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  • 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 »
  • Stage set for Miss USA

    June 4, 2014 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The River Center was transformed into a technical wonderland and it came alive Wednesday night for the prelims of Miss USA. The 51 contestants introduced themselves and modeled gowns and swimwear. The events of the night will help decide the top 15 contestants who will perform live... more »
  • Companies butt heads over 'Walking Dead Escape' agreement Play Video

    April 24, 2014 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special effects company says they're out thousands of dollars after producers of The Walking Dead Escape canceled their order at the last minute. The Walking Dead Escape, a zombie-theme obstacle course inspired by the hit television series, made its first stop on a national tour... more »
  • Manilow concert postponed

    January 28, 2014 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Barry Manilow concert originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 29th will now take place Monday, February 3rd. The date change was prompted by the weather conditions and the state of emergency declared by Governor Bobby Jindal. Manilow said via press release, " "I'm sorry that... more »
  • 2BRokeGuys affordable 12 Days of Christmas Play Video

    December 9, 2013 9:25 AM

    The 2BRokeGuys, Josh Howard and Ryan Chenevert sitdown with Whitney to talk about affordable way to enjoy the holiday season. The Affordable 12 Days of Chirstmas are: 1) Cookie Exchange- Have a party where everyone brings a dozen cookies to be sampled. 2) Ice Skating at the... more »
  • CB&I plans job fair in Baton Rouge

    August 5, 2013 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - CB&I, which announced earlier this month it was centralizing its governmental affairs division in Baton Rouge, will hold a job fair Aug. 10 at the Baton Rouge River Center. The company hopes to complete consolidation of about 400 governmental affairs employees by the end of the year.... more »
  • Antiques Roadshow gives Baton Rouge a shot Play Video

    July 28, 2013 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The hit television show "Antiques Roadshow" gave people in the Baton Rouge area a chance to get their prized antiques appraised. The show was in the Baton Rouge River Center Saturday to tape three episodes dedicated to Baton Rouge. Those three episodes will air on PBS... more »
  • Life Begins @ 50 Expo this weekend

    April 16, 2013 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ Channel 2 and The Advocate present the "Life Begins @ 50" EXPO on Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center. You'll see the latest products available and get answers to your questions for the 50-plus market and... more »
  • BRPD: River Center robbed over weekend Play Video

    March 11, 2013 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a robbery at the Baton Rouge River Center over the weekend. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said a man entered the arena 12:30 Sunday morning armed with a gun and demanding cash. It happened after the monster truck show, and police said a private vendor was... more »
  • Habitat Home and Garden Show this weekend in BR

    March 7, 2013 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homeowners and builders across the area have a chance to get design ideas and more from the Habitat Home and Garden Show this weekend in Baton Rouge. The show is organized by the Capital Region Builders Association, and runs Saturday and Sunday March 9 and 10... more »
  • Bowling Congress tournaments return to Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 27, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The United States Bowling Congress announced they will return to Baton Rouge. The city will play host to the Women's Championships in 2017, and host the Open Championships again in 2025. East Baton Rouge Parish saw an estimated $113 million economic impact when they hosted... more »
  • EBR to announce return of major sporting event

    February 27, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge mayor's office plans today to announce the return of a "major sporting event" to the city-parish. The last major event was the U. S. Bowling Congress 2012 Open Championship Tournament, which brought an estimated $113 million economic impact to East Baton Rouge.... more »
  • 'Rocket Man' to play BR, Elton John jams in March

    January 9, 2013 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Elton John will be making a stop at the River Center in March. Ticketmaster.com will begin selling tickets to the concert in late January. The concert is set for March 29 at 8:00 p.m. After fees, tickets start at $47. The website lists its most expensive... more »
  • Job fair gives vets fresh start Play Video

    September 25, 2012 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of veterans and active duty military attended a job fair at the Baton Rouge River Center today. Hiring Our Heroes is a national event aimed at helping veterans and active duty military transition into the workforce. Over 55 employers attended the event, looking for vets... more »
  • Final frames in U. S. Bowling Congress tonight

    July 10, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five months, 60,000 bowlers, and a possible $100 million in economic impact after the U. S. Bowling Congress rolled into Baton Rouge, the last frames of the multi-month competition will be played tonight. The 2012 USBC Open Championships began in February at the Baton Rouge River... more »
  • Special Olympics at Baton Rouge River Center

