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  • Volunteers to work at the USS KIDD all weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2015 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 30 volunteers, including veterans from across the country are giving their time for four days to putting in maintenance work on the USS KIDD. It's all a part of Fall Field Days that has been happening every year at the Kidd since 1996. Workers... more »
  • Volunteers pitch in to help ATV crash survivor Play Video

    August 21, 2015 7:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Volunteers surprised a Denham Springs boy who nearly died in an ATV wreck with a project to help him get around at home. The volunteers from Turner Industries and Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge built two-year-old Brantly Williams a wheelchair ramp so he can easily get in... more »
  • Volunteers hand out water to school kids during heat

    August 12, 2015 7:46 PM

    BAKER - Beating the heat in Baker meant passing out bottles of water to kids coming home from school. It's part of an initiative called "Stay Hydrated in Baker." Jerri Williams is one of several volunteers giving out the water. Her group is worried children won't heed warnings... more »
  • Sweet Olive cemetery scheduled to get cleaned check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2015 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sweet Olive Cemetery is set to get some much needed attention in the next month and a half. The Sweet Olive Cemetery board told News 2 that East Baton Rouge parish prison inmates are schedule to clean up the graveyard in September. Neighbors who live... more »
  • Downtown Baton Rouge gets cleaned up

    May 16, 2015 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens showed up to clean downtown Baton Rouge, Saturday morning. The effort was as a result of a partnership between Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful and The Baton Rouge Lodging Association. "It impacts the economic development of our city. It impacts the tourists that come to... more »
  • Tigers Claim First Road Series at Tennessee with 7-4 Win

    April 11, 2015 11:13 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - After taking the first game of the weekend on Friday, the No. 1 LSU softball team was on the cusp of doing something it had never done before on Saturday, and after scoring four runs early, produced some insurance scores late in holding off the No. 11... more »
  • St. George organizers racing to get signatures check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 1, 2015 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Backers of a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish are pushing hard for more signatures while a make-or-break deadline looms closer. The group got word two days ago their petition to ask voters to incorporate the City of St. George is more than 2,600 signatures... more »
  • American Red Cross searching for volunteers this March check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 18, 2015 7:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- March is American Red Cross month. News 2's Rebecca Buchanan met up with some volunteers from the organization to find out what they do and how other people can get involved. Red Cross volunteers often arrive at the scene of accidents shortly after firefighters and other first... more »
  • Baton Rouge cemetery gets some much needed attention check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 7, 2015 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A cemetery is getting a face lift with the help of local organizations. The Lutheran Cemetery, on Eddie Robinson, Sr. Avenue was flooded with people trying to make a difference. The Trinity Lutheran Church and Friends of City Park sponsored a community wide clean up,... more »
  • Everyone leaves full at St. Vincent de Paul on Christmas check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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...so everybody could eat.... more »
  • Capital Area CASA searching for more volunteers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 16, 2014 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There are nearly 75,000 volunteers for CASA nationwide, including dozens in the Baton Rouge area. The organization strives to help children find a place where they feel safe. Capital Area CASA needs your help to give that gift to more local kids. If you'd like... more »
  • Pennington looking for volunteers for dementia, Alzheimer's research check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2014 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The month of November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, with more than five million Americans living with the disease. Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is working on groundbreaking research in an attempt to lower those numbers across the country. "It's no surprise that November is... 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 »
  • Officials welcome more than 180 volunteers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 15, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge officials formally welcomed more than 150 World Changer students to the city. The World Changers are teenage students who travel throughout the country devoting their time to serve and help areas. They are in Baton Rouge until Friday to help make minor... more »
  • Mayor Holden welcomes World Changers volunteers

    July 15, 2014 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor "Kip" Holden welcomed nearly 200 student volunteers with the World Changers program to the Baton Rouge area on Tuesday with a press conference and a visit to the site where the volunteers will make their contribution. The faith-based World Changers program gives teens a chance... more »
  • Painting for a purpose in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 12, 2014 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- BREC along with the Walls Project partnered together in an effort to complete another mural in the city. A call for volunteers, with or without, experience in painting were encouraged to attend. Around 200 volunteers answered the call. Megan Simone, a native of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • LSU seeking volunteers for campus emergency drill

