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  • Injured deputy's tattoo of cross maintains shape after surgery

    September 27, 2016 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Injured sheriff's deputy Bruce Simmons is recovering from another surgery related to being shot during the deadly officer ambush earlier this summer. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office shared news about his recovery in a Facebook post Tuesday. Staples and sutures were removed from Simmons'... more »
  • Sheriff's office investigating local case of creepy clowns Play Video

    September 27, 2016 10:26 AM

    PAULINA - The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office asked people to report sightings of others dressed in scary Halloween costumes who may walk through businesses. Monday evening the department posted a picture of two people dressed as anything but happy clowns in a grocery store. Deputies wrote the... more »
  • Abrupt resignations at scandal-plagued, state-run veterans home

    September 21, 2016 1:13 PM

    JACKSON, La. - Two top administrators of the veterans assisted living center in East Feliciana Parish abruptly resigned this week. Jon Salter, the long-term care hospital administrator, and Melissa Stewart, the director of nursing, both resigned Monday. In a letter announcing his resignation, Salter said his last day October... more »
  • Community and technical colleges see record breaking numbers

    September 21, 2016 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More students than ever are either graduating from Louisiana's community and technical colleges or transferring from the two-year programs to traditional universities. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System released data Tuesday that says 28,853 students graduated from one of its programs in the 2015-2016 school year.... more »
  • Delahoussaye tweets picture of cleats, memory of friends killed in crash

    September 20, 2016 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye tweeted a picture of his cleats with the numbers of two friends and football players who died in a car crash before the season started this summer. A small "27" and "3" appear at the heel of the cleat. Delahoussaye wrote on... more »
  • Walker hires attorneys in planned lawsuit over flooding

    September 19, 2016 3:23 PM

    WALKER - The city announced Monday, it hired attorneys for a planned lawsuit over the August flood. The city said Michael C. Palmintier, APLC and John Neale deGravelles, LLC of Baton Rouge will handle a possible lawsuit against state and federal government agencies related to the flood. Days after... more »
  • Tullier family selects Texas hospital for rehabilitation

    September 12, 2016 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eventually, injured East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier will be admitted into a Texas rehab facility, his father told WBRZ News 2 Monday. The family just learned the news earlier in the evening. Tullier's transfer from Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton... more »
  • State officials to host community flood relief meetings

    September 7, 2016 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials are holding two community meetings in an effort to help residents recovering from last month's flood. The meetings are to give residents information about recovery programs and services available for flood relief. The meetings will be hosted by State Senator Regina Barrow in... more »
  • Q & A: Do I need to elevate my home? Play Video

    September 1, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The unnamed storm that swept through our area last month will go down as the fourth most expensive flood in the National Flood Insurance Program's history, according to Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. A group of lawmakers gathered at the Capitol today to discuss flood recovery and response. ... more »
  • Livingston sheriff: 'I'm not going to tolerate crime' as area works to rebuild

    August 31, 2016 10:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In a stern Facebook video Thursday, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard reminded people a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew remains, and asked people to support the effort. "There are people that do not have anything anymore. What little they do have, it might be there home. I... more »
  • EPA report: Some oil leaked from facility during August flood

    August 31, 2016 4:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The EPA said displaced oil containers discharged between 300 and 600 gallons of unused motor oil into a neighborhood during the August 2016 flood event. The information comes after a federal inquiry into complaints from neighbors who live around Lard Oil Company on Florida Avenue in... more »
  • Sound stage used for Tom Cruise production now flood recovery center

    August 31, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It once played host to Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Tom Cruise and many others but Wednesday, Stage 6 at Celtic Media Centre was the set of a reality series too many are living: life in a rebuilding, post-flood world. FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center inside... more »
  • Family says Nick Tullier responding to doctor's commands

    August 30, 2016 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In what may be the largest proof of a miracle yet, family members of injured sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier reported he is responding to some verbal commands. The news comes just a few days after Tullier's father, James, discussed his son's condition in an exclusive interview... more »
  • WATCH: Incredible video shows WBRZ news crew rescuing woman from burning car Play Video

