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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
November 26, 2012 2:36 PM
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Authorities say a Minnesota man admits firing more shots than necessary at two teenagers he said had broken into his home. He's charged with murder in the shooting deaths of the 18-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy, who was the girl's cousin. They were shot on Thanksgiving... more »
November 24, 2012 4:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- The days following Thanksgiving are major shopping days across the country, and usually pay off for the big chain stores.
However, going to locally owned stores and small boutiques on Saturday is becoming popular with shoppers who are looking for deals, but want to skip Black Friday... more »
November 23, 2012 6:11 PM
MINNEAPOLIS - The move by big retailers to open their doors at midnight on Thanksgiving night -- or even earlier -- may be here to stay. A spokeswoman at the Mall of America in Minneapolis says 30,000 people showed up for the mall's opening at midnight, compared with 20,000 last... more »
November 23, 2012 4:49 PM
BEAUMONT, Texas - The children of a Houston-area couple killed during Thursday's massive highway wreck in Texas say this was the family's first Thanksgiving apart. V.J. and Richard Leggio tell KHOU-TV that their parents - 64-year-old Vincent Leggio and 60-year-old Debbie Leggio of Pearland - were driving east on Interstate... more »
November 23, 2012 1:07 PM
CARENCRO - A Thanksgiving Day fire leveled a furniture warehouse in Carencro. The fire was reported around 8 a.m. at the warehouse for "All Wood Furniture." Carencro Fire Chief Oren Haydel said it took about 45 minutes for area firefighters to get the blaze under control. No injuries were reported.... more »
November 23, 2012 12:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - The owner of a 60-year-old marble statue of Jesus said it was found near a Baton Rouge nightclub early Thanksgiving morning.
Shelly Roy with Roselawn Monuments said police informed him the statue had been found near the business on Highland Road around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
... more »
November 23, 2012 10:48 AM
UNDATED - It's back to basketball after the NBA took a day off yesterday to celebrate Thanksgiving. Play resumes tonight with 12 games on the schedule including the two teams with the best record in the league. The Knicks visit Houston, while Memphis hosts the Lakers. New York and the... more »
November 22, 2012 3:44 PM
BATON ROUGE- Stores are not the only ones opening up early for Black Friday. Many restaurants are also expecting big crowds for Thanksgiving.
Turkey and dressing is being replaced by things like sushi and soy sauce in places like Nagoya Restaurant. It is one of several eateries along Sherwood... more »
November 22, 2012 11:13 AM
BATON ROUGE- State government employees are getting a long Thanksgiving weekend, with offices closed Friday in a holiday that commemorates Louisiana's Cajun heritage. Gov. Bobby Jindal has continued the annual tradition of designating Friday as Acadian Day, which remembers the arrival in Louisiana of the Acadians, many of whom settled... more »
November 21, 2012 9:56 PM
BATON ROUGE- Still more than 24 hours before sales were available, a small group of people gathered outside an electronics store to be the first to get the deals.
A few were outside the Best Buy near the Mall of Louisiana. The store doesn't open until midnight Friday morning.... more »
November 21, 2012 6:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- Many more people are choosing to leave cooking the turkey up to professionals this year.
It's why dozens of restaurants around town will bake, smoke, and fry thousands of turkeys.
"We open on Thanksgiving day so people can come in and pick all their stuff up... more »
November 21, 2012 4:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, to feed a family of 10 this Thanksgiving, all you will need is a $50 bill.
That only includes the necessities: a 16 lb. turkey, carrots, rolls, whipping cream, stuffing, whole milk, sweet potatoes, canned pumpkin, pie crusts, fresh... more »
November 21, 2012 12:46 PM
NEW YORK - A New York City police officer charged with plotting to kidnap, torture, cook and eat at least 100 women had discussed having "girl meat" for Thanksgiving. Prosecutors say Gilberto Valle made the remark in an online chat in February with an unidentified man. They read the transcript... more »
November 20, 2012 5:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Chef KD's here for a pre-Thanksgiving Tasty Tuesday, turkey in tow.
