Updated: 11:02 AM 12/9/2013BATON ROUGE - Murphy Painter, the former head of the state Alcohol and Tobacco Control Board, is set to head to trial today over federal charges he misused access to state and federal databases and lied to federal investigators. The allegations came after Painter's assistant filed a sexual harassment... (More)
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Updated: 10:39 AM 12/9/2013SHREVEPORT - Firefighters say a 74-year-old man lost his life as a fire raged in a Shreveport home. The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office identified the victim as Lawrence Grant. Firefighters responded to house fire around 4 a.m. Monday and there were reports a man was trapped inside. ... (More)
Updated: 9:25 AM 12/9/2013The 2BRokeGuys, Josh Howard and Ryan Chenevert sitdown with Whitney to talk about affordable way to enjoy the holiday season. The Affordable 12 Days of Chirstmas are: 1) Cookie Exchange- Have a party where everyone brings a dozen cookies to be sampled. 2) Ice Skating at the... (More)
Updated: 8:03 AM 12/9/2013BATON ROUGE - Four of the East Baton Rouge city-parish's old fire stations could soon see new life. City-parish leaders say they hope the structures, shuttered after the construction of six new fire stations over the past four years, can be used by groups that serve the community. Public Works... (More)
Updated: 7:52 AM 12/9/2013PHILADELPHIA - A storm that crept across the country bringing snow, ice and miserable road conditions is heading toward New England as more wintry weather was expected to persist in making it hard on air travelers. Online air traffic site Flightaware.com says more than 1,000 flights are already canceled for... (More)
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Updated: 7:36 AM 12/9/2013
You can expect more of the same soggy weather today as the front remains stalled along the coast this afternoon. Southwest flow aloft with send more scattered showers over Baton Rouge this afternoon. It will remain cool with high temperatures in the mid 50s.
Another round of showers is on tap tonight as one final cold front moves across the state from the north. Low temperatures will be in the mid 40s.
Updated: 5:45 AM 12/9/2013GONZALES- Ascension Parish officials say they will unveil a plan later this week to spend $20 million to $25 million upgrading recreational facilities on the parish's fast-growing east bank. Projects under consideration include renovations to existing playgrounds and ball fields, adding new splash pads and walking and jogging trails and... (More)
Updated: 5:28 AM 12/9/2013ARCADIA, Okla. (AP) - A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma, just weeks after the second anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the state. The U.S. Geological Survey says this afternoon's quake was centered near Arcadia, about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency... (More)
Updated: 5:27 AM 12/9/2013
BATON ROUGE - The St. George fire department says a family of 9 was left homeless after their house caught fire early Sunday morning.
Fire trucks arrived around 12:30am to find the carport at 7808 Blake Drive engulfed in flames.
Officials say the family of 9, 2 adults and 7 children, all escaped unharmed.
It took the fire department about a half hour to control the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Updated: 5:27 AM 12/9/2013ZACHARY- A device detonated by bomb squads Saturday night was merely a training tool according to Police. Jimmy Baker, owner of the Advance Mini-Storage, found the briefcase with his grandson in an abandoned locker. "When you open the lid up there were rows of nails siliconed to the... (More)
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Updated: 5:26 AM 12/9/2013
BATON ROUGE - Today's St. George Santa parades have been canceled due to weather.
The St. George fire department says the ground would be too soggy to run the parade even if the weather cleared up.
No decisions have been made yet in regards to rescheduling.
The fire department says people who still wish to donate to the food and toy drives should bring their donations to any of the 8 St. George fire stations.
Updated: 5:07 AM 12/9/2013NEW YORK- After a New York commuter train derailment killed four people, two federal lawmakers want trains to be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks. Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut held a news conference Sunday at Grand Central Terminal, one... (More)
Updated: 4:58 AM 12/9/2013NEW ORLEANS - The Carolina Panthers took their first two drives of the first quarter in for a pair of field goals, but ever since then the Saints have regained control of the contest. New Orleans would start the second quarter with two straight scoring drives ending with Marques... (More)
Updated: 4:57 AM 12/9/2013
BATON ROUGE- The LSU Tigers and Iowa Hawkeyes will meet in Tampa at the Outback Bowl. The announcement was made tonight by LSU Head Coach Les Miles.
The bowl will be held on January 1, 2014.
This is the second time LSU has played in the bowl.
We'll have more on the announcement on WBRZ News 2 at 10.
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