    August 30, 2016 12:24 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A WBRZ photographer and other good Samaritans helped rescue a woman from a burning car on Highway 63 Tuesday morning. A 21-year-old woman, 7-months pregnant was driving on Highway 63 near Highway 444 when she apparently lost control, ran off the road and crashed into trees... more »
  • FEMA answers questions at community meeting

    August 29, 2016 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Town Hall meeting took place Friday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church to discuss and answer questions regarding flood relief. State Representatives Paula Davis and Ted James hosted the meeting with the Sherwood Forest Citizens Association and Crime and Improvement District. Rep. James said... more »
  • WBRZ-owned TV station in Texas raises money, collects donations for flood victims Play Video

    August 29, 2016 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Two semis and more than $71,000 in cash donations arrived from Texas Monday morning to help in the on going flood relief effort in South Louisiana. The trucks were filled with flood relief supplies – including items such as water, cleaning materials, and diapers. The trucks... more »
  • Tweets about Olympics remind us of this local patriotic expert

    August 7, 2016 11:52 AM

    NEW ROADS - A Buzz Feed post about people's tweets related to the Olympics has helped resurrect a viral sensation of a recent 4th of July on False River. Buzz Feed listed outrageous tweets about the Olympics where people who likely usually aren't very patriotic are going all red,... more »
  • Family of Nick Tullier: 'Please keep praying'

    August 7, 2016 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite facing mounting emotional and health challenges, family of injured sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier remain positive and once again, took to Facebook Sunday morning to ask people to keep praying. "I'm just not going to write down the prognosis we were given for Nick... He's fighting,... more »
  • La. music legend Pete Fountain has died

    August 6, 2016 9:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana music legend Pete Fountain has died, WWL TV reported early Saturday. Fountain, a clarinetist, is known for his Half-Fast Walking Club, a musical troop that marches in Mardi Gras parades. Even in his 80's, Fountain joined his group this past Mardi Gras. Fountain, who... more »
  • Power cut to Plaquemine overnight Thursday for repairs Play Video

    August 3, 2016 1:15 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The entire city will be without power overnight Thursday. Power will be cut to repair a switch on a substation that feeds all of Plaquemine. The outage is due to repairs being made by Entergy, the city said in a news release, trying to avoid blame for... more »
  • 'That's our Nick': Injured deputy's father tells chilling tale of son's service

    August 3, 2016 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People across the world are likely getting goose bumps while reading the latest Facebook post from the message of injured East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier. Tullier is on life support in the hospital after being shot three times in a deadly ambush on... more »
  • 'Let's just don't stop;' How to make a donation today for hero fund Play Video

    July 29, 2016 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Donations continue to be made following the Thursday evening telecast of WBRZ's 'Unite for Our Heroes' telethon. Friday, a $20,000 donation was made at a Whitney Bank location. The latest donation brings the total raised during the initiative to almost $190,000. While the telethon was... more »
  • Meet 'Unite for Our Heroes' performer Caleb Paul

    July 28, 2016 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Musician Caleb Paul performed during WBRZ's 'Unite for Our Heroes' telethon Thursday night. Paul, a former Baton Rouge Police officer, is a combat veteran. Paul was deployed during 2012-2013 to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. While in Afghanistan, Paul wrote songs and, when he returned home... more »
  • Michael Jordan donates $2 million to deal with police race relations

    July 25, 2016 12:21 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Michael Jordan has donated $2 million to organizations to help ease racial tensions between police and communities, media outlets reported Monday. ESPN website The Undefeated first reported the details. ESPN shared the story on Twitter later. "As a proud American, a father who lost his own... more »
  • Kylie's enjoying time with her new baby; Meet Margaret, our fill-in co-anchor

    July 25, 2016 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new face joined the morning team of WBRZ's '2une-In' show Monday. Margaret Dubuisson, a TV news veteran, will co-anchor the two-hour morning show with John Pastorek while regular host Kylie Dixon enjoys time with her new baby. Dixon and her husband, Brian, welcomed Addison Rae... more »
  • Community outreach begins for slain, injured officers

