any records over the Christmas holiday, despite mild weather and eye-popping hauls by huge hits like "Hamilton." Revenues, attendance and the number of shows all dipped. The Broadway League trade group said the 32 Broadway shows playing the week ending Sunday... more »
  • Man charged in slaying of actress, yoga teacher

    December 27, 2016 8:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police in Washington have charged a Maryland man with first-degree murder in the death of an actress and yoga teacher who went missing on Christmas. Metropolitan Police said in a news release that 29-year-old Adrian Duane Johnson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was charged Tuesday. He was arrested after... more »
  • Ascension to hold Christmas tree drop off event on Jan. 3

    December 27, 2016 4:58 PM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Parish will hold a Christmas tree drop off event on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The event will run through Sunday, Jan. 15 and be held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. The center is located at 9039 St. Landry Road. After residents enter the... more »
  • Day after Christmas one of the most popular shopping days Play Video

    December 26, 2016 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The day after Christmas is well known to many shoppers returning unwanted gifts, however it also offers some of the best shopping deals. Monday, many shoppers went to the Mall of Louisiana to take advantage of the day's deals. Some even say the deals are... more »
  • 4 inmates sought after Christmas jailbreak

    December 26, 2016 1:18 PM

    NEWPORT - Authorities in Tennessee are searching for four inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas. Media reports quote the Cocke County Sheriff's Office as saying six inmates escaped from the jail early Sunday after removing a toilet from the wall and going through a hole behind it that... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed after crash with truck on LA 18

    December 26, 2016 11:44 AM

    JEFFERSON PARISH – A crash on LA 18 in Waggaman claimed the life of one motorcyclist on Christmas. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. when 37-year-old Derek Williams was driving a Honda Shadow motorcycle east on LA 18 as he was approaching Avondale Garden Road. A Dodge Durango, driven... more »
  • Christmas traffic accident kills Ville Platte woman

    December 25, 2016 2:49 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - A Ville Platte woman has died in a Christmas morning traffic accident. State police say 24-year-old Allison Gremillion was driving a Nissan Maxima eastbound on an Evangeline Parish road when she ran off the roadway. The vehicle ran into a ditch, struck an embankment and overturned. Gremillion... more »
  • Man shoots girlfriend, her father, then himself

    December 25, 2016 1:58 PM

    PEARL, Miss. - Police in Pearl say a 22-year-old man fatally shot his girlfriend and wounded her father before killing himself on Christmas Eve. Jackson media report that police received a call Saturday about a man with a gun at a Pearl home. Pearl police said the shootings happened as... more »
  • Police bearing gifts save holiday for 7-year-old

    December 25, 2016 12:30 PM

    GRETNA - After burglars made off with gifts from under the Christmas tree at a home in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna, police did more than just investigate. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies and Gretna police got together and bought replacements for 7-year-old Armon Dixon. Dixon's mother, Montreal Dixon, told... more »
  • Pope wishes Christmas peace to those scarred by war

    December 25, 2016 11:55 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has wished Christmas peace for people scarred by wars and those who lost loved ones to terrorism that he says is sowing "fear and death" in many cities and countries. Speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Sunday, Francis cited those suffering through... more »
  • Manna Outreach to host Christmas Eve toy giveaway

    December 23, 2016 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Manna Outreach Foundation is hosting a Christmas toy giveaway this Saturday at their headquarters in Baton Rouge. The giveaway will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 264 Lobdell Avenue in Baton Rouge. In a statement released Friday, Manna Outreach says that... more »
  • AP FACT CHECK: Obama didn't ban Christmas cards to military

    December 23, 2016 7:34 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A widely shared story claiming President Barack Obama ordered a ban on Christmas cards sent to the military is not true. The story appeared Dec. 12 on the website tdtalliance using banners and logos from Fox News . The network never aired such a story. ... more »
  • US warns of possible attacks on churches, holiday gatherings