    February 15, 2012 8:58 AM

    Today marks a special moment at the Baton Rouge River Center, as the Special Olympics National Unified Tournament will take over the USBC Open Championships stage on Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 15-16) and will be on the lanes from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last year, nearly 400 bowlers,... more »
  • Bowling tournament starts Saturday

    February 10, 2012 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships will begin its 151-day run Saturday at the newly-constructed 48-lane bowling facility inside the Baton Rouge River Center where the first of more than 60,000 bowlers will take to the lanes. The tourney will begin at 12:30 p.m.... more »
  • "Putting them on Ice..."

    December 30, 2011 10:58 PM

    Ice skating at the River Center has been a winter time treat for many years. During our younger years, skating and hockey were limited to local limestone quarries and ponds. Norm Welsh constructed a mini-skating rink on his lawn on Windover Avenue. I believe his intention was to afford his... more »
  • Folks pack River Center for holiday meal Play Video

    November 24, 2011 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 1,500 hungry folks packed the River Center Thursday morning for the Thanksgiving meal, provided by Holiday Helpers. That's the highest number the organization has seen since it first began serving lunch in 1987. 25 years later, and the meal is still the same: turkey, ham, cornbread... more »
  • Teens volunteer to prepare Thanksgiving meal

    November 23, 2011 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Giving time to help others is an important Thanksgiving tradition, and that tradition is put into practice helping hundreds of hungry people each year at the Holiday Helper's annual meal. Executive Chef Graham Smith explains,"Every year from kids, to adults come and help." The Holiday... more »
  • Council to consider bid for estimated $37 million Goodwood Library rebuild

    August 19, 2011 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Next week, the Metro Council considers bids for a new Main library. But some ask why it hasn't caught as much attention as the new Downtown library, even though it's twice the price. Controversy still swirls around the $19 million downtown Baton Rouge library. The debate... more »
  • Wanted man arrested after chase in downtown BR

    November 19, 2010 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A man wanted for armed robbery was arrested after a foot chase and search in downtown Baton Rouge this morning. 27-year-old Anthony Louis was charged with armed robbery, and had outstanding warrants for robbery and theft from district court and Baker Police. Investigators with the East Baton... more »
  • Small business owners seek opportunities at summit

    October 28, 2010 1:06 PM

    Small business owners filled the Baton Rouge River Center today to find out how they could take advantage of new tax cuts and other measures that were recently signed into law. Speakers at the Baton Rouge Small Business Summit included Senator Mary Landrieu, the chair of the Senate Small Business... more »
  • Mixed reactions about new downtown library

    September 17, 2010 4:53 PM

    There are mixed emotions after yesterday's board meeting to approve the destruction of the downtown library and replace it with a new one. Some said there are plenty reasons to go. "[It’s a] good place to study and to catch up on news events and some good quiet... more »
  • Three workers injured at construction site

    June 14, 2010 3:14 PM

    Update : News 2 has heard three workers were injured at the Baton Rouge River Center around 1:00 p.m. today. The workers were injured when a ceiling collapsed in a construction area of the River Center. All three were transported to a local hospital. News 2 will update... more »
  • Baton Rouge gets a taste of the world

    April 11, 2010 6:01 PM

    Hundreds of folks showed up to take part in the 13th annual International Heritage Celebration at the River Center in Baton Rouge. The festival boasted booths from more than 30 countries. Children took mock passports around the festival collecting stamps from all the different countries. "It feels so good... more »
  • International Heritage Celebration kicks off in downtown Baton Rouge

    April 11, 2010 12:39 PM

    The 13th Annual International Heritage Celebration kicks off in downtown Baton Rouge today. The event will take place at the Baton Rouge River Center and along River Road from noon to 8 p.m. Regional traditions from more than 40 countries will be represented at different exhibits. There... more »
  • River Center expansion in Baton Rouge

    February 10, 2010 4:11 PM

    There are plans to expand the Baton Rouge River Center, despite a bond proposal that failed in November. Voters turned down the proposal, which included millions of dollars worth of improvements to the River Center. Even before the vote, city leaders were working to secure money to do... more »

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