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  • Thanksgiving Day murder suspect says he's innocent

    December 3, 2015 4:00 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A man accused of a Thanksgiving Day murder in Plaquemine claimed his innocence as he was transferred to the Plaquemine Police Department Thursday afternoon. “I was not running because I was guilty. People are always calling my name when something happens in my neighborhood. I’m innocent though,”... more »
  • Police continue search for Plaquemine murder suspect Play Video

    November 30, 2015 10:44 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Police said Monday, they are getting closer to tracking down the location of an accused murderer. Jerome "Dusty" Gray has been on the run since Thursday evening. Gray is wanted in connection with the murder of Derick Askins,32. Askins was gunned down Thanksgiving evening near Canal and... more »
  • Officials ID waitress who was killed over patron's cigarette

    November 28, 2015 5:34 PM

    BILOXI - Authorities and witnesses say a Mississippi Waffle House server who was shot and killed after asking a customer not to smoke was a 52-year-old longtime waitress who spent some of her final moments asking patrons how they enjoyed their Thanksgiving. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified her Sunday... more »
  • Documents: White House fence jumper left suicide note

    November 27, 2015 12:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - Court documents show a man accused of jumping the White House fence had left a suicide note with friends and told his mother that she may never see him again. Twenty-two-year-old Joseph Caputo has been charged with scaling the fence while President Barack Obama was celebrating Thanksgiving with... more »
  • Plaquemine murder suspect considered "armed and dangerous" Play Video

    November 27, 2015 11:34 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Police released the identity of a suspect in the shooting death of a Plaquemine man Thanksgiving night. Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne said 32-year-old Derick Askins was found dead near the intersection of Canal and Church Streets around 8:30 p.m. Police believe he was killed by Jerome... more »
  • Early Black Friday shoppers are a day late Play Video

    November 27, 2015 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Only a few dozen people were waiting in line for the doors to open for Black Friday. That's because Black Friday now takes place Thanksgiving night for most stores. Many of the same deals that happen Friday took place Thursday night, and the... more »
  • White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man jumps fence

    November 26, 2015 6:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - A man draped in an American flag has climbed over the fence at the White House, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrates Thanksgiving. The Secret Service says the man was immediately apprehended and taken into custody. The incident took place about 2:45 p.m. EST. ... more »
  • Edwin Edwards spending Thanksgiving in hospital: pneumonia

    November 26, 2015 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is spending Thanksgiving in the hospital. Edwards' wife, Trina, says in a text message that her 88-year-old husband won't be discharged Thursday from a hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia. But he won't have to eat hospital turkey. Trina... more »
  • Obama: Holiday means food, football, and not-too-dry turkey?

    November 26, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Thanksgiving is a day for food, football and hoping "the turkey didn't turn out too dry." Even if the White House's thyme-roasted bird isn't the moistest, the first family's menu boasts more than enough other choices to fill the stomach. There's honey-baked... more »
  • Obama makes holiday appeal for acceptance of Syrian refugees

    November 26, 2015 8:04 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is appealing anew for acceptance of Syrian refugees, saying "so much of our greatness comes from our generosity." In his weekly radio address broadcast Thursday, Obama noted his commitment to accept an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees this year. He said he's been touched by the generosity... more »
  • Definitely mild, likely gray, possibly all dry

    November 26, 2015 6:59 AM

    The next several days may well feature a lot of cloud cover—but they’ll stay mainly dry and mild. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving will show more clouds than sun, but we’ve certainly had colder holidays. Highs will top out in the middle 70s. Easterly... more »
  • 3 million people expected to attend NYC Thanksgiving parade

    November 26, 2015 4:38 AM

    NEW YORK- As millions of people in the U.S. prepare for Thanksgiving, security remains tight in New York ahead of the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Police Commissioner William Bratton says more than 2,500 officers will be along the parade route for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. More than... more »
  • Thanksgiving dinner made easy Play Video

    November 25, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Baton Rouge business has solved the kitchen conundrum for a Thanksgiving feast. Bellue's Fine Cajun Cuisine has dinner down to a science with every seasoning and spice down to the gram. The food is cooked and then vacuum sealed. You just need to boil the bag... more »
  • Obama set to pardon "Honest" and "Abe" before Thanksgiving

