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  • Weekends with Whitney: Houmas House Plantation Play Video

    May 1, 2015 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Just a few years ago slavery at Louisiana's historic plantations was rarely discussed, now that painful part of history is being uncovered and shared. When "12 Years a Slave" won the Oscar for best picture last year it sparked a national conversation about America's history of slavery.... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Pets Lost and Found Play Video

    March 20, 2015 6:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If your pet has ever gone missing, you know the agony associated with trying to find it. You can now start your search online with an impressive success rate. The Facebook page " Lost Pets of Baton Rouge " was founded by Allison Claudet, her daughter... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Quadriplegic Artist Play Video

    February 27, 2015 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tragedy often unearths things inside us we never knew existed. One woman discovered her inner talents despite nearly losing everything. Donna Bell is a quadriplegic. She was paralyzed from the neck down in a car crash 35 years ago. She was bored, dependent and frustrated until... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Kayak Fishing Play Video

    February 20, 2015 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kayak fishing is a growing sport in south Louisiana. Some credit it's growing possibility to four LSU graduates who launched a new company and their dreams at the same time. "I got my first kayak when I was a sophomore," Corey Coghlan explains. "That's when I... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Tour highlights food, culture of downtown BR Play Video

    February 13, 2015 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a new way to sink your teeth into Baton Rouge. It combines two Louisiana favorites: Rich history and rich food. Kim Harper started the C'est Si Bon Food Tour last year. "I thought, 'Baton Rouge really needs something like this because we have such... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: The Declining Bird Population Play Video

    February 6, 2015 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is known as Sportsman's Paradise, but it's also a paradise for our feathered friends. The bird population is rich here, but it's now in decline. In this Weekends with Whitney preview, News 2's Whitney Vann shows you how you can help reverse the alarming trend .... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Surviving Modern Fires Play Video

    January 30, 2015 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The open floor plans, synthetic materials and plush furniture in modern homes can turn a house fire into a raging inferno faster than ever. The fast-moving flames deplete the oxygen-supply, replacing it with a deadly black smoke and poisonous gases that can kill you in minutes.... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Downtown Living Play Video

    January 16, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 100 people are kicking off their New Year living downtown in Baton Rouge's Central Business District. In this Weekends with Whitney preview, News 2's Whitney Vann gives you a look at new, affordable apartments. Rent starts around $800/month at the new apartments on 3rd... more »
  • How effective is Uber? Play Video

    December 19, 2014 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ride-sharing company Über has been operating in Baton Rouge for nearly six months, and is becoming more popular during the holiday season. News 2's Whitney Vann put it to the test to see if it really delivers. Click on the video like to see how long... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Leeville is Sinking Play Video

    November 21, 2014 6:26 AM

    LEEVILLE - Along the Louisiana coast, the once-thriving fishing town of Leeville is sinking. Leeville boasts some of the best fishing in the state inshore among the marshes, but coastal erosion has left nearly two-thirds of it underwater. One woman is trying to save what is left. "Everyone... more »
  • LSU honors its Alumnus of the Year Play Video

    November 20, 2014 6:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has named it 2015 Alumnus of the Year. Newton Thomas received the honor early this week. He graduated from LSU with a degree in electrical engineering in 1967. Sixteen years later, he founded the Newtron Group, which became the 15th largest electrical contractor in the... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Outstanding Oysters Play Video

    November 14, 2014 6:40 AM

    GRAND ISLE - You may never have to eat another small, thin oysters during the summer thanks to science. State of the art oyster harvesting is underway at the Louisiana Gulf Coast Research and Demonstration farm. The effort is lead by Dr. John Supan, Director of LSU's Sea Grant... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Playmakers of Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 1, 2014 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 2une In's Whitney Vann joined the Playmakers of Baton Rouge Friday morning to talk about their upcoming children's production of Alice in Wonderland. The show will run August 15-24 at the Reilly Theatre on LSU's campus. All tickets are $12 and available at the Playmakers website.... more »
  • Casas for CASA raising funds for abused, neglected children Play Video

    July 21, 2014 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 20th annual Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser gets underway this weekend in Baton Rouge. This year's playhouse will be on display at the Mall of Louisiana from July 26th to August 17th. You can buy at $5.00 raffle ticket for a chance to win the... more »
  • Scammers target Baton Rouge residents Play Video

    July 21, 2014 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Someone is targeting people in Baton Rouge, stealing thousands of dollars by claiming to be the IRS even though tax season ended months ago. The Better Business Bureau has gotten fifty calls in the past week from people reporting scammers who say they owe money to... more »
  • Outdoors Report: Fishing Offshore Play Video

    July 18, 2014 6:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In this Outdoors Report, News Two's John Jackson teaches you how to land the big one offshore. This time of year, tempting a group of feeding yellow fin is fairly simple. Golden rule is to match the hatch. That means fish with what the fish are... more »

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