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  • Veterans Day ceremonies around Baton Rouge

    November 11, 2015 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People across the country are saluting the men and women in uniform on this Veterans Day. Many events are being held throughout the Baton Rouge area to honor our American Heroes who risk their lives every day to protect ours. The USS Kidd Veterans Museum and some of... more »
  • Rain doesn't stop 9/11 services in Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 11, 2015 6:24 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Midday rain showers forced Ascension Parish authorities and leaders to change the way they honored those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Instead of raising the flag above fire trucks parked alongside Airline Highway, the group remained inside Fire District #1 where they prayed... more »
  • Moments of silence mark 14 years since 9/11 attacks

    September 11, 2015 11:33 AM

    NEW YORK - Bells are tolling as New York City observes a moment of silence to observe the time the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center 14 years ago. Families of victims of the 2001 and 1993 World Trade Center attacks began reading names... more »
  • Ava and Jacob Saucier Memorial Schlorship Fund Benefit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2015 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Five years ago Ava Dawn Saucier, Jacob Michael Saucier and their grandparents were killed in a house fire. Now, Kristen and Blake Saucier hold the Ava and Jacob Saucier Memorial Scholarship Fund Benefit every year to give children an opportunity that their kids never got, the chance... more »
  • Fallen officer honored in Shreveport, Saint Amant check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 7, 2015 6:47 PM

    SAINT AMANT - Flags flew at half staff Friday in north Louisiana as family, friends and the law enforcement community remembered Officer Thomas LaValley. LaValley was shot and killed Wednesday night responding to a call. An intense manhunt led to the accused shooter's capture in the same neighborhood where... more »
  • Officers memorial vandalized in New Orleans

    July 26, 2015 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities said a memorial for fallen Louisiana law enforcement officers was vandalized some time after an officer's funeral this weekend. The Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial group said the torch at the memorial at Lakelawn Cemetery was knocked off its pedastel. The 70-pound torch resisted being... more »
  • Shooting victims remembered in memorial services check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 25, 2015 12:22 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Two young women were memorialized with flowers, candles, and prayers on Friday evening. Jillian Johnson and Mayci Breaux were killed in a shooting at The Grand movie theater in Lafayette. Jillian Johnson, 33, was a businesswoman with shops in Lafayette and New Orleans. Flowers and loving notes adorned... more »
  • Veterans selling bricks to raise money for memorial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 3, 2015 4:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - A group of veterans in New Roads are raising money to build a veterans memorial in Pointe Coupee Parish. The veterans are trying to sell personalized bricks for $100 each to raise $100,000 to build the memorial in front the Pointe Coupee General Hospital. The memorial... more »
  • Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states

    June 26, 2015 8:52 AM

    ST. LOUIS- Vandals are targeting memorials dedicated to the Confederacy, leaving graffiti on the monuments in parks and outside government buildings. This week, the slogan "Black lives matter" was painted on memorials in a half-dozen states. The graffiti reflects the racial tension that permeates post-Ferguson America, more than a week... more »
  • Dolores Spikes memorial service set for today

    June 9, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A memorial service for former Southern University system president, Dr. Dolores Spikes, will be held today in Baton Rouge. Spikes was the first woman in the United States to head a university system. She passed away last week. A memorial service will be held tonight at... more »
  • Agents patrolling on the busiest boating day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:11 PM

    MAUREPAS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents said they are on high alert as Memorial Day kicks off the start of boating season. Despite the turbulent weather a number of people were out on the water in the Maurepas area. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and... more »
  • New Roads hosts Blessing of the Boats ceremony and honors vets

    May 24, 2015 6:58 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Blessing of the Boats annual prayer ceremony happened Sunday afternoon. Every year, boaters get a prayer said over their boats to prepare for boating season. This year, more than 20 boats were blessed in a traditional event that has lasted over three decades. "It... more »
  • Boat agents look to crack down on safety violators check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 17, 2015 9:47 PM

    MAUREPAS - Boat agents are cracking down on safety violators this Memorial Day week after a dangerous start to the boating season. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries agents in Livingston parish said they've had five documented boat accident and one fatal just in the month of April... more »
  • Oklahoma City bombing remembered