    December 23, 2016 4:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal authorities are warning Americans that Islamic State sympathizers are continuing to call for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites. The warning was issued after a publicly available list of U.S. churches was posted on a militants' social media site. The FBI and the Department of... more »
  • Final preparations made for Christmas Eve bonfires Play Video

    December 23, 2016 3:10 PM

    ST. JAMES PARISH – Officials in St. James Parish are making final preparations for the annual Christmas Eve bonfires. According to a statement released Friday, officials say a total of 138 permits were issues this year to construct a bonfire along the Mississippi River levee. “Christmas Eve is... more »
  • Slain officer's family talks spending first birthday and Christmas without him

    December 23, 2016 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Family of one of the slain officers killed in an ambush shooting in July discussed how the Christmas holidays will be the hardest time for them this year. The family of Montrell Jackson, a Baton Rouge Police officer who was killed by a gunman on July... more »
  • T'was the flood before Christmas Play Video

    December 23, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Christmas just two days away, WBRZ viewer Maudeen C'Belle, sent in a poem guaranteed to lift your holiday spirits. The poem recreates the classic "T'was the Night Before Christmas" with a flood survivor twist, as many residents still repairing their homes manage to keep their... more »
  • Postal Service to deliver express packages on Christmas

    December 23, 2016 12:02 PM

    The U.S. Postal Service will deliver on Christmas Day. Nikki Johnson, U.S. Postal Service communications specialist, told WWL that employees will be delivering express packages on Sunday. In order for a Christmas drop-off, packages must be mailed by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 using Express Delivery. Self-service... more »
  • Girl gets handwritten reply from Santa Play Video

    December 22, 2016 11:29 PM

    CENTRAL - A mother made her daughter write a letter to Santa Claus to teach her a lesson in kindness. She never expected to get a reply. 7-year-old Gracie Viccellio was forced to write the letter as punishment for "not being nice" to her sister. Their mail carrier told Gracie... more »
  • Naughty or nice, warm temps twice for the Christmas Weekend

    December 22, 2016 6:46 AM

    A warming trend is expected through the Christmas Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: You might expect a few light showers during the morning hours as a weak cold front slides through the region. By afternoon, clouds will linger with just a few breaks of sunshine and high... more »
  • Curbside Christmas tree collection starts Jan. 9

    December 21, 2016 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Curbside Christmas tree collection for East Baton Rouge residents will begin Jan. 9. The service is available for all EBR residents, except in Baker and Zachary. Recycling Director Susan Hamilton said Republic Services will collect the trees placed on the curb between Jan. 9 and Jan.... more »
  • Post Office Christmas delivery deadline is Friday Play Video

    December 20, 2016 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The deadline to pay first-class prices for Christmas present deliveries passed Tuesday. However, people willing to pay extra still have a few days left. Wednesday is the last day letters and packages can be mailed with the United States Postal Service with its Priority Mail service. And... more »
  • Deputy's children get Christmas shopping spree Play Video

    December 20, 2016 12:10 AM

    BAKER- East Baton Rouge Parish Deputy John DePedro and his wife Dawn were planning a small Christmas for their two young children this year. They were hit hard in the flood and don't have a lot of money for presents. "We're living in a FEMA trailer and have a... more »
  • EBRSO gives children Christmas shopping spree Play Video

    December 19, 2016 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office teamed up with Target to make sure that children have gifts for the holiday. Through a Target grant, 20 children received a $250 gift card to go Christmas shopping. Many, like Trenesse Thompson, were not sure how she was... more »
  • Boating festival of Christmas lights floats again

    December 17, 2016 3:18 PM

    HOUMA - Boats decorated with festive Christmas lights for the holiday season will take once more to the waters ahead of Christmas. The Courier reports the Ala Bayou Terrebonne Christmas Boat Parade takes place Saturday. The decorated boats float about three miles from Bourg to Humble Canal in Montegut. The... more »
  • Protect your property, track your packages Play Video