    July 18, 2016 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge community has begun to rally in support of the fallen officers involved in Sunday's shooting on Airline Highway. From crowd funding campaigns to free food, the community is finding ways to help and show solidarity. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is accepting donations... more »
  • Reporter's notebook: Hard-nosed journalist finds solace in generous delivery

    July 11, 2016 3:51 PM

    As Baton Rouge prepares for another day of protest, another day when our humanity is called into question, I saw a way out Saturday. The answer came to me in of all places the Chabill’s auto service store on Burbank. It was an unscheduled visit which brought me there. I... more »
  • Report: LSU's Alex Box the best place for baseball

    July 5, 2016 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alex Box is the best place to catch collegiate baseball, but it's not the only ranking stadium in Louisiana. Scout.com recently ranked the top 50 - posting editors visited "and reviewed almost every ballpark in Division I college baseball" to compile the list. The team found... more »
  • WATCH: Thousands enjoy WBRZ's fireworks show, largest in state Play Video

    July 4, 2016 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people enjoyed the annual WBRZ fireworks show on the Mississippi River Monday. "It means a lot to us. It means everything, that we can live in a free country and do everything that we do," volunteer Chad Ford said about the Independence Day... more »
  • Man hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria shows signs of recovery Play Video

    June 29, 2016 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man from East Baton Rouge hospitalized after getting sick from potential bacteria in the water off the coast of Mississippi is breathing on his own, family members told WBRZ Thursday morning. WBRZ.com was first to report about Dick Empson and the flesh-eating bacteria illness that... more »
  • Facebook solves I-10 love story Play Video

    June 28, 2016 11:47 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A near two-decade old love story and mystery unraveled thanks to Facebook and some curiosity this month. After noticing old graffiti on the eastbound-facing side of the Bluff Road overpass above I-10, some friends set out on a quest to find out the identities of the two... more »
  • Mayor touts proposed tram as futuristic; expected to ask for funding Wednesday

    June 21, 2016 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At a community meeting to discuss his proposed tram project, Mayor Kip Holden touted the project as something that will bring the city into the future. The proposed Tramlink BR line would run along Nicholson from LSU toward downtown and jumps to St. Ferdinand via Europe... more »
  • Tickets selling fast; Get your Dream Home ticket now!

    June 8, 2016 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Time is running out for chances to win the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home . Tickets are $100. The house is valued at $525,000. Tickets purchased by Friday were also entered to win a new car from any All Star lot valued at $50,000. The... more »
  • City leaders in email spat over chairs at health care meeting

    May 31, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders became caught in a petty email thread Tuesday over chairs for a meeting that's become a controversial and complicated debate over politics, health care and business. In messages circulated to officials and the media, Metro Council member Chauna Banks accuse d the mayor's office... more »
  • Mom captures son's patriotic moment amid sea of red, white and blue

    May 30, 2016 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mom captured her son's patriotic moment on camera Sunday when the family visited the 11,000 flags placed in the grass between downtown and the headquarters of state government. Dexter, 3, seemed to be standing in a brief moment of honor in a sea of red,... more »
  • Congratulations, Sylvia!

    May 25, 2016 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ anchor Sylvia Weatherspoon has been named one of the city's most influential women. Wednesday, the Baton Rouge Business Report released its annual list of Influential Women in Business. Weatherspoon, who anchors the 5 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 10 o'clock newscasts for WBRZ Channel 2, was... more »
  • 22-year-old charged with Garden District rape and robbery

    May 7, 2016 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in a Garden District home invasion and rape, police sources told the WBRZ Investigative Unit Saturday morning. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson confirmed an arrest was made after detectives worked tirelessly to process DNA evidence at the State Police Crime Lab.... more »
  • 18 animals have died at the Baton Rouge Zoo in four months