    April 19, 2015 11:57 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - About 1,000 people have gathered in Oklahoma City to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people. Former President Bill Clinton was among those who spoke at this morning's service at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.... more »
  • Firefighter memorial honors fallen heroes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 12, 2015 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire departments and families from across the state gathered in the capitol city for a ceremony honoring those who dedicated their lives towards the safety of others. A parade, balloon release and statue dedication were some of the few things the crowd did at a firefighter... more »
  • Memorial for firefighters killed in chemical fires to be unveiled

    April 6, 2015 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Fire Marshal's Office said they will honor firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty this Saturday at their annual memorial ceremony. Fire Marshal Butch Browning said they will also unveil a new addition to the memorial which recognizes industrial firefighters killed... more »
  • Veterans honor fallen guardsmen at USS Kidd

    March 12, 2015 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vigil held at the USS Kidd Louisiana Memorial Plaza Thursday honored the eleven lives lost in a Black Hawk helicopter crash earlier this week. A wreath was tossed from the USS Kidd into the Mississippi River to remember the fallen. "It's really hard when... more »
  • Memories of fallen officers etched into eternity on memorial

    March 10, 2015 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than forty officers of the law have been killed in the line of duty in the Capital Region. Tuesday, Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells became the most recent officer to die after being shot by murder suspect Jamie Croom. Wells name will likely be added... more »
  • After bloody start to new year, family holds anti-crime rally check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 12, 2015 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man who has arranged nearly 20 memorial services for men and women killed by gun violence arranged yet another memorial, the latest one, Monday night for his brother. "I would have never thought in a million years that I would be arranging one of these... more »
  • Protesters demonstrate in several La. cities

    November 26, 2014 10:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Micheal Brown. About 100 people marched through the streets of New Orleans Tuesday night, blocking traffic and nearly making their... more »
  • Town of Jackson to honor veterans with new memorial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2014 4:36 PM

    JACKSON - A town in East Feliciana Parish is coming together to honor veterans of the armed forces with the construction of a new memorial. The Jackson Tourism Enhancement Committee is heading up the project with plenty of support from local residents. "A lot of people find this... more »
  • Solemn remembrances mark 9th Katrina Anniversary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 29, 2014 3:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Emotional ceremonies, memorials and speeches along the Gulf Coast marked the ninth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. In New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Julian Castro, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, attended a wreath-laying ceremony today where scores of... more »
  • Mayor lashed out over memorial to cop killer

    July 14, 2014 7:24 PM

    JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY- People who memorialized a man who killed a police officer over the weekend got a tongue-lashing by the mayor of Jersey City. Lawrence Campbell ambushed officer Melvin Santiago and Campbell's widow says she is sorry for Santiago's family but her husband should have killed more... more »
  • Poet Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

    June 7, 2014 2:14 PM

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman. Obama spoke Saturday at Angelou's memorial service in a chapel at Wake Forest University. She remembered reading... more »
  • Flags placed at fallen soldiers graves check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 24, 2014 5:46 PM

    ZACHARY- Hundreds of people showed up at the Port Hudson National Cemetery to pay respects to the fallen soldiers that rest there. Boy Scouts along with the Daughters of the American Revolution were among the groups who attended, placing flags near the headstones of each of the soldiers ... more »
  • State Police memorial for fallen officers tonight

    May 12, 2014 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police announced that they will hold a candlelight vigil and memorial ceremony on to honor officers killed in the line of duty. The ceremony will be held at the memorial in front of the Louisiana State Police Headquarters on Independence Boulevard on Wednesday, May... more »
  • Sheriff's Office to hold memorial in Gonzales

    May 12, 2014 11:14 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office announced they are holding a memorial ceremony to honor fallen officers on Friday. The annual ceremony takes place during National Police Week and offers a chance to show gratitude to officers killed in the line of duty during the past year, according... more »
  • Mandela remembered in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 5, 2013 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Nelson Mandela's legacy is being remembered in the wake of his death. The icon is memorialized on the Southern University campus at the school for public policy. "The story of his life reveals the fact that human capacity with a strong will can overcome any amount of... more »
  • Reverent memorials to mark JFK 50th anniversary

    November 22, 2013 7:39 AM

    DALLAS - Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, thousands will mark the day with a solemn ceremony in Dealey Plaza. Friday's city-planned event in the place where JFK's motorcade passed through when shots rang out will feature brief remarks by the mayor, the tolling... more »
  • No indictment for radical political display

