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  • Funeral services for WBR deputy and daughter set for Saturday

    September 29, 2016 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A deputy who was killed along with her daughter in a double-murder suicide on Tuesday will be laid to rest on Saturday. Corporal Donna LeBlanc and her 21-year-old daughter, Carli Jo, were killed during a shooting at their home. Police identified the shooter as their neighbor,... more »
  • Ascension works to rebury caskets and vaults following flood

    September 27, 2016 11:43 AM

    GONZALES - Reburial of damaged or dislodged caskets and vaults will begin soon, Ascension Parish announced Tuesday. Family members of remains already identified are in the process of being notified. Other families, though, are asked to report the conditions of family grave sites. There are a number of caskets... more »
  • New Orleans-flavored funeral for jazz musician Pete Fountain

    August 8, 2016 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Famed jazz musician Pete Fountain, who died Saturday, will get a New Orleans-flavored send-off during funeral services next week. Fountain's son-in-law and manager Benny Harrell said services will be held Aug. 17 at the city's St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. Harrell said the service will... more »
  • Dallas Police officer returns home to Baton Rouge for officers' funerals Play Video

    July 26, 2016 12:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of law enforcement officers from out of town made their way to Baton Rouge over the past week to pay their respects to the three officers killed in an ambush earlier this month. Among that group was Dallas Police Department officer Chris Langlois who has... more »
  • Slain officer's wife speaks of forgiveness at funeral Play Video

    July 25, 2016 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Overcast skies and rain moved through as Montrell Jackson's fellow officers removed his flag-covered casket from the hearse that brought him to his final resting place. With her family surrounding her, Jackson's wife felt compelled to give a statement. Ternish Jackson said, "I am deeply... more »
  • Likely closures and delays along Airline due to Montrell Jackson's funeral procession

    July 25, 2016 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters may want to take an alternate route Monday due to a funeral procession on Airline Highway. Officer Montrell Jackson's funeral is likely to cause closures and delays on Airline from Winbourne Avenue to Florida Boulevard from approximately noon to 3 p.m. There is already heavy... more »
  • Thousands say goodbye to slain EBRSO Deputy Garafola Play Video

    July 22, 2016 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Brad Garafola was remembered Saturday as a man who ran to help his fellow officers during last week's shooting on Airline Highway. Deputy Garafola was laid to rest at Greenoaks Funeral Home Saturday afternoon. All 1,500 seats were filled at Istrouma... more »
  • Company donates caskets for 3 slain officers

    July 21, 2016 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former law enforcement officer who owns a casket-making business has designed and donated coffins for the funerals of three officers who were killed Sunday in Baton Rouge. Trey Ganem is owner of Trey Ganem Designs in Edna, Texas. He said he felt like he had to... more »
  • Funeral of Alton Sterling Play Video

    July 15, 2016 9:59 AM

    CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR LIVE COVERAGE BATON ROUGE - A large number of family and friends of a man killed during a BRPD officer-involved shooting spent midday Friday at the man's funeral despite mid-morning storms. Hearse just arrived at F. G. Clark Activity Center at Southern... more »
  • State Police, EBRSO, others to work security at Sterling funeral Play Video

    July 14, 2016 10:22 PM

    Baton Rouge - Thousands are expected to attend a funeral for Alton Sterling on Southern University's campus Friday morning. News 2 learned new information about the security plan for the large event. The basketball court inside F.G. Clark Activity Center has been converted into a place where people will... more »
  • Law enforcement finalizing plans for Sterling funeral security Play Video

    July 13, 2016 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office expect to have security plans finalized for Alton Sterling's funeral sometime Thursday. Law enforcement told News 2's Brett Buffington between 3,000 and 5,000 people are expected at the event at Southern University's F.G. Clark Activity Center. ... more »
  • Al Sharpton among speakers at Sterling funeral Friday

    July 11, 2016 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Alton Sterling's funeral will be held Friday at Southern Univeristy, according to a release from the school. Viewing will be from 8 to 10:30 am before the funeral at 11 am in the university's F.G. Clark Activity Center. Sterling, 37, was shot to death by... more »
  • Funeral for Jefferson Parish deputy to be held Monday

    June 27, 2016 1:20 PM

    GRETNA – Funeral services for a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy that was shot and killed Wednesday, June 22 in the line of duty will be held Monday afternoon. Deputy David Michel, Jr., 51, was shot to death near a Dunkin' Donuts on Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey. Witnesses told investigators the... more »
  • Nebraska parents bury 2-year-old son killed by alligator

