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  • Mississippi, Alabama marking Confederate Memorial Day

    April 23, 2017 12:11 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - State government offices are closing Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day. Georgia used to mark the holiday, but removed the Confederate reference in 2015. Now, the last Monday in April there is simply called State Holiday. Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi and Alabama commemorates... more »
  • Roof issues threaten to delay Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium opening

    April 1, 2017 12:22 PM

    ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to have an update soon on whether issues regarding its new stadium - notably, its roof - will again delay its projected opening day. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that challenges in building the retractable roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium also raise questions about whether the... more »
  • Arkansas lawmakers advance plan to strip Lee from King day

    March 7, 2017 5:41 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A plan to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same day as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has won approval in the state Senate but faces an uncertain future in the House. The Senate on Tuesday voted... more »
  • Baton Rouge Veterans Parade apologizes for anti-muslim image

    February 20, 2017 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An apparent anti-Muslim image was posted and quickly removed from the Baton Rouge Veterans Day Parade group Facebook page Monday morning. The meme depicted a racial slur of a middle eastern man using his hand to clean himself after going to the bathroom. The post only stayed... more »
  • Edwards calls on lawmakers to use rainy day fund Play Video

    February 14, 2017 12:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards urged lawmakers to use Louisiana's "rainy day" fund to help eliminate a $304 million budget gap as the House and Senate opened a deficit-closing special session called by the governor. Edwards told lawmakers Monday night that their mission was to stabilize the budget... more »
  • Local florists prepare for busy Valentine's Day Play Video

    February 12, 2017 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's that time of year again and local florists are keeping busy with Valentine's Day right around the corner. "I know we've done over 300 red roses themselves," florist Angela Longstreet said. The classic red rose takes the top spot in popularity for another year.... more »
  • City slammed as it declares Monday 'Great Americans Day'

    January 14, 2017 3:23 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - The city of Biloxi has sparked a debate about the holiday honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. after announcing on social media that city offices would be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day." Monday is federally recognized as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.... more »
  • Governor Edwards to hold ceremony for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    January 7, 2017 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards signed an official proclamation designating Monday, Jan. 9 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Louisiana. The day is a way of expressing gratitude for the dedicated service of law enforcement officers and their families around the state. "We are immensely grateful... more »
  • 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 »
  • Former day care owner pleads guilty in death of child

    November 30, 2016 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An emotional former day care owner has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the 2015 death of a 22-month-old girl left unattended on a sweltering day in a van across the street from the unlicensed north Baton Rouge facility. The Advocate reports 49-year-old Shelia Newman tearfully apologized... more »
  • Hurricane season 2016 ends today

    November 30, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday, Nov. 30 marks the last day of the 2016 hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that the hurricane season for the Atlantic was the first above-normal season since 2012. The Atlantic Ocean saw 15 named storms in 2016, including seven hurricanes:... more »
  • Gov. Edwards declares Nov. 19 Adoption Awareness Day

    November 19, 2016 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - November 19 is now Adoption Awareness Day in Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in a press release Saturday. Edwards said the day is dedicated to raise awareness for adoption, and for families willing and able to provide a home to a child in foster care.... more »
  • Hiring illegal contractors has its risks Play Video

    September 1, 2016 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Paying workers under the table for home repairs may be the quickest option for flood victims but it can be costly in the long run. Louisiana requires contractors be certified to protect customers from shaddy work or outright theft. The state keeps a list of qualified contractors... more »
  • Kids brave hot temperatures, clean up Gardere area

    August 8, 2015 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of kids braved the heat today to clean up the Gardere-area. Jalen Lands is 12 and says he's happy to see others care about the community as much as he does. "It feels good knowing they want to pick up instead of just leaving trash on... more »
  • Lawmakers want jail time for illegal daycares Play Video

    August 3, 2015 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some state lawmakers want individuals operating illegal daycares to face jail time. Currently a daycare operating without a state license can be fined $1000 a day, but there are no criminal penalties on the books for the offenders. The issue came to a head in June when... more »
  • Agents patrolling on the busiest boating day Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:11 PM

