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‘Thrillville’ returns to BR at fairgrounds on Airline Highway
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Roller coasters, deep-fried Oreos, funnel cakes, and an all-around good time will be rolling into town this week. The Thrillville fair is returning to Baton Rouge at the Airline Highway Park from Thursday, Feb. 29 until Sunday, March 10, 2024. The traveling fair will be...
Experience Baton Rouge: Discover 8 Seafood Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we will be exploring eight exceptional seafood restaurants in Baton Rouge. Have you had the chance to visit any of these eateries? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
'Nobody tell my mom about this:' Mia Monet conquers Globe of Death for Thrillville Fair
BATON ROUGE - WBRZ's own Mia Monet put herself in the hot seat Thursday morning as a preview to the Thrillville Fair that starts this weekend. The fair will take place from Feb. 29 to March 10 at the Airline Highway Park. More information can be found and tickets can be purchased at the Thrillville website here.
Watch: Baton Rouge rapper wants LSU fans at Boosie Bash, hints at 3 surprise guests
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Boosie Bash will be back in Baton Rouge for its fifth year of fun with a weekend of events. Outside of Saturday’s headlining hip-hop music event at Southern University’s Mini-Dome, there will be events happening on Friday and Sunday. A talent showcase is slated for 7 p.m. Friday at the Mini-Dome.
Experience the Chill: Top 3 Shaved Ice Spots in Baton Rouge You Can't Miss
This article presents three exceptional shaved ice spots in Baton Rouge. Have you had the opportunity to try any of them yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Attic Trash and Treasure Sale happening March 1-3
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The 33rd Annual Attic Trash & Treasure Sale is making its return March 1-3, 2024. It’s happening at the building behind the new Rouses on the corner of Florida Blvd. and Ardenwood Drive. The sale site building address is 5905 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, La. 70806.
Nicole Marino - Reporter
Nicole Marino is a news reporter who joined the WBRZ News 2 Team in January 2024. Originally from Houston, Texas, she currently studies at LSU with a major in mass communication with a concentration in broadcast journalism. Nicole has always had a passion for storytelling and positively impacting my community, which influenced her decision to become a journalist. In addition, she wants to give a voice to those who may otherwise go unheard.
The viral case of the missing jacket
On Feb. 7, Carrie Gagliano came to Facebook with a plea for help. Her father, Michael Gagliano, had recently passed away and upon visiting the nursing home to collect his things, Carrie Gagliano noticed one of his most prized possessions was missing: a custom-made LSU jacket. The next day, she...
Video: Olivia Dunne's Prank On Paul Skenes Didn't Go As Planned
LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne tried her best to prank Paul Skenes this week. Luckily for her fans, her attempt was shared on TikTok. "So right now I'm going to prank call my boyfriend and tell him I'm going on an influencer trip to an oil rig to do underwater welding," Dunne said at the start of ...
We're trying some of the tastiest burgers around Baton Rouge. See our first 5 reviews.
Call it service journalism. Our features staff is taking one for the team and trying a variety of reported hamburgers of greatness throughout Baton Rouge and the surrounding area. Stay tuned for more reviews of regional burgers. We have five more on the horizon and are building a list of...
Cajun Country Jam Reveals 2024 Lineup for Memorial Day Weekend in Denham Springs, Louisiana
Cajun Country Jam, being held Memorial Day weekend in Denham Springs, is back for a third straight year and the music lineup has been unveiled. The festival will feature national acts like Justin Moore, Clay Walker, Chase Mathew, Sawyer Brown, and Joe Nichols. The event will take place May 24-26,...
Experience Seafood Heaven: The 4 Must-Try Seafood Restaurants in Prairieville
In this article, we are going to explore four exceptional seafood restaurants located in Prairieville. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Louisiana Native Demonstrates How to ‘Properly Eat Crawfish’
There's more than one way to skin a cat. Why you would ever want to skin a cat we don't know and also don't ever do that. That being said, there's also more than one way to peel crawfish. In this video, a Louisiana native from Baton Rouge demonstrates the...
Savor the Sea: Gonzales' Top 3 Seafood Dining Experiences
In this article, we will be exploring three exceptional seafood restaurants located in Gonzales. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments yet? If your answer is yes, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
Piglet finds new home; adopted on steps of State Capitol
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Humane Society of Louisiana (HSLA) announced that piglet has found a new home after his unfortunate experience of being tossed around like a football during Carnival season. Piglet was adopted by State Representative (R - District 65) Lauren Ventrella, according to HSLA. A spokesman...
New grocery store will open in Gonzales with Louisiana brands, fresh fruit, Mexican food
ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – A new grocery store is set to start serving the Gonzales community later this spring. Ideal Market opened its first store in New Orleans in 2000 and is known for its fresh produce and authentic Hispanic food products. Ideal Market has 11 stores and will open its 12th location in Gonzales in 2024.
‘They tried to stop the Black man from singing in the cotton fields:’ Roots of blues in Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Music is a big part of Louisiana culture, but there’s one specific genre that’s known to stand out in Baton Rouge. “The black man’s music in America been copied by every race that come to America. So, it used to be against the law for, like country and western. It was against the law for the white man to sing the blues,” said Lloyd “Teddy” Johnson Jr., owner of Teddy’s Juke Joint.
The muffuletta unwrapped: Secrets of Louisiana’s famous sandwich
Born in the early 1900s in New Orleans, the muffuletta can now be found across the globe. As 225 shows in its newest episode of Between the Lines, many try to re-create the muffuletta, but none compares to those made here in Louisiana. Muffulettas are a symbol of what Louisiana really is—a culinary melting pot—and Baton Rouge’s Anthony’s Italian Deli embodies that philosophy.
LSU Ag Center offers tips as lawns spring to life from winter dormancy
As spring approaches in Louisiana, it's time to shift from the quiet dormancy of winter lawns to the vibrant growth season ahead. Soon enough, it will be time to break out the lawnmowers, if you haven’t already. With the arrival of warmer weather, traditional lawns spring back to life,...
‘After the Barbecue’ Pulled Pork Sliders
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Although this recipe calls for leftover brisket, there are multiple varieties of barbecued meats can be used after a big “cookout.” On these occasions, simply combine the leftover meats with your favorite barbecue sauce for an extremely interesting and unique barbecue slider. Prep...