    December 13, 2016 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Stealing other people's presents is becoming a not so Merry Christmas tradition. Online shopping may be a wonderful thing, but it's important to track what you have ordered and help prevent your items from being stolen. This time of year, FedEx, UPS and USPS are... more »
  • Family finds joy in Christmas light display following August flood Play Video

    December 12, 2016 6:41 PM

    CENTRAL – One home on Sullivan Road in Central lights up the entire street with synchronized lights on decorations and snowmen for each of the members of the Hohensee family. The extraordinary light show started eight years ago after the family was watching television. "Then we saw a... more »
  • Gonzales celebrates tree lighting despite vandalism Play Video

    December 6, 2016 11:37 PM

    GONZALES- Less than 48 hours after it was vandalized, the City of Gonzales celebrated its annual tree lighting Tuesday evening. Someone tore down Christmas ornaments and damaged the ladies restroom located at Jambalaya Park on East Cornview Street. City workers spent Monday morning putting everything back in place. Barney... more »
  • Police: 2 shot during Christmas parade in North Carolina

    December 5, 2016 10:06 PM

    SANFORD, N.C. - Police say two people have been shot during a Christmas parade in central North Carolina. Sanford Police Capt. Harold Layton tells the Sanford Herald that one person is in serious condition after the Monday evening shooting and the other person's injury is not life threatening. Multiple media... more »
  • Christmas decorations, bathroom vandalized at Jambalaya Park in Gonzales Play Video

    December 5, 2016 11:55 AM

    GONZALES – Police are investigating after city employees found Jambalaya Park in Gonzales vandalized Monday morning. On Monday, Gonzales City Hall employees found ornaments were taken from the city's tree and smashed on the ground, lights in Jambalaya Park were ripped from the fences and shattered and toilet paper... more »
  • Mall of America, nation's biggest, hires first black Santa

    December 2, 2016 12:58 PM

    BLOOMINGTON - The nation's largest mall is hosting its first-ever black Santa Claus this this weekend. The Star-Tribune reports The Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis hired Larry Jefferson to play Kris Kringle from Thursday to Sunday as part of its Santa Experience. Santa Experience co-owner Landon Luther says they... more »
  • First lady accepts White House Christmas tree from Wisconsin

    November 25, 2016 12:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is now officially open for the holidays. First lady Michelle Obama kicked off her family's final holiday season at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. by receiving a 19-foot Balsam-Veitch fir as the official White House Christmas Tree. It was grown at a farm in Oconto, Wisconsin, and... more »
  • Trump selling campaign hat Christmas tree ornament for $149

    November 24, 2016 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - For Donald Trump supporters looking to extend election season into holiday season, the president-elect’s campaign has a new offering: The Make America Great Again Christmas ornament. The painted brass bauble comes in the shape of the Trump campaign’s iconic red baseball caps and is on... more »
  • Premade Thanksgiving meals big seller for flood victims Play Video

    November 23, 2016 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you are looking for a fried turkey, Chris Specialty Meats in Baton Rouge is sold out. No smoked hams either. The cornbread and rice dressings are also flying off the shelves. As for giblet gravy, forget about it. "It's crazy" business owner Twyla Lachaussee said. "People... more »
  • EBR Christmas Crusade applications to be taken next week

    November 21, 2016 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office will begin taking applications next week for the annual Christmas Crusade for Children. The program allows for local agencies to donate and deliver holiday gifts to children in need. The program started in 1988 by Sheriff Elmer Litchfield. Parents... more »
  • Neiman Marcus unveils 90th edition of iconic Christmas Book

    October 19, 2016 3:59 PM

    DALLAS – Neiman Marcus unveiled its 90th edition of its iconic Christmas Book marking the official start of the holiday shopping season. The book, first published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, was initially intended as Christmas card to the store's best customers. Neiman Marcus, as in previous... more »
  • Court papers: Stressed NYC postal worker dumped gifts

