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  • Easter baskets delivered to St. Vincent de Paul for needy

    Easter baskets delivered to St. Vincent de Paul for needy

    Updated: 5:16 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - With Easter on the horizon, charitable organizations in the Capital City have already begun their efforts to brighten the holiday for children in the city with this year's Build a Basket effort. Earlier on Tuesday morning, The Needy of Greater Baton Rouge dropped off 400 Easter... (More)
  • Officials meet to discuss improvements to Pecue Lane at I-10

    Updated: 5:48 PM 2/25/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Easing traffic in Baton Rouge is always a hot topic, and the Green Light Project is trying to make progress forward. On Wednesday, plans are being discussed to deal with a roadway that's getting busier by the day: Pecue Lane at I-10. There are several ideas... (More)
  • ATC says "troublesome" number of bars serving minors

    ATC says "troublesome" number of bars serving minors

    Updated: 11:04 AM 2/13/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Alcohol control officials released details Friday about efforts to crack down on underage drinking ahead of Mardi Gras and said they're concerned how many bars aren't following the law. Louisiana Alcohol Tobacco and Control said agents did more than 600 compliance checks since Feb. 2. Of... (More)
  • Data breach unlikely to affect La. Blue Cross

    Data breach unlikely to affect La. Blue Cross

    Updated: 3:53 PM 2/5/2015

    BATON ROUGE - With a federal investigation into a major healthcare licensee data breach ongoing, a spokesperson for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana made it clear Thursday morning that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana were not affected by the breach. Anthem, the second-largest health insurance... (More)
  • Single-day tickets on sale for Superfest

    Single-day tickets on sale for Superfest

    Updated: 1:45 PM 2/5/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers announced Thursday that single-day ticket sales for Bayou Country Superfest were now open. The two-day ticket package for the May 23-24 music festival at LSU Tiger Stadium are still available, according to a Superfest press release. This year's festival will see country music stars... (More)
  • Jindal: "I have no reservations" about vaccines

    Jindal:  "I have no reservations" about vaccines

    Updated: 3:00 PM 2/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal has waded into the vaccine debate, urging parents to get their children vaccinated and saying he wouldn't send his children to a school that allowed vaccinations to be optional. In a statement Tuesday, the Republican governor and former health care official said he has "no... (More)
  • Applications now being accepted for energy bill assistance program

    Applications now being accepted for energy bill assistance program

    Updated: 9:03 AM 2/2/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Qualifying low-income households may be able to get some help with paying their energy bills for the remainder of winter through the Office of Social Services' Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. To see if your household qualifies for funds available through the program, refer to... (More)
  • 40 Livingston Parish roads getting overhauled

    Updated: 5:00 PM 1/30/2015

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Forty of Livingston Parish's worst roads will be overhauled soon after the parish council awards a contract for the lowest bid. R.J. Daigle & Sons of Gonzales is expected to be awarded the contract at the parish council meeting on Feb. 12. The company submitted the... (More)
  • Thousands of cards deactivated over ATM skimmers

    Updated: 6:47 PM 1/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police confirmed Monday local, state, and federal authorities are looking into a major compromise of ATMs along the I-10 corridor from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. The investigation reportedly centers around devices called "skimmers" which were placed on dozens of ATMs at Whitney Banks.... (More)
  • State audits find $31M in unclaimed life insurance

    State audits find $31M in unclaimed life insurance

    Updated: 10:48 AM 1/13/2015

    BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy says audits of life insurance company policies have uncovered more than $31 million in Unclaimed Property for beneficiaries in the past eight years. The Treasury Department discovered the benefits after comparing the outstanding policies of a dozen insurance companies with the Social Security... (More)

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