    MAUREPAS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents said they are on high alert as Memorial Day kicks off the start of boating season. Despite the turbulent weather a number of people were out on the water in the Maurepas area. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and... more »
  • Saints' Graham expects to be game-day decision

    October 17, 2014 3:06 PM

    METAIRIE- Saints tight end Jimmy Graham says he expects his playing status in Detroit to be decided by coach Sean Payton on Sunday, shortly before the game. Graham has returned to practice on a limited basis this week despite a shoulder injury that knocked him out of New Orleans' Week... more »
  • Flags placed at fallen soldiers graves Play Video

    May 24, 2014 5:46 PM

    ZACHARY- Hundreds of people showed up at the Port Hudson National Cemetery to pay respects to the fallen soldiers that rest there. Boy Scouts along with the Daughters of the American Revolution were among the groups who attended, placing flags near the headstones of each of the soldiers ... more »
  • Students swarm LSU for move-in day Play Video

    August 22, 2013 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 2,500 students lugged bags, suitcases, and furniture onto the LSU campus today for the official on-campus move-in. The university said most of those students are freshmen, and 700 volunteers including student-athletes are on hand to help them get settled. "We're getting them introduced to... more »
  • Hearing delayed for Mother's Day shooting suspect

    June 20, 2013 11:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A hearing for one of two suspects arrested after gunfire during a neighborhood parade in New Orleans left 20 people hurt in May has been delayed. Twenty-four-year-old Shawn Scott was set for what court records call a preliminary hearing in magistrate court Thursday morning. Shawn Scott and... more »
  • BRPD: Man wanted for robbing bank

    June 4, 2013 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for a man accused of robbing the Fidelity Savings Bank on Corporate Boulevard this afternoon. Detectives said the suspect walked into the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding the money. Police say the suspect fled on foot... more »
  • Suspect faces 20 charges in Mother's Day shooting

    May 16, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Jail records show that the suspect in a Mother's Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people faces 20 charges of attempted second-degree murder. Nineteen-year-old Akein Scott was arrested Wednesday night in the Little Woods section of New Orleans. He was already facing a gun and drug possession charge... more »
  • School leaders to talk about four-day school week

    April 18, 2013 9:48 PM

    CLINTON- School system leaders in East Feliciana Parish are considering a four-day school week. Monday, it will be discussed at a special board meeting. Earlier this month, voters said no to a property tax that would have funded system improvements. In October, Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. warned... more »
  • Te'o lowers his 40 time at Notre Dame pro day

    March 26, 2013 3:55 PM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Manti Te'o ran a little better on his home field than he did at the NFL combine, lowering his 40-yard time by more than a tenth of a second during Notre Dame's pro day. The Heisman Trophy runner-up posted a best time of 4.69 on Tuesday,... more »
  • Statue of Liberty to reopen by Independence Day

    March 19, 2013 3:04 PM

    NEW YORK- The Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen by Independence Day, about eight months after it was closed because of Superstorm Sandy, that's according to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The statue itself was spared damage from the late October storm, but Liberty Island, where the statue... more »
  • Parades, community service on King day in La.

    January 21, 2013 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parades, speeches, prayer and community service marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday around Louisiana. In Baton Rouge people painted homes and cleaned school campuses as part of a day of service organized by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Many marchers held pictures of King as... more »
  • Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

    January 18, 2013 10:26 AM

    ATLANTA - This year, the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the life of President Barack Obama will overlap significantly for a day. For only the second time, the presidential inauguration falls on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Some King commemorations are being shuffled while... more »
  • MLK events around the area

    January 17, 2013 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here are a list of local MLK events going on around the area. If you'd like your event listed, submit it on our Community Calendar or email News@WBRZ.com. Jan. 21: The West Baton Rouge Museum will be open in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.... more »
  • Group calls for 'Gun Appreciation Day'

    January 7, 2013 9:45 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- A group of gun rights activists are planning a "Gun Appreciation Day" for mid-January. "The Obama administration has shown that it is more than willing to trample the Constitution to impose its dictates upon the American people," said Gun Appreciation Day chairman Larry Ward, president of Political... more »

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