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  • Former Mayor blasts current administration over BRAVE contract blame game Play Video

    August 8, 2017 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor President Kip Holden hurled verbal bombs at Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome today. It comes 24 hours after her administration blamed his administration for losing BRAVE grant money over reporting and compliance deficiencies dating back to 2016. Emails Broome released back up... more »
  • Outgoing Mayor Kip Holden says last year was tough Play Video

    December 28, 2016 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With days left in the office, outgoing Mayor-President of Baton Rouge Kip Holden said that he is leaving behind a tough year. "This year has been more trying matter of fact, so trying, I switched from Rogaine to Brogaine to get more hair," Holden joked. Holden's first... more »
  • Richmond defeats EBR Mayor for 2nd congressional district

    November 8, 2016 6:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Congressman Cedric Richmond keeps his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, beating out-going Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden. Richmond and Holden, both Democrats, faced each other in the oddly-shaped 2 nd Congressional District. In addition to having held the seat since 2011, the fact that... more »
  • White, Weston Broome advance to EBR Mayoral runoff

    November 8, 2016 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bodi White and Sharon Weston Broome have entered a runoff for East Baton Rouge Mayor-President following Tuesday's election. A dozen people were running in the race that featured business leaders along with members of city and state government. There were four republicans, four democrats and four... more »
  • Weekend hours announced for private property debris removal intake centers

    September 23, 2016 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Kip Holden announced that a number of the City-Parish's Private Property Debris Removal Program intake centers will be open during the weekend for homeowners impacted by last month's flood. Private Debris Removal Program representatives will be available to discuss the program with residents and allow... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden blasts political opponent, defends lack of visibility Play Video

    September 12, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Freshly back from a trip to Taiwan, East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President addressed reporters during a news conference about the parish's flood response. For much of the news conference, Holden's right hand men and women praised his leadership and thanked one another for the great job they... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden out of country, in Taiwan

    September 8, 2016 8:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden is in Taiwan, the WBRZ investigate Unit has learned from multiple sources. Questions about Holden's attention to recent disasters and tragedies has been discussed among people close to city government since July. Just this week, Metro Council members expressed frustrations with him being absent from... more »
  • EBR collects 51,000 cubic yards of debris in first week

    August 26, 2016 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Kip Holden announced Friday that crews have collected more than 51,000 cubic yards of flood debris over the last week, and that number will continue to grow. Holden said crews picked up nearly 17,000 cubic yards of debris just Thursday. And the work is... more »
  • Holden: City-Parish workers should report to work Wednesday

    August 16, 2016 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All City-Parish employees should report to work Wednesday, according to Mayor-President Kip Holden Saturday. In a tweet shared Tuesday night on Baton Rouge's official Twitter account, Holden said employees will resume work at city offices and return to normal operating hours. Any city-parish employee who... more »
  • Mayor calls curfew a backdoor political deal Play Video

    August 16, 2016 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mayor started a very public feud with the sheriff in a live TV interview Tuesday night over a curfew set for Tuesday night. The curfew is from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday. The sheriff announced the curfew in a news conference with state... more »
  • Absent during protests, Baton Rouge mayor is more visible

    July 20, 2016 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After police killed a man outside a convenience store and protesters filled the streets, the first black mayor of the Louisiana capital was conspicuously missing. His absence was so glaring that demonstrators called for Kip Holden's resignation. But with the shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden qualifies for US House race

    July 20, 2016 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mayor of Baton Rouge, whose city is embroiled in the aftermath of shootings and protests, has signed up to run for a congressional seat. Kip Holden, a Democrat who is term-limited as mayor, qualified Wednesday for the 2nd District race, challenging Democratic incumbent Cedric Richmond. The... more »
  • Where is Mayor Kip Holden? Play Video

    July 11, 2016 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Questions are being raised about why Mayor Kip Holden isn't more visible as the nation is watching what happened in Baton Rouge last Tuesday. Aside from one press conference, Holden has been mostly absent from the public eye involving the shooting death of Alton Sterling which gained... more »
  • While Baton Rouge teeters, mayor appears absent

