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  • White House adds fun run to annual Easter Egg Roll

    March 28, 2016 3:50 AM

    WASHINGTON- Thousands of children will descend upon the White House Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll. And if they have energy to spare after finding the wooden eggs, about 250 of them will join first lady Michelle Obama for a run. The "fun run" is the latest addition to... more »
  • Pushy parents at Easter egg hunt create 'a mess'

    March 27, 2016 2:58 PM

    ORANGE, Conn. - An Easter egg hunt organizer compared pushy parents to locusts after the hunt turned into a shoving match at the visitor center of candy company Pez. Saturday's event in Orange, Connecticut, drew hundreds of people, some of whom ignored the rules and didn't wait for the starting... more »
  • Obama and family attend Easter service at historic VA church

    March 27, 2016 2:53 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - President Barack Obama and his family are attending Easter service at the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church, which traces its origins to when Thomas Jefferson was president. Howard-John Wesley, the church's pastor, is telling the congregation that it's wonderful to welcome back the Obamas, "the gorgeous family"... more »
  • How do they make those Gold Brick Eggs? Play Video

    March 25, 2016 6:16 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Just in time for Easter, relive the exclusive tour inside Elmer Chocolate in Tangipahoa Parish. In 2013, WBRZ got a rare opportunity to go inside the facility in downtown where candy is made and shipped. Outside of Valentine’s Day, candy for Easter is a huge seller for... more »
  • Despite highly publicized plan to spend three days in a coffin, La. bishop opts for tent instead

    March 25, 2016 11:25 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Instead of sealing himself in a casket for the next three days, a Baptist minister will spend Friday and Saturday night in a makeshift tomb. For days, Sunrise Baptist Church in Shreveport has been posting on Twitter and Facebook about Bishop Rickey Moore's plan to lock himself... more »
  • Four Methodist churchs combine for Easter Sunday service

    March 17, 2016 10:14 PM

    SATSUMA – Four churches in Livingston Parish are joining forces this Easter to bring a combined service tor the entire parish. Faith Crossing United Methodist Church in North Walker, Livingston United Methodist Church, Corbin in Walker, and James Chapel in Holden will meet Easter Sunday in the Suma Crossing Community... more »
  • Ash Wednesday marks beginning of Lent Play Video

    February 10, 2016 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Many Christians are heading to mass today to celebrate the beginning of Lent. Churches throughout the capital area will be holding Ash Wednesday services all day long. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. During the holy day, it's tradition for Christians to receive an ashen... more »
  • Pope Francis' Easter wish against world weapons

    April 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is decrying the plentitude of weapons in the world in his Easter peace wish. Yet a note of cautious hope ran through Francis' "Urbi et Orbi" message. Speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter's Square, Francis made his first public comments about the framework... more »
  • Trooper injured in one of several crashes involving impaired drivers Easter morning

    April 5, 2015 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A trooper was injured and two people died in several crashes involving impaired drivers on Easter morning. In Baton Rouge Parish, troopers say Magen Alicia Hall was nearly double the legal alcohol limit when she allegedly plowed into that back of a trooper's SUV around 2:40... more »
  • Get out of town: Holiday congestion delaying BR traffic

    April 2, 2015 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LA DOTD says a swath of I-10 is jammed due to holiday travelers either coming into or getting out of town. Traffic officials said congestion on I-10 East was backed up for miles leading up to the Mississippi River bridge and into Baton Rouge. DOTD... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • Springing into Easter fashions 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 »

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