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  • 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 »
  • Local Baton Rouge veteran remembers time in service check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2015 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - J.W. Vaughn, a former sailor in the Navy, sat down with News 2's Jessica LeBlanc Wednesday and remembered the days of his service to his country. "My mind was not segregated. I integrated myself with everything," said Vaughn. Drafted into the military in 1944, Vaughn served his... more »
  • Veteran chastised Edwards for pandering Play Video

    November 11, 2015 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wounded Afghanistan War veteran and David Vitter supporter got political Wednesday at a state sponsored Veterans Day ceremony. Mike McNaughton who currently works for the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs was the keynote speaker at the event held at the Old State Capitol. In his speech... more »
  • Edwards draws criticism for use of military background in ad

    November 11, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Afghanistan war veteran speaking at a Veterans Day ceremony took aim at governor's candidate John Bel Edwards, who has made his military resume key to his election effort. Mike McNaughton, a retired National Guard soldier, urged candidates in his Wednesday speech to "not use our... more »
  • City of Central to celebrate Veterans Day with guests, live music

    November 11, 2015 2:51 PM

    CENTRAL - The City of Central will celebrate Veterans Day Wednesday night with a host of guest speakers and musical tributes. The event kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. in the Central Intermediate School Courtyard. According to the schedule of events, guest speakers include United States Congressman Garret... more »
  • Crowds gather in Gonzales for annual Veterans Day ceremony

    November 11, 2015 12:35 PM

    GONZALES – Crowds gathered in Gonzales Wednesday at the Ascension Veterans Memorial Park to honor our nation’s heroes for Veterans Day The annual Veterans Day ceremony in Gonzales kicked off at 11 a.m. at the park’s amphitheater. This year’s guest speaker was Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez. Event... more »
  • Obama visits Arlington National Cemetery to honor veterans

    November 11, 2015 11:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is urging the nation to keep veterans in their thoughts long after Veterans Day and ensure that they receive the care and benefits they've earned. During a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, the president is noting some of the problems that veterans have... more »
  • Veterans Day ceremonies around Baton Rouge

    November 11, 2015 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People across the country are saluting the men and women in uniform on this Veterans Day. Many events are being held throughout the Baton Rouge area to honor our American Heroes who risk their lives every day to protect ours. The USS Kidd Veterans Museum and some of... more »
  • Local woman seeks to return WWII heirloom check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2014 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On this Veterans Day a woman in our area is searching for the family of a serviceman in the Royal Air Force. She has a memento that has been in her family for years that bears the name "S. Schaus". It's a unique bracelet from the... more »
  • Veterans saluted at Old State Capitol check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2014 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Several events scheduled for Tuesday allowed people in the Baton Rouge area to show respect and give thanks for the service of veterans in the state. The USS Kidd and Secretary of State's Office are holding a ceremony at the Old State Capitol starting at 11... more »
  • Veterans Day Forecast

    November 11, 2014 8:54 AM

    Veterans Day will end up as another mild one-likely the last for at least a week. A general west to east increase in cloud cover is expected through the afternoon hours with highs climbing into the upper 70s. Some locations may squeak into the lower 80s. A spotty shower isn't... more »
  • Celebrating Veterans Day, new exhibits at the WWII Museum check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2014 8:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6th, 2000 as the National D-Day Museum. In 2003, Congress officially designated it America's WWII museum. Trip Advisor calls it the #1 attraction in the Crescent City, bringing in people from all over the world. Many... more »
  • Springsteen among performers at free concert for vets

    November 11, 2014 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Eminem and Metallica are among the headliners for a free concert on Washington's National Mall to raise awareness for issues affecting veterans. Tuesday's first-of-its-kind Concert for Valor is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of fans to the Mall. The Veterans Day event was... more »
  • Ascension Veterans Day Parade needs volunteers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 24, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Veterans Association is in need of some help from the public to honor veterans and individuals in active service during their November parade in Gonzales. Brent Gautreau and David McIntyre stopped by the set of our 4 p.m. broadcast on Friday to ask people... more »
  • Obama honors veterans at wreath laying, breakfast

    November 11, 2013 10:54 AM

    ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama is paying tribute to America's veterans by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. The president also hosted a Veterans Day breakfast Monday at the White House for those who have served in the military and their family members. Obama said in his Veterans... more »
  • Veterans Day events honor military for service

    November 11, 2013 7:39 AM

    Across the nation on Veterans Day today, Americans are honoring the sacrifices and service of the armed forces. President Barack Obama plans to attend a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. In his proclamation, Obama says the country's obligations to those who have served "endure long after the battle ends." The... more »
  • Museum builds veteran thanks site

    October 17, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is reminding Americans to say "thank you" to veterans leading up to Veterans Day on November 11. The museum has a "Thank You for My Freedom" campaign centered around the website MyVeteransDay.org . People can post... more »
  • Veterans now fighting to find jobs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 12, 2012 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands of veterans are celebrating Veterans Day without the one thing they want the most: a job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans stands at 8.3 percent in the U.S. That's close to 700,000 vets are unemployed. It's even harder for... more »
  • Southern University honors Veterans Day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 12, 2012 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Veterans Day at Southern University, servicemen and women got a high-flying tribute in the form a balloon release at the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union Courtyard. "Veterans day, for us, is an opportunity to reflect upon what the military, and the sacrifices they've done, to support... more »
  • Louisiana Veterans Home celebrates 30 years check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 9, 2012 5:46 PM

    JACKSON - The Louisiana Veterans Home celebrated 30 years of service to American heroes with aservice to honor the security of the country, and recall the meaning of service for all Americans. WWII veteran Ranger Daniel Farley fought at Normandy. He landed with 73 enlisted men and three officers.... more »
  • 2011 Veterans Hall of Honor Inductees

    November 11, 2011 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Veterans Hall of Fame added four men to their ranks this morning in commemoration of Veterans Day. Each was inducted for different achievements and acts of valor. Family members accepted the award for two of the men who had already passed. Retired Air... more »
  • Veterans Day events held across area

    November 11, 2011 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State, federal and many city offices closed today as Veterans Day events were held across the capital area. Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke this morning at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park in Gonzales. The event begins a weekend-long celebration honoring veterans, which culminates with the... more »

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