Today he showed us how to make a pecan-smoked turkey, just in time for the holidays.
Here's everything you'll need to prepare the turkey. For more on this and other Chef KD recipes, email... more »
November 20, 2012 3:14 PM
UNDATED - Lots of extended families are getting together for Thanksgiving this week.
And amid all the turkey and pie, the football on TV, the catching up on family doings, there are bound to be plenty of political disagreements. Andrew Marshall of Quincy, Mass., says his family members across... more »
November 20, 2012 10:45 AM
NEW YORK - Thanksgiving travelers who have yet to rent a car in the Northeast are out of luck: Superstorm Sandy has created a shortage.
The storm has damaged thousands of cars - including those owned by rental companies. The loss of vehicles has been compounded by rising demand.... more »
November 20, 2012 7:20 AM
We begin this Tuesday with a few clouds and chilly temperatures in the mid 40s. Better take that coat with you again this morning.
If you liked the weather yesterday then you will like it again today! Expect plenty of mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies this afternoon as... more »
November 9, 2012 4:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- People in need picked up food today donated to WBRZ's 28th Annual Feed a Family Food Drive.
Some said they weren't sure what they would have eaten tonight without it.
"There's a lot of people in this world that's homeless, and a lot of people that... more »
November 8, 2012 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with several stores already stocking the shelves with holiday items.
According to the National Retail Federation nearly 40 percent of holiday shoppers get started around Halloween.
Retailers seem more than happy supply the demand. But not everyone... more »
November 7, 2012 11:15 AM
NEW YORK - Travelers can expect airports to be busier and planes to be fuller than ever this Thanksgiving. And flights will be costlier. That's the outlook from the main trade group representing U.S. airlines two weeks ahead of the holiday. Airlines for America expects nearly 24 million travelers to... more »
October 30, 2012 5:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today on News 2 at 4, Chef KD stopped by for another edition of Tasty Tuesday.
He showed us how to make a delicious sweet potato casserole, just in time for the holiday season.
If you want the full recipe or have any questions about... more »
November 28, 2011 6:25 PM
ASCENSION PARISH- A 20-year-old man from Beaumont, Texas drowned in a neighborhood pond over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says Joshua Fusilier fell out of a canoe, without a life jacket, and couldn't swim. It took friends five minutes to find him on the bottom of... more »
November 27, 2011 5:59 PM
Traffic along I-10 was jammed up for miles Sunday.
According to Louisiana State Police, it was all due to several accidents and drivers returning home from the holiday.
So far, no fatalities have been reported due to the traffic incidents.
November 26, 2011 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- Most are people are starting to chow down on turkey sandwiches and casseroles. But some are using their Thanksgiving leftovers to help people in need.
Alot of folks brought their leftovers to St. Vincent de Paul , where they tell News 2 they were more than happy... more »
November 26, 2011 10:15 AM
Shoppers are headed to the stores Saturday hoping to nab residual Black Friday deals. But experts say, they may be disappointed.
Britt Beemer with America's Research Group, predicts there will be a lot of shoppers out Saturday, especially early.
But today's shoppers shouldn't expect to see some of... more »
November 25, 2011 7:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - Shoppers in the Baton Rouge area got out late Thanksgiving night and up early Friday morning to get in on Black Friday shopping deals.
Hundreds lined up outside stores near the Mall of Louisiana waiting for the doors to big deals to open.
Several big... more »
November 24, 2011 6:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana Guardsman ate dinner with his family for the first time in a year today after he arrived home yesterday from a tour in Afghanistan.
Sgt. First Class Garrick St. Romain talked with Rob Krieger about why the meal was one of his tastiest in... more »
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 »
November 24, 2011 4:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Lines for Black Friday deals are already getting long outside of some stores in Baton Rouge.
Blake Sparrow and his buddies are first in line at Best Buy, putting their tent up last week. And they're not giving up for anything, not even Thanksgiving.