    June 21, 2016 3:02 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - A funeral has been held for a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Mass for Lane Thomas Graves was held Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in west Omaha and was limited to family and friends.... more »
  • Pastor says Ali loved everybody, rich or poor

    June 10, 2016 10:17 AM

    LOUISVILLE, KY -The interfaith memorial service for Muhammad Ali has begun at a sports arena packed with celebrities, politicians and athletes. The crowd applauded as former President Bill Clinton, one of several people set to give a eulogy, arrived. As the interfaith service got underway, the crowd of... more »
  • Ali to have traditional Muslim funeral Thursday

    June 6, 2016 11:04 AM

    LOUISVILLE, KY - The day before his star-studded funeral, members of Muhammad Ali's Islamic faith will get their chance to say a traditional goodbye to the Champ. Bob Gunnell, a spokesman for Ali's family, announced Monday that a Jenazah, a traditional Muslim funeral service, will be held at Freedom... more »
  • Donaldsonville councilman dies at age 68

    May 23, 2016 6:30 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Donaldsonville Councilman Emile Spano unexpectedly passed away this weekend. According to the city’s website , Spano passed on Sunday, May 22 at the age of 68. He was serving as the District 5 Councilman for the city. He was a native of Donaldsonville and retired from the Ascension Parish... more »
  • Family, friends remember John Mahaffey Play Video

    April 30, 2016 11:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – For twenty years, John Mahaffey was the face of WBRZ News. That million-dollar smile, iconic voice, often mocked but never duplicated. Remembered as the duke by his colleagues and remembered as dad by his loving daughters. “I was so lucky to have him as my father.... more »
  • Funeral services to be held for two kids killed in bizarre Livingston crash

    April 20, 2016 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Funeral services for two children killed in a car crash in Livingston Parish, will be held on Wednesday morning. 4-year-old Samuel Shropshire and 6-year-old Khaiden Ramsey died in the crash on LA 447 south of I-12 on Sunday. It happened when one driver lost his... more »
  • Nancy Reagan's final journey complete

    March 9, 2016 2:32 PM

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - A motorcade carrying former first lady Nancy Reagan's casket has reached the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Hundreds of people watched Wednesday along the road leading to the library in hill country northwest of Los Angeles. The public will be allowed... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for Rep. Ronnie Edwards

    February 27, 2016 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Funeral service arrangements have been set for Louisiana Representative Ronnie Edwards who died Wednesday. The viewing will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on March 4 at the Living Faith Christian Center at 6375 Winbourne Ave. in Baton Rouge. The funeral service will... more »
  • Mourners pay respects to late Justice Scalia

    February 19, 2016 2:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Two federal judges who have been discussed as possible replacements for Justice Antonin Scalia are among those paying their respects to the late jurist on Friday. Judges Sri Srinivasan and Patricia Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit paused briefly before... more »
  • Private funeral being planned for David Bowie

    January 14, 2016 1:06 PM

    NEW YORK - David Bowie's family said they are planning a private funeral for the late icon. His family posted a noted titled "Thank you" on Bowie's websites as well as his social media pages on Thursday. "The family of David Bowie is currently making arrangements for a private ceremony... more »
  • Family, fans gather for Allen Toussaint funeral, tribute

    November 20, 2015 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It was a rousing final tribute to New Orleans-born musician Allen Toussaint: Trombone Shorty joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in a spirited, up-tempo version of "I'll Fly Away" to close out a series of performances and eulogies at the historic Orpheum theater in New Orleans. Toussaint... more »
  • Funeral Monday for 6-year-old killed in Louisiana shooting

    November 8, 2015 4:22 PM

    HATTIESBURG - Family and friends are set to say goodbye to a 6-year-old autistic child who was killed during a police pursuit in Louisiana that left his father seriously wounded. Funeral services for Jeremy Mardis are scheduled Monday afternoon at Moore Funeral Chapel at Moore Funeral Services in Hattiesburg, followed... more »
  • Funeral held for Louisiana celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme

    October 12, 2015 8:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of mourners have paid respects to the man who brought Louisiana's rural Cajun cooking to the forefront of American cuisine and kept it there for decades. Chefs in white coats escorted the casket of celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme (proo-DOHM') into St. Louis Cathedral on Monday. Dark-suited... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for Paul Prudhomme