    July 9, 2016 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The governor stressed teamwork in a news conference Friday, and said state leaders are working with Baton Rouge city officials despite a noticeable absence of Mayor Kip Holden. Holden, who first commented in a quick phone conversation with WBRZ the night of Alton Sterling's death -... more »
  • Mayor's Office discusses Earth Day violence at Friday press conference Play Video

    April 29, 2016 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor "Kip" Holden and other officials held a news conference late Friday morning to discuss recent incidents that erupted downtown during this year's Earth Day festivities. On that Sunday, chaotic altercations erupted between young people in the downtown festival area with pictures and videos immediately appearing... more »
  • Council could overturn mayor's veto of NBR economic development Play Video

    April 26, 2016 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council will vote Wednesday to possibly override Mayor-President Kip Holden's veto for a proposal to create an economic development district in north Baton Rouge. Holden denied the request last week, after the Metro Council unanimously approved the district, sponsored by council member John Delgado.... more »
  • Sharon Weston Broome will run for Mayor-President Play Video

    April 8, 2016 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Former State Senator Sharon Weston Broome announced her candidacy for Baton Rouge Mayor-President Friday morning. "I will indeed be a candidate for Mayor-President of Baton Rouge/EBR parish" pic.twitter.com/uxJkJR22vL — Sharon Weston Broome (@broomeformayor) April 8, 2016 At a campaign event at... more »
  • November 23, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 23, 2015 6:54 AM

    Here are today's top stories: 2015 Election Results NOPD: 16 injured after gunmen open fire at music video filming LSU drops 3rd straight football game Chilly but clear to mild but moody Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Louisiana governor's race top of Saturday ballot

    November 20, 2015 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's runoff election features three statewide races on Saturday's ballot, with most attention focused on the governor's race. But competitions for lieutenant governor and attorney general also await decisions. LOUISIANA GOVERNOR A competitive runoff between Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards and Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter... more »
  • Lt. Governor candidates set to speak at Press Club today

    November 16, 2015 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The candidates for Lt. Governor are speaking at the Press Club of Baton Rouge Monday. It's one of the final times East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President, Kip Holden and former Plaquemines Parish President, Billy Nungesser will square off before election day on November 21. The press club forum... more »
  • November 16, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 16, 2015 8:16 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Baton Rouge citizens gather downtown in solidarity after terrorist attacks in France Thousands of people take advantage of early voting Tax Amnesty program offers delinquent taxpayers a fresh start Monitoring a severe storms threat Updates all day, every day: ... more »
  • Local residents take advantage of early voting

    November 16, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Voters took advantage of early voting before it came to a close over the weekend. More than 4,000 people headed to the polls on Saturday to cast their vote for governor, lieutenant governor and a variety of other run-offs and propositions. A total of 23,000 people voted... more »
  • Council budget hearing scheduled for Thursday afternoon

    November 12, 2015 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Metro council members are getting ready to take a look at next year's budget proposal. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden unveiled his 2016 budget proposal. The $880.4 million budget includes more money for safety agencies and a pay bump for government employees. On Thursday, Metro... more »
  • Lieutenant governor's race headed to Nov. runoff

    October 25, 2015 12:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Billy Nungesser and Democrat Kip Holden will face off in the Nov. 21 runoff election for lieutenant governor. The two men were the top vote-getters in Saturday's election. Holden, the mayor of Baton Rouge, has spent a small amount of money so far to... more »
  • Painting the City Purple: Domestic violence awareness Play Video

    September 24, 2015 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Butterfly Society is "Painting the City Purple" to raise awareness for domestic violence. The week of events starts with a prayer vigil at the Butterfly Society Garden, 225 S. River Road. To find out more about Painting the City Purple see the schedule of events below and... more »
  • Mayor holding 11 a.m. press conference on EBR Riverfront

    August 31, 2015 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden called a press conference Monday morning to present updates on the Baton Rouge Riverfront. Holden's 11 a.m. press conference will be held on the Town Square Stage on North Boulevard and Third Street. The mayor's announcement didn't give any specifics about what... more »
  • Republicans draw in more money for top La. statewide races