"We've... more »
November 24, 2011 3:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has telephoned 10 U.S.service members stationed abroad to wish them a happy Thanksgiving and praise their military service.
Obama made the calls Thursday morning from the Oval Office to two members each from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy who... more »
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 »
November 23, 2011 5:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Many LSU fans will spend Thanksgiving in the gravel RV parking lots on campus.
The most popular item on the menu: hog or cochon de lait. It's not exactly a delicacy in these parts.
"I'm thankful for the Arkansas fans to show up so we... more »
November 22, 2011 10:37 PM
BATON ROUGE- Economists estimate Thanksgiving dinners can be bought with just $40 this year.
The meal consists of ten items, that could feed ten people.
News 2 put the concept to the test Tuesday, and spent only $36.36. The key to the savings is store brands and careful... more »
November 20, 2011 6:03 PM
PORT ALLEN- Saints cornerback and Port Allen native, Tracy Porter, hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner for less fortunate families today.
Kids and their parents enjoyed a hot plate of turkey and all the fixings at DC's Grill in Port Allen.
In addition to feeding families this holiday season,... more »
November 15, 2011 12:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will cost Louisiana families less this year, according to LSU.
A survey by the LSU AgCenter found the basic cost for a meal to feed 10 people this year will be $39.10. That's a slight decrease from last year's... more »
February 9, 2011 12:13 PM
CROWLEY – Melissa Guerrero was driving in Acadia Parish the day after Thanksgiving when she saw blue lights in her back mirror and pulled over. But the vehicle with the lights, an unmarked white SUV, just kept going. So she followed it, calling 911 and telling dispatchers what she saw... more »
January 18, 2011 11:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU football fans now know what they'll be doing the day after Thanksgiving for the next two years. LSU announced today that their football regular-season finale against rival Arkansas, "The Battle for the Boot", will return to a Friday afternoon kickoff for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.... more »
December 17, 2010 2:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana labor officials say first-time claims for jobless benefits returned to their pre-Thanksgiving levels last week. The state Workforce Commission says that for the week ending Dec. 11, there were 4,231 initial claims in Louisiana. The previous week saw 5,170 filings following the short holiday week. The... more »
November 25, 2010 4:22 PM
NEW YORK - Not all Americans tucked into turkey with their families on Thanksgiving. Some were out shopping, hitting sales ahead of the crowds expected Friday. After a year of cautious spending and worry over an uncertain economy and high unemployment, more stores this year extended hours into Thanksgiving Day,... more »
November 25, 2010 4:11 PM
BAKER – A family was forced from their home after a fire early Thanksgiving morning in the Baker area. Firefighters were called out just before 2 a.m., and said when they arrived heavy smoke was filling the home and the family living there had already made it out safely. Crews... more »
November 25, 2010 2:03 PM
BATON ROUGE- A handful of die-hard shoppers lined up early in front of Best Buy near the Mall of Louisiana. The shoppers have made it a tradition to spend their Thanksgiving in front of the store waiting on Black Friday deals.
The first shopper, Jared Boudreaux, said he's made... more »
November 25, 2010 1:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Many local grocery stores opened their doors for those last-minute grocery shoppers.
Dozens of people made the mad dash to Matherne's on Bluebonnet Boulevard to grab everything from eggs to an entire Thanksgiving feast.
Pie crust seemed to be a hot commodity; seven out of... more »
November 25, 2010 11:18 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has called 10 members of the armed services stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan to wish them and their families a happy Thanksgiving. The White House says Obama thanked two each from the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy for their service and... more »
November 24, 2010 7:38 PM
CHICAGO- The big opt-out was a big bust today as most of the Thanksgiving travelers selected for full body scans and pat down searches chose to submit to them, rather than create chaos on one of the busiest flying days of the year.
For days, activists waged on a... more »
November 24, 2010 7:25 PM
The Food Channel is giving thanks that the Gulf Coast is recovering from its latest disasters by putting together a Gulf Coast Thanksgiving feast. To see all the recipes and learn how to make them from start to finish, visit their website . more »
November 24, 2010 6:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - A warm meal is something The Salvation Army hopes will give a helping hand to the Brookstown community, an area that has dealt with a high crime rate for years.