    November 25, 2015 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will soon spare two turkeys named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times. The White House says Obama will pardon "Honest" and his... more »
  • Low to no impact weather for holiday travel

    November 25, 2015 7:05 AM

    For Wednesday, the travel forecast is in good shape for the eastern two-thirds of the nation. While a light rain shower is possible from Iowa southward to Texas, no major delays should occur due to weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Locally, we expect increasing clouds... more »
  • Teenager's food drive helps feed about 175 families

    November 25, 2015 5:26 AM

    OPELOUSAS- A teenager's food drive will feed about 175 families this holiday season. Cortland Reed, 14, held his fifth-annual food drive and helped gather over 2,000 pounds of food for Opelousas Food Bank on Monday. Reed says last year he reached his goal of 1,000 pounds and wanted to double... more »
  • Local business owners optimistic about holiday spending

    November 24, 2015 4:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- South Louisiana retailers say they are optimistic about the upcoming holiday shopping season, which will start in earnest at many stores and shopping malls on Thanksgiving night. Baton Rouge's Mall of Louisiana General Manager Tony Stephens says that his mall has more tenants than ever before and expects... more »
  • Rapper Snoop Dogg helps deliver 1,500 turkeys in Inglewood

    November 21, 2015 3:09 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Snoop Dogg has helped deliver more than 1,500 turkeys to families in Inglewood. Mayor James Butts tells KNBC-TV that the rapper joined him for Thursday's giveaway at an indoor arena and that he took pictures with hundreds of people at the event. This is the second year... more »
  • Avian flu causes turkey prices to skyrocket

    November 12, 2015 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- If you're planning to buy a huge turkey for Thanksgiving dinner this year, you may need to shell out a few extra buck. According to Purdue University, the price of turkey is up 15 to 20 cents a pound this year. The price hike is due to... more »
  • Three stories to start your day Play Video

    November 12, 2015 8:05 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Marksville officer charged with the murder of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis could be let out this morning Afghanistan War veteran chastises Edwards during Veterans Day gubernatorial debate Avian flu outbreak causes Turkey prices to skyrocket right before Thanksgiving Make outdoor reservations, a... more »
  • Thanksgiving travel tips

    November 3, 2015 7:42 AM

    Baton Rouge- Travel experts are disproving the myth that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day. According to the Department of Transportation, the actual busiest day for travelers is in the summer, and every year it's a different day. Here are some tips to help you find the... more »
  • Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving

    October 6, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEOGA, Ill. - Crop experts say there should be enough pumpkins for Halloween, but that supplies of canned pumpkin could be scarce by Thanksgiving. Illinois is the country's top pumpkin-producing state. Mohammad Babadoost is a plant pathology professor at the University of Illinois. He says "we'll have a pumpkin for... more »
  • Retail group: Black Friday weekend loses allure

    November 30, 2014 1:28 PM

    NEW YORK - The Black Friday shopping weekend may be losing its mojo. A survey of shoppers released Sunday by the National Retail Federation shows how early discounting, more online shopping and an improving economy have fewer people shopping on the weekend that kicks off the holiday shopping season. Overall,... more »
  • Doorsbusters clear shelves

    November 27, 2014 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thanksgiving shopping has definitely caught on. Best Buy in Baton Rouge opened an hour earlier than last year. The line wrapped around the building as shoppers waited for the doors to open at 5 p.m. for the doorbuster deals. Many people were waiting for a Panasonic... more »
  • Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

    November 27, 2014 5:56 PM

    NEW YORK - Americans are heading to the stores for gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when some stores started opening late on the holiday, the move was met with resistance from workers and shoppers who believed the day... more »
  • Volunteers provide Thanksgiving meal for hundreds

    November 27, 2014 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the 32nd year, workers and volunteers spent the Thanksgiving holiday serving up a hot turkey dinner with "all the fixins" for hundreds of people at St. Vincent de Paul in Baton Rouge. Bishop Robert Munch led the volunteers in prayer and service before they threw... more »
  • Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert

    November 27, 2014 10:06 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. There's thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. Don't forget the green bean casserole, sweet potato gratin,... more »
  • Serving the meal...

