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  • Holiday sales predicted to rise this year

    October 7, 2014 2:56 AM

    NEW YORK - Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year. But holiday shoppers will still want fat discounts, and experts cite a sharp divide between the haves and have nots in an uneven economic recovery.... more »
  • Death leads to life-changing gift Play Video

    October 29, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man shot and killed in Baton Rouge was able to give a life-saving gift to a friend of his in the form of a kidney transplant. Doug Cossman received the organ donation after his friend of nearly 30 years, Shelby Holmes, was shot and killed... more »
  • $50K gift from Hornbeck Offshore goes to UNO

    September 1, 2013 3:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hornbeck Offshore Services' $50,000 gift and other maritime industry donations will help the University of New Orleans' School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering to upgrade its ship design computer lab. Associate professor Lothar Birk, who's also chair of the school, says the contributions are a reflection... more »
  • Jindal to make major gift announcement at LSU

    July 16, 2013 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - University leaders will join Gov. Bobby Jindal this morning to announce a gift involving the public-private partnership for LSU's new engineering complex. Officials say the gift will go toward the Breaking New Ground campaign, which supports the renovation and expansion of Patrick F. Taylor Hall. ... more »
  • Last minute ideas for Mother's Day Play Video

    May 10, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last-minute gift buyers, we've got you covered. Fashion blogger Candra-Eloise Burges stopped by the studio to give us some Mother's Day gift ideas. She mentioned gifts for wives, mothers and grandmothers. You can find more tips and giveaways on her blog and Facebook page,... more »
  • EBRSO: Three sought in identity thefts

    April 30, 2013 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives in East Baton Rouge Parish released photos of three men sought in connection with a stolen identities case. Deputies said on Feb. 26 the three men used two victims' credit card information at the Walmart on North Mall Drive to buy gift cards worth $1,200.... more »
  • NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys

    December 7, 2012 1:28 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she could find it only in girly pink and purple. So the Garfield, N.J., girl started an online petition asking Hasbro to make the toy ovens in gender-neutral... more »
  • Grambling receives $205K gift

    September 3, 2012 3:12 PM

    GRAMBLING - Willis-Knighton Health Systems has donated $205,000 to Grambling State University. Grambling President Frank G. Pogue says the funds will be used to help attract high-level faculty for the university's health care programs. Willis-Knighton is the region's largest health care firm. Pogue says the total could grow to $325,000... more »
  • WBRZ mentioned in email scam

    July 23, 2012 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2 viewers contacted WBRZ Channel 2 today, saying they received a scam email which claimed the TV station was giving away gift cards worth thousands of dollars. The email is not true, and could lead to people's personal information being stolen. The email asks... more »
  • Bad gifts may be history with Amazon's idea

    December 29, 2010 12:32 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - For some, it's the red reindeer Christmas sweater. For others, it's the diamond-encrusted dreidel. Whatever your worst gift nightmare might be, Amazon may soon give you a reason to cheer. The online retail behemoth that's the source of many presents - may they be... more »
  • Toys made by prisoners ready for delivery

    December 20, 2010 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dressed in military fatigues, inmates from the IMPACT group delivered boxes of hand-made toys today that will wind up with underprivileged children on Christmas. The wooden gifts were designed, built and paid for by inmates at the Hunt Correctional Facility. Catholic Charities selects families to receive... more »
  • LSU mass communication school gets $1.2M donation

    November 16, 2010 5:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has received a $1.2 million gift for its mass communication school. Charles and Carole Lamar donated the money to establish a "visiting scholars endowment" in the Manship School of Mass Communications' Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs. The money will pay for the Reilly Center... more »
  • BR official accused of taking bribes put on leave

    October 8, 2010 11:44 AM

    The East Baton Rouge Parish official accused of receiving gifts in exchange for rewarding a no-bid contract for crime cameras has been put on administrative leave. Mayor-President Kip Holden's office put out a press release saying he had accepted the retirement of Don Evans, the city-parish Director of Information... more »

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