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  • Jrue Holiday gets $126M, 5 year from Pelicans

    July 1, 2017 11:21 AM

    Jrue Holiday has agreed to terms on a new five-year, $126 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, who kept the point guard they wanted to initiate offense for All-Star big men Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. Agent Jason Glushon said early Saturday that the final year of... more »
  • Driving drunk is not just an issue on the road

    June 30, 2017 8:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Driving drunk is not just an issue on the road. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents will look for impaired boat operators as part of Operation Dry Water from Friday through Sunday. Officials say alcohol can impair a boater's judgment, balance, vision and reaction... more »
  • Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips

    May 26, 2017 2:04 PM

    Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend. The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million Americans will make a trip of at least 50 miles this weekend, up 2.7 percent from the same holiday last year. The nationwide average price... more »
  • State tax holiday for hurricane preparedness this weekend

    May 22, 2017 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue announced a sales tax holiday for Hurricane preparedness emergency supplies. The Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. The sales tax holiday provides a... more »
  • Falling tree limb kills man during Mother's Day barbecue in New Jersey

    May 14, 2017 9:45 PM

    PASSAIC - A falling tree limb has killed a man and injured several other people during a Mother's Day barbecue in New Jersey. Police say lightning struck a tree Sunday evening in Passaic, causing a large tree limb to come crashing down. Police say a 28-year-old man was killed and... more »
  • Louisiana Senate agrees to limit hunting sales tax holiday

    April 20, 2017 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has agreed to scale back the state's sales tax holiday for hunting supplies. A proposal by Sen. Barrow Peacock, a Bossier City Republican, would keep state sales taxes from being charged on firearms, ammunition and archery supplies on the first weekend of September. But... more »
  • Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

    March 21, 2017 3:48 PM

    LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas' governor has signed legislation ending the state's practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed the bill he championed in the Legislature. The change means only... more »
  • Mother accused of leaving newborn at New Roads Walmart indicted

    March 9, 2017 3:44 PM

    NEW ROADS – The mother accused of leaving her newborn infant in a New Roads Walmart bathroom was indicted by a grand jury Thursday. The Pointe Coupee Parish Clerk of Courts confirmed that Kyandrea Thomas was indicted on attempted second-degree murder and second degree cruelty to a juvenile charges.... more »
  • Waitr CEO apologizes for Valentine's Day delivery fail

    February 15, 2017 9:08 PM

    The CEO of popular food delivery app Waitr is apologizing to customers after a busier-than-expected Valentine's Day rush. CEO Chris Meaux issued the apology Wednesday, saying they did not expect as big of a rush for Valentine's Day 2017 and staffed based on last year's orders. "While no... more »
  • Mississippi city renames 'Great Americans Day' to honor MLK

    January 16, 2017 3:35 PM

    BILOXI - A Mississippi city has decided to ditch "Great Americans Day" and rename it to honor Martin Luther King Jr. The Biloxi City Council voted 6-0 to make the change Monday. The Sun Herald reports the vote came moments before the beginning of an annual parade honoring the slain... more »
  • Arkansas tries to strip Gen. Lee from Martin Luther King Day

    January 15, 2017 3:39 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Every third Monday in January, Arkansas state offices are closed in observance of an unlikely holiday: the shared birthdays of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Now Arkansas' Republican governor is reviving an effort to remove Lee from... more »
  • City slammed as it declares Monday 'Great Americans Day'

    January 14, 2017 3:23 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - The city of Biloxi has sparked a debate about the holiday honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. after announcing on social media that city offices would be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day." Monday is federally recognized as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.... more »
  • Broadway holiday numbers dip, including revenue, attendance

    December 27, 2016 8:30 PM

    NEW YORK - Broadway box offices failed to break any records over the Christmas holiday, despite mild weather and eye-popping hauls by huge hits like "Hamilton." Revenues, attendance and the number of shows all dipped. The Broadway League trade group said the 32 Broadway shows playing the week ending Sunday... more »
  • Doctors seeing more sinus infections around holiday season Play Video

    December 27, 2016 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With holiday season in full swing, doctors have seen more people coming down with sinus infections. From coughing, to sneezing, to running noses, doctors have seen the symptoms far too often in their offices recently. "We've seen an increase in patients coming in with nasal... more »
  • The holiday shopping season is losing some of its power

    December 24, 2016 12:39 PM

    NEW YORK - The holiday shopping season is losing some of its power in the year's sales. November and December now account for less than 21 percent of annual retail sales at physical stores, down from a peak of over 25 percent, and experts believe it'll keep dropping. Those extra... more »
  • Girl gets handwritten reply from Santa Play Video