    November 27, 2014 5:26 AM

    ...of sunshine and cool temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving will feature a bounty of sunshine and comfortably cool temperatures as highs head for 60°. If you plan to head out after dinner to do some early shopping-bundle up! With clear skies, temperatures will fall into... more »
  • Holiday travel highest in five years

    November 26, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Highways and streets are clogged on the busiest travel day of the year and much of that traffic is caused by the drop in price at the pump. AAA predicts more than 40 million people will get behind the wheel this holiday season, the highest number... more »
  • Fire officials provide tips for a safe Thanksgiving Play Video

    November 26, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With tomorrow being the time to break out the deep fryer and toss in the family bird, Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning offered some advice during our 4 p.m. broadcast concerning safe preparation techniques for Thanksgiving dinner. Despite turkey frying's well established position as a South... more »
  • Stores, shoppers gearing up for Black Friday Play Video

    November 26, 2014 3:50 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Businesses all across the area are stocking shelves getting ready for the mad rush of holiday shoppers. Shoppers in Livingston Parish say it's good to finally shop locally and avoid traffic around Baton Rouge. Before Juban Crossing became a reality many in the parish traveled to... more »
  • Sloppy weather slows Thanksgiving travelers

    November 26, 2014 1:43 PM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - More than 550 flights have been canceled nationwide so far today -- the bulk of them in the Northeast, where rain and snow is hampering pre-Thanksgiving travel. Highways have been sloppy along the Washington to Boston corridor. Forecasters are expecting major Northeastern cities to see mostly rain,... more »
  • Which turkey will Obama pardon - Mac or Cheese?

    November 26, 2014 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but which of two gobblers will get the presidential pass? Will it be Mac? Or is it Cheese? The White House was running an online contest until Wednesday afternoon to let the public decide which of the two nearly 50-pound... more »
  • Spice Bar & Bistro: Turkey and Gravy Play Video

    November 26, 2014 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - We enjoyed turkey and dressing a day early courtesy of one of the hottest restaurants in Baton Rouge. Spice Bistro & Bar visited 2une In Wednesday for their final appearance as our Chef of the Month. Turkey gravy recipe: Roux 1 cup turkey fat (drippings... more »
  • Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

    November 26, 2014 1:49 AM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges along the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor for travelers headed to their Thanksgiving celebrations. The National Weather Service says major Northeast cities are likely to see moderate to heavy rain most of the day. New York and other places... more »
  • BTR airport says no local delays for holiday travel Play Video

    November 25, 2014 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With an estimated four million Americans taking to the skies to get to their destinations this holiday weekend, Baton Rouge travelers may be joining those who could be in for some travel turbulence along the way. Thankfully for Thanksgiving, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport spokesperson Jim Caldwell... more »
  • In Seattle, tofu turkeys get Thanksgiving pardons

    November 25, 2014 12:49 PM

    SEATTLE - As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a soybean-based roast Friday, The Seattle Times reported this week. Spokesman Jason Kelly says Murray posed with the tofu turkey at City Hall to draw attention to hunger in... more »
  • Crisis Intervention Center helps with the holiday blues Play Video

    November 25, 2014 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thanksgiving signals the beginning of the holidays and is a time for joy and celebration, but it can also be a time for loss, anxiety and depression. You can get help for the holiday blues at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center. Haley Shows joined John... more »
  • Where does your holiday meal come from? Play Video

    November 24, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Everyone is getting prepared to serve Thanksgiving dinner, but not everyone knows where their food came from. In Louisiana, a lot of it comes from our own backyard. This time of year, a lot of attention is given to the human treatment of animals. Kleinpeter Farms... 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 »
  • Turn Halloween gourds into Thanksgiving goods Play Video

    October 31, 2014 5:08 PM

    Interior Designer, Rachel Cannon Lewis, put a spin on making a cornucopia centerpiece for Thanksgiving using recycled pumpkins today on News 2 at 4. Lewis designed the centerpiece using gourds and vegetables that she already had in her home. She said the pumpkins can stay good up to a... more »
  • More stores say no to Black Thursday shopping Play Video

