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  • Easter baskets delivered to St. Vincent de Paul for needy

    March 3, 2015 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Easter on the horizon, charitable organizations in the Capital City have already begun their efforts to brighten the holiday for children in the city with this year's Build a Basket effort. Earlier on Tuesday morning, The Needy of Greater Baton Rouge dropped off 400 Easter... more »
  • Needy of Greater Baton Rouge begins Easter drive check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 3, 2015 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lent is the time to serve the poor and needy. Tim and Tracy Arceneaux stopped by 2une In to explain how you can get in the giving spirit and donate to the Needy of Greater Baton Rouge. "It brings tears to your eyes to see that... more »
  • Feeding the needy on Easter Sunday Play Video

    April 20, 2014 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers were making a difference by feeding the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul. People who were there say it makes them feel right at home. Michael Genoln, whose been in the Baton Rouge area for only five years, knows what it's like to miss... more »
  • On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    April 20, 2014 6:26 PM

    BOSTON - Families celebrating Easter contrasted with tight security checks as Boston welcomed tens of thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators for the annual marathon. Diners gathered at sidewalk cafes and runners in their official jackets picked up last-minute supplies on Sunday, the day before the 26.2-mile... more »
  • Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    April 20, 2014 11:29 AM

    JERUSALEM - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal led Mass at the Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem on Sunday. The site is... more »
  • La. legislative session reaches its midway point

    April 19, 2014 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's three-month legislative session has reached its halfway point with few issues settled. Lawmakers have taken a long Easter break before getting into the most intense work of the session that must end June 2. Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns... more »
  • BR celebrates Easter with Way of the Cross

    April 18, 2014 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge and St. Joseph Cathedral held the annual Way of the Cross in downtown Baton Rouge this morning. It's a symbolic walk from St. Joseph's Cathedral to the capitol grounds and back remembering the passion of Christ. People of different... more »
  • No Pick 3, Pick 4 on Easter Sunday

    April 18, 2014 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says there will be no Pick 3 or Pick 4 drawings on Easter Sunday. Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings are conducted daily, except on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. Tickets purchased after the draw close on April 19 and on April 20 for... more »
  • Hemingbough's Easter Sunrise Service check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 17, 2014 7:57 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - An Easter Sunday tradition will carry on this Sunday at Hemingbough in St. Francisville. The 27th Easter Sunrise Service is this Sunday at 7:00 a.m. Guests will be seated in the beautiful amphitheater that overlooks a 45-acre lake. Hemingbough owner Arlin Dease visited 2une In Thursday... more »
  • Holy Week crawfish supply should satisfy demand

    April 14, 2014 6:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana crawfishermen and the merchants who sell the crustacean to retail customers say the supply should be enough to satisfy appetites during Holy Week and Easter weekend. It's a welcome turn to a season marred by a harsh winter that stunted crawfish growth, limited the catch and made... more »
  • Crafty ways to reuse Mardi Gras beads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 11, 2014 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local DIY author Julie Laperouse demonstrated several ways to reuse Mardi Gras beads for home projects Tuesday on WBRZ News 2 at 4. Laperouse said one way to recycle beads is to use them as decorations for other holidays. Laperouse showed off a shamrock she made... more »
  • Restaurants stock up for Lent, seafood prices high Play Video

    March 6, 2014 10:11 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Lenten season, the 40-day period leading up to Easter is observed by Catholics as a time to reflect and repent. It's also a time to fast from certain luxuries and meat on Fridays. Restaurants are busy preparing specials to accommodate those observing, and stocking up on supplies.... more »
  • Obamas welcome children to annual Easter Egg Roll

    April 1, 2013 9:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and his family are welcoming thousands of children to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Speaking from the White House's Truman Balcony, the president noted the sunny springtime day for the crowd below. On a day that kids devote to chocolate and... more »
  • Spring and Easter fashions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 29, 2013 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fashion stylist and blogger Candra-Eloise Burges stopped by for part two of her Spring Fashion segment: Easter Edition. She styled anchor Rosa Flores in a dress viewers voted on Facebook for. Burges also showed off spring looks for men, women, and children. You can... more »
  • Crawfish prices high, expected to drop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 29, 2013 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crawfish are a hot commodity this weekend as families gather to observe the Easter holiday, but prices are higher than normal. One local seafood retailer said they had to increase price for the first time this Easter because of supply and demand. Still, crawfish lovers... more »
  • Partly cloudy and warm today

    March 29, 2013 6:52 AM

    We have one more pretty chilly morning here in Baton Rouge. It is mostly clear with temperatures in the 40s. Better take that coat again this morning, but you will not need it later. The area of high pressure is well off to the east of Louisiana, and that... more »
  • Springing into Easter fashions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 28, 2013 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fashion stylist & blogger Candra-Eloise Burges is styling Rosa for tomorrow's segment. Go to our Facebook page to vote on your favorite Easter dress as styled by Candra-Eloise. Rosa will wear the winning dress on the air Friday. You can see more of Burges' work... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Golden Ticket' tour of area chocolate factory Play Video