    May 19, 2014 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU, along with a number of local law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel, will be conducting a full-scale emergency exercise on campus Tuesday evening. LSU is looking for volunteers to participate in the exercise. Officials say the focus of the exercise is to engage the university's... more »
  • Local Red Cross volunteers head to Jackson

    May 2, 2014 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson from the local Red Cross said two volunteers are driving an Emergency Response Vehicle from Baton Rouge to Jackson, Mississippi to provide support to those affected by the recent tornado outbreak. An American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle can provide up to 3,000 meals... more »
  • 5 run 8th lifts LSU baseball to series win vs. Tennessee

    April 27, 2014 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Faced with the same situation that hurt the LSU baseball team on Saturday, the Tigers responded in better fashion Sunday, breaking an 8th inning tie wide open with 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th. The Tigers had not lost a game all year when... more »
  • Rare late-inning collapse dooms LSU baseball vs. Tennessee

    April 26, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team watched a 7th inning lead fall through for the first time this season, as Tennessee rallied for 2 runs in the 8th and 2 runs in the 9th innings to top the Tigers 6-3 Saturday night. Jared Poche' threw seven strong innings... more »
  • Volunteers clean up Bayou Fountain check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 19, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers were at Bayou Fountain Saturday cleaning debris out of the water. For couple Bill and April Armstrong, the cleanup is important to them because they say something needs to be done. "It's the world we live in and it's a garbage dump. It shouldn't... more »
  • LSU softball can't complete sweep of Vols, fall 9-0 in series finale

    April 6, 2014 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team gave up 2 runs in the first inning and never recovered in their series finale against #2 Tennessee, falling 9-0 after winning the first two games. Tigers starting pitcher Ashley Czechner was pulled after she gave up a third run in the... more »
  • LSU softball takes series win over #2 Tennessee

    April 5, 2014 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team picked up its first SEC series win in style with an 8-4 win over #2 Tennessee on Saturday. The Tigers (22-15, 4-7 SEC) started things off with an Allison Falcon RBI single in the 2nd inning, followed by a Jacee Blades RBI... more »
  • Vols play their way from bubble to Sweet 16

    March 25, 2014 7:44 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - The do-or-die nature of the NCAA tournament is nothing new to Tennessee. Tennessee (24-12) has been playing with virtually no margin for error since late February after splitting its first 14 Southeastern Conference games. That made the Volunteers primed for the postseason once they earned an NCAA... more »
  • 2 UT players arrested on alcohol-related charges

    February 9, 2014 5:00 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - Authorities say Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive lineman Danny O'Brien have been arrested on alcohol-related charges and resisting arrest. The Knox County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Johnson and 20-year-old O'Brien were taken into custody late Saturday. Johnson, a first-team all-Southeastern Conference selection last season, was charged... more »
  • Surprising first week shakes up SEC race

    January 8, 2014 2:18 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - A surprising first week of competition in the Southeastern Conference women's basketball team has left the league with no obvious front-runner. Tennessee and Kentucky, who have combined to win the conference's last four regular-season titles, lost their SEC home openers. Tennessee, the defending league champion, fell 80-77... more »
  • Volunteers unite to renovate home for veterans check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 29, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of volunteers renovated a transitional home Saturday as part of a service project for veterans. Community members from Volunteers of America and The Home Depot volunteered their time to pressure wash, paint, and garden at the Garfield Transitional Home for Veterans. The volunteers built... more »
  • No. 19 Florida loses Driskel, beats Vols 31-17

    September 21, 2013 6:29 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over Tennessee on Saturday. Murphy had a 52 yard touchdown... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteers helping in Colorado check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 20, 2013 11:57 AM

