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  • 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 »
  • Republican sends Confederate Christmas card to colleagues

    December 3, 2015 5:52 PM

    COLUMBIA - A South Carolina lawmaker has sent out a Christmas card featuring a photo of the Confederate flag that refers to "memories of a happier time" and suggests those who voted to remove the flag from in front of the Statehouse ask God for forgiveness for their "betrayal." Rep.... more »
  • Record Cyber Monday spending tops $3 billion

    December 2, 2015 1:31 PM

    NEW YORK- Shoppers spent more than $3 billion online this "Cyber Monday," making it the biggest online shopping day ever. Research firm comScore said shopping by phone, tablet, laptop or tablet jumped 21 percent to $3.11 billion Monday. The 10-year-old shopping holiday has lost some of its luster as retailers... more »
  • South Baton Rouge Christmas parade set for Dec. 5

    November 30, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council member Tara Wicker said she wants this year's South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade to bring hope to many families in the area. The parade, themed "A Christmas of Hope," is set for Dec. 5 starting at 10 a.m. It begins and ends at McKinley... more »
  • 2 SW Louisiana stations playing nothing but Christmas

    November 29, 2015 1:21 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas - and nothing but Christmas - on two southwest Louisiana radio stations. KBIU-FM and KHLA-FM are playing only Christmas music until Dec. 26. At KHLA, brand manager and on-air personality Gary Shannon tells the American Press that "all Christmas... more »
  • Hollydays 2015: Shopping for a Cause Play Video

    September 30, 2015 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- It may not even be October yet, but some people are already spreading the Christmas cheer. The Junior League of Baton Rouge is holding it's annual Hollydays event to raise money for the organization's mission-based initiatives. Over the past several years Hollydays has become Louisiana's largest fundraiser, collecting... more »
  • McComb raises cost to march in Christmas parade

    September 26, 2015 2:28 PM

    MCCOMB, Miss. - The joy of Christmas may be priceless, but marching in the McComb Christmas parade will cost participants $30. In a debate that exuded little of the happiness usually associated with the holiday, McComb's mayor and Board of Selectmen have agreed to raise the fee for units to... more »
  • Discarded Christmas trees to help restore wetlands

    January 6, 2015 2:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Discarded Christmas trees will be collected this week in New Orleans and recycled for wetlands restoration. Residents and small businesses can leave natural trees - stripped of all ornaments, tinsel, lights and stands - curbside either Thursday, Friday or Saturday. The city will not collect artificial trees, flocked... more »
  • Santa exercises 2nd amendment rights Play Video

    December 26, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Santa Claus exercised his second amendment rights this year, dropping off hundreds of new guns and accessories to the good boys and girls of south Louisiana. It's why gun retailers prepared for a rush today as people were ready to spend Christmas money and deck out... more »
  • Shoppers return to mall after Christmas Eve murder

    December 26, 2014 3:53 PM

    GRETNA - Shoppers returned to the Gretna mall Friday where a shooter killed one person on Christmas Eve, and were greeted by tighter security throughout the property. Extra Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies patrolled the Oakwood Center mall two days after investigators said 24-year-old James Vaughan was shot and killed... more »
  • Recycle live Christmas trees

    December 25, 2014 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Christmas trees can be recycled and area municipalities announced plans for retrieving live trees from residents. In the city of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of the parish, curbside pick up will be from January 5 - 16. Drop-off sites open Friday and will remain open to... more »
  • Mystery child gives trooper loving Christmas card

    December 25, 2014 9:37 PM

    HOUMA - A state trooper was shocked by a little girl, who handed him a Christmas card at a store. The girl handed him a card, then left. When the trooper opened it, it read "the gift of love, the gift of peace, and the gift of joy; May... more »
  • Hackers claim responsibility for knocking Xbox, PlayStation offline

    December 25, 2014 7:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Video gamers in the capital region and elsewhere are being met with frustration when trying to play their Xbox or PlayStation on Sony and Microsoft networks. Hackers claimed responsibility for forcing the two systems to go down earlier on Christmas Day. Neither company will official give... more »
  • Everyone leaves full at St. Vincent de Paul on Christmas Play Video

