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  • Trump visits Saturday; First stop in Houston then Lake Charles

    August 31, 2017 3:52 PM

    LAKE CHARLES – Southwest Louisiana is expected to be one of the places the president will visit on a weekend trip to storm-ravaged areas. President Donald Trump will travel with wife Melania Saturday. The Trumps will also be in Texas. Trump also pledged $1 million of his own... more »
  • Lost little pig in New Iberia has GoFundMe page for vet expenses

    July 29, 2017 4:05 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A little pig who was rescued on side of a roadway in New Iberia earlier this month now has his own GoFundMe page. KATC reports that the lost pig of New Iberia, now named Travis, has a page asking for donations to pay for vet visits.... more »
  • Elementary school students donate money for EBRSO bulletproof vests Play Video

    May 11, 2017 9:39 AM

    WALKER, La. - An unlikely crew is making a rather large donation to law enforcement Thursday, but their strong support started last month. On March 23rd, a usually quiet, wooded Walker road turned into a sea of red, white, and blue. Students and faculty from Levi Milton Elementary... more »
  • $10 million bequest to bolster Southeastern's scholarships

    April 12, 2017 7:53 AM

    HAMMOND - Officials at Southeastern Louisiana University say it's the largest single donation in the Hammond-based institution's 92-year history: a $10 million bequest from a 1953 graduate. Southeastern says in a Tuesday news release that Seth Ryan was a 1953 business graduate who died last month. He left a significant... more »
  • Pastor's faith restored after huge donation following tool theft Play Video

    March 2, 2017 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local church was broken into for a second time in a week, but the pastor is in good spirits after a strong show of support and donations from the community. After News 2 shared the original story, calls and emails from viewers hoping to help out... more »
  • Doctor-to-doctor donation: Kidney saves sick colleague

    February 26, 2017 4:57 PM

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - A California doctor has a colleague to thank for giving him the gift of life. The Orange County Register reported Sunday that Dr. Brian Dunn got a kidney from Dr. Colleen Coleman. The two have been friendly more than a decade while working together. Coleman is... more »
  • Mortgage company donates $15,000 to local food bank

    January 25, 2017 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Local mortgage company Assurance Financial donated $15,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in December. The donation was funded in part by an annual "Jeans Fund," which allowed team members to wear casual dress attire to work in exchange for contributing to the donation. ... more »
  • LSU grad student searching for organ donor's family who saved grandmother's life

    September 28, 2016 6:59 PM

    CHATTANOOGA – For over a year, LSU grad student Danielle Kelley has been looking for the family who saved her grandmother’s life nearly 30 years ago. Before Kelley was born, her grandmother, Debbie Newman received a double lung and heart transplant at a Houston hospital. The only information Kelley’s... more »
  • $5M gift will bring lions back to New Orleans' Audubon Zoo

    September 14, 2016 4:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The largest private donation ever made to the Audubon Nature Institute will bring the lion's roar back to the Audubon Zoo. Shipbuilding philanthropists Boysie Bollinger and his wife, Joy, have donated $5 million to fund a new habitat for African lions. The donation marks the largest single... more »
  • Blood donations needed for Labor Day holiday

    August 31, 2016 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - United Blood Services says over 400 pints of blood were lost during the historic flooding across south Louisiana. The organization is asking residents to consider giving blood during the Labor Day holiday. “During the Labor Day holiday, people will be more active and unfortunately, accidents... more »
  • MLB, MLBPA players donate $250k to assist flood victims

    August 30, 2016 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced that they are teaming up to contribute $250,000 to assist flood victims that were impacted by the historic floods in several parts of Louisiana. The contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations lending assistance... more »
  • Church confirms 'personal donation' from Trump to go to flood relief

    August 26, 2016 5:56 PM

    CENTRAL - Greenwell Springs Baptist Church on Friday confirmed they received a personal contribution from Donald Trump in order to aid local relief efforts at the church. GSBC has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse throughout the response to recent flooding with the church functioning as a base of operations for... more »
  • ExxonMobil to donate $500k to disaster relief efforts