    November 21, 2013 4:19 PM

    LAFAYETTE- A grand jury here refused to indict a man on criminal trespassing charges after he was arrested for allegedly defacing a monument to the September 11th attacks in the city's downtown area. Twelve years to the day, as much of the nation were honoring the heroes of that... more »
  • DC crowd pushes through barriers to WWII memorial

    October 13, 2013 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - A crowd has converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown. WTOP Radio reports that Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas were among those who gathered Sunday... more »
  • Veterans visit WWII Memorial despite shutdown

    October 2, 2013 2:10 PM

    WASHINGTON- The National Park Service says veterans groups that planned trips to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall are being granted access, despite the government shutdown. The Honor Flight Network is being granted access to conduct First Amendment activities at the memorial. Memorials and monuments remain closed... more »
  • Arrest made in 9/11 memorial vandalism

    September 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police arrested a Lafayette man today after they said he vandalized the city's 9/11 memorial. Police charged Salvador Perez, 35, with criminal damage to an historic building and criminal trespassing. Police said graffiti and two cardboard cutouts of crashing planes were placed on the monument early... more »
  • 9/11 memorial in Lafayette vandalized

    September 11, 2013 11:51 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Police are investigating after a 9/11 memorial in downtown Lafayette was vandalized. Police say graffiti and two cardboard cutout images of crashing planes were placed at the monument early Wednesday morning. KATC TV reports that the 9/11 monument is a 1-by-100 scale of both the World Trade... more »
  • 9/11 anniversary marked with somber tributes

    September 11, 2013 10:36 AM

    NEW YORK - The 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks began with solemn bell tolls and a moment of silence at the World Trade Center site. The moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday marked when the first plane hit the twin towers in 2001. Families of the victims... more »
  • USS Kidd celebrates 30th anniversary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The USS Kidd museum celebrated the ship's 30th anniversary as a World War II memorial in Baton Rouge today. Louisiana congressman William Henson Moore selected the Kidd to serve as a memorial for Louisiana World War II veterans. The ship was towed from Philadelphia and arrived... more »
  • Memorial planned for slain Ariz. firefighters

    July 1, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials scheduled a public memorial for Tuesday in Baton Rouge to honor 19 firefighters killed while fighting a wildfire raging in Arizona. The State Fire Marshal's Office and Department of Agriculture and Forestry are working with several other firefighting agencies in Louisiana to put the... more »
  • Authorities: kids' shenanigans deface 9/11 memorial

    June 3, 2013 11:52 PM

    AMITE- Extra eyes will be on the city's memorial to victims of the September 11th terror attacks after some pranksters targeted it for a joke. The memorial, a fountain in downtown, bubbled over Monday morning. Leaders believe a mixture of bubbles was added to the fountain overnight. The... more »
  • Americans gather to honor fallen service members

    May 27, 2013 8:41 AM

    ATLANTA - Americans plan to gather at cemeteries, memorials and monuments nationwide to honor fallen military service members on Memorial Day. President Barack Obama is expected to lay a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington. Another wreath-laying... more »
  • Quote on MLK Memorial to be removed

    December 11, 2012 2:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a plan to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, rather than cut into the granite to replace it with a fuller quotation. Salazar will announce plans Tuesday to remove a paraphrase from King's "Drum Major" speech by carving... more »
  • Memorial service planned for Belcher

    December 5, 2012 11:40 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A person familiar with the arrangements says a memorial service for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher is planned for Wednesday afternoon. The team moved up its practice schedule Wednesday so players could attend a 2 p.m. memorial service for Belcher at the Landmark International Deliverance... more »
  • NY governor: Agreement reached on Sept. 11 museum

    September 10, 2012 6:49 PM

    NEW YORK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an agreement that paves the way for the completion of the Sept. 11 museum has been reached a day before the 11th anniversary of the terror attacks. Cuomo announced the agreement between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey... more »
  • Shunick's body released to family

    August 21, 2012 11:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The body of Mickey Shunick was returned to her family, according to the Lafayette Parish Coroner. Shunick's family plans to have a private funeral for friends and family and a public memorial to celebrate Mickey's life. The date of the public memorial has not been set. Shunick... more »
  • LDWF patrols waterways for holiday safety check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 28, 2012 5:29 PM

    NEW ROADS - Wildlife and Fisheries agents spent Memorial Day enforcing boating laws. During routine boat checks, agents asked boaters to see sufficient life jackets, a fire extinguisher and the boat's registration. Last year, LDWF arrested more than 100 people for driving boats while intoxicated. more »
  • Man barred from running cemetery without license