    COLORADO - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are helping victims of flooding in Colorado return to their damaged homes. Six people were killed and an estimated 18,000 homes were damaged in the flooding that began over the weekend. Eleven Red Cross volunteers from South Louisiana are in Colorado... more »
  • Vols suspend Couch for Saturday's game against Ducks

    September 13, 2013 10:27 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Butch Jones says defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled ineligible for Saturday's game against second-ranked Oregon. Tennessee is investigating allegations Couch was one of five Southeastern Conference players to receive improper benefits. Yahoo Sports reported Couch received $1,350 from former Alabama defensive end... more »
  • Yahoo: 5 SEC stars received payouts during career

    September 11, 2013 9:06 PM

    A report says five Southeastern Conference players received impermissible benefits during their college careers, including former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker. Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that text messages and financial records show former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis was a go-between for NFL agents and financial advisers for Fluker, Tennessee... more »
  • Baton Rouge marks 9/11 with volunteer work check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 11, 2013 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, volunteers around the Baton Rouge area took time to remember those killed in the 9/11 attacks and show their appreciation to troops serving oversees. The Capital Area United Way along with BASF honored first responding agencies and troops in downtown Baton Rouge. Volunteers stuffed care... more »
  • Organizers gear up for "Stuff the Bus" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2013 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers are ready to stuff school buses with donated school supplies. WBRZ has teamed up with Office Depot and Raising Cane's to collect donated school supplies. You can help by donating anything from scissors, notebooks, crayons and paper at the Office Depot on College Drive... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers assisting after explosion

    June 13, 2013 1:54 PM

    GEISMAR - The Baton Rouge chapter of the Red Cross deployed volunteers today to help people affected by this morning's explosion at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar. Volunteers are providing food, water and emotional support for workers and families with loved ones who were hurt in the... more »
  • State agency calls for disaster volunteers

    May 29, 2013 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials called for volunteers to help support Louisiana in case of an emergency this hurricane season. "Volunteers are the backbone of our response to emergencies like hurricanes," said Assistant Secretary for Public Health J.T. Lane. DHH said Louisiana Volunteers in Action (LAVA) can provide... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers deploy to Oklahoma

    May 21, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Teams of Red Cross volunteers in Louisiana left today to help people affected by a devastating tornado in Oklahoma. Red Cross spokesperson Nancy Malone said teams from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Lake Charles all headed north early Tuesday morning with Emergency Response Vehicles. ... more »
  • Musicians honored for volunteer work check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 17, 2013 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The musical duo "The Thomas Brothers" stopped by the studio to talk about their community service events in Ascension Parish. The pair was named Community Service Volunteers of the Year at Volunteer Ascension for inspiring others through their music. The two are students at Southern... more »
  • Lady Vols clinch regular season title

    February 28, 2013 8:40 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Kamiko Williams scored a career-high 18 points in the final home game of her career and No. 8 Tennessee beat No. 13 Texas A&M 82-72 on Tuesday night to clinch its 17th Southeastern Conference regular-season title. Tennessee (23-5, 14-1), which had already wrapped up a share of... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteers helping after Miss. storm

    February 11, 2013 3:11 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana arrived in southern Mississippi Monday to help with cleanup and relief efforts after a tornado this weekend. The seven volunteers took three Emergency Response Vehicles to help provide supplies and feed people affected by severe weather Sunday. The storms also... more »
  • LSU women fall to #12 Tennessee

    February 7, 2013 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Lady Tigers fell to #12 Tennessee 64-62 in the Maravich Center Thursday night. Theresa Plaisance led the way for LSU with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks.Biance Lutley also pitched in 13 points and 5 assists. The Lady Tigers fall to 13-10... more »
  • Snapshots of Sandy: Group restores victims' photos

    February 4, 2013 2:39 AM

    NEW YORK - Of all the images of Superstorm Sandy's destruction, the pictures that linger for victims are the warped, stained ones that sat on their walls and shelves. But volunteers scattered around the world are about to start digitally mending Sandy victims' personal photos. A group called Operation Photo... more »
  • NY woman arrested in connection with slaying of two