    April 28, 2016 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal officials are putting together a report on the deaths of animals at the Baton Rouge Zoo. Since the start of 2016, eighteen animals have died. Most recently, a juvenile Malayan tiger died. The tiger, named Hadiah, died in mid-April. "This death was much unexpected,"... more »
  • Ascension, Livingston will open waterways Friday Play Video

    April 21, 2016 4:08 PM

    PORT VINCENT – Waterways in Ascension and Livingston parishes will reopen to recreational boaters Friday. On April 16, both parishes closed waterways due to high water. The closed areas will open at 6 a.m. Friday, parishes said in a news release. For business owners who count on boaters,... more »
  • Memorial performance for theater shooting victim, musician at weekend festival

    April 19, 2016 11:31 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Theater shooting victim Jillian Johnson will be memorialized during a special performance at the city's annual music festival this weekend. Johnson was a member of the Figs , an all-female alternative country band. The Figs will perform with a similar band, Ginger Lee, on Sunday at the... more »
  • In Ponchatoula this weekend, it's a strawberry celebration

    April 8, 2016 11:29 AM

    PONCHATOULA - This quiet small town becomes one of the state's largest cities this weekend, as more than a quarter-of-a-million people converge on southern Tangipahoa Parish for the annual Strawberry Festival. Billed as the state's largest free festival, festival-goers will be welcomed with strawberries of all shapes and sizes... more »
  • Doggone: Lawmakers don't throw dog lovers a bone; no human, pet co-burial yet

    April 5, 2016 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers didn't throw a bone to people who are hoping to be buried with their dogs; instead, at a committee meeting Tuesday, they buried the proposal by Senator Conrad Appel, R- Metairie. "People love their pets, I know some people who love their pets more than... more »
  • Perfect shot: As storms leave BR, rainbow captured under New Bridge

    April 1, 2016 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Off and on showers and thunderstorms gave way to a sunlight-bathed drive home Friday. One person captured a rainbow under the New Bridge from West Baton Rouge. Pictures of rainbows were also shared by people in Ascension Parish, too. Kim Richardson of Prairieville shared... more »
  • Former downtown headquarters of sheriff's office set to be demolished

    April 1, 2016 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Demolition will begin soon on the former home of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office in downtown. Already, fencing has been put up around the cream brick building opposite city hall and in between the new District Courthouse and City Court buildings. The sheriff's office... more »
  • Developers sought for Gov't Street power plant site; construction is a year away

    March 31, 2016 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Redevelopment Authority has started soliciting plans from developers about what to do with a Mid City eyesore: the old electricity facility on Government Street. “ The redevelopment of this property has the potential to serve as a gateway linking to downtown, which is experiencing a... more »
  • Two injured in fire at multi-million dollar home

    March 30, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire at a multi-million dollar home in the exclusive Country Club of Louisiana injured two people Wednesday. Firefighters with the St. George Fire Department said the fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. at 18433 N Mission Hills in the southwestern area of the gated community.... more »
  • North Baton Rouge residents to address crime in tonight's meeting

    March 30, 2016 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Several community leaders will host a meeting on reducing crime in North Baton Rouge Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the BREC's Gus Young Park. The meeting is part of the Bryne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Grant the city received in 2014. It was awarded to address... more »
  • How do they make those Gold Brick Eggs? Play Video

    March 25, 2016 6:16 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Just in time for Easter, relive the exclusive tour inside Elmer Chocolate in Tangipahoa Parish. In 2013, WBRZ got a rare opportunity to go inside the facility in downtown where candy is made and shipped. Outside of Valentine’s Day, candy for Easter is a huge seller for... more »
  • Despite highly publicized plan to spend three days in a coffin, La. bishop opts for tent instead

    March 25, 2016 11:25 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Instead of sealing himself in a casket for the next three days, a Baptist minister will spend Friday and Saturday night in a makeshift tomb. For days, Sunrise Baptist Church in Shreveport has been posting on Twitter and Facebook about Bishop Rickey Moore's plan to lock himself... more »
  • Developers want to build 18-story apartment overlooking LSU's Old Front Nine