    January 26, 2012 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has signed off on a court order that bars a man from operating a Baton Rouge cemetery without a license. The order signed last week by state District Judge Todd Hernandez restricts Lymus Washington or anyone working for him from operating Gilbert Memorial Park. Louisiana... more »
  • Memorial fund set up for murdered man check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 21, 2011 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of a man left murdered on the street last week announced the creation of a benefit fund for him today. Everette Duane Crosley was found dead on N. 38th St. and police still have not arrested a suspect. Friends described him as a... more »
  • Pearl Harbor attacks remembered at USS Kidd Memorial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 7, 2011 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Today marks 70 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Many came to the USS Kidd to commemorate the anniversary. Thousands lost their lives in the Japanese attack on the American military base which brought the U.S. into World War II. Organizers at the... more »
  • Cemetery clean-up brings hundreds amidst controversy

    November 5, 2011 5:31 PM

    Hundreds of folks came out to clean up Gilbert Memorial Park this morning. The historically black cemetery has been under fire lately for being unkept and unlicensed. One community group plans to bring Baton Rouge landmark back on track. Edith Brown buried her 18- year-old son at Gilbert... more »
  • 9/11 memorial plaza in NYC opens to public

    September 12, 2011 11:17 AM

    NEW YORK - Visitors are entering New York City's 9/11 memorial for the first time as the site at ground zero opened its doors to the public. The first visitors passed through metal detectors Monday morning and started making their way to the huge square fountains at the center... more »
  • Family members make emotional visit to 9/11 memorial

    September 11, 2011 12:49 PM

    NEW YORK- Relatives of those who died on 9/11 have now been able to see the permanent memorial to the victims at the site of the World Trade Center. Dennis Baxter and hundreds of others saw it today for the first time, as the tree-covered memorial plaza was opened... more »
  • Baker 911 memorial for fallen heroes

    September 8, 2011 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City officials in Baker held an early memorial at the fire station Thursday to mark the 10 year anniversary of September 11th. Fire chief Danny Edwards said the purpose of the memorial was to remind people to never forget. "It's not just about the firemen.... more »
  • Detectives collect evidence; people mourn murder

    August 16, 2011 6:14 PM

    THIBODAUX-- The makeshift memorial for murdered Jori Lirette quadrupled in size outside the boy's home in less than a day. Some pray, some leave stuffed animals or balloons, others hug and cry outside the memorial. All are trying to find a way to cope with their immense grief and... more »
  • Sept. 11 memorial tickets available online

    July 11, 2011 3:50 AM

    NEW YORK- Officials at the National Sept. 11 Memorial are instituting a ticket reservation system to manage what they expect to be heavy demand. Starting today, visitors can make reservations online. The memorial opens to the public on Sept. 12, following events for victims' families on the attack anniversary a... more »
  • Memorial service set for victim in murder-suicide

    June 26, 2011 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The memorial service for Raymond Levie, the victim in a murder-suicide, is set for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Wilson-Wooddale Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. Raymond Levie was the chief investigator for the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office. He died after being shot multiple times inside... more »
  • War on Terror memorial unveiled in Baton Rouge

    May 30, 2011 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new memorial honoring Louisiana soldiers that fell in the War on Terror was unveiled in Baton Rouge today. The memorial at the USS Kidd has the names of 128 service members from the state that have died during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. ... more »
  • Gonzales continues Jambalaya festival into weekend

    May 27, 2011 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gonzales' holiday weekend celebration of one of South Louisiana's favorite food's continues into this weekend. The 45-year-old Jambalaya Festival will feature music, rides, and a fierce competition to crown the World Champion of Jambalaya cooking. To learn more about the Jambalaya Festival you can view... more »
  • Fund set up after death of Les Miles' sister

    April 26, 2011 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fund has been set up to benefit the children of Ann Hope Browne, the sister of LSU football head coach Les Miles who was recently killed in a car wreck. Browne was killed in a wreck on Highway 1 in Addis last Friday. She was... more »
  • NASA marks 25th anniversary of Challenger accident

    January 28, 2011 2:11 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The widow of the space shuttle Challenger commander is calling on Americans to "boldly look to the future" in space travel, and in space and science education. June Scobee Rodgers delivered that message at a ceremony today at NASA's launch site in Florida, to mark the... more »

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