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  • 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" check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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? check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Minnesota man says he fired more shots than needed

    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 »
  • Some shoppers skip "Black Friday" for "Small Business Saturday" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Retailers, shoppers seem to like earlier opening check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Wreck victims on family's 1st Thanksgiving apart

    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 »
  • Owners picking up after furniture warehouse fire

    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 »
  • Stolen statue of Jesus found near nightclub

    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 »
  • NBA back in action after break

    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 »
  • Baton Rouge restaurants open for Thanksgiving check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Friday is state government holiday, Acadian Day

    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 »
  • Hunt for deals begins with first line at area store

    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 »
  • Thousands of turkeys ready for "to-go" Thanksgiving check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Families spending hundreds for Thanksgiving meal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • NYC officer discussed 'girl meat' for Thanksgiving

    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 »
  • Chef KD's Pecan-Smoked Holiday Turkey

    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 »
  • For some, politics can bring an uneasy Thanksgiving

    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 »
  • Sandy leads to Thanksgiving rental car shortage

    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 »
  • Becoming mostly sunny and warmer today

    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 »
  • Thousands pick up food donated in Feed a Family drive check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Retailers are starting Christmas early

    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 »
  • Busier airports, full planes seen on Thanksgiving

    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 »
  • Chef KD's Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Texas man drowns in Prairieville over Thanksgiving holiday

    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 »
  • Thanksgiving travelers and accidents cause delays on I-10

    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. more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul makes meals out of leftovers

    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 »
  • Saturday shoppers try to grab Black Friday deals

    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 »
  • Shoppers hit stores for Black Friday deals

    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 »
  • Returned soldier celebrates Thanksgiving with family Play Video

    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 »
  • Folks pack River Center for holiday meal check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Shoppers skip turkey to beat Black Friday crowds check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Obama telephones thanks to service members abroad

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Tailgating for Thanksgiving check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Thanksgiving Day dinner under $40 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Tracy Porter hosts Thanksgiving dinner for less fortunate check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »

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