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  • 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 »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • BP cap bears names of those killed

    November 10, 2010 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The final cap on the BP oil well that blew bears a memorial to the 11 men killed in the explosion, on April 20th. Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft says the "capping stack" was installed on Monday on the well and it is the final step in plugging... more »
  • Parents set up memorial for son at new Perkins Road Park

    October 13, 2010 6:25 PM

    Perkins Road Park will reopen this weekend after years of renovations and additions, and people may be surprised at what’s there. The Velodrome was built in 1985. Since then, a BMX bike track and tennis courts were added. Saturday, BREC will unveil an updated BMX track, a new... more »
  • Community gathers at memorial for levee murder victim

    October 8, 2010 10:11 PM

    People from all walks of life gathered to shine a light on the life of 17-year-old Darius Augustus in Baton Rouge. Augustus was shot and killed while walking on the levee downtown last weekend. News 2’s Kristy Davis was at the memorial this evening as people sent a rallying cry... more »
  • Memorial planned for teen killed at downtown BR levee

    October 8, 2010 3:16 PM

    A memorial is planned tonight for a 17-year-old who was shot and killed on the Mississippi River levee in Baton Rouge last Saturday. Darius Augustus was shot an hour before midnight after leaving a haunted house with a group of friends. The group was standing on the levee near... more »
  • New Iberia park: memorials must match

    September 30, 2010 5:37 AM

    Memorial plaques have been removed from trees at New Iberia City Park in response to what Mayor Hilda Curry said was a growing problem with memorials and religious symbols on city land. A letter from New Iberia Parks and Recreation Director Tony Migues has been put on memorial trees, explaining... more »
  • Memorial for oil workers

    May 25, 2010 7:17 AM

    The 11 workers who were killed when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded will be remembered in a memorial service this afternoon in Jackson, Miss. The explosion triggered a massive leak that's been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than a month. BP's attempts to stop the leak... more »
  • Ceremony to commemorate 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    April 19, 2010 5:34 AM

    Survivors and family members of those who died in the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building are expected to gather to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the attack. Hundreds of people will remember the 168 people killed in the 1995 explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. More... more »
  • Thousands attend memorial at Fort Hood

    November 10, 2009 5:49 PM

    President Barack Obama spoke the names and told the stories Tuesday of the 13 people slain in the Fort Hood shooting rampage, honoring their memories as he denounced the "twisted logic" that led to their deaths. "No faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks... more »
  • Mourners gather to honor former Gov. Dave Treen

    November 2, 2009 9:57 AM

    Mourners are gathering at the State Capitol to remember former Governor Dave Treen, who died last week at the age of 81. A funeral procession will bring Treen's casket to the Capitol at 10:30 a.m. Then he'll be honored with a memorial service to include Gov. Bobby Jindal... more »
  • Ferry memorial open

    October 17, 2009 3:35 PM

    Victims of the 1976 Luling Ferry disaster in Destrehan now have their own monument. 77 people died on the Mississippi River on Oct. 20, 1976, when the ferry George Prince moved into the path of the Norwegian tanker Frosta. The tanker struck the ferry, flipping it over. The... more »
  • Southern University students stand against violence

    October 2, 2009 10:02 AM

    A memorial rally is being held today for a Southern University student killed last week. 21-year-old Yuri Clement was shot in the parking lot outside his home Saturday. Students organized the rally to speak out against violence and save lives. It starts at noon on the university's campus. more »
  • September 11th Memorial Plaque

    September 12, 2009 10:56 AM

    Update: Rubble from the World Trade Center was carefully guarded in Livingston Parish, for more than a year. A group of volunteers in Walker used the metal to craft two September 11th Memorial Plaques for victims of the attacks. Wood from a shrimp boat destroyed in Hurricane Katrina was also... more »
  • Update: Walker volunteers craft 9-11 plaques

    September 11, 2009 2:56 PM

    UPDATE: Rubble from the World Trade Center and wood from a shrimp boat destroyed in Hurricane Katrina are being used to make two September 11th Memorial Plaques. A group of Walker volunteers took time out to craft the plaques. One will be placed on the USS New York - the... more »
  • Workers handcrafting 9-11 memorial plaques

    September 11, 2009 10:07 AM

    A group of volunteers in Walker are handcrafting two September 11th memorial plaques to honor victims of the attacks. The plaques are being made with debris from the World Trade Center. One will go aboard the USS New York. The other will be placed at a memorial site in New... more »
  • Moment of silence for 911 victims

    September 11, 2009 5:55 AM

    President Barack Obama and the first lady will remember the victims of 9/11 with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Eastern time. It is the moment the first jetliner struck the World Trade Center. Then the president will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon memorial. more »

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