Posted 11:04 PM 12/7/2013 by Ryan Naquin
SCOTLANDVILLE - A struggling fire district in East Baton Rouge is changing its reputation.
In 2012, the Alsen St. Irma Lee fire district earned an ISO ten rating, the worst rating possible (one is the best).
The change in ratings came with a switch up to the administration.(More)...
Posted 3:47 PM 12/5/2013 by Russell Jones
BATON ROUGE - Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first democratically-elected president and a colossal figure in global politics, has died at the age of 95.
South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, made the announcement today, saying "we've lost our greatest son."
President Barack Obama (More)
Posted 10:34 AM 12/4/2013
WALKER, La. - State police say a vehicle struck and killed a female pedestrian north of Walker.
Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer says the accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Sandifer says 30-year-old Tara M. Messina, of Denham Springs, who was dressed in dark clothing, was walking northbound along La. Highway 447 and stepped in front of an SUV driven by 61-year-old Alice Devall of Walker.
The accident remains under investigation.
Posted 1:03 PM 12/2/2013
BATON ROUGE - Local school boards and public school superintendents are asking for a slow-down of Louisiana's shift to toughened educational standards. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday will consider changes sought by Education Superintendent John White (More)
Posted 10:06 AM 12/1/2013 by Greg Renoud
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers (9-3, 5-3 SEC) moved up one spot to No. 14 in both the Coaches and AP polls after their thrilling victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks.
LSU is the highest ranked 3-loss team in both polls.
The BCS standings will be released tonight at 7:30 on ESPN.(More)...