    February 11, 2013 10:37 PM

    PONCHATOULA- WBRZ News 2 got the "Golden Ticket" to go inside the Elmer's Chocolate factory in Tangipahoa Parish. The family business has been making treats since 1855. "You can't make it any better... It's as good as it is gonna get," said Lucy Prine, who works for the... more »
  • Chef KD demonstrates how to make Easter leftover soup check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 10, 2012 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you have crawfish oil leftovers from Easter, corn, potatoes, and even crawfish themselves Chef LD have the perfect recipe for you to use them all. This week, the chef joined us outdoors at the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge to show us how to... more »
  • Crowds clamor for crawfish on Easter weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 6, 2012 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands of people are flocking to seafood shops and crawfish stands to get a taste of the swamp's tastiest treat. The crimson crustacean is often a favorite dish during the Easter weekend and some come from miles away to get a taste. "I started off at... more »
  • Tim Tebow to deliver Easter speech at Texas church

    April 6, 2012 4:24 PM

    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) - A central Texas church spokeswoman says New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is set to speak to an expected 20,000 people on Easter Sunday. Tebow is scheduled to address the Celebration Church in Georgetown, north of Austin. Church spokeswoman Tara (TAH'-ra) Wall tells The Associated Press... more »
  • Easter message from Senator Vitter

    April 6, 2012 11:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - Louisiana US Senator David Vitter sent out his Easter message today on Good Friday. Here is his message: "Often times the constant bombardment of bad news around the world can bring down even the sunniest of optimists. That's what so hopeful and energizing about the Easter... more »
  • Easter ignites crawfish craze

    April 6, 2012 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Crawfish lovers are flocking to seafood stores searching for their favorite Easter treat, Louisiana mudbugs. The crimson crustacean is an Easter tradition for many people observing the weekend with family. Retailers say this weekend is one of the busiest for crawfish. Look for more... more »
  • Easter celebrated by Chinese, Homeless

    April 24, 2011 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Easter festivities across the Capital area brought hundreds out to enjoy the holiday. At the Living Faith Christian Center, a group of Chinese tourists experienced the Easter celebration for the first time, taking in some soulful gospel music. "I'm very excited to hear the music," said... more »
  • Obama attends Easter service at historic church

    April 24, 2011 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama and his family attended Easter services Sunday at a Washington church founded in 1863 by freed slaves. The first family entered Shiloh Baptist Church to a round of applause on a sun-splashed day in the nation's capital as members of a choir dressed in black... more »
  • Edwin Edwards out of prison for Easter

    April 9, 2010 7:08 AM

    Former Governor Edwin Edwards spent his Easter out of prison and with his family. According to The Advocate Edwards was on a three-day furlough from the federal prison at Oakdale. Edwards was reportedly staying at a campground in Port Allen. The 82-year-old former governor is serving a 10-year prison term... more »
  • Easter celebrations across Baton Rouge

    April 4, 2010 6:40 PM

    Folks across the capital city area celebrated Easter in a variety of ways. Some flocked to the park to enjoy the weather, while others made sure to attend church early this morning. A few folks even used the holiday to give back to the community. News 2's Rob Krieger... more »
  • Bishop attacked with broom, defends himself with incense bowl

    April 4, 2010 11:24 AM

    Police say a man attacked the Roman Catholic Bishop of Muenster with a broom handle during an Easter service in the city's cathedral. Police said in a statement Sunday that 60-year-old bishop Felix Genn defended himself with an incense bowl and was unharmed. A police spokesman tells the... more »
  • Easter dinner at St. Vincent de Paul

    April 4, 2010 11:03 AM

    St. Vincent de Paul is opening its dining room to the poor and homeless this Easter. Volunteers will serve a hot Easter meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Easter baskets filled with goodies will also be given to guests 12 years old and younger. Last year... more »
  • Thousands show up for massive egg hunt

    April 3, 2010 6:49 PM

    Thousands of folks showed up to Journey Church's annual Easter egg hunt, which featured more than 100,000 eggs. The church organized a fair-styled event with games, rides, and food all for free. "You get an Easter egg hunt, face painting, balloons, snow-cones, everything. It's all great and it's free!"... more »
  • Children find body during Easter egg hunt

    April 3, 2010 3:00 PM

    Two children found more than just candy-filled eggs during an annual East egg hunt in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines Police say the children came across a man's body in a wooded area of a city park this morning. Police do not suspect foul play, and an autopsy... more »
  • Crawfish craze on for Easter

    April 2, 2010 5:49 PM

    Crawfish suppliers are working overtime to pump out enough mudbugs for the Easter holiday. Cold temperatures kept supplies low in the beginning of the season, but seafood vendors are hopeful the supplies will keep customers happy. "Better than lobster," said Geraldine Ramirez, who was eating crawfish at Randy Montalbano's... more »
  • Bakeries in BR prepare for Easter weekend

    April 2, 2010 11:42 AM

    Bakeries around the area are preparing for a big Easter weekend. Baum's on Perkins Rd. made cakes featuring bunnies and bonnets. Find out how other businesses are preparing on News 2 at five p.m. more »

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