    December 30, 2015 1:00 PM

    NEW YORK - According to federal court papers, a postal worker was so overwhelmed by the number of gifts and holiday cards on his delivery route that he dumped hundreds in the trash. The New York Post is reporting that Queens postman Daniel Darby was charged with unlawfully delaying and... more »
  • Mystery of strange lights from abandoned hospital solved

    December 30, 2015 9:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The mystery of the strange lights shining from inside a room of a dark and abandoned hospital building has been solved. Director of Information at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Leslie Capo said that university police investigated the sighting Tuesday at Charity Hospital. They determined that the... more »
  • Holiday spending up 8 percent, online sales surge

    December 28, 2015 11:06 AM

    NEW YORK - Americans have been doing more of their shopping by sitting at home -- and they've been buying more items to sit on. And overall, spending during the holidays is up by nearly eight percent from a year ago. According to a report released today, Americans spent... more »
  • Child battling leukemia meets Tom Brady

    December 27, 2015 1:58 PM

    BETHEL, Maine - A Maine 8-year-old battling leukemia got her Christmas wish to meet New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Hailey Steward, of Bethel, received a video invitation from Brady on Christmas Day, asking her to visit him Saturday at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Thousands of well-wishers follow... more »
  • Three dead in New Jersey murder-suicide

    December 26, 2015 12:10 PM

    EDGEWATER, N.J. - Authorities say three people have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a luxury high-rise apartment building in New Jersey. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the bodies were found Friday night at the Windsor at Mariners Tower, an apartment building on the bank of the... more »
  • 2 charged after report of baby tossed in river proves false

    December 25, 2015 5:52 PM

    HAVERHILL, Mass. - A mother and daughter have been charged with making up a story about seeing a man throwing a baby into a river on Christmas Eve, touching off a massive search. Forty-two-year-old Holly Fowler and 23-year-old Kristine Fowler live near the Merrimac River in Haverhill, about 35 miles... more »
  • Storm survivors thankful on Christmas Day to be alive

    December 25, 2015 11:16 AM

    FALKNER, Miss. - Christmas Day is cleanup day for many who survived this week's deadly storms in the southeastern United States. Benton County, Mississippi, resident Glenda Hunt says her house sustained heavy structural damage, but it's still standing. In Linden, Tennessee, Tony Goodwin says his home was knocked off its... more »
  • Vermont Grinch takes food, walkers from adult community

    December 25, 2015 10:52 AM

    PITTSFORD, Vermont - Residents of an adult living community in Vermont awoke Christmas morning to find that a Grinch-y thief or thieves had stolen food, gifts and walkers overnight. Vermont State Police say the National Church Residences Village Manor in Pittsford was hit sometime Thursday by a thief or thieves... more »
  • Pope prays for peace in Syria, Libya

    December 25, 2015 10:40 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is praying that peace processes for Syria and Libya will succeed in ending the suffering of the people of those countries. Speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, the pope today denounced the ongoing conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine --... more »
  • Surfing Santas catch waves at Florida beach

    December 24, 2015 5:22 PM

    COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Hundreds of surfers dressed as Santa caught the waves and celebrated on the shore in what has evolved into an annual tradition at Florida's Cocoa Beach. Organizers of the seventh annual Surfing Santa event say they distributed 500 wristbands Thursday for surfers who wanted to... more »
  • Christians in Bethlehem mark Christmas amid violence

    December 24, 2015 2:47 PM

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank - The Palestinian tourism minister says Bethlehem "is the birthplace of the king of peace, so what we want is peace." But Bethlehem in recent months has been a focal point for clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters amid violence gripping the region. Today,... more »
  • U. S. gives special airspace clearance for Santa's sleigh

    December 24, 2015 12:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Despite heightened security concerns, the U. S. Department of Transportation gave special clearance this week for Santa Claus to fly his sled through America's airspace for Christmas Eve. Really. The DOT put out an official memo authorizing Kris Kringle to "engage in air transportation to various... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Holiday Countdown: December 24, 2015 Play Video

