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  • BRAVE to hold 'Gas for Guns' exchange Aug. 23

    BRAVE to hold 'Gas for Guns' exchange Aug. 23

    Updated: 1:24 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - In the continued efforts of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination program to clean up the city's streets, the organization will hold a "Gas for Guns" exchange and neighborhood cleanup day on Saturday, Aug. 23. The gun exchange will allow residents to safely dispose of firearms... (More)
  • Landrieu, Cassidy, others qualify on opening day

    Landrieu, Cassidy, others qualify on opening day

    Updated: 4:29 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, traded jabs over leadership and effectiveness as they signed up for the November election. Qualifying for the Nov. 4 ballot opened Wednesday and continues through Friday. Landrieu, a Democrat, talked of her 18 years of... (More)
  • Crisis center seeing call volume rise

    Updated: 6:44 PM 8/12/2014

    BATON ROUGE- In the wake of the suicide of Robin Williams, the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center is experiencing an increased call volume from people seeking help. "It is bringing everybody's awareness to the point that we need to be looking, and we need to be reaching out to... (More)
  • State tax amnesty program to be offered this fall

    State tax amnesty program to be offered this fall

    Updated: 4:45 PM 8/12/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue hopes to offer taxpayers who have fallen behind on state tax obligations a fresh start with the announcement of the Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014 program this fall. The 30-day amnesty program offers people who haven't paid their state taxes in full... (More)
  • BREC Zoo welcomes newborn Malayan tigers

    BREC Zoo welcomes newborn Malayan tigers

    Updated: 3:52 PM 8/8/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Zoo announced their Malayan tiger recently gave birth to two tiger cubs, the first cubs born at the zoo in nearly 25 years. Zoo director Phil Frost said the cubs were born on July 29 and will stay in the den with their... (More)
  • Back-to-school tax holiday announced

    Back-to-school tax holiday announced

    Updated: 4:42 PM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue released details about this year's back-to-school tax holiday on Aug. 1 and 2. Most retails purchases on those days will be exempt from the state's 4 percent sales tax. LDR said parents may not also realized those expenses, and similar purchases... (More)
  • Alligator drawn out by flooding

    Updated: 6:48 PM 5/28/2014

    PAULINE, La. - Flooding displaced a number of southeast Louisiana residents Wednesday, including a curious alligator in St. James Parish. News crews from WWL-TV said the alligator was in a parking lot near where they were filming, swimming around in the floodwater. State wildlife officials said people should... (More)
  • State test scores stay largely flat

    Updated: 4:41 PM 5/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State education officials released data showing 69 percent of public school students scored at the basic or better level on standardized tests this year, the same percentage as in 2013. However, education officials noted that tests are about to become more challenging and school standards more... (More)
  • 2014 La. Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

    Updated: 9:05 AM 5/19/2014

    Hurricane season is two weeks away and now is the time get prepared. The annual Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is coming this weekend, Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 25 for residents to get supplies ahead of time. During the two-day annual holiday, tax-free purchases are authorized... (More)
  • Bayou Country Superfest Fun Fest to offer free fun

    Bayou Country Superfest Fun Fest to offer free fun

    Updated: 6:20 PM 5/13/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers for the fifth annual Bayou Country Superfest Fan Fest at Tiger Stadium released their schedule of events and more information Tuesday. The country music festival runs Friday, May 23, through Sunday, May 25, and includes high-profile country music stars in the stadium as well as... (More)

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