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  • It's a party; Carnival rolls into Baton Rouge Friday

    February 6, 2015 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Carnival got off to a rumbling start Friday night as the Krewe of Artemis rolled through downtown. The parade moved through downtown shortly after 7 p.m. It was the 13th year of the all-female parade. This year, the theme was "It's always a party with... more »
  • Everyone leaves full at St. Vincent de Paul on Christmas Play Video

    December 25, 2014 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Vincent de Paul served around eight hundred meals on Christmas. Nearly 200 volunteers showed up to help pass out gifts to adults and children in addition to serving people. "It's nice. It's good that they did that for us. For everybody could eat.... more »
  • Talkin' trash: Ole Miss tries throwing around corn dogs Play Video

    October 24, 2014 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A rivalry is renewed with the rebirth of the Ole Miss Rebel football team and their reference to tiger fans as corn dogs. "All LSU fans smell like corn dogs," one Ole Miss fan named Mike said. Mike refused to give his entire name. "I... more »
  • Bonfires light the way for "Papa Noel" Play Video

    December 24, 2013 9:50 PM

    GRAMERCY - A generations old tradition continued Tuesday in St. James Parish. The annual lighting of bonfires capped off the night for the thousands who showed up for the Christmas Eve celebration. The burning started at 7 p.m. and was followed by fireworks. Gramercy Mayor Terry Borne's family... more »
  • Inside the Huddle Play Video

    May 3, 2013 10:21 PM

    Every team has a ritual, as does the LSU baseball team. Before every game, the players surround first base to get pumped up for the upcoming game. What is said in the huddle varies, but it always gets the Tigers in the right frame of mind. WBRZ Sports... more »
  • Energy secretary to skip State of Union address

    February 12, 2013 7:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says Energy Secretary Steven Chu will not attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Traditionally, one Cabinet member does not travel to the House chamber for the speech in order to preserve the government and keep it functioning in case of a major... more »
  • Annual bonfires will burn despite naughty forecast

    December 24, 2012 5:49 PM

    LUTCHER- An annual Christmas Eve tradition is a go, despite concerns of inclement weather. St. James and St. John parishes will light the bonfires on the Mississippi River levee. There was discussion about cancelling the event because of the severe weather. But, the weather situation is holding-off, and... more »
  • Levee bonfire tradition lives on Play Video

    December 13, 2012 5:11 PM

    LUTCHER - It's been a Christmas Eve tradition for more than 200 years. Almost 60 hallow tree-like structures line the levee in St. James and St. John Parishes. The tradition is passed down from generation to generation. For the past few weeks, the levee has been busy with people... more »
  • Working to maintain the memory of Pearl Harbor Play Video

    December 7, 2012 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Today marks 71 years since the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. But despite the historical impact, there was not a very big crowd aboard the U.S.S. Kidd during a ceremony remembering the attack. "Commemorating Pearl Harbor is something youngsters don't understand anymore," said Frank Masanz. Masanz... more »
  • Bonfires set up on levee despite possible rain Play Video

    December 23, 2011 6:40 PM

    GRAMERCY - Fire department members ensure that Santa's path to the river parishes is well lit on Christmas eve by upholding their unique tradition. The Festival of Bonfire Lights invites locals to build fires along the Mississippi River levee. Janice Kennedy promised herself that if she beat cancer,... more »
  • Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spreads the holiday spirit

    November 30, 2009 4:54 PM

    Tough economic times are forcing many to rely on a 20-year-old tradition in Livingston Parish. Through the Christmas Crusade program, the Sheriff's Office uses your donations to purchase new toys for those 12-years-old and under. Each year, about 1,500 kids receive gifts. Sheriff Willie Graves says they expect more... more »

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