    December 22, 2016 11:29 PM

    CENTRAL - A mother made her daughter write a letter to Santa Claus to teach her a lesson in kindness. She never expected to get a reply. 7-year-old Gracie Viccellio was forced to write the letter as punishment for "not being nice" to her sister. Their mail carrier told Gracie... more »
  • Sunday holiday trek home slows interstates through Baton Rouge

    November 27, 2016 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The notorious Sunday trek home from the Thanksgiving holiday has started. Slowdowns started before 11 o'clock Sunday morning and will likely last most of the afternoon. Traffic monitors warned drivers to expect delays on all interstates in the city - I-10, I-110 and I-12. Baton... more »
  • BRPD officers to assist drivers during holiday traffic on Sunday

    November 25, 2016 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department plan to have officers along the interstate to assist drivers on Sunday due to the expected increased volume of holiday traffic. According to BRPD, last year the department placed eight officers on the interstate for rapid response in clearing the roadway... more »
  • First lady accepts White House Christmas tree from Wisconsin

    November 25, 2016 12:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is now officially open for the holidays. First lady Michelle Obama kicked off her family's final holiday season at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. by receiving a 19-foot Balsam-Veitch fir as the official White House Christmas Tree. It was grown at a farm in Oconto, Wisconsin, and... more »
  • Premade Thanksgiving meals big seller for flood victims Play Video

    November 23, 2016 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you are looking for a fried turkey, Chris Specialty Meats in Baton Rouge is sold out. No smoked hams either. The cornbread and rice dressings are also flying off the shelves. As for giblet gravy, forget about it. "It's crazy" business owner Twyla Lachaussee said. "People... more »
  • Holiday traffic jams slow travel through Baton Rouge

    November 23, 2016 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic slowed to a crawl Wednesday around lunchtime. The usual pre-Thanksgiving Day gridlock started around 11 a.m. when DOTD reported that the left lane of I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge was blocked due to an accident. Around 12:36 p.m., DOTD reported that all lanes... more »
  • Thanksgiving holiday travel to be busy; State Police to patrol highways

    November 23, 2016 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police reports that the Thanksgiving holiday is the busiest and most traveled time of the year and urges drivers to travel safely. According to State Police, last year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, more than 200 injuries were reported in the state following several... more »
  • Healing Place Church to serve thousands of holiday meals Play Video

    November 17, 2016 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Healing Place Church is on a mission to serve thousands of holiday meals to flood victims for Thanksgiving. The church started preparing on Thursday, with dozens of church volunteers lining shoulder to shoulder to fill grocery bags with yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce and everything residents... more »
  • Louisiana's sales tax holiday on Fri. and Sat.; 3 percent to be paid by shoppers Play Video

    August 2, 2016 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's annual Sales Tax Holiday is on Friday and Saturday this year, however unlike past years, customers will end up paying some tax. On Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6, shoppers will pay three percent sales tax rather than the full five percent. The... more »
  • 2 dead, 4 injured after Mississippi Mardi Gras parade

    February 8, 2016 5:22 AM

    PASS CHRISTIAN - Police are questioning witnesses to a shooting that left two men died and four others injured after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi. Pass Christian Deputy Police Chief M.Y. Carbine told the Associated Press Monday no suspects are in custody. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Holiday Countdown: December 24, 2015 Play Video

    December 24, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Christmas is less than 24 hours away and everyone is scrounging for the perfect dish idea for their family gatherings. Well have no fear, Holly Clegg was back on 2une In Thursday showing JP a few dishes that are easy to make and will guarantee that you don't... more »
  • Jindals donate nearly 300 pounds of food to local food bank

    December 23, 2015 8:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal and his wife have donated nearly 300 pounds of food to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for the holidays. The food was collected from guests who were asked to bring non-perishable goods when they visited the governor's mansion. In a statement Tuesday, first lady... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Holiday Countdown: December 17, 2015 Play Video

    December 17, 2015 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This week on 2une In, John Pastorek introduced another segment of the holiday countdown with Holly Clegg . The two holiday helpers were back in the kitchen preparing a mouth-watering dessert that's guaranteed to have your Christmas guests begging for more. Check out the video to find out... more »
  • Inmates celebrate the holidays with their kids Play Video

    December 15, 2015 12:05 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - People behind bars in West Feliciana Parish received some early Christmas cheer Tuesday. Montreal Floyd is a father of six, but on Tuesday he got to see two of his children. This will be the first Christmas without his kids. "When you're use to being around them,... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Holiday Countdown (December 3, 2015) Play Video

    December 3, 2015 9:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's cookbook queen Holly Clegg is joining 2une In for the entire month of December to share some great holiday recipes, cooking tips and gift ideas. Check out the video to find out more about this week's holiday recipes and be sure to watch 2une In next week... more »
  • Record Cyber Monday spending tops $3 billion

    December 2, 2015 1:31 PM

    NEW YORK- Shoppers spent more than $3 billion online this "Cyber Monday," making it the biggest online shopping day ever. Research firm comScore said shopping by phone, tablet, laptop or tablet jumped 21 percent to $3.11 billion Monday. The 10-year-old shopping holiday has lost some of its luster as retailers... more »
  • Bus overturns: 1 seriously hurt, dozens of minor injuries

    November 30, 2015 7:19 AM

    RICHMOND, VA.- A charter bus carrying college students to three Virginia campuses overturned, leaving one person seriously injured and 35 others aboard with minor injuries near the close of the holiday weekend. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told The Associated Press there were no reported fatalities after the bus... more »
  • BRPD patrolling for holiday traffic jams

    November 27, 2015 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they will post additional rapid-response officers on the Baton Rouge interstate system this Sunday to quickly clear any wrecks or other incidents which could cause traffic jams during the post-holiday rush. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said a similar effort last year worked more than 80... more »
  • Teenager's food drive helps feed about 175 families

    November 25, 2015 5:26 AM

    OPELOUSAS- A teenager's food drive will feed about 175 families this holiday season. Cortland Reed, 14, held his fifth-annual food drive and helped gather over 2,000 pounds of food for Opelousas Food Bank on Monday. Reed says last year he reached his goal of 1,000 pounds and wanted to double... more »
  • Local business owners optimistic about holiday spending

    November 24, 2015 4:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- South Louisiana retailers say they are optimistic about the upcoming holiday shopping season, which will start in earnest at many stores and shopping malls on Thanksgiving night. Baton Rouge's Mall of Louisiana General Manager Tony Stephens says that his mall has more tenants than ever before and expects... more »
  • Baton Rouge businesses now hiring for holiday season Play Video

    November 20, 2015 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses around town are now looking for seasonal workers. Signs advertising for open positions are popping up all around. "We just hired three individuals today," said Charles Rodrigue, store manager at Calvin's Market. Rodrigue told News 2 that business usually starts picking up for them around football... more »
  • Red Stick Moms Blog releases Shop Local Guide Play Video

    November 9, 2015 5:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A group of local moms is trying to keep your money around Baton Rouge. The Red Stick Mom Bloggers have released a new Shop Local Guide just in time for the holiday season. Red Stick Moms Blog is a group of mothers in the Baton Rouge area... more »
  • Thanksgiving travel tips

    November 3, 2015 7:42 AM

    Baton Rouge- Travel experts are disproving the myth that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day. According to the Department of Transportation, the actual busiest day for travelers is in the summer, and every year it's a different day. Here are some tips to help you find the... more »
  • Second Amendment tax holiday Sept. 4-6

    August 27, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue said the annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday will take place next week in Louisiana. The holiday waives state and local sales taxes for qualifying purchases of guns, ammo and other hunting supplies from Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 6.... more »
  • State sales tax holiday Friday, Saturday Play Video

    August 5, 2015 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's annual sales tax holiday is Friday and Saturday, just in time for families preparing to send their children back to school. The holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for... more »
  • Holiday traffic jam stretches for miles

    July 2, 2015 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic jam caused by a flood of holiday drivers stretched for miles past the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said the congestion on I-10 East was backed up for nine miles past the Lobdell exit... more »
  • A crackdown on drinking boaters heading into holiday

    July 1, 2015 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Ahead of a long holiday weekend, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is warning boaters about operating vessels while intoxicated. The department issued a news release noting the arrests of three boaters statewide from last Friday through Sunday - in Jefferson, Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes. The department... more »
  • Two men burned in plant fire to go home for Easter

    April 4, 2015 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men injured in a Geismar plant fire were able to go home to their families Saturday morning. The two men Ben, 39 and Brandon, 57 were transported over to Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center in Mid City after a fire broke out at a... more »
  • Remembering MLK's dream in Ascension Parish Play Video

    January 19, 2015 7:19 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - There's a special museum in Ascension Parish where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream comes alive. This morning on 2une In, News 2's John Pastorek gave you an inside look at the River Road African American Museum with its founder and director, Kathe Hambrick-Jackson. Click on... more »
  • Obama sends prayers, best wishes on Kwanzaa

    December 26, 2014 1:11 PM

    HONOLULU - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending their prayers and best wishes to those celebrating Kwanzaa. The Obamas say in a statement that the Kwanzaa celebration highlights the rich heritage of African Americans. They say families come together on Kwanzaa to reflect on the past... more »
  • Did you spend what everyone else did on gifts today?

    December 24, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shoppers took to area stores Wednesday to make last minute buys for Christmas. As last as 9 p.m., people were still on the streets. Many people had to visit drug or convenience stores because they waited until all other establishments were closed. Shoppers had procrastinated... more »
  • Christmas Eve travelers deal with flight delays, cancellations

    December 24, 2014 3:28 PM

    NEW YORK - American Airlines says it's trying to adapt its schedule to the windy and wet weather plaguing parts of the country today -- and trying to get passengers to their destinations for Christmas. By mid-morning today, more than 260 flights had been canceled in the United States, according... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul assisting women, children Play Video

    December 22, 2014 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Woman and Children Center at St. Vincent de Paul is a full house this holiday season. The shelter often doesn't have the space necessary to help everyone in need. News 2's Rebecca Buchanan visited the the center this morning on 2une In to learn more... more »
  • Enjoy Carols and Candlelight in North Blvd. Town Square Play Video

    December 17, 2014 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Right before the holiday hustle and bustle begins, you have a chance to slow down to enjoy some music and fellowship. First United Methodist Church is inviting you to their Carols and Candlelight event this weekend. It begins at 6 p.m. Sunday at North Boulevard... more »
  • Holly's Holiday Countdown: Crabmeat Brie Spinach Dip Play Video

    December 11, 2014 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - John Pastorek joined Holly Clegg in the kitchen this morning on 2une In as we continued Holly's Holiday Countdown. On the menu this morning: Crabmeat Brie Spinach Dip and Italian Pull Apart Bread. Here's the recipes: Crabmeat Brie Spinach Dip: Splurge with this divine, creamy, and... more »
  • Police warn of 'Grinches' looking to steal gifts Play Video

    December 10, 2014 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say 15 mailboxes were broken into overnight at an apartment complex in Baton Rouge. Investigators said while they weren't sure if the thieves were after shipped gifts or just the personal information found in people's mail, it's a sad example of Christmas Grinches looking to cash... more »
  • Christmas angels disguised as deputies help kids' wishes come true

    December 2, 2014 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Twenty kids got a chance at having a happier holiday season Tuesday morning. Tuesday, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies took the kids shopping during its annual Shop with a Cop event at Target. The children, nominated by school guidance counselors based on need, got $100 to... more »
  • Cyber Monday deals get stretched, crimping sales

    December 2, 2014 12:29 PM

    NEW YORK - Cyber Monday deals are being stretched out this holiday season, crimping sales on the day itself. Retailers from Target to Amazon have been offering online deals since the beginning of November, and are promising "cyber" deals all week. That seems to have put a dent in Cyber... more »
  • Colorado retail pot industry offers 'Green Friday' specials

    November 28, 2014 2:42 PM

    DENVER - Colorado's new retail marijuana industry is joining the rush for holiday shopping dollars. The Grass Station in Denver offered traditional doorbuster deals on what some are calling "Green Friday". The most popular was an ounce of marijuana for $50, about $200 less than the normal price for those... more »
  • BTR airport says no local delays for holiday travel Play Video

    November 25, 2014 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With an estimated four million Americans taking to the skies to get to their destinations this holiday weekend, Baton Rouge travelers may be joining those who could be in for some travel turbulence along the way. Thankfully for Thanksgiving, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport spokesperson Jim Caldwell... more »
  • Crisis Intervention Center helps with the holiday blues Play Video

    November 25, 2014 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thanksgiving signals the beginning of the holidays and is a time for joy and celebration, but it can also be a time for loss, anxiety and depression. You can get help for the holiday blues at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center. Haley Shows joined John... more »
  • Where does your holiday meal come from? Play Video

    November 24, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Everyone is getting prepared to serve Thanksgiving dinner, but not everyone knows where their food came from. In Louisiana, a lot of it comes from our own backyard. This time of year, a lot of attention is given to the human treatment of animals. Kleinpeter Farms... more »
  • 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 »
  • Israel on alert as Jewish, Muslim holiday coincide

    October 3, 2014 4:47 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli police are on high alert to avert possible clashes as Jews and Muslims observe their faith's major holidays of Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which overlap this year. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says reinforced police contingents are deployed across Israel. There are large Muslim minorities in... more »

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