    December 24, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Christmas is less than 24 hours away and everyone is scrounging for the perfect dish idea for their family gatherings. Well have no fear, Holly Clegg was back on 2une In Thursday showing JP a few dishes that are easy to make and will guarantee that you don't... more »
  • Shoppers take advantage of overnight sales Play Video

    December 23, 2015 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Overnight, shoppers took advantage of stores catering to procrastinators. Cash registers are working extra at some stores where doors remain open without closing until Christmas Eve night. At Kohl's, the store has been open all night since last Wednesday. Employees signed up to work extra... more »
  • WBRZ viewers help man living in deplorable conditions celebrate sweetest Christmas Play Video

    December 23, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As you get ready for Santa's arrival tonight, one man is prepared to have the best Christmas he's ever experienced. It's a story of hope, giving and a reunion. One month ago, we introduced you to Joseph Dartez. He's an 80-year old man living in a... more »
  • Bonfires to burn despite naughty forecast on Christmas Eve

    December 23, 2015 4:42 PM

    GRAMERCY - Weather will not dampen a popular tradition along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish. Officials said Wednesday after a meeting with the National Weather Service, the annual lighting of the bonfires will happen as scheduled Christmas Eve night. Earlier, officials said they were concerned about the... more »
  • Obamas, Bidens share favorite holiday tunes on Spotify

    December 23, 2015 3:52 PM

    HONOLULU - Just in time for Christmas, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are sharing their favorite holiday music on Spotify. Topping the list for Obama and his wife, Michelle, is "O Tannenbaum" by the Vince Guaraldi Trio as featured in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Biden and his... more »
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff's lieutenant receives touching gift while on patrol

    December 23, 2015 12:50 PM

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office lieutenant received a touching holiday gift while on patrol Monday morning. APSO’s Lt. Darryl Smith was performing his routine patrol when he was stopped by a motorist who told him he had a gift for the sheriff’s office that he wanted to... more »
  • Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes

    December 23, 2015 11:43 AM

    DALLAS - Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Success or failure could all depend on the weather and Mother Nature isn't making it easy on... more »
  • New Jersey girl calls 911 after touching Elf on the Shelf

    December 23, 2015 11:35 AM

    OLD BRIDGE - A New Jersey girl called 911 after she touched her Elf on the Shelf. Police say 7-year-old Isabelle LaPeruta of Old Bridge was worried because, according to the popular children's book, the magic of Christmas goes away if the elf is touched. WNBC-TV reports the girl told... more »
  • Bonfire organizers to meet with forecasters Wednesday

    December 22, 2015 11:59 PM

    GRAMERCY - St. James Parish Officials will meet with the National Weather Service Wednesday to determine the status of Thursday's planned lighting of the bonfires atop the Mississippi River levee. The annual event is held on Christmas Eve. Families build bonfires on the levee and light them on the... more »
  • Holiday Helpers spread Christmas cheer Play Video

    December 22, 2015 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Constable's Office helped spread some Christmas cheer by dropping off gifts to two families on one street who have 16 kids between them. Santa rolled up in his sleigh Tuesday night, dropping off bicycles and toys for the children, who weren't expecting gifts. "They... more »
  • State Fire Marshal's Office releases candlelight service safety advisory

    December 22, 2015 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Christmas looms just around the corner and organizers finalize preparations for holiday events, the State Fire Marshal’s Office has put out its annual safety guidelines for event organizers who intend to use candles as part of their celebrations. Officials say candles have been used for... more »
  • State Police deliver toys and tech to hospitals

    December 21, 2015 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the LSP Trooper's Association delivered several Christmas gifts to people at two hospitals in Baton Rouge Monday. The troopers dropped of presents at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and the St. Jude's Clinic. Children and their families got to visit... more »
  • Law enforcement ramps up security as Christmas shopping rush picks up Play Video