    December 25, 2014 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Vincent de Paul served around eight hundred meals on Christmas. Nearly 200 volunteers showed up to help pass out gifts to adults and children in addition to serving people. "It's nice. It's good that they did that for us. For everybody...so everybody could eat.... more »
  • Chimney fire burns house on Christmas morning

    December 25, 2014 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters were able to control a fire that burned up a chimney and into the attic of a home on Camellia Avenue in the Garden District Thursday. The family said they had a party Wednesday night and watched the fire burn out but awoke to flames... more »
  • Off day for NCAA bowls

    December 25, 2014 10:47 AM

    UNDATED - The Bowl barrage takes a break today for Christmas. It resumes tomorrow with three games on the schedule. In the Heart of Dallas Bowl 8-4 Louisiana Tech meets 6-6 Illinois. Rutgers takes a 7-5 mark into the Quick Lane Bowl against 6-6 North Carolina. The St. Petersburg Bowl... more »
  • Did you spend what everyone else did on gifts today?

    December 24, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shoppers took to area stores Wednesday to make last minute buys for Christmas. As last as 9 p.m., people were still on the streets. Many people had to visit drug or convenience stores because they waited until all other establishments were closed. Shoppers had procrastinated... more »
  • Bonfires along river light Christmas sky Play Video

    December 24, 2014 10:30 PM

    GRAMERCY - A centuries old bonfire tradition lighting the way for Papa Noel along the Mississippi River is getting more explosive than ever. "I don't think we wold do this in California at all," first time spectator Ashley Kim said. About a hundred bonfires along several miles of... more »
  • Christmas Eve travelers deal with flight delays, cancellations

    December 24, 2014 3:28 PM

    NEW YORK - American Airlines says it's trying to adapt its schedule to the windy and wet weather plaguing parts of the country today -- and trying to get passengers to their destinations for Christmas. By mid-morning today, more than 260 flights had been canceled in the United States, according... more »
  • Cops: Baby sitter stole tot's gift from under tree

    December 24, 2014 10:54 AM

    WATSONTOWN - Police say a Pennsylvania baby sitter stole a 2-year-old's Christmas present from under the tree and returned it to the store so he could pocket a $30 refund. Sunbury police arrested Sean Ashelman on Monday on theft, forgery and stolen property charges in connection with the heist of... more »
  • Travel headaches for some into Christmas Day

    December 24, 2014 2:31 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - Travelers setting out for the holidays could face trouble, with snow anticipated in the Great Lakes region and rain expected along the country's East Coast. The National Weather Service predicts Christmas Eve precipitation from Missouri to Michigan, with rain turning into snow in some areas. Several inches... more »
  • Theater in Chalmette to show 'The Interview' movie

    December 23, 2014 4:12 PM

    CHALMETTE - There aren't many movie theaters around the nation showing "The Interview," the movie that provoked an international incident with North Korea. One of those places is Chalmette Movies in St. Bernard Parish. On Tuesday, Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to allow the controversial movie to be screened at select... more »
  • Bonfest returns to Port Allen this afternoon Play Video

    December 23, 2014 7:02 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A Christmas tradition returns today at Bonfest in Port Allen. Councilman Gary Hubble and Director of Community Development Rose Roche joined us on 2une In to preview the event. The food, fun and fireworks begins at 2 p.m. today on Court St. in Downtown Port Allen,... more »
  • Christmas Tree mishap burns Baton Rouge home

    December 22, 2014 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters believe an electrical malfunction between some Christmas lights and the electrical socket at a home in the Broadmoor area sparked a fire Monday evening. Emergency crews were dispatched to a house on Carolyn Sue about 5 p.m. They found the family's Christmas Tree in the... more »
  • Lighting Santa's way with bonfires, gumbo Play Video

    December 22, 2014 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Christmas tradition continues this weekend in St. James Parish. Dozens of bonfire structures have already popped up near Gramercy and Lutcher. They're used to light the way for Santa on Christmas Eve. Family and friends spend weeks constructing the elaborate structures. Some are as tall... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul assisting women, children Play Video