    October 30, 2014 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Black Friday is just a month away. Some stores plan to open their doors early on Thanksgiving, while others are just saying no. Costco, GameStop and Nordstorm all announced plans to give employees the holiday off to spend with family. The trend to open on... more »
  • Tiger fans' last Thanksgiving weekend with Razorbacks Play Video

    November 29, 2013 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU tiger faithful will have to cook up something other than roasted hog on Thanksgiving weekend. In 2014, the tigers will play Texas A&M on Thanksgiving day, which replaces the Arkansas Razorbacks as the last regular season game. "I hate to see it go.... more »
  • Hundreds opt for a stress-free Thanksgiving Play Video

    November 28, 2013 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundred of people dine out for Thanksgiving, one family said they're resting before Small Business Saturday. Juban's cooked for 750 people in their restaurant for the Thanksgiving holiday. Many families dined without the stress of cooking and cleaning. All nine dining rooms were filled with families... more »
  • Holiday Helpers host annual Thanksgiving dinner Play Video

    November 28, 2013 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It smelled like grandma's house inside the Baton Rouge River Center ballroom. Holiday Helpers held its annual thanksgiving dinner, feeding hundreds, from all walks of life. The event also gives people in the community to mix and mingle. "My family is far away. So I... more »
  • A cold Thanksgiving

    November 28, 2013 5:55 AM

    As you take the time to enjoy a nice meal with friends and family, perhaps you're also thankful that you are fortunate enough to do so indoors! It's cold today. With a morning temperature checked in around 25° we experienced the coldest morning since March 27, 2013, nearly piercing the... more »
  • Chef Kelley McCann's seared duck breast Play Video

    November 27, 2013 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef Kelley McCann from Galatoire's showed us how to make his recipe for seared duck breast today on News 2 at 4. If you have questions about any of his ingredients, send him an email. ------------------------ Seared Duck Breast with Cranberries and Red Wine ... more »
  • Bellue's serving up essentials for Thanksgiving feast Play Video

    November 27, 2013 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For folks who aren't kitchen savvy or maybe don't want to tackle the task of cooking this Thanksgiving, Bellue's Fine Cajun Cuisine has the solution. You can have turkey, ham and all the fixing's ready to serve in under 30 minutes. Bellue's offers multiple entrees and... more »
  • Sunny and chilly today with a hard freeze warning tonight

    November 27, 2013 6:52 AM

    We will finally see the sun this afternoon! Both areas of low pressure have moved northeast of Louisiana. Now an area of high pressure will build in from the northwest over us. This will make it clear, but it will also draw down some very cold temperatures. I am expecting... more »
  • Top "ate" tips for surviving Thanksgiving Play Video

    November 26, 2013 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Registered Dietitian Kristen Gradney with the American Heart association gave us tips on how to keep eating under control on Thanksgiving on News 2 at 4. She said just because it's Thanksgiving doesn't mean your diet has to go out the window. Gradney said eating beforehand... more »
  • Health website call center closed on Thanksgiving

    November 25, 2013 3:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - If you're planning to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law while the turkey is roasting, don't count on getting help by telephone. The Obama administration says call-center operators for HealthCare.gov have a day off for Thanksgiving, one of several scheduled holidays. Spokeswoman Julie... more »
  • Oyster prices up during shortage Play Video

    November 20, 2013 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It will cost more to put oyster dressing on your plate this holiday season with oyster prices increasing during a shortage. Bill Pizzolato with Tony's Seafood says prices have increased by around 20 percent in the past few weeks due to a shortage in Louisiana waters.... more »
  • More stores opening Thanksgiving Day Play Video

    October 18, 2013 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Add two more stores to the list of those opening on Thanksgiving Day, ahead of the Black Friday rush. After 155 years of being closed on Thanksgiving Day, even Macy's will open. The store says it's opening early to appeal to customers who want to shop... more »
  • LSU-Arkansas game to remain on Friday in 2013

    May 22, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU and Arkansas will play on what has become its traditional Friday slot in 2013 as the two teams will square off in Tiger Stadium on Nov. 29. The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday the kickoff for the Tigers and the Razorbacks is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.... more »

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