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  • 10-year-old from New Orleans wins "Chopped Junior"

    February 2, 2017 7:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 10-year-old New Orleans boy has won "Chopped Junior," a cooking competition for young cooks. Kaj Friis-Hecht won the $10,000 prize for the Food Network series patterned after the original "Chopped" for adults. The Advocate reports that the judges were chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Daniel Churchill... more »
  • Chris Harrison of 'The Bachelor' to host Miss America pageant

    July 11, 2016 4:47 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Chris Harrison of ABC's "The Bachelor" will be back to host this year's Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. The Miss America Organization made the announcement Monday. It's the eighth time Harrison has handled the duties. He also serves as host of the syndicated version of... more »
  • Miss Teen USA pageant drops swimsuit competiton

    June 29, 2016 9:50 PM

    LAS VEGAS - The Miss Teen USA pageant is dropping the swimsuit portion of its competition. The Miss Universe organization announced Wednesday that the pageant will replace the bathing suit section with an athletic wear competition. The 2016 Miss Teen USA pageant will be held in Las Vegas on July... more »
  • Baker High Concert Band wins national competition

    May 4, 2016 2:49 PM

    BAKER - The Baker High Concert Band announced Wednesday they recently won the top musicianship award at the national 2016 Spring Music Festival competition in Orlando. The band took home the High School Grand Champion Award for Instrumental Music in the competition. Baker High also received a Superior Rating... more »
  • Dog that ate BBQ skewer wins award for most unusual claim

    November 7, 2015 1:48 PM

    PRINCETON, W.Va. - A dog that ate a barbecue skewer has won a national competition for most unusual pet insurance claim. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the 5-year-old Boxer named Curtis beat out 11 other pets in online voting for Nationwide's Hambone Award, named in honor of another dog... more »
  • PSCU's Free Kids Bike Race Play Video

    July 20, 2015 8:40 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Pelican State Credit Union is giving kids the opportunity to have one final day of fun and friendly competition before school starts back up in a few weeks. The group is holding its 12th annual Free Kids Bike Race. The event is completely free and open to... more »
  • Visitors in town for Miss USA see what the Red Stick has to offer Play Video

    July 10, 2015 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People from all over the country are in the Red Stick to witness which lady will walk away with the crown and be the next Miss USA. "I've always watched Miss USA since I was little and I've never been in pageants," said Sandy Kutyna, who... more »
  • Mayor calls WBRZ airing Miss USA 'giant step' Play Video

    July 9, 2015 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Production crews spent the day continuing to prepare for the Miss USA competition. From band rehearsals to checking equipment, the work was ongoing Thursday. Set Designer Joe Stewart told News 2 pageant goers and viewers are in for a treat as far as the new set... more »
  • Gumbo DanceSport Championships Play Video

    June 23, 2015 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Gumbo DanceSport Championships is coming back to Baton Rouge. The event will feature over 300 dancers from more than 30 states. The national qualifying event will feature dancers of all ages and skill levels. The event will also feature vendors from around the country selling beautiful... more »
  • McDdonald's looks overseas for profits

    June 9, 2015 9:28 PM

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON- McDonald's sales were down in the U.S. last month and the company relied on overseas outlets for profit. Sales in May dropped 2% in the U.S. but rose about the same in Europe. That's not enough to make it a wash since McDonald's says overall global sales... more »
  • 2014 Miss Louisiana: Lacey Sanchez Play Video

    June 9, 2015 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- It's almost time for the annual Miss Louisiana Pageant. This morning on 2une In 2014 Miss Louisiana stopped by to tell News 2's Kylie Dixon her year with the crown. Sanchez is a native of Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU. The next Miss Louisiana Pageant is... more »
  • ART-ini 2015 Play Video

    May 18, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The fourth annual ART-ini art auction and martini competition is being held later this week, right here in Baton Rouge. Local bars and restaurants will be competing for the honor of best ART-ini martini 2015! The event will also feature a silent auction of items donated by... more »
  • Cane's spreads the love with Adventure Contest Play Video