    March 22, 2016 7:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Developers are proposing an 18-story apartment complex south of LSU. The off-campus development would have about 455 units and sit on nearly five-and-a-half acres at the intersection of Nicholson and Burbank. The development, called Summit at Southgate, would be built behind the already existing Southgate Towers... more »
  • Consulting firm supporting moving zoo makes pitch to BREC Thursday

    March 22, 2016 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Zoo officials will once again hear from a consulting firm Thursday, hired to determine how to improve the experience of the public attraction. The firm has recommended moving the zoo from Thomas Road and will pitch plans to BREC, the recreation arm of the city-parish that... more »
  • Annual Wearin' of the Green parade to roll on time Saturday

    March 11, 2016 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The annual Wearin' of the Green parade will hit the streets, as scheduled Saturday morning. The parade, celebrating St. Patrick's Day, rolls at 10 a.m. on its traditional route. You can watch the parade live on WBTR TV, part of the Manship television stations group. WBTR... more »
  • A Dearman's return to Bocage is months away, if a new lease is granted

    March 8, 2016 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It could be months before sodas and burgers can be ordered from Dearman's following a devastating fire at the popular eatery last week, though, the exact fate of the business remains unclear. Property owners don't expect to have renovations complete on the restaurant space until June,... more »
  • Slain deputy US Marshal to be memorialized at Federal Courthouse in Baton Rouge

    March 8, 2016 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities will honor a Deputy U.S. Marshal who was killed in the line of duty while working in Baton Rouge last year. Josie Wells will be memorialized at the Federal Courthouse in downtown. A ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Thursday and organizers said they... more »
  • Stormy weather looms, get WBRZ weather information anywhere you are

    February 23, 2016 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - During severe weather, stay up-to-date with potentially hazardous situations even when you are not near a TV. In addition to heavy rain, let's also be prepared for a few severe storms this week. #LaWX #MsWX pic.twitter.com/OoI8V8W7RR — Josh Eachus WBRZ (@Josh_Eachus) March 7, 2016 ... more »
  • Library book club to go back in time this weekend

    February 19, 2016 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday, the Baton Rouge library will start its One Book, One Community reading event that features Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long . The book by Richard D. White, Jr., was selected as the novel for 2016. The One Book, One Community program was started... more »
  • Doctors clear Devon Gales for release next week Play Video

    February 18, 2016 12:25 PM

    ATLANTA - Devon Gales', the Southern University football player injured during a game in September learned from his doctors Thursday he'll be out of the hospital next week. Gales, a wide receiver, has been at the Shepard Center in Atlanta, Georgia, for months undergoing surgery and rehabilitation. WBRZ reporter... more »
  • Conversation about racial divide in Baton Rouge continues tonight Play Video

    February 17, 2016 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A discussion about plans to develop a medical corridor along Perkins Road near Bluebonnet ballooned into a discussion about race and inequality Wednesday afternoon. The zoning commission of the metro council was set to talk about the proposal when an emotional - and often loud -... more »
  • BRAF to release mental health plan Monday; effort to keep people out of jail

    February 17, 2016 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In less than a week, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation said it will share plans for a proposed substance abuse and mental health treatment center in the city. Community and government leaders have said there is a mental health crisis in Baton Rouge for some time.... more »
  • NAACP warns BREC about fight over any plans to move zoo Play Video

    February 16, 2016 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city's NAACP is gearing up to fight any plans to move the zoo from its current location in North Baton Rouge. BREC has not officially said it wants to move the Baton Rouge Zoo from Thomas Road, but some have suggested a new location as... more »
  • Expert: TOPS situation shows need for other scholarships; tips for students here

    February 12, 2016 6:14 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Educators advise high school students to take a serious look at how they will pay for college outside of state assistance since TOPS funding could be suspended or decreased. In a 24-hour window this week, TOPS officials caused panic among students and parents of college-aged children when... more »
  • Drop-off old, unwanted prescriptions at newly installed disposal boxes Play Video