    August 19, 2016 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – ExxonMobil announced Friday that the company will donate $500,000 to two organizations to disaster relief in Louisiana after this week’s historic flooding. In a statement Friday, ExxonMobil said the $500,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross as well as the Greater Baton Rouge Food... more »
  • Eight-year-old boy makes $2.2K donation to first responders fund Play Video

    July 26, 2016 8:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Restaurants, corporations and individuals have been donating money to help Baton Rouge Area Foundation's First Responders Fund, but one tremendous donation came from an unlikely source. One donator, eight-year-old Benjamin Chiasson, gave to the fund after he opened his own lemonade stand to raise money. "I just... more »
  • Custom-built free caskets donated to families of murdered officers Play Video

    July 21, 2016 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special donation for three murdered law enforcement officers and their families arrived in Baton Rouge Thursday. Trey Ganem owns a company that makes specialized caskets. He says when we learned of the tragedy that occurred in Baton Rouge, he and his team immediately got to... more »
  • Junior League holds diaper donation program for poverty-stricken Play Video

    April 21, 2016 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With one in three American families in poverty reporting the need for diapers, a local pediatrician is aiding the effort to help children in need. Baton Rouge Clinic Dr. Mindy Calandro says 28 percent of children in the state are living in poverty, according to 2013... more »
  • Family of late New Orleans chef Prudhomme donates cookbooks

    January 25, 2016 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The family of the late Louisiana chef Paul Prudhomme has donated his extensive cookbook collection to a New Orleans museum dedicated to Southern cuisine. The Southern Food & Beverage Museum said in a statement Monday that Prudhomme's wife, Lori, donated the approximately 600 cookbooks, as well... more »
  • Coat drive for seniors a success in Denham Springs Play Video

    January 20, 2016 5:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The winter coat drive for seniors in Denham Springs has been a success as donations continue to roll into the Livingston Council on Aging. So far, the council on aging has collected around 240 coats and $500. For the seniors on the receiving end, the coats mean... more »
  • The city of Central raises thousands for Devon Gales' expenses Play Video

    December 5, 2015 9:28 PM

    CENTRAL - As Devon Gales continues to recover, the central community raised more than $16,000 to help Devon gales' medical bills. Southern football player Devon Gales is still recovering in a hospital in Atlanta after a spinal injury back in September. He will have to learn basic skills all over... more »
  • Manship School says $2.55 million will transform program

    November 16, 2015 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators with LSU's Manship School of Communication said two gifts totaling $2.55 million will help them transform their program. The school announced the gifts from the Manship and Lamar families Monday. Dean Jerry Ceppos said one gift will be used to create a new position focused... more »
  • Bensons donate $20M to expand New Orleans cancer center

    November 10, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson announced a $20 million donation to expand the Ochsner cancer center which already bears his name. Benson and his wife Gayle made the announcement at the New Orleans hospital Tuesday morning. The Saints owner said he never imagined the... more »
  • LSU receives $1M donation from estate of restaurant owner

    October 16, 2015 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has received a $1 million donation from the estate of Thomas J. "T.J." Moran, a longtime Baton Rouge restaurant operator. The funds will go to four programs at LSU. Members of Moran's family visited campus Thursday to present $250,000 donations to the university's Paul M. Hebert... more »
  • Fans give $40,000 for flood relief at LSU vs USC

    October 13, 2015 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who attended the football game between LSU and the University of South Carolina gave generously to flood relief efforts in that state this past weekend. The American Red Cross chapter in Baton Rouge said fans gave more than $40,000 to the more than 40 volunteers... more »
  • Judge indicates she'll let anti-abortion group release video

    August 21, 2015 1:32 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles judge says free speech rights should allow an anti-abortion group to release secretly recorded videos of discussions with a California company that provides fetal tissue for research. A tentative ruling Friday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell would dissolve an existing temporary... more »
  • Jindal ends Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood

    August 3, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal announced Monday the state's health department is cancelling its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood because of hidden videos recorded by a pro-life activist group. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said they informed Planned Parenthood of the decision Monday. The governor's office... more »
  • EBR schools to receive fruit tree donation Play Video

