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  • Plans for new downtown hotel announced

    October 13, 2014 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital City pushes closer to the goal of more than 1,000 hotel rooms downtown with Monday's announcement of a planned Courtyard Marriott hotel at 260 Third Street. Hotel developer Windsor Aughtry, representatives from the Downtown Development District, and hotel management company Hospitality America were on... more »
  • Governor to announce health initiative

    April 14, 2014 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal will announce a statewide health initiative Monday afternoon in Baton Rouge. The announcement will take place 1:10 p.m. at Dufroq Elementary. more »
  • At dinner, everyone's talking about Edwin Edwards Play Video

    March 17, 2014 9:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - People did not hold back, discussing their thoughts about Edwin Edwards' decision to return to politics after federal prison and a more than twenty-year hiatus from public service. At Don's Seafood Monday night in Denham Springs, the dinner table banter was flowing as much as beer... more »
  • Big announcement expected from Edwin Edwards

    March 17, 2014 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former La. Gov. Edwin Edwards will announce today whether or not he will again seek public office. Many expect him to enter into the race for the 6th District Congressional seat. That is the spot currently held by Congressman Bill Cassidy, but will be vacated as... more »
  • Nashville means basketball

    October 14, 2013 7:39 PM

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE- The Southeastern Conference is ready to make Nashville the primary home of the men's basketball tournament. A person familiar with the situation says it'll be announced Tuesday by the SEC and the Nashville Sports Council. Nashville is already hosting the 2015, 2016 and 2019 men's tournaments. The Nashville... more »
  • Announcement today on Port Allen mayoral recall

    September 9, 2013 11:53 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Election officials said they'll have an announcement Monday afternoon about the recently-submitted petition to recall Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. Organizers of the petition turned in their collected signatures last week to the Registrar of Voters in West Baton Rouge Parish. It was the first time... more »
  • Mayor: BRPD Chief announcement Wednesday

    July 30, 2013 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's office said he will announce his selection for the next chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department at a press conference tomorrow morning. Holden confirmed last week that the three finalists for the position were interim chief Carl Dabadie, Capt. Noel Salamoni, and... more »
  • Jindal to make major gift announcement at LSU

    July 16, 2013 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - University leaders will join Gov. Bobby Jindal this morning to announce a gift involving the public-private partnership for LSU's new engineering complex. Officials say the gift will go toward the Breaking New Ground campaign, which supports the renovation and expansion of Patrick F. Taylor Hall. ... more »
  • Cassidy announces Senate bid in online video

    April 3, 2013 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Rep. Bill Cassidy officially announced his plans to run for the U.S. Senate this morning. Cassidy made the announcement in a video posting to his website, along with his wife, Laura. He will challenge Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, who will be running for her fourth... more »
  • EBR to announce return of major sporting event

    February 27, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge mayor's office plans today to announce the return of a "major sporting event" to the city-parish. The last major event was the U. S. Bowling Congress 2012 Open Championship Tournament, which brought an estimated $113 million economic impact to East Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Announcement planned after cocaine arrests

    December 17, 2012 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police planned a press conference today to discuss the arrest of workers accused of stealing drugs from the Baton Rouge courthouse. Last week police arrested William Colvin and Debra Bell, both of whom worked in the Clerk of Court's office, in suspicion of stealing a large... more »
  • Gov. Jindal to make economic development announcement

    October 12, 2012 10:42 AM

    GONZALES - Gov. Jindal's office announced he scheduled an economic development announcement this afternoon in Gonzales. The office would not comment on what the announcement would entail, but it's happening at Hebert Steel on Highway 74 in Gonzales. The announcement is scheduled to take place at 1:50 p.m.... more »
  • Major funding initiative to be announced for LSU

    October 2, 2012 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Jindal's office said a major announcement for LSU would be made later this morning. Jindal's office did not include any details about what the announcement concerned, just that it would be a "major funding announcement." The announcement is scheduled for just before noon. Mike... more »
  • Apple: iPhone 5 in stores Sept. 21

    September 12, 2012 1:16 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple says the new iPhone 5 will be in stores in the U.S. and several other countries on Sept. 21. The other launch countries are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK. A week later, the phone will be available in 22 more... more »
  • Amazon unveils new Kindle Fire models

    September 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Amazon is updating its Kindle Fire tablet computer as it steps up competition with Apple's iPad and refreshing its whole line of Kindle gadgets. The basic model will cost $159, down from $199 for the old model. It will start shipping Sept. 14. It's also coming... more »
  • Apple invites media to event, hints at iPhone 5

    September 4, 2012 11:49 AM

    NEW YORK - Apple is inviting reporters to a news conference next week in San Francisco with a message that suggests that it will reveal the iPhone 5, as expected. The email invitation shows a big "12," for Sept. 12, casting a shadow in the shape of a "5." Various... more »
  • Cain announces he's suspending his campaign

    December 2, 2011 1:24 PM

    ATLANTA- Republican candidate Herman Cain says he's suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination to avoid news coverage that is hurtful to his family. Cain's announcement came five days after an Atlanta-area woman claimed she and Cain had an affair for more than a decade, a claim that... more »
  • Caldwell press conference to stream live on WBRZ.com

    April 4, 2011 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials with LSU will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce the new hire for head women's basketball coach, Nikki Caldwell. Caldwell won national championships as both a player and an assistant coach at Tennessee and turned UCLA into a national power in just three... more »
  • Apple CEO Jobs, on medical leave, appears at event

    March 2, 2011 12:14 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who has been on indefinite medical leave, is making an appearance at a product event in San Francisco. Jobs walked on stage to standing ovation. Jobs looked frail, wearing his signature black mock turtleneck, blue jeans and wire-rimmed glasses. Apple is... more »
  • Sheriff Willie Graves announces retirement

    January 12, 2011 5:39 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish Sheriff Willie Graves announced this morning he will not be seeking a fifth term in office. He plans to retire when his term ends June 30, 2012. Graves has served as Sheriff since 1996, when he replaced his father, the late Odom Graves, who served in... more »
  • Jindal announcement concerning seafood and tourism

    November 1, 2010 9:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Governor Bobby Jindal will make what his office calls a, "major announcement" concerning seafood and tourism. It will be during a stop in New Orleans at 10:45. Stay tuned to WBRZ.com, @WBRZ on Twitter and WBRZ on Facebook for updates. more »
  • Report: Steel plant being built in St. James

    September 15, 2010 10:50 AM

    State officials are expected to announce today that a $2 billion steel plant is going to be built in St. James Parish, according to a report by WWL TV. State Rep. Nickie Monica confirmed that Nucor Steel would be building a plant in the area that would bring 2,000... more »
  • Landrieu to name new police chief

    May 6, 2010 8:56 AM

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is expected to announce the new police chief today. The announcement comes a day after Landrieu asked the U.S. Justice Department to send a team down to help reorganize the troubled police department. more »

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