    October 10, 2015 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Visitation and funeral arrangements for chef Paul Prudhomme have been scheduled. Visitation is scheduled between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday at Jacob Schoen (SHANE) & Son Funeral Home in New Orleans. Visitation will also be held Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral in... more »
  • Plaquemine mayor's funeral service set for Wednesday

    September 16, 2015 9:24 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - People are getting ready to pay their final respects to the late Plaquemine Mayor Tony Gulotta. His body arrived Tuesday afternoon to lie in state at city hall. Groups of mourners stopped by to pay their final respects to the longest-serving mayor in the city's history. Gulotta was... more »
  • Body of Plaquemine mayor brought to lie in state

    September 15, 2015 5:14 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The body of late Plaquemine mayor Tony Gulotta arrived Tuesday afternoon to lie in state at city hall. The casket was greeted by an honor guard and groups of mourners who stood by the pay their respects to the longest-serving mayor of Plaquemine. Gulotta's visitation at... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for Plaquemine Mayor

    September 13, 2015 7:31 PM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. - The funeral arrangements have been set for Plaquemine Mayor Tony Gulotta, who died on Friday. The body will lie in honor at Plaquemine City Hall for public visitation on Tuesday, September 15, from 4 until 8 p.m. Visitation will also be held at St. John the... more »
  • Funeral arrangements released for murdered officer

    August 28, 2015 4:32 PM

    SUNSET - The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office released funeral arrangements for a Sunset Police officer who investigators said was murdered during a man's violent rampage this week. Captain Clay Higgins said Officer Henry Nelson would be laid to rest Sept. 5 at Zion Traveler's Church in Sunset. Viewing... more »
  • Funeral for fallen trooper moved to larger venue

    August 26, 2015 7:15 PM

    CALCASIEU PARISH - Louisiana State Police say there was been a change of venue for Trooper Steven Vincent Friday funeral service due to the amount of people expected to attend the service. According to LSP, the service will remain on Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., but will... more »
  • Guns and money not part of Mafia send off

    August 24, 2015 9:02 PM

    ROME- Police say they were aware of plans for a flashy funeral for a reputed mafia Don, but they didn't expect this. Last week's procession for Vittorio Casamonica was considered outrageous and embarrassed leaders in Rome. The funeral included a gilded horse-drawn carriage and the theme from the "Godfather"... more »
  • Gatherings in Julian Bond's honor as family scatters ashes

    August 19, 2015 11:10 AM

    ATLANTA - Relatives of civil rights leader Julian Bond are inviting people who wish to honor him to spread flower petals in water at 2 p.m. CDT on Saturday. That's when Bond's relatives plan to honor his wishes by spreading his ashes in the Gulf of Mexico in a private... more »
  • Funeral services held Monday for area legislator Play Video

    August 10, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Grief-stricken family members clung to one another Monday as Rep. Alfred Williams' casket was wheeled out of a North Baton church. About 500 people attended the service, including state lawmakers and city-parish officials. Williams, 64, died of complications from knee surgery last week. He was a... more »
  • Hundreds turn out for slain officer's funeral Play Video

    August 10, 2015 8:50 AM

    GONZALES - Hundreds of people lined Airline Highway in Gonzales Monday to pay their respects to 29-year-old Thomas LaValley, a Shreveport police officer killed recently in the line of duty who is being laid to rest in St. Amant. LaValley was shot and killed last week while responding to... more »
  • Funeral set for Monday in St. Amant for slain police officer

    August 6, 2015 10:36 PM

    ST. AMANT- Funeral services and burial will happen Sunday and Monday in Ascension Parish for a local man who moved away, became a cop in Shreveport and was murdered on duty Wednesday night. Thomas LaValley , 29, was shot multiple times responding to a suspicious person in a house.... more »
  • Rep. Alfred Williams funeral services set for Monday

    August 6, 2015 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The office of the late state Rep. Alfred Williams said his funeral and viewing would take place Monday in Baton Rouge. Sources told News 2 that Williams, a Democrat who represented the 61st District, had been recovering from surgery when he passed late Tuesday night due... more »
  • Funerals begin for Lafayette shooting victims Play Video

    July 27, 2015 9:38 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Funeral services for the two women killed in the Lafayette movie theater shooting will be held on Monday. A night at the movies turned tragic when 59-year-old John Houser opened fire inside the theater, killing two people and injuring nine others before killing himself. Jillian Johnson, 33,... more »
  • ACLU says Jindal executive order misguided

