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  • Corps of Engineers begins closing bays at Bonnet Carre Spillway

    January 25, 2016 12:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the U. S. Corps of Engineers started closing bays along the Bonnet Carre Spillway Monday as water levels in the Mississippi River began to slowly return to normal. The Corps opened 210 bays of the Spillway on Jan. 10 to divert water from the... more »
  • Runnels schools closed due to threat

    December 18, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Both campuses of the Runnels School will be closed on Friday due to a threat. According to the school's website, the threat was received Thursday night. The school released an emergency notice stating that law enforcement officials are working to determine the credibility of the threat. No more... more »
  • Nucor to close St. James plant until prices improve Play Video

    December 16, 2015 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Steelmaker Nucor announced they will close their St. James Parish plant because of sagging market prices for their products, and not reopen until prices improve. Nucor announced the closure during its fourth quarter earnings report Wednesday. It came alongside news to shareholders that the steel... more »
  • GBR fair closed again Monday

    October 26, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Greater Baton Rouge state fair announced it will remain closed on Monday due to severe weather in the area. The fair closed over the weekend after heavy rain caused flooding in some areas of Baton Rouge. Event organizers say the festival will reopen as soon as it... more »
  • Some EBR roads reopened after flooding

    October 26, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said several roads closed by flooding have since been reopened Monday morning. Public and parochial schools in the parish are still open. Glen Oaks High School closed early after a water main break let the school without water. LSU's campus remained... more »
  • Election 2015 - Everything you need to know

    October 23, 2015 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters will choose or begin to choose a new governor Saturday, while also voting on six other statewide offices and four constitutional amendments. Early voting turnout has been low according to the Secretary of State's Office, with 222,162 of the state's eligible voters going to the... more »
  • Recreational red snapper season closes Wednesday

    September 8, 2015 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the state recreational red snapper season will close at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday. State officials anticipate private recreational anglers will have harvested the state's projected share of the total Gulf of Mexico private angler harvest - 745,000 pounds,... more »
  • Louisiana spring shrimp season to close Friday

    June 17, 2015 6:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana wildlife and fisheries regulators say the spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. Friday, from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the western shore of the Freshwater Bayou canal. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday that the closure does not affect: --Lake... more »
  • Highland Road closed Monday for television shoot

    June 8, 2015 9:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Highland Road will be closed today near LSU's campus. A television shoot will shut down Highland from Dalrymple Drive to Raphael Semmes Road. The LSU community is asked to use an alternate route. Traffic will be rerouted around the closure. Filming is underway for "Underground," a... more »
  • Commercial fishing for large coastal sharks closed

    May 7, 2015 4:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in Louisiana waters. The National Marine Fisheries Service closed commercial fishing for those sharks in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico earlier this week. The season will remain closed in state and... more »
  • Baton Rouge General ER closing Play Video

    March 31, 2015 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid-City closed its doors this morning. In anticipation of this event, Baton Rouge General has added services to their Bluebonnet emergency room and hospital. Since it was announced that the hospital would be closing, Baton Rouge General reported seeing a... more »
  • State to close oyster season in portion of public grounds

    March 18, 2015 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will close the oyster season Friday in a portion of the public oyster seed grounds east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. The wildlife agency said in a news release protection of the remaining... more »
  • Redemptorist supporters want to break away from diocese Play Video

    January 8, 2015 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Students, alumni and parents held a candlelight walk and rally Thursday night as they try to sway the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge to give them control of the school, which will close its junior and senior high school at the end of the academic year. For... more »
  • Biloxi's Margaritaville casino closing in September

    July 21, 2014 2:30 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Biloxi's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant will close on or before Sept. 19. Margaritaville said Monday it will pay its 371 employees up to Sept. 19, but could close before then. Managers of the casino say it couldn't overcome an out-of-the-way location and lack of a hotel. Owners of... more »
  • CB&I to close Addis fabrication shop

    July 18, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- CB&I will begin to close its Addis fabrication shop in late September, a move that will put 126 employees out of work. The company disclosed the layoffs in a letter to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. CB&I cited unspecified economic reasons for the permanent closure in Addis. The... more »
  • Spring shrimp season nears end in some areas

    July 9, 2014 5:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana wildlife officials say the 2014 spring inshore shrimp season will close next week in parts of the state. The closure takes effect at 6 a.m. July 15 in the Terrebonne and Barataria Basins from the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River westward to... more »
  • EBR preparing for winter weather

    January 27, 2014 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With the threat of winter weather in our area, officials in East Baton Rouge Parish are on high alert. Parish leaders and department of public works says they're ready for whatever comes this way. DPW crews will be working around the clock to prepare for the weather.... more »
  • Evening crash shuts down Florida Blvd.