    December 22, 2014 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Woman and Children Center at St. Vincent de Paul is a full house this holiday season. The shelter often doesn't have the space necessary to help everyone in need. News 2's Rebecca Buchanan visited the the center this morning on 2une In to learn more... more »
  • Stores open early, stay open late for last-minute shoppers

    December 19, 2014 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you are one of the millions of American's who have yet to get their holiday shopping done, stores are staying open longer and opening earlier for your convenience. Kohl's is open for 100 hours straight. The store opened Friday at 6 a.m. and will stay open... more »
  • Bonfires stick out on Levee Play Video

    December 19, 2014 6:11 PM

    LUTCHER - The levees in St. James Parish are lined with bonfires that stick out for miles, all waiting to light the way for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve. Some bonfire experts spend the entire holiday season constructing works of art for the tradition. "It's about having a... more »
  • Louisiana Bayou Bistro's spin on a holiday classic Play Video

    December 19, 2014 1:45 PM

    BRUSLY - Louisiana Bayou Bistro Chef Chucky Lejeune joined us Friday on News 2 at Noon to talk about some of his favorite Christmas dishes. In addition to traditional meals like chicken and sausage or seafood gumbo, Chef Chuck says he enjoys combing his pork and deer roasts! He... more »
  • Deputies play Santa in Livingston Parish Play Video

    December 19, 2014 1:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Deputies in Livingston Parish will be playing Santa this weekend. Hundreds of gifts were delivered to children across the parish as part of Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade. Dozens of deputies battled the rain Friday morning to load up their cruisers with toys donated by the... more »
  • Affordable gift ideas for the techy on your list Play Video

    December 18, 2014 2:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With just a week to go until Christmas, the rush is on to buy those last minute gifts and get them under the tree for the big day. Today on News 2 at Noon, we enlisted the help of one of Santa's elves: Cody Dickerson from... more »
  • Holly's Holiday Countdown: Enjoying shrimp and salad for the holidays Play Video

    December 18, 2014 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 2une In's John Pastorek joined cooking-guru Holly Clegg in her kitchen this morning of another edition of Holly's Holiday Countdown. On the menu this morning: Shrimp and Corn Soup with a side of Cranberry Avocado Mixed Green Salad. Shrimp and Corn Soup: Makes 12... more »
  • B.R. 'Grinch' steals holiday packages from front door Play Video

    December 17, 2014 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Grinch is stealing holiday packages from the front door of homes in Baton Rouge. One homeowner caught a crook red-handed stealing Christmas gifts in the Oak Hills Park subdivision off Siegen Lane. In the video you can see the man snooping around, eventually loading the... more »
  • Enjoy Carols and Candlelight in North Blvd. Town Square Play Video

    December 17, 2014 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Right before the holiday hustle and bustle begins, you have a chance to slow down to enjoy some music and fellowship. First United Methodist Church is inviting you to their Carols and Candlelight event this weekend. It begins at 6 p.m. Sunday at North Boulevard... more »
  • Christmas & beyond

    December 16, 2014 12:38 PM

    Last week, the WBRZ Weather Team examined historical, statistical probabilities for a white Christmas. As you probably imagined, even prior to reading, chances for Southeast Louisiana aren't very good. You can review those stats by clicking here . We can now see that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day should... more »
  • Finance class soon required for Salvation Army toys Play Video

    December 15, 2014 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Salvation Army will begin distributing presents to children Tuesday, but for the first time some parents took a special class before getting free toys. Instead of just giving parents a fish, the Salvation Army says it wants to teach parents how to fish. That's why... more »
  • Louisiana's own version of 'The Nutcracker' Play Video

    December 15, 2014 6:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 'The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou' is Louisiana's own version of the treasured holiday classic. It hits the stage again this weekend, just before Christmas. The ballet is Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m. at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.... more »
  • Pat's Coats For Kids distributes 8,000 jackets to area youth Play Video