    July 28, 2015 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Republicans are out-raising Democrats in Louisiana's races for governor and lieutenant governor. The latest campaign finance reports were due Monday. In the governor's race, Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter reported raising $1.3 million, while donors gave GOP Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne $408,000. Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle... more »
  • Holden quietly settles up with Ethics Commission

    July 17, 2015 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden ended a years-long dispute with the state Ethics Commission when he paid a $2,500 fine he's owed since 2008. Holden paid the fine on May 29 with little fanfare. He's publicly disputed the fine for months, telling News 2's Investigative Unit he planned... more »
  • Baton Rouge Edufest Play Video

    July 17, 2015 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- As summer winds down, groups across Baton Rouge are working hard to make sure kids are ready to go back to school. Last year, the Baton Rouge mayor's office got started on the My Brother's Keeper initiative, a program that addresses opportunity gaps faced by young men... more »
  • Mayor Holden's Healthy BR Initiative wins national AHA award

    July 14, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE -The American Hospital Association announced Tuesday that Mayor-President Kip Holden's Healthy BR Initiative is one of five programs nationwide to receive the NOVA award for improving community health. "This award is really honoring a collaborative effort, and shows what can be accomplished when health-care providers put aside their... more »
  • Passing the Flag 2015 Play Video

    June 29, 2015 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Nation of Patriots is hosting its sixth annual Passing the Flag Event this weekend as part of the nation-wide Patriot Tour. The Patriot Tour follows an American flag during its 14,000 mile journey through 48 states. The entire tour takes about 100 days to complete and... more »
  • Mayor to hold conference on Summer Feeding Program Play Video

    May 19, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Free lunches are getting started for children across East Baton Rouge Parish. The USDA Summer Feeding Program works to make sure kids are staying fed while they're out of school. The Summer Feeding Program has been in Baton Rouge for the past 30 years. In the last... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy on budget issues Play Video

    May 7, 2015 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The budget battle is heating up today at the Capitol. Lawmakers are expecting a long debate as they consider a dozen tax changes in the hopes of getting more money to balance next year's budget. State Treasurer, John Kennedy talked to News 2's John Pastorek about what the... more »
  • Metro Council approves Miss USA spending

    April 8, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members unanimously approved a request Wednesday for $230,000 to bring the Miss USA pageant to Baton Rouge again. The six-figure expenditure will help cover costs for the pageant, and was part of the agreement to bring it back to Baton Rouge for another year.... more »
  • Mayor announces Baton Rouge litter initiative

    April 8, 2015 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden announced plans Wednesday for a community-wide cleanup effort in East Baton Rouge this coming may. Holden said the "Serve and Showcase Baton Rouge" effort on May 16 will be part of a campaign to showcase the capital region as a year-round tourist destination.... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden claims Ethics Commission out to get him Play Video

    April 7, 2015 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Mayor-President of Baton Rouge claimed victory today against the Ethics Commission after he opened up a check from the IRS. The Ethics Commission claims Mayor Kip Holden owes the state $2,500 in fines for a problem with a financial disclosure report back in 2008. Holden believes... more »
  • Open Data BR site already making City-Parish more efficient, tech-friendly Play Video

    February 12, 2015 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - This morning on 2une In, City-Parish Director of Information Services Eric Romero joined us to discuss Mayor Kip Holden's new Open Data Initiative . "Open Data BR is really the framework for Mayor Holden's vision to make the Baton Rouge government more efficient, transparent and create... more »
  • Mayor puts blame on governor for ER's closure

    February 4, 2015 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mayor put some of the blame on Governor Bobby Jindal for the closure of the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City . The hospital announced this week, it was losing too much money and would close the ER in two months. It was... more »
  • New Orleans smoking ban prompts debate in Baton Rouge