    October 11, 2013 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A two-vehicle accident temporarily closed part of Florida near 7th Street in downtown Baton Rouge Friday evening. Police say one person suffered broken bones in the accident but is expected to recover. Cops are still investigating the cause of the crash. No tickets have been... more »
  • "Left Behind" filming to close streets

    September 1, 2013 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police plan to close streets at the Mall Of Louisiana off Picardy Avenue next week for the filming of "Left Behind." According to the Mayor's office, filming will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. immediately... more »
  • Tar mats prompt La. to close small area off island

    July 2, 2013 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed an area off East Grand Terre Island to all but recreational rod and reel fishing because tar mats were removed from the area. BP PLC says the closing appears groundless and began well after the mats were found... more »
  • Busy Monroe bridge to close for eight weeks

    May 29, 2013 11:33 AM

    MONROE - Many Ouachita Parish motorists are facing a major change. Beginning Saturday, the Lea Joyner Bridge on Monroe's heavily traveled Louisville Avenue will close for eight weeks. The bridge will be closed for two separate four-week periods for critical repairs. The News-Star reports that it will be the first... more »
  • Hancock to close up to 45 branches

    May 14, 2013 3:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The CEO of Hancock Holding Co., the parent company of Whitney Bank, says up to 45 branches will be closed within its five-state area by the end of the year. Hancock President and CEO Carl Chaney wouldn't say where the closures will occur, but said that the closures... more »
  • EKL shuts down Play Video

    April 15, 2013 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The capital city enters a new era of health care Monday as a longstanding medical facility has closed its doors for good. Earl K. Long was forced to shut down due to state budget cuts and changes in the LSU Health System. The hospital has... more »
  • Delgado to close Covington campus next year

    March 20, 2013 8:57 AM

    COVINGTON- Delgado Community College will close its Covington campus at the end of the spring 2014 semester. School officials say classes will slowly be phased out in the months ahead. The Times-Picayune reports students will be directed to growing course offerings from Delgado's sister institution, Northshore Technical Community College, and... more »
  • Wrecks shut down I-10 East near Port Allen

    March 15, 2013 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pair of crashes west of Port Allen closed I-10 East this evening during already-congested traffic. The wrecks happend at mile markers 143 and 145, according to the Louisiana State Police. The roadway was reopened about thirty minutes later, but congestion remained in the area. ... more »
  • Animal shelter could close in Ascension

    March 4, 2013 7:51 AM

    SORRENTO - The Ascension Parish Animal Control Center could be closed if parish officials determine they can't continue to swallow $177,000 in deficit costs each year. The parish operates the control center with a six-person staff on call 24 hours a day to pick up aggressive and injured animals. The... more »
  • 2 St. James Parish elementary schools to close

    February 20, 2013 11:05 AM

    LUTCHER- Two elementary schools in St. James Parish may soon close because of declining enrollment. A study commissioned by the St. James Parish School Board says a projected shift in residential population will also force the closure of Fifth Ward Elementary and Lutcher Elementary schools in the coming years.... more »
  • Debris to close waterways Friday

    February 14, 2013 4:40 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency managers in Livingston Parish said some waterways there and in Ascension Parish will be closed Friday because of debris being washed downstream. Both the Amite River and the Diversion Canal in those parishes will close to all recreational boat traffic at noon on Feb. 15,... more »
  • Southdowns parade to close parts of Stanford Avenue, Perkins Road Friday

    February 7, 2013 2:43 PM

    Baton Rouge- Portions of Stanford Avenue and Perkins Road in Baton Rouge will be closed due to the Southdowns Mardi Gras Parade Friday evening. This is in addition to residential streets in the Southdowns neighborhood. Stanford from Hyacinth Avenue to Perkins Road will be closed from 8 p.m.... more »
  • Obama hoping for close match in Super Bowl

    February 1, 2013 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hoping for a close game in this year's Super Bowl. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president will watch Sunday's game and expects it to be highly entertaining, even though his beloved Chicago Bears aren't playing. Obama hasn't said who he's rooting for... more »
  • Earl K. Long hospital to close in April

    January 25, 2013 2:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is moving up the date it will close Earl K. Long Medical Center in north Baton Rouge. LSU System Executive Vice President Frank Opelka says the facility will close in mid-April instead of November as originally planned under an agreement where patient care and medical... more »

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