    January 30, 2015 6:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Raising Cane's is giving customers the chance to win up to $100,000 in their "One Love Adventure Contest". The peel-to-win competition returned for a fourth year earlier this month. Prizes include instant-win food, gift cards, Go-Pro cameras, airline certificates, Cane's merchandise and even cash! Employees say... more »
  • Obama wants to remove barriers to greater broadband access

    January 13, 2015 5:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration wants to provide greater access to fast broadband service in towns and cities across the country by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to remove legal barriers to competition by Internet service providers. It also wants to help local communities improve their service with government loans... more »
  • LSU researchers battling for mission to Mars

    December 25, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of LSU researchers are competing against nine other universities worldwide to send its instrument to Mars. The group of students hope to land an open spot on Mars One, a mission organized by a Dutch company scheduled to take off in 2018. "If... more »
  • High school marching bands to compete at Dutchtown Play Video

    October 23, 2014 8:15 AM

    GEISMAR - Dutchtown High School is getting ready for its 10th annual High School Marching Contest. The "Dutchtown Sound" won't compete since they're hosting the competition, but 16 other Louisiana high schools and 2,000 students will march to the beat this weekend: Plaquemines Lutcher Central C.E. Byrd St.... more »
  • High school robotics team returns from international competition Play Video

    August 7, 2014 8:23 AM

    NEW ROADS - The robotics team from Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee just returned from an international competition in Hawaii. Despite all of their success, the team is already looking forward to next year. CHSPC students Ian Landry and Cade Forbes stopped by 2une In this morning to talk... more »
  • Hot dog eaters ready for famed NY contest

    July 4, 2014 2:28 AM

    NEW YORK - A seven-time hot dog-eating champion and a two-time female champ will defend their titles at the annual hot dog eating contest on Coney Island. Thirteen women and 17 men will compete Friday before a crowd of about 30,000 spectators and a TV audience of about one million.... more »
  • Dance floor spices up this weekend Play Video

    June 23, 2014 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The dance floor spices up this weekend in Baton Rouge at the 10th annual Gumbo Ballroom Dance Championships. Dr. Jim Crowell and Dr. Sterling Sightler stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about the event that runs Friday, June 27th - Sunday, June 29th. Hundreds of... more »
  • High school robotics team gearing up for Hawaii competition Play Video

    May 16, 2014 7:26 AM

    POINT COUPEE - Catholic of Pointe Coupee started their robotics program just five years ago. Now the award-winning team is headed to Hawaii for competition. This year alone they have competed in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Omaha and Anaheim, CA. Now the students from CHSPC are going to Hawaii to... more »
  • BRPD SWAT officers compete in Houston

    November 1, 2013 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police SWAT officers finished 3rd in pistol shooting and 5th overall in a competition in Houston. The 2013 Texas Tactical Police Officers Association Swat Competition took place October 25th thru October 27th with 24 teams competing. The competition was hosted by the Houston... more »
  • Competition surfer revived by San Diego lifeguards

    September 15, 2013 11:55 AM

    SAN DIEGO - San Diego lifeguards had to restart the heart of a surfer who fell off his board in a contest at Pacific Beach. U-T San Diego reports the unidentified 62-year-old surfer was taking part in the 20th annual longboard contest put on by the Old Mission Beach Athletic... more »
  • La.-born MMA fighter dies at Ariz. gym

    July 27, 2013 11:05 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A Louisiana-born welterweight mixed martial arts fighter has died while training at an Arizona gym for an upcoming match. KPHO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13cOpjT) that 33-year-old Sam Young died this week after he collapsed at Keep Punching gym in Scottsdale. Authorities say the father of two was later pronounced... more »
  • EBRSO canines bring home Top Dog honors

    April 12, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office K9 division recently returned from a regional competition with a number of awards. Deputies and their K-9s competed in the United State Police Canine Association Region 10 field trials in Covington between April 1 and 5. Capt.... more »
  • Dorothy Hamill, Wynona Judd among 'Dancing' stars

    February 26, 2013 10:01 AM

    NEW YORK - A gold-medal figure skater, a country music legend and a comedian are stepping their way onto "Dancing With the Stars." Dorothy Hamill, Wynona Judd and Andy Dick are among 11 contenders for the mirrored ball on the new season of the celebrity dance competition. Other famous faces... more »

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