Just a year ago, three people were brutally murdered in their cars in Brookstown. Now the... more »
November 24, 2010 4:57 PM
BATON ROUGE- The made-to-order turkey dinner is becoming more popular this year as hundreds of Baton Rouge families are deciding to leave the cooking to the pros.
Today, shoppers picking up their holiday birds said less time in the kitchen means more time with family.
"Spending time with... more »
November 24, 2010 2:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people had an early Thanksgiving meal delivered today, courtesy of the Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge.
Volunteers made five stops around the West Brookstown area of the city with the Salvation Army's mobile canteen, handing out meals to around 500 people who may... more »
November 24, 2010 11:11 AM
UNDATED - A protest group based on the Internet says it's sending hundreds of activists to 27 U.S. airports today to protest the enhanced screening procedures. But so far, no serious disruptions are reported. One man says he'll be handing out copies of the Constitution at the Baltimore airport --... more »
November 22, 2010 5:14 AM
6 medium green bell peppers 1 lb. ground beef 1/3 cup chopped onion 2 cups or 1 can stewed tomatoes 1 ½ cup cooked Cajun Country Rice 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (separated) Salt & pepper Cut green peppers in half lengthwise. Remove top stem,... more »
November 19, 2010 5:47 PM
CHICAGO - As if air travel over the Thanksgiving holiday isn't tough enough, it could be even worse this year: Airports might see even more disruptions because of a loosely organized Internet boycott of full-body scans. Even if only a small percentage of passengers participate, experts say it could mean... more »
December 16, 2009 7:11 AM
Gonzales police say a DNA match led to the arrest of a Geismar man in the Thanksgiving Day 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping of three McDonald's employees as they were trying to deposit $8,000 in store receipts. Police say 21-year-old Marquis Favre is also the boyfriend of the restaurant's assistant... more »
November 26, 2009 4:06 PM
Eight soldiers made it home for Thanksgiving after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
Louisiana Army National Guard's 415 th Military Intelligence Battalion was greeted by Major General Bennett C. Landreneau, the adjutant general of the LANG, and other leadership as they stepped off the helicopters to a crowd of... more »
November 25, 2009 4:29 PM
Several folks in Louisiana are opting out of the traditional Thanksgiving meal and looking forward to the Southern favorite called Turducken.
The triple stuffed bird, usually made of a chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey, has specialty stores working overtime to crank out enough for waiting... more »
November 25, 2009 3:59 PM
Volunteers around Baton Rouge are giving back to those in need on Thanksgiving.
Holiday Helpers volunteers already started preparations for the big feast, which will be held on Thanksgiving Day. Cooks spent the day preparing food, including 50 turkeys. Hundreds of people are expected to be served from 11... more »
November 22, 2009 6:08 PM
The Camphor United Methodist Church held services today, despite major damage to their sanctuary after a fire Thursday.
Church members said meeting at the same location after such a disaster meant a lot.
"It brings your faith, makes your faith a little bit stronger," said church member Monica... more »
November 20, 2009 5:38 PM
A nasal spray recall and how to eat healthy on Thanksgiving are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
November 18, 2009 5:21 AM
Key Lime Pie
6 Egg Yolks 14 ounce Condensed Milk 2/3 cup Key Lime Juice Green food coloring (opt) Whip egg yolks in mixer until light in color. Add condensed milk and combine well. Pour in Key Lime juice and a drop of food coloring if desired. Pour into... more »
November 18, 2009 5:17 AM
Cangelosi Dance Project Holiday Mix performance is an upbeat contemporary dance concert performing to traditional hymns, gospel music and today's music celebrating the Christmas season. Kris Cangelosi joined Whitney Vann with a preview.
Cangelosi Dance Project Presents: Holiday Mix Sunday, November 22, 2009 6PM Tickets $10-$25 more »