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  • 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 »
  • Teen minister facing additional abuse charges

    January 26, 2016 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police filed more abuse charges against an 18-year-old who claimed to be a church pastor. Tuesday, authorities said Kentrell Jackson was facing two additional charges of indecent behavior and a new charge of sexual battery. Baton Rouge Police said two more victims came forward after learning... more »
  • Church official tries to distance congregation from sex crimes investigation

    January 26, 2016 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are trying to distance their church from a sex abuse investigation. A teenager who identified himself as a minister at Jesus Name Apostolic Temple was arrested Monday on indecent behavior with a juvenile charges. Kentrell Jackson, 18, remained in jail as of this writing. He... more »
  • Two-alarm fire destroys Baton Rouge apartment Play Video

    January 23, 2016 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three apartments were damaged after a kitchen fire Saturday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department received a call around 4:30 a.m for a fire at 460 Community College Dr. Firefighters arrived on scene to find Unit 1 engulfed in flames. The fire reached the attic... more »
  • Not everyone will get closure with serial killer's unexpected death Thursday Play Video

    January 21, 2016 11:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The death of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee might be bitter-sweet for families of victims suspected to have been killed by him but never officially connected or confirmed. Lee was convicted in two attacks but DNA linked him to five others. There are likely more, authorities... more »
  • Sylvia: Baton Rouge was a scary place during serial killer years

    January 21, 2016 10:35 PM

    Dozens and dozens of women of all ages stood in a line so long it wrapped around the Baton Rouge Police Supply building on Florida Boulevard, for one of the hottest items for sale in the city, "Freeze Plus P". The pepper-spray and tear gas combination came in a canister... more »
  • Monday evening events end annual Martin Luther King tributes

    January 18, 2016 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crowd of people gathered at the steps of LSU's Memorial Tower to remember a Civil Rights icon. Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr., day. Across the country, people met to perform various service projects and honor King's legacy. At LSU, the vigil also featured... more »