    February 10, 2016 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Secure boxes have been installed at area police and sheriff headquarters in an effort to curb prescription drug abuse. "T here is a misconception that just because it's prescribed by a doctor, that makes it safe," Kandyce Cowart, the manager of federal investigations at Blue Cross/Blue... more »
  • Locals celebrate Mardi Gras from snowy Ohio to New Roads Tuesday Play Video

    February 9, 2016 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mardi Gras spirit is alive and well Tuesday as revelers take to the streets and even snow banks from the capital region to the northeast. Around the area, two parades are planned: a morning parade in New Roads and a 2 p.m. parade following it.... more »
  • Plans for reopening Istrouma to be released Wednesday

    February 8, 2016 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Future plans for Istrouma High School will be discussed at a community meeting Wednesday. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is working to re-open the shuttered high school. After being taken over by the state, it was closed and the campus was recently given back... more »
  • Gusting winds knock out power to thousands across the area

    February 8, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A few thousand people lost power Monday due to high winds. Outages were across the city, but clustered in many spots around Old South Baton Rouge, Merrydale, Broadmoor, and east of Santa Maria along Airline Highway. There were also small clusters of outages in Livingston and... more »
  • Just about perfect weather for parades Friday night, Saturday

    February 4, 2016 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It'll be a bit nippy, but near perfect for this weekend's parades. The Krewe of Southdowns rolls at 7 p.m. Friday through the neighborhood it is named after. The theme for the Southdowns 2016 parade will be "Under The Big Top". The WBRZ weather team... more »
  • Uber drivers plan Friday night walkout

    February 3, 2016 7:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Uber drivers are planning a picket of the ride-sharing service Friday over a reduction in the percentage of fares given to them by the company. Some drivers will not run between 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. There are parades in Baton Rouge on Friday... more »
  • LSU responds to Twitter discussion about race Wednesday afternoon

    February 3, 2016 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The president of LSU responded Wednesday afternoon to a growing social media thread about race and culture at the university. A Twitter hashtag - a way to group conversations on the social media site - was created for a 1 p.m. discussion. A group called the... more »
  • School system hopes to get about $200,000 for Old Clinton High School

    February 2, 2016 7:46 PM

    CLINTON - Again Tuesday, school leaders in East Feliciana Parish agreed to try to find someone to buy the Old Clinton High School on Plank Road near downtown. The building was built in 1903 and has been empty since the 1980's. The school district hopes to sell it to... more »
  • Les Miles and LSU look to secure #1 recruiting class today

    February 2, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is set to claim the number one class in the country on National Signing Day Wednesday. Nearly two-dozen high school seniors are set to commit to LSU. Of the freshmen group, three are from the capital region: Donavaughn Campbell of Ponchatoula High School, Caleb Roddy... more »
  • 2 more horses rescued, vet to do health screen on starved animals

    February 2, 2016 11:32 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Tuesday, a veterinarian will conduct a health screening on horses suffering from starvation that were rescued by Iberville Parish Animal Control. Recently in separate cases, three horses starved to death and two others were found in poor health. At least three different people are facing animal cruelty... more »
  • Teenagers jumped at abandoned Six Flags Play Video

    February 1, 2016 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two teenage girls were robbed while taking pictures at the abandoned Six Flags amusement park, WWL TV reported Monday. The attack happened Sunday around sunset, police said. The girls, both 17, were jumped by four men with guns. The guys stole the girls' purses, cell phones... more »
  • Special cell signal truck will be parked in New Roads for Mardi Gras

    January 26, 2016 11:56 PM

    NEW ROADS - Cell phone service will be boosted for one of the state's largest Mardi Gras celebrations outside of New Orleans. AT&T said Tuesday, a special truck will be parked in the city ahead of the two parades. Thousands of people attend the parades each year. New Roads... more »
  • WATCH: People aren't high about meth truck on Livingston roadside Play Video

    January 26, 2016 11:48 PM

    WALKER - People are outraged about a roadside attraction that has been getting much unwanted attention. "It says 'We Sell Meth' on the side...It's not something you want to see going down the road," Hollie Ross said about a pick up truck just down the street from her convenience... more »

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