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  • Mermaid statue to rise as memorial to those lost at sea

    July 30, 2017 12:30 PM

    PORT FOURCHON - Before the year is over, a 16-foot-tall statue of a mermaid rising from the water will stand on Louisiana's waterfront as a memorial to all who have died at sea. A woman whose son was lost diving in the Gulf of Mexico worked with families... more »
  • Cyclists continue bike ride to honor officers killed in Baton Rouge, Dallas Play Video

    July 9, 2017 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of bicyclists composed of police, first responders and other law enforcement officers are honoring their fallen comrades with a bike ride that will take them all the way from Dallas to Baton Rouge. On Wednesday, The Texas Brotherhood Ride's Facebook page announced the riders... more »
  • Thousands honor Pulse victims at ceremony

    June 12, 2017 10:17 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - People dressed as angels with white billowing wings took the stage as the names of the 49 people killed in a gay nightclub massacre were read at a commemoration attended by thousands of residents in downtown Orlando. City officials estimated that 15,000 people showed up for... more »
  • Memorial service honors fallen law enforcement officers Play Video

    May 8, 2017 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A memorial service to honor law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty was held on Tuesday. East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said the service was a reminder that this year was one of the hardest years for him in law enforcement.... more »
  • Mississippi, Alabama marking Confederate Memorial Day

    April 23, 2017 12:11 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - State government offices are closing Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day. Georgia used to mark the holiday, but removed the Confederate reference in 2015. Now, the last Monday in April there is simply called State Holiday. Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi and Alabama commemorates... more »
  • Colleagues, families to remember fallen firefighters

    April 8, 2017 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Colleagues, friends and family members are remembering fallen Louisiana firefighters during a memorial ceremony at the Louisiana Department of Public Safety complex in Baton Rouge. The Saturday ceremony by the Louisiana Walk of Honor Foundation, along with the State Fire Marshal's Office, is held annually to honor... more »
  • Memorial fund established for fallen EBRSO deputy

    March 27, 2017 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A memorial fund has been established in honor of an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot on Mar. 18. Lt. Shawn Anderson was killed outside of a business on O'Neal Lane while he was investigating a reported rape. A struggle ensued between the... more »
  • Hillary Clinton's health re-emerges as issue in '16 campaign

    September 11, 2016 4:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's stumbling as she left Sunday's 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City has put her health at the forefront of the presidential campaign. Clinton -who's 68 - and Republican rival Donald Trump - who's 70 - are among the oldest major party nominees ever. And they've... more »
  • Group plans to make house into Hurricane Katrina memorial

    August 8, 2016 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A citizens group wants to turn a house flooded by Hurricane Katrina into a memorial. Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal says it may be the nearest house still remaining by one of the three levee breaches that filled 80 percent of New Orleans with water after the storm... more »
  • Owners say they'll reopen Pulse nightclub as memorial site

    August 1, 2016 10:32 AM

    ORLANDO - The owners of Pulse nightclub in Florida say it will reopen as a memorial to the 49 people who died there. The announcement was posted Sunday on One Pulse Foundation's social media accounts. The foundation was set up by the nightclub's owners to "provide financial assistance to the... more »
  • Final preparations being made for Thursday's fallen officers memorial

    July 27, 2016 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The finishing touches are being put in place as Baton Rouge residents prepare to honor three officers killed in the line of duty on Thursday. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Loretta Lynch will both be in the Capital City on Thursday as the... more »
  • Alton Sterling's aunt, slain officer's dad embrace, pray at memorial

    July 18, 2016 11:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alton Sterling's aunt and the father of one of the officers killed in an ambush Sunday morning in Baton Rouge met at a growing memorial for the slain officers Monday night. A photo taken by ABC News Correspondent Lana Zak shows Sandra Sterling and Hosea Jackson... more »
  • WATCH: ABC News special report on mass shooting information

    June 13, 2016 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ Channel 2, WBRZ.com and the WBRZ Facebook page will carry an ABC News special report shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. In an alert from ABC News in New York, the network reported the special report will be a briefing from FBI Director James Comey. It's... more »
  • Thousands gather in Washington to honor fallen officers

    May 14, 2016 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of people have gathered in Washington to remember fallen law enforcement officers. Media outlets report that candles illuminated the National Mall during Friday night's ceremony, which honored the 252 officers who were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year. Steve Groeinger, a spokesman for... more »
  • Fallen trooper's son reads poem at ceremony Tuesday night Play Video

    May 10, 2016 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police honored members of the force who died in the line of duty during a ceremony Tuesday night. Two fallen troopers had their names added to a memorial. One of the names added: Louisiana Highway Commission Patrolman Frank Brown, Jr. He died in a motorcycle... more »
  • Slain deputy US Marshal to be memorialized at Federal Courthouse in Baton Rouge

    March 8, 2016 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities will honor a Deputy U.S. Marshal who was killed in the line of duty while working in Baton Rouge last year. Josie Wells will be memorialized at the Federal Courthouse in downtown. A ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Thursday and organizers said they... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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