    July 26, 2015 11:45 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Civil liberty advocates warn that Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order to ban protesting at the funerals for two Lafayette movie theater shooting victims may violate the First Amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana said Sunday Jindal's intentions were honorable, but his order was "misguided." ... more »
  • Jindal issues executive order for Lafayette shooting victim funerals

    July 25, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order protecting the funerals of the victims of the Lafayette movie theater shooting. The executive order instructs law enforcement to enforce Louisiana law that protects against disturbing the peace at funeral services. This order expires 48 hours after... more »
  • Hundreds say goodbye to slain NOPD Officer

    June 27, 2015 12:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scores of uniformed police officers were among hundreds filing into a New Orleans church to say goodbye to Daryle Holloway, an officer who was shot to death while on duty last weekend. Saturday's viewing and memorial Mass was being held at St. Maria Goretti Church in eastern... more »
  • Obama delivers eulogy at Charleston shooting funeral

    June 26, 2015 11:54 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - President Barack Obama says the pain over the killings of a church pastor and his eight black parishioners cuts much deeper because they were slain at a church. Obama says church is at the center of African American life. He says it's a "place to call... more »
  • Family members say final goodbyes to 22 month old

    June 13, 2015 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of Angel Green, the toddler who died last week after being left in a hot van by daycare workers, said their final goodbyes Saturday afternoon. " We lost an angel today and we're going to miss her," said Deera Williams, a friend of the... more »
  • Dolores Spikes memorial service set for today

    June 9, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A memorial service for former Southern University system president, Dr. Dolores Spikes, will be held today in Baton Rouge. Spikes was the first woman in the United States to head a university system. She passed away last week. A memorial service will be held tonight at... more »
  • B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi

    May 30, 2015 11:49 AM

    INDIANOLA, Miss. - Blues pioneer B.B. King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equaled by his generous spirit. King's funeral is Saturday in Indianola - the small town where he first gained attention as a young singer and guitarist who had already been... more »
  • Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeral

    May 29, 2015 11:25 AM

    INDIANOLA, MS - Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living. The 78-year-old Guy was among more than 4,000 people who filed past King's open casket at the museum Friday, the eve of the blues... more »
  • Some B.B. King kin to visit body day before public viewing

    May 21, 2015 11:21 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Some B.B. King family members are getting a chance to visit the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home ahead of Friday's public viewing and Saturday memorial. King's daughter, Karen Williams, thinks more than 20 immediate family members will meet Thursday... more »
  • B.B. King to be laid to rest next week in Mississippi Delta

    May 20, 2015 1:22 PM

    JACKSON, MS - The body of blues legend B.B. King will return next week to the Mississippi Delta where his life and career began. In Memphis, Tennessee - where King won the nickname Beale Street Blues Boy - a tribute will be held May 27 before his body is driven... more »
  • Funeral set for second Mississippi officer shot to death

    May 12, 2015 4:10 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Funeral arrangements have been set for the second of two Mississippi officers killed in a traffic stop. A funeral home in McComb says 25-year-old Officer Liquori Tate will be buried Friday after a funeral in Hattiesburg. Officer Benjamin Deen will be buried Thursday in Sumrall after a... more »
  • Local deputy pays respect to fallen NYC officers

    May 10, 2015 9:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local deputy for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office has traveled back and forth to New York to show his respect to those killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Benjamin Teekell went to New York twice in the last five months to pay his... more »
  • Joyous funeral marches a highlight of New Orleans festival

    April 30, 2015 6:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Amid the music, food and fanfare of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a sight some may find surprising: a funeral procession. Fest-goers hold up cameras and iPhones as a brass band leads a procession of mourners holding photographs of their beloved departed and dancers carrying... more »
  • Funeral Friday in Pineville for sailor dead in Mobile storm

    April 29, 2015 11:52 AM

    PINEVILLE - A funeral will be held Friday for Kris Beall, one of at least three sailors who died in a fierce storm that blew up suddenly during a regatta in Mobile Bay. Beall's wife, Amanda Allbritton Beall, says the funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist... more »
  • Governor declares emergency following Baltimore riots

    April 27, 2015 4:26 PM

    BALTIMORE - The governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help with the violence and rioting in Baltimore. Gov. Larry Hogan signed the order Monday night at the request of the city. Cars and at least one store have been set on... more »
  • R&B legend Percy Sledge laid to rest in BR Play Video