    July 30, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Schools in East Baton Rouge are getting a healthy bonus. Every school in the district is set to receive a donation of fruit trees. The trees are being donated by a Dr. Thom Dihn, who hopes the trees will influence students to make healthy eating choices. ... more »
  • AG warns of donation scams after shooting

    July 26, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials warned people in Louisiana to be careful when making donations in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. The Attorney General's Office said whenever tragedies like Thursday night's shooting occur, scams to take advantage of people who want to... more »
  • Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs

    July 26, 2015 1:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - The president of Planned Parenthood says her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and the organization's charges only cover the cost of transmission to researchers. Planned Parenthood has come under congressional scrutiny after two stealthily recorded videos showed... more »
  • National WW2 Museum gets $20M, includes 150-foot-high canopy

    March 24, 2015 2:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former board chairman has given the National World War II Museum $20 million, half of it for a 150-foot-tall canopy that will shade the courtyard and some buildings. Officials say it's the museum's biggest donation ever. At a live-streamed news conference Tuesday, Boysie Bollinger, chairman and... more »
  • OLOL honors top blood donors Play Video

    January 29, 2015 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The availability of blood can mean life or death for people involved in an accident of living with a deadly disease. That's why the Our Lady of the Lake Blood Donor Center is taking time to thank those that devote their time and blood to helping save... more »
  • $40M donation to LSU largest in school history

    January 28, 2015 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced Wednesday the university received a $40 million planned gift that will benefit athletic and engineering scholarships. A university spokesperson said once fully realized, the donation from an anonymous alumni will be the largest planned gift in the school's history. "This is a significant... more »
  • Family of teen killed in crash donates teddy bears to APSO

    January 28, 2015 2:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office received a cuddly care package of comfort for future children in need Wednesday as a Prairieville family, recovering from the loss of their teenaged daughter who was killed in a car accident last month, donated hundreds of teddy bears to law enforcement. ... more »
  • Equipment donated for HazMat training

    January 20, 2015 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police released details Tuesday about several pieces of equipment which were recently donated to train troopers in hazardous material response. State Police said the equipment includes train cars and highway tanker trailers, which were used to set up a new HazMat training field at... more »
  • Nubian Kruzers preparing to deliver holiday cheer Play Video

    December 11, 2014 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Nubian Kruzer United Motorcycle Club and Capital City Rotary are getting ready to spread Christmas cheer with the 9th annual Christmas Toy Drive and Kruzer Delivery. They need your help this year to reach their goal of collecting over 6,000 toys, but you are running... more »
  • Donated pianos unveiled at LSU School of Music

    December 1, 2014 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A donation of Steinway pianos to LSU turned into a larger benefit than initially planned. The university School of Music said 19 practice pianos were donated Monday by the George Rodrigue Foundation, four more than were initially announced. The Steinways were purchased through sales of... more »
  • Donate food in December to ditch library fines

    November 26, 2014 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Next month at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, patrons with past due fines erased in exchange for non-perishable food items as the parish library pitches in to feed the less fortunate for the holidays. According to an EBRPL spokesperson, patrons can donate non-perishable food items... more »
  • Local church recovers from burned bus Play Video

    September 13, 2014 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The New Philadelphia Full Gospel Baptist Church is moving forward after losing a major means of transportation for the congregation. Pastor Curtis Shepherd says, since the church's bus caught fire last week the church has come together in supporting one another. The bus was used... more »
  • Medal of Honor Museum

    September 8, 2014 7:44 PM

    MOUNT PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA- Texas Billionaire H. Ross Perot donated millions for a planned National Medal of Honor Museum in South Carolina outside Charleston. It'll be a much larger museum adjacent to the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant. He would not say how much he gave but the... more »
  • The Lemonade Challenge: Friends remember Bella Bowman Play Video

    July 24, 2014 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Bella Bowman Foundation is getting ready for their Charcuterie, Pâtés & Rosés event next Thursday, but some of Bella's friend are remembering the courageous 7-year-old and raising money for her foundation in the process. 7-year-old Bella Bowman was diagnosed with ependymoma brain tumor in January... more »

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