    December 12, 2014 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday was distribution day at the News 2 station as this year's Pat's Coats for Kids draws to a close and the time has come for kids to get their warm winter wear ahead of the coldest Louisiana months. News 2's Ambria Washington visited a local... more »
  • Jones Creek Christmas Parade returns after year off Play Video

    December 12, 2014 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A holiday tradition returns to Baton Rouge this weekend with the rolling of the Jones Creek Christmas Parade. The parade has been a mainstay in the Capital City since it was founded 15 years ago, but it was canceled in 2013 because of bad weather. They're... more »
  • Livy deputies preparing to play Santa Play Video

    December 12, 2014 7:14 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Santa hats and sirens don't usually go together, but they do in Livingston Parish. Sheriff's deputies are doing their part to be Santa's helpers on the streets for their annual Christmas Crusade for the Children. So far 1,200 kids have had their Christmas wishes granted, but... more »
  • Outdoors Report: Go-Pro Christmas Gifts Play Video

    December 11, 2014 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE -BATON ROUGE - We are just 12 days from Christmas, and News Two's John Jackson has some gift ideas for your favorite outdoorsman or woman. Every hunter or fisherman wants to relive their great moments in the outdoors. They'll be able to brag a lot easier in... more »
  • Holly's Holiday Countdown: Crabmeat Brie Spinach Dip Play Video

    December 11, 2014 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - John Pastorek joined Holly Clegg in the kitchen this morning on 2une In as we continued Holly's Holiday Countdown. On the menu this morning: Crabmeat Brie Spinach Dip and Italian Pull Apart Bread. Here's the recipes: Crabmeat Brie Spinach Dip: Splurge with this divine, creamy, and... more »
  • Hear the sounds of the holidays with the Southern band, choir Play Video

    December 11, 2014 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can get in the Christmas spirit this weekend with the Southern University Concert Band and Choir. They're preparing for the 4th annual Yuletide Gift of the Spirit Concert. It will also feature a minister's choir composed of preachers from around the state. The concert is... more »
  • A holiday tradition: Twin Living Christmas Trees Play Video

    December 11, 2014 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge tradition of sight, sound and spirit will be unwrapped this weekend when Jefferson Baptist Church lights up the Twin Living Christmas Trees. You can catch performance Saturday, December 13th (7 p.m.), Sunday, December 14th (3 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and Monday, December 15th... more »
  • Vandals target Christmas cheer at restaurant

    December 10, 2014 10:11 PM

    MANCHAC - The popular seafood restaurant on Lake Maurepas, south of Ponchatoula off I-55, is turning to social media to try and solve a Christmas crime. Middendorf's Seafood Restaurant posted pictures on its Facebook page of what managers said is the Christmas display ruined by vandals Tuesday morning. The... more »
  • Police warn of 'Grinches' looking to steal gifts Play Video

    December 10, 2014 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say 15 mailboxes were broken into overnight at an apartment complex in Baton Rouge. Investigators said while they weren't sure if the thieves were after shipped gifts or just the personal information found in people's mail, it's a sad example of Christmas Grinches looking to cash... more »
  • Kohl's will open for 100 hours straight again in 2014

    December 9, 2014 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Kohl's shoppers and others will be able to shop 'till they drop for hours leading up to Christmas. The company announced its stores will be open for 100 hours straight ahead of the holiday in two weeks. Stores will open at 6 a.m. on Dec. 19 and... more »
  • Christmas comes early for some BR kids Play Video

    December 6, 2014 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of kids got early Christmas gifts this year. The annual "Breakfast with Santa" event rolled around once again for the Baton Rouge chapter of the Jack and Jill of America organization. The group hosted the breakfast amid a toy drive for the kids. Hundreds... more »
  • Law enforcement takes aim at toy guns Play Video

    December 2, 2014 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Toy guns will not be collected for some local toy drives since they look too much like the real thing. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Constable's Office will hand out nearly 3,000 toys to kids this Christmas. Constable Reginald Brown says none... more »
  • Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

    November 19, 2014 11:30 AM

    BOSTON - A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end - are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group. World Against Toys Causing... more »

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