    December 28, 2012 2:15 PM

    WEBSTER, N.Y.- Police say a 24-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in upstate New York. New York State Police Senior Investigator James Newell says Dawn Nguyen, of Rochester, faces a state charge of filing a falsified... more »
  • La. crews heading to northeast for Sandy

    October 29, 2012 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers, emergency responders and others from Louisiana are heading to the northeast to put their experience with hurricanes to use as Hurricane Sandy nears landfall. Both Entergy and DEMCO utility companies have hundreds of line workers either on their way or prepared to join crews from... more »
  • Volunteers make improvements to homes near Istrouma

    October 4, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers and city-parish officials along with Entergy gathered in East Baton Rouge today to make more than a dozen homes more energy-efficient. Volunteers organized out of Istrouma High School fanned out into the nearby neighborhood this morning to make improvements at 16 different homes in the... more »
  • North Carolina church volunteers offer help in Livingston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 17, 2012 4:53 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Volunteers from North Carolina say helping people in Livingston recover from Hurricane Isaac is part of their mission. Greg Riggs with the North Carolina Baptist Men organization tells News 2 the goal is to give people hope through Jesus Christ in time of despair. The group has been... more »
  • Volunteers provide much-needed help in Livingston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2012 5:10 PM

    MAUREPAS- Relief organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army, as well as local volunteers, are helping people deal with Hurricane Isaac cleanup in Livingston Parish. The Livingston Parish District 9 Fire Station in Maurepas has been operating as a distribution site for the past several days. Lines of... more »
  • Red Cross trains Spanish speakers to aid with relief check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Red Cross is working to break the language barrier during emergencies. Today, several Spanish speaking volunteers learned how to set up, run, and close a relief shelter. The volunteers told News 2 they're ready to put their training to work. Reverend Carlos Rosales says,... more »
  • Volunteers prepare for Isaac's arrival

    August 24, 2012 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Red Cross volunteers in the Baton Rouge area packed up this morning to head to Florida and help prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac. Nancy Malone said volunteers would help set up shelters. She said the team includes volunteers experienced with storms, including some who helped in... more »
  • La. volunteers ready to assist after Debby

    June 25, 2012 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the Red Cross chapter in Baton Rouge said their volunteers are ready to assist Louisiana's neighbors affected by Tropical Storm Debby. Nancy Malone said they met with state and parish officials and others in the Red Cross network to also check Louisiana's preparations... more »
  • Volunteers work together to help senior citizen

    January 15, 2012 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of community volunteers made the home of a local senior citizen livable Sunday afternoon, after it was found full of mice. A 76-year-old man was finally recovered after a bad fall and was ready to return to his home with the help of Homewatch... more »
  • More than 39 tons of trash removed from Bayou Manchac

    August 23, 2011 5:36 AM

    BAYOU MANCHAC- Crews in Asension Parish removed more than 39 tons of trash and a fallen tree over the weekend from Bayou Manchac. Thirty one volunteers from Ascension and East Baton Rouge Parish participated in the two-day event and removed by hand over 15 cubic yards or 1.5 tons... more »
  • Red Cross training volunteers this weekend

    July 27, 2011 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the hurricane season begins brewing, the Red Cross is preparing to train a new crop of volunteers. This Saturday the Red Cross will offer training statewide for people that want to help out during disasters like a hurricane. "Volunteers are always moving, changing jobs,... more »
  • Volunteers sign up for emergency flotilla in Pointe Coupee

    May 10, 2011 10:14 PM

    NEW ROADS- In Pointe Coupee Parish, leaders are counting on locals to get people out as the water rises. The sheriff was only calling for a hundred boats and volunteers to make up an emergency flotilla, but more showed because everyone wants to support each other, if needed. ... more »
  • Firefighters leave Baton Rouge for Alabama

    May 2, 2011 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rescuers sifting through the rubble in Alabama will get help from 150 volunteers from Louisiana who made the trip to the storm-ravaged area today. Among the volunteers are 25 firefighters that are part of the Urban Search and Rescue Team. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said... more »

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