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  • Late Rev. Charles T. Smith honored with street sign Play Video

    July 6, 2013 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The late Rev. Charles T. Smith was honored Saturday morning with the dedication of a street bearing his name. America Street between South 10th and Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive was renamed "Charles T. Smith Dr." in honor of the pastor who served the city of... more »
  • Southern Jaguars honored for NCAA performance

    March 27, 2013 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council honored the Southern University basketball team for their performance in the NCAA tournament. The 16-seed Southern played a close game against the first-seed Gonzaga Bulldogs, but the Jaguars lost 58-64. Councilwoman Tara Wicker expressed how proud the parish was in their... more »
  • Slain Newtown educators to be honored with medals

    February 5, 2013 2:14 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Presidential medals are being awarded posthumously to the six people who died protecting children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A White House official says the four teachers and two administrators killed in the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. will be among the recipients of the... more »
  • John Besh honored at Belle Chasse naval station

    December 13, 2012 2:37 PM

    BELLE CHASSE - The oath-of-enlistment room of a New Orleans area naval station is being dedicated to chef John Besh, a former Marine who served during Operation Desert Storm. Besh owns seven New Orleans restaurants, including The American Sector at the National World War II Museum, but started his career... more »
  • Crime victims honored in Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 24, 2012 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Victims of crime will be honored tonight at an event called "Flowers on the Lake." Dozens will gather at the Chapel on the Campus and place flowers into the lake to remember those who were victims of violence. Bonnie Hunt flew in from New Hampshire to... more »
  • President honors Alabama, BCS champs

    April 19, 2012 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama honored the University of Alabama football team for winning the BCS championship in January. It was the Crimson Tide's 14th championship. Alabama entered the game ranked second and beat top-ranked Louisiana State University 21-0. Obama says it was a "fun season to watch" but also... more »
  • Fallen soldiers honored at Port Hudson National Cemetery

    May 30, 2011 5:14 PM

    ZACHARY, La.- Hundreds of families gathered at the Port Hudson National Cemetery in Zachary, La., to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. After the annual Memorial Day service, many families visited the graves of their loved ones. Emmalean Jenkins joined her family to visit her brother's grave.... more »
  • Manship School honors 2011 Hall of Fame inductees

    May 9, 2011 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three local journalists were honored for their contributions when they were recently inducted into the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Hall of Fame. Former WBRZ reporter and anchor Andrea Clesi McMakin, Advocate newspaper columnist Smiley Anders and former LSU faculty member Timothy Cook were inducted... more »
  • Baton Rouge Principal receives Terrel H. Bell Award

    November 16, 2010 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The principal of Ryan Elementary School, in Baton Rouge is in Washington, D.C. to accept the Terrel H. Bell Award. Darlene Brister was nominated for the award because of her commitment to successful teaching and learning, as well as helping students meet high standards. Brister is... more »
  • President honors LSU scientist

    November 6, 2010 10:22 AM

    An LSU scientist is among 85 honored by President Barack Obama for the work done in the early stages of their independent research careers. Jayne C. Garno is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government... more »
  • Top defense officials honor 9/11 Pentagon victims

    September 11, 2010 10:20 AM

    The nation's top defense officials remembered victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, also honoring sacrifices the military has made in the war that followed that day's carnage. "We honor them with our presence and certainly with this memorial," Adm. Mike Mullen said at a Pentagon ceremony... more »
  • Highway marker honors trooper killed in car crash

    August 23, 2010 5:29 AM

    A state trooper who was killed in a car crash earlier this year is being honored with a marker on U.S. Highway 171 in Calcasieu Parish. Today officials will dedicate the marker in memory of Trooper Duane Dalton at 9 a.m. in Moss Bluff. A section of the highway has... more »

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