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  • Ice skating tradition spreads holiday cheer Play Video

    December 23, 2016 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - To make it feel a little more like Christmas, the Raising Cane's River Center has been frozen. If feeling "cold" is more your style, put on some ice skates and try to keep your balance. "If I fall, I just get back up," said Layton Savoy.... more »
  • Council agrees naming rights for 'Raising Cane's River Center' Play Video

    October 26, 2016 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city's downtown performing arts, entertainment and convention space will likely be known - officially - as the Raising Cane's River Center following a vote by the Metro Council Wednesday afternoon. The mayor's office and River Center managers told the council at a meeting a group... more »
  • Report: Raising Cane's to get naming rights to River Center

    October 20, 2016 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A naming rights deal is in the works to put a corporate spin on the identity of the River Center. The mayor's office would not confirm specifics of the deal with WBRZ Thursday. Instead, the mayor's administration only said there is a proposal in place to... more »
  • Baton Rouge River Center reopens after serving as shelter

    September 16, 2016 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge River Center is reopening to the public after serving as a shelter for flood evacuees. The center will reopen to the public Friday after serving as an emergency shelter for 32 days. The Red Cross is accommodating remaining evacuees at Celtic Studios. At... more »
  • Red Cross to transition residents out of River Center shelter on Thursday

    September 13, 2016 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Red Cross shelter at the Baton Rouge River Center is set to transition displaced residents out of its location on Thursday. According to Red Cross officials, the shelter will begin transitioning displaced residents throughout the week to permanent or temporary housing until Thursday. The residents... more »
  • Lamar Dixon, River Center shelters to close next week

    September 10, 2016 5:55 PM

    GONZALES – A spokesperson for the Red Cross confirmed that both the Baton Rouge River Center and Lamar Dixon Expo Center shelters will be closed next week. A spokesperson for the Red Cross said the Lamar Dixon shelter will close Tuesday, Sept. 13 and the River Center shelter will... more »
  • Nearly 850 still living at Baton Rouge River Center Play Video

    August 30, 2016 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Almost two weeks after catastrophic flooding swamped many communities in our area, hundreds are still living in shelters. The Red Cross operates the shelter and said the number of people who are staying there is decreasing each day. The Red Cross estimates it could be another three weeks... more »
  • Around 850 residents remain in River Center shelter

    August 30, 2016 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross reports about 850 people are still staying at the Baton Rouge River Center after it was converted into a shelter for residents displaced by this month's floods. The aid organization says thousands of volunteers have come from across the nation to the... more »
  • River Center Library to close for construction Tuesday

    July 1, 2016 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With construction starting soon on a new downtown library, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library will close its River Center Branch Library Tuesday night. According to a statement Friday, the River Center Branch Library located at 120 St. Louis St. will be closed effective July... more »
  • Baton Rouge gets ready to welcome Donald Trump Play Video

    February 11, 2016 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Presidential candidate Donald Trump is in town today for a campaign event at the Baton Rouge River Center. The event will open to the public at 5 p.m., with Trump expected to take the stage at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free, but guests... more »
  • River Center could see renovations

    January 9, 2016 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The theater and ballroom of the Baton Rouge River Center could be seeing major renovations in the coming years. More than $12 million in renovations could be made to the complex over the next few years in an effort to modernize it. On Wednesday, the... more »
  • Security beefed up ahead of "Nutcracker" ballet

    December 18, 2015 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you plan to attend a Baton Rouge Christmas tradition Saturday night, you will likely need to leave a little earlier this year. Heightened security measures will be in place at the River Center for the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre's production of "The Nutcracker - A Tale... more »
  • Miss USA host Todd Newton Play Video

    July 10, 2015 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge has shown off their best features to the 51 women competing in the Miss USA Pageant. Now, it's the contestants' turn. Todd Newton, one of the pageant's hosts, stopped by 2une In this morning to tell News 2's Kylie Dixon what to expect on Sunday night.... more »
  • Baton Rouge library applies for permit for new branch

    July 8, 2015 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library has applied for a building permit to replace its downtown River Center branch. The new 50,000-square-foot branch is budgeted at $19 million. Mary Stein, assistant library director, says construction documents for the new branch are currently being reviewed by the library system... more »
  • Employ BR spring job fair Play Video

    May 28, 2015 9:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Employ BR Job Fair is turning job seekers into employers. "I came to this job fair and met a great group of people, they went back and told the president of the company about me. He called, flew down to New Orleans, and now I'm here to... more »
  • WWE Smackdown tonight at the River Center Play Video

    January 13, 2015 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WWE Smackdown is taking over the Baton Rouge River center tonight. Superstar Bray Wyatt joined us on 2une In this morning It's not too late to get tickets to the event. You can find them online on TicketMaster or by calling (800) 745-3000. Click on... more »
  • Holiday Helpers Thanksgiving schedule announced

    November 20, 2014 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Holiday Helpers Inc. announced Thursday that they will host the 28th annual "Thanksgiving Together" dinner at the Baton Rouge River Center free to the community. The organization said that they will host the dinner on Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes turkey,... more »

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