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  • Fun for people and pets alike at tonight's BREC/SOS Rescue's Trick and Treat event check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2015 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Andrea from SOS Rescue visited News 2’s set on Thursday with information about BREC’s 4th annual Trick and Treat event coming up tonight. The canine-centric “Howl-o-ween” event is returning this year to the Raising Cane’s Dog Park at Forest Community Park, bringing a chance for families... more »
  • New iPhones come as phone sales slow down

    September 9, 2015 1:32 PM

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple's new iPhones come as smartphone sales are slowing worldwide, given that many people already own one. But researchers at IDC say that iPhone sales are growing faster than those of Android phones. IDC expects iPhone shipments to grow by 16 percent this year, while it... more »
  • LA Treasury and Mall of Louisiana to host unclaimed property event check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 17, 2015 12:13 PM

    B ATON ROUGE - With nearly $700 million in unclaimed property sitting in the Louisiana treasury, residents of the Capital Area can take advantage of an upcoming Unclaimed Property Awareness Day event at the Mall of Louisiana to see if any of that money belongs to them. Treasury employees... more »
  • Boosie event abruptly canceled, promoter blames BR mayor

    July 16, 2015 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An event promoter said the mayor orchestrated the cancellation of his event that featured rapper Lil Boosie at the River Center this weekend. Terrell "T.J." Jackson said he has hosted the "Black and White Affair" for 12 years, and this was set to be its 13th.... more »
  • Apple unveils larger iPhones and a smartwatch

    September 9, 2014 2:35 PM

    CUPERTINO, CA - Apple has unveiled a smartwatch -- a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010. The move is significant because of recent questions about whether Apple still has a knack for innovating following the 2011... more »
  • Free prostate cancer screenings offered Sept. 13 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 2, 2014 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With September designated as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is holding its annual barbershop screening event to increase awareness and promote early detection of the disease. The cancer center encourages men to take advantage... more »
  • LSU campus to host I.T. conference on Aug. 2

    July 24, 2014 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An estimated 600 technology professionals from around the country are expected to descend on the LSU campus on August 2 for a free Information Technology conference and training event. Hosted by LSU since 2009, SQL Saturday Baton Rouge offers courses on vital I.T. topics that are... more »
  • Music, fun and fireworks in WBR for Fourth of July

    July 4, 2014 11:27 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Preparations are under way for what should be a busy Fourth of July Friday night with live music, food and fireworks in West Baton Rouge. The West Baton Rouge director of Parks and Recreation said they expect a crowd of about 10,000 to turn out for... more »
  • Louisiana Marathon attracts thousands check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 17, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 6,000 runners will take over downtown Baton Rouge this weekend for the Louisiana Marathon. Organizers said the marathon attracts people from all 50 states and eight countries. There will be road closures along the route , which runs from downtown through LSU, down Claycut... more »
  • Organizers of BIG event looking for work to do check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 20, 2013 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A volunteer group at LSU is looking for people who need work done around the house for an upcoming service day. Geaux BIG Baton Rouge will make repairs at 100 work sites on March 22, 2014. Applications for help should be turned in by January 6. ... more »
  • 2 in custody for shooting of 5 at Tulsa event

    October 13, 2013 12:30 PM

    TULSA- Two men are in custody and facing multiple charges in the shooting of five people at a Hmong New Year's festival in Tulsa. Authorities on Sunday were holding 21-year-old Boonmlee Lee and 19-year-old Meng Lee, both of Tulsa. Each faces five counts of shooting with intent to kill plus... more »
  • Life Begins @ 50 Expo this weekend

    April 16, 2013 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ Channel 2 and The Advocate present the "Life Begins @ 50" EXPO on Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center. You'll see the latest products available and get answers to your questions for the 50-plus market and... more »
  • EBR shelter holding March Madness adoption event

    February 27, 2013 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The organization in charge of East Baton Rouge Parish's animal shelter announced a new adoption initiative today. Companion Animal Alliance said they're holding "Hounds on the Rebound" during March Madness, in cooperation with the organization Friends of the Animals. During March dogs weighing more than 40... more »
  • EBR to announce return of major sporting event

