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  • Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster

    November 30, 2015 11:42 AM

    NEW YORK - Retailers are rolling out online deals today, the so-called "Cyber Monday." But since shoppers these days are online all the time anyway, the shopping holiday is losing some of its luster. Still, today is expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, with estimates that it... more »
  • FedEx predicts 12 percent increase in holiday shipments

    October 26, 2015 12:06 PM

    With online shopping growing, FedEx is bracing for a record volumes this holiday season. The delivery company predicted Monday that shipments from Black Friday through Christmas Eve will rise 12.4 percent over last year to 317 million pieces. The company said that to handle the crush, it is... more »
  • Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving

    October 6, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEOGA, Ill. - Crop experts say there should be enough pumpkins for Halloween, but that supplies of canned pumpkin could be scarce by Thanksgiving. Illinois is the country's top pumpkin-producing state. Mohammad Babadoost is a plant pathology professor at the University of Illinois. He says "we'll have a pumpkin for... more »
  • NYPD Slow: Times Square had 1 million revelers, zero tickets

    January 10, 2015 10:50 AM

    NEW YORK - There were an estimated 1 million revelers and thousands of police officers in Times Square on New Year's Eve. But another number stands out: zero tickets for low-level crimes. That was for the entire week containing the holiday. During the busy Christmas week, the total for such... more »
  • Mystery child gives trooper loving Christmas card

    December 25, 2014 9:37 PM

    HOUMA - A state trooper was shocked by a little girl, who handed him a Christmas card at a store. The girl handed him a card, then left. When the trooper opened it, it read "the gift of love, the gift of peace, and the gift of joy; May... more »
  • Stores open early, stay open late for last-minute shoppers

    December 19, 2014 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you are one of the millions of American's who have yet to get their holiday shopping done, stores are staying open longer and opening earlier for your convenience. Kohl's is open for 100 hours straight. The store opened Friday at 6 a.m. and will stay open... more »
  • Kohl's will open for 100 hours straight again in 2014

    December 9, 2014 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Kohl's shoppers and others will be able to shop 'till they drop for hours leading up to Christmas. The company announced its stores will be open for 100 hours straight ahead of the holiday in two weeks. Stores will open at 6 a.m. on Dec. 19 and... more »
  • Help offered for seasonal depression check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 2, 2014 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the holidays near many families will celebrate in a traditional way, but for some those celebrations and joy can exacerbate the pain felt through depression. Experts at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center say people who are already experiencing a problem with depression can hurt... more »
  • Gas prices leaving extra cash in your pocket check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 19, 2014 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The price of gas has dropped as low as $2.30 a gallon in the Capital City and the savings at the pump mean more cash for the holidays. "I could add in the iPads or something like that, that I wouldn't normally be able to afford," said... more »
  • A guide to healthy holidays and diabetes living check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 10, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With World Diabetes Day approaching on Friday, dietician Angelina LeBlanc returned to the News 2 at 4 set to promote diabetes awareness, prevention and coping techniques. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 400 million people worldwide have diabetes with 29.1 million in the United States... more »
  • Pecan season is here check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 31, 2014 6:32 PM

    NEW ROADS - The holiday season is here, and with it comes pecan season. Steve Bergeron from H.J. Bergeron Pecan Shelling company said this year's crops are a few weeks late in its harvest. "There's a huge crop out there. But the problem being that since we had... more »
  • Homeboys Home for the Holidays check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 30, 2013 10:37 AM

    Jacob Zumo, an artist with Homeboys Home for the Holidays, joins Whitney to talk about his artwork. more »
  • Lawmaker fights for religious holidays