    December 18, 2015 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the last weekend before Christmas is upon us, shoppers are headed out to the shops en masse, but with those droves of people comes an unsavory element in the form of extra crooks. Stores throughout the Baton Rouge area are ramping up security protocol as... more »
  • Facebook adding 'Photo Magic' to Messenger application

    December 17, 2015 12:10 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is trying to make it easier to send photos as the holiday season's picture-taking frenzy escalates with the arrival of Christmas and New Year's Eve. The world's largest social networking service is offering a feature call "Photo Magic" that will automatically address a message so... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Holiday Countdown: December 17, 2015 Play Video

    December 17, 2015 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This week on 2une In, John Pastorek introduced another segment of the holiday countdown with Holly Clegg . The two holiday helpers were back in the kitchen preparing a mouth-watering dessert that's guaranteed to have your Christmas guests begging for more. Check out the video to find out... more »
  • Inmates celebrate the holidays with their kids Play Video

    December 15, 2015 12:05 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - People behind bars in West Feliciana Parish received some early Christmas cheer Tuesday. Montreal Floyd is a father of six, but on Tuesday he got to see two of his children. This will be the first Christmas without his kids. "When you're use to being around them,... more »
  • Hometown heroes get holiday appreciation Play Video

    December 14, 2015 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Over the past seventy years, World War II Veterans have been thanked hundreds of times. Today, at St. James Place Retirement Home, there was nothing short of that. The Red Cross teamed up with Dow Chemical to bring the residents holiday cards. Each one was signed... more »
  • Head-scratching over gift-giving? Maybe piece of human skull

    December 13, 2015 2:59 PM

    NEW YORK - Holiday shoppers have been flocking to a Brooklyn flea market for gifts in a category all their own, like a two-head taxidermied bird. About a dozen vendors displayed their horrific wares Sunday at the Morbid Anatomy Museum Holiday Flea Market. They included earrings made from muskrat jaws;... more »
  • St. James locals building traditional Christmas bonfires Play Video

    December 11, 2015 6:28 PM

    LUTCHER - The saw dust is flying in St. James Parish as locals build teepee-shaped bonfires for Christmas Eve. It's a tradition that dates back more than 200 years to guide Papa Noel's sleigh and eight reindeer. On Christmas Eve the bonfires will light up the levees along the Mississippi... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Holiday Countdown: December 10, 2015 Play Video

    December 10, 2015 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- News 2's John Pastorek put on his Christmas sweater and jumped back in the kitchen with Holly Clegg this week to whip up a savory sweet that's hard to beat. Holly's Holiday Snack Mix is the perfect appetizer to put out while your guests are waiting for their... more »
  • Angola inmates sending off toys for Christmas Play Video

    December 9, 2015 5:44 PM

    ANGOLA - A handful of inmates at Angola State Prison are sent off wooden toys and repaired bicycles to the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office Wednesday. It's part of the Angola Toy Workshop's program to give to children in need for Christmas. Inmates craft 6,000 wooden toys and repair about... more »
  • 'Ice' skating to return to Audubon Zoo starting Dec. 26

    December 8, 2015 11:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Holiday ice skating is set to return to Audubon Zoo for six straight days of winter fun in the Big Easy as part of the zoo’s Snofari Adventure celebration. Visitors will have the opportunity to lace up skates from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 underneath the... more »
  • Nearly 250,000 wreaths en route to Arlington National Cemetery

    December 6, 2015 12:13 PM

    COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine - A convoy of a dozen trucks is carrying wreaths from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery to adorn the graves of fallen U.S. military personnel. Wreaths Across America says a box truck and 11 donated tractor-trailers are on their way from Columbia Falls with the bulk of... more »
  • Obama lights National Christmas Tree

    December 3, 2015 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has jumpstarted the holiday season by lighting the National Christmas tree. Obama, his wife, Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha, and his mother-in-law Marian Robinson together flipped a switch to light the tree. The festive ceremony featuring a variety of musical performances is taking place under... more »

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