    February 27, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge mayor's office plans today to announce the return of a "major sporting event" to the city-parish. The last major event was the U. S. Bowling Congress 2012 Open Championship Tournament, which brought an estimated $113 million economic impact to East Baton Rouge.... 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 »
  • WBRZ recognizes area's best holiday displays

    November 26, 2012 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ News 2 Louisiana will kick off the 2012 holiday season in the Baton Rouge area with its annual "Lights Before Christmas" Contest. "Lights Before Christmas" recognizes the area's most spirited and decorative homes of the season.Viewers can nominate homes beginning Monday, November 26th through Wednesday,... more »
  • Register now for "St. Jude Give thanks. Walk."

    November 1, 2012 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Join WBRZ and St. Jude for the annual "St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk." The walk helps raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and takes place Saturday, Nov. 17 at BREC's Forest Community Park located at 13900 S. Harrells Ferry Road in Baton Rouge. ... more »
  • WBRZ kicks off Feed A Family 2012

    October 17, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In response to the increasing need to feed the hungry in our viewing area, WBRZ is conducting its 28th annual "Feed-A-Family" food drive. With the aid of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Baton Rouge Clinic, WBRZ will place food collection barrels with the... more »
  • Apple invites media to event, hints at iPhone 5

    September 4, 2012 11:49 AM

    NEW YORK - Apple is inviting reporters to a news conference next week in San Francisco with a message that suggests that it will reveal the iPhone 5, as expected. The email invitation shows a big "12," for Sept. 12, casting a shadow in the shape of a "5." Various... more »
  • WBRZ presents "Day at the Spa with Whitney"

    July 30, 2012 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ thinks you deserve some pampering. We're sending one lucky winner each month to the spa for a day of relaxation with our very own Whitney Vann. The winner, chosen on the fourth Tuesday of each month, will receive a deluxe spa package which includes a... more »
  • Help WBRZ Channel 2 Stuff The Bus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 11, 2012 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Many area school children start the year off without the necessary supplies to be successful in school. Pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, and binders are essential so students can take notes, organize their work, and properly do their homework. Join us on Wednesday, July 18 from 6... more »
  • Event planned "to teach women how to sit"

    July 3, 2012 4:32 PM

    NEW YORK- A New York state lawmaker has canceled an event for teaching women how to sit. Republican Sen. Marty Golden sent out a mailing advertising the July 24 business etiquette event on "posture, deportment and the feminine presence." His website said women would be taught to "sit,... more »
  • Dead fish smell runs off Pot Smokers

    April 20, 2012 7:32 PM

    The stench of fish-based fertilizer replaced the unmistakable smell of marijuana on a day when an annual pot smoking celebration takes place on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The university was determined to prevent a repeat of last year's event which attracted more than 10,000 people.... more »
  • Romney to address key conservative group at NRA event

    April 13, 2012 6:43 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Mitt Romney's speech to the National Rifle Association is a high-profile chance for the Republican presidential candidate to gain the acceptance of wary conservatives. The address in St. Louis on Friday comes at a moment of heightened concern about gun use. Florida officials recently charged a neighborhood... more »
  • GOP candidates to woo conservatives at big event

    February 10, 2012 4:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - Three of the four Republican presidential candidates are addressing a major conservative gathering in Washington, giving them a high-profile stage to reshape their messages at a moment of uncertainty in the contest. Former Sen. Rick Santorum rocked the Republican world this week by winning caucuses in Colorado and... more »
  • Tour for Life pet adoption event today

    April 2, 2011 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control and Rescue Center and North Shore Animal League are hosting the Tour for Life 2011 pet adoption event today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event aims to raise public awareness of the importance and advantages of adopting... more »
  • Families plant trees in celebration of Arbor Day

    January 22, 2011 12:20 PM

    Families planted dozens of trees in celebration of Arbor Day at the Burden Center in Baton Rouge this morning. The event supports and promotes educational programs of the LSU AgCenter, the Burden Horticulture Society and the La. Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Families planted packets of tree seedlings... more »

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