    April 21, 2015 4:55 PM

    BAKER - Hundreds of family and friends mourned the loss of R&B legend Percy Sledge, known for the iconic song "When a Man Loves a Woman." As mourners said goodbye to Sledge those closest to him shared stories of the past shedding light on the man behind the music.... more »
  • Mourners gather to honor R&B legend Percy Sledge

    April 21, 2015 11:03 AM

    BAKER - Funeral services are underway for Percy Sledge, the rhythm and blues singer best known for the 1966 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman." Sledge died last week at age 74 after a battle with liver cancer. Tuesday's funeral at Bethany Church in Baker is being billed as... more »
  • Percy Sledge funeral set for today

    April 16, 2015 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Funeral arrangements for soul icon Percy Sledge will take place today. Sledge, who was famous for his song "When A Man Loves A Woman," died last Tuesday. The classic was recorded in 1966. He was 74. Visitation will be this morning from 8:30 to 11:00... more »
  • Guard member remembered as fun, talented pilot Play Video

    March 23, 2015 4:51 PM

    HAMMOND - The first of four Louisiana National Guardsmen killed in a helicopter crash was buried Monday. A service for Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Wayne Griffin Jr. was held in Hammond with burial in Lafayette. Griffin, three other Hammond-based Guardsmen and seven Marines were killed in the Black... more »
  • Funeral for fallen soldier in Hammond today

    March 23, 2015 5:42 AM

    HAMMOND - Family and friends gathered Monday in Hammond to honor one of the National Guardsmen killed in a military helicopter crash two weeks ago. George Wayne Griffin, Jr. served in the military for more than two decades, including two tours in Iraq. His body was greeted by police... more »
  • AG Holder eulogizes slain deputy US marshal Play Video

    March 17, 2015 12:27 PM

    MOSS POINT, MS - A deputy U.S. marshal who died doing what he loved is being remembered for his service. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered the eulogy Tuesday for Josie Wells during a funeral service at Wade Baptist Church in Moss Point. The 27-year-old Wells was killed in a shootout... more »
  • Family, friends gather today to remember fallen U.S. Marshal

    March 17, 2015 8:15 AM

    MOSS POINT, MS - Family and friends will gather Tuesday morning to say goodbye to U.S. Marshal who was killed in the line of duty in Baton Rouge a week ago. Josie Wells was shot and killed at a Baton Rouge motel last week. The man accused of shooting... more »
  • Marshal's body brought home Play Video

    March 11, 2015 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Dozens of law enforcement vehicles escorted a hearse carrying the body of U.S. Deputy Marshal Josie Wells back to his home in Mississippi. The route was dotted with groups of firefighters and civilians displaying American flags and saluting as the procession passed. The groups in the procession... more »
  • Mourners attend private service in honor of UNC's Dean Smith

    February 12, 2015 2:45 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - Family, friends, former players and coaches have gathered to honor the life of retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith. Smith's family had a private church service Thursday for the Hall of Famer, who died Saturday at age 83. The service was held at Chapel Hill's Binkley... more »
  • Thousands to honor fallen officer in Denham Springs Play Video

    January 2, 2015 6:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Thousands are expected tomorrow in Denham Springs to recognize officer James Foster who died on duty in a motorcycle crash. Line of duty deaths especially resonate with members of law enforcement. Saturday, brothers and sisters from across the country will ride in the procession and officers... more »
  • Funeral arrangements planned for fallen officer

    December 31, 2014 1:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A police department spokesperson announced funeral plans for a Denham Springs officer who died after a crash on his motorcycle this week. James Foster Jr. died Tuesday after he was taken off life support at a local hospital. Police said Foster was responding to a... more »
  • Former state Rep. Alphonse Jackson dead at 87

    December 26, 2014 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former state Rep. Alphonse Jackson, a civil rights activist and charter member of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, has died. Jackson died Tuesday at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge. He was 87. Originally from Shreveport, Jackson had the distinction of being the first black... more »
  • Funeral today for teen killed in crash

    December 15, 2014 5:33 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A community is preparing to gather Monday morning to remember an Ascension Parish teen killed in a crash last week. 15-year-old Claire Carline of Prairieville died in the wreck on LA Highway 74 east of I-10. while on the way to school at Dutchtown High. Her two... more »

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