    January 28, 2015 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Less than a week after New Orleans passed a law to ban smoking in bars and casinos, some Baton Rouge medical professionals and local leaders are pushing the capital city to strike while the iron's still hot. On Tuesday, Mayor-President Kip Holden and leaders from area hospitals... more »
  • Metro Council message: no new taxes Play Video

    January 14, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted Wednesday night not to bring East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's proposal for a 1/4 cent sales tax increase to a public vote. The tax bump would have funded public safety and capital improvement projects. council members in favor of the plan... more »
  • Mayor's tax proposal on Metro Council agenda Play Video

    January 14, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposed sales tax is on the agenda for the Metro Council meeting today in Baton Rouge. Mayor Kip Holden is asking for a 1/4 cent sales tax increase to fund public safety projects. Holden's proposed $335 million tax plan would also fund capital improvements. It... more »
  • Kip Holden kicks off Lt. Governor run Play Video

    December 10, 2014 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - He's dressed as a cowboy, Santa, and a pirate to promote East Baton Rouge, and now Mayor-President Kip Holden wants to add "lieutenant governor" to his wardrobe. Holden officially kicked off his campaign for the office Wednesday in Baton Rouge. He said he's dedicated to using... more »
  • EBR Mayor to kick off Lt. Governor's run

    December 8, 2014 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A campaign spokesperson for Mayor-President Kip Holden said he will officially announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor later this week. The spokesperson released a schedule for a campaign announcement this Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Drusilla Place ballroom. Holden confirmed his plans to run in... more »
  • Citizen calls for police review board following WBRZ reports Play Video

    November 12, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mounting allegations against the police department has some urging the city to create a review board to watch over officers. "I think it's time we start holding officers accountable," an area college professor, Paul Guidry, said. He and Metro Council members C. Denise Marcelle and... more »
  • THE INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Politicians told to pay fines Play Video

    October 30, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Politicians are being warned and getting disqualified from running for office since they owe outstanding fines for ethics violations. In the next few weeks, the Louisiana Attorney General will mail payment demand letters to 20 politicians in an effort to collect debts. Four politicians are... more »
  • Aeneas Williams honored by Southern at homecoming Play Video

    October 5, 2014 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What a year it's been for Aeneas Williams. In August, the former safety for the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals was inducted into the NFL hall of fame. Then on Saturday, he was honored by his alma mater, Southern, at homecoming. The school, celebrating... more »
  • EBR residents encouraged to 'fight the flu'

    September 24, 2014 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President "Kip" Holden and representatives from Baton Rouge area hospitals held a press conference Wednesday morning in an effort to encourage East Baton Rouge residents to "fight the flu". Speakers from Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge General, Woman's Hospital and Ochsner Baton Rouge were... more »
  • NAACP meeting held to address cop's alleged racist text messages Play Video

    September 9, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The NAACP met for the first time Tuesday since a WBRZ Investigative Unit report found a police officer had been accused of sending racially charged text messages. At the meeting, residents voiced their concerns with the situation and Mayor-President Kip Holden broke his silence on the... more »
  • Bone marrow registration drive underway in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 14, 2014 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The challenge has been issued and it's time to register to be a bone marrow donor. Earlier this week, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, Be the Match and the Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer joined forces to announce the start of the... more »
  • Mayor's office releases healthy eating music video Play Video

    August 5, 2014 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's healthy eating initiative released a locally-created music video Tuesday intended to help get kids to eat healthy. The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council helped create the video along with John Gray, a musician and instructor at the Dunham School. It cost $15,000 to make... more »
  • Mayor Holden welcomes World Changers volunteers

    July 15, 2014 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor "Kip" Holden welcomed nearly 200 student volunteers with the World Changers program to the Baton Rouge area on Tuesday with a press conference and a visit to the site where the volunteers will make their contribution. The faith-based World Changers program gives teens a chance... more »
  • White finishes statement, Holden to render decision Play Video

    February 18, 2013 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police Chief Dwayne White has finished his testimony at a special hearing into his future. Mayor-President Kip Holden said he would have a decision in the matter in about ten minutes. White testified for more than an hour telling Holden he and the police department had... more »

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