    December 12, 2013 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When the legislature convenes in the spring, lawmakers will likely discuss a proposal to allow Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations in public schools. State Representative Alan Seabaugh, a republican from north Louisiana plans to push a law allowing for holiday festivities dealing with those religious events. ... more »
  • Pets looking for homes for the holidays check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 9, 2013 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - President of SOS Rescue Andrea LaFaver brought different pets they have available for adoption Monday on News 2 at 4. LaFaver brought on Bacall which is a half rat terrier and half dachshund who is looking for a new home for the holidays. She said... more »
  • Stores lure shoppers from Thanksgiving dinner check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 28, 2013 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's some backlash brewing against the mall crawl for holiday savings, but it didn't slow shoppers down. Some were camped out at the Best Buy on Millerville since Wednesday afternoon awaiting the 6 p.m. opening of the store. At the Best Buy near the Mall... more »
  • Bellue's serving up essentials for Thanksgiving feast check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 27, 2013 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For folks who aren't kitchen savvy or maybe don't want to tackle the task of cooking this Thanksgiving, Bellue's Fine Cajun Cuisine has the solution. You can have turkey, ham and all the fixing's ready to serve in under 30 minutes. Bellue's offers multiple entrees and... more »
  • Jen's Christmas shopping tips check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 19, 2013 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fashion blogger Jennifer Palpallatoc explored different Christmas gift ideas like scarves and jewelry. She also announced the opening of Tiffany & Co. in New Orleans. Palpallatoc gave a wide variety of different gift ideas for every price range. Money can be tight over the holidays, but... more »
  • UPS to hire 55,000 seasonal workers in US

    October 25, 2013 8:41 AM

    ATLANTA - UPS will be hiring 55,000 U.S. seasonal workers to help with an increase in volume over the holiday season. The world's biggest package delivery company said Friday that it foresees peak season daily volume rising 8 percent this year. Its peak day for holiday pickups will... more »
  • Official: Report on leave inaccurate

    January 15, 2013 9:02 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish School Superintendent Ed Cancienne has challenged the facts stated in a recent attorney general's opinion alleging the school district had violated state law by letting 12-month employees work "skeleton shifts" during holiday breaks. Cancienne and Brandie Blanchard, the district's personnel coordinator, told members of the Iberville... more »
  • Week after Christmas slow for retailers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 26, 2012 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 2012 shopping season is quickly drawing to a close, and many shoppers say they didn't spend as much as years past. Retailers typically make 40 percent of their yearly sales in November and December. The week after Christmas is still considered a big shopping week,... more »
  • Well-wishers console Conn. residents on Christmas

    December 26, 2012 6:26 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - People moved by the deadly mass shooting at a Newtown elementary school have found ways to console and help grieving residents during the holiday. Well-wishers from around the country showed up Christmas morning to hang ornaments on a series of memorial Christmas trees while police officers... more »
  • More Christmas vandals on the loose in Ascension

    December 20, 2012 11:17 PM

    DUTCHTOWN- More Christmas vandals are wanted in Ascension Parish. The sheriff's office said people destroyed holiday decorations in the Moss Pointe Subdivision. It's the second set of attacks this season. Last week, three teens were arrested. They were accused of another vandalism spree where thousands of dollars worth... more »
  • Livingston Parish opens doors to Christmas Crusade check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 14, 2012 5:32 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade distributed toys to over 1,200 kids today. Families opened their doors to Sheriff Deputies, who hand-delivered the toys to each household. For many deputies, the Christmas Crusade is about connecting with the public in a positive way. "It's seeing... more »
  • Security beefed up for holiday shoppers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 26, 2012 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Local retailers are getting ready to beef up security at malls around the area as the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear. Baton Rouge Police are also preparing for thefts to increase during this time too. At the Mall at Cortana, mall managers say extra... more »
  • Kid tablets, retro brands are Toys R Us 'hot toys'

    September 19, 2012 12:24 PM

    NEW YORK - It's still technically summer, but for some it's not too soon to think about what the kiddies will want for the holidays. Toys R Us has come out with its annual "hot toy" list that includes tablets for kids, fashion dolls in the likeness of boy-band sensation... more »
  • Toys R Us to offer 'hot toy' reservation program

    September 12, 2012 12:36 PM

    NEW YORK - It's still summer for a few more days, but the holidays are already heating up at Toys R Us. The largest U.S. specialty toy retailer outlined its plan for its busiest season Wednesday - including adding a "hot toy" reservation system, beefing up services like layaway and... more »
  • Holiday season can bring in creepy crawlies

    December 24, 2011 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Silverfish, fungus gnats, pantry pests and mice - holidays can bring you things that really are not nice. LSU AgCenter entomologist Dennis Ring says those are only a few of the critters that may invade your house during the holidays. He says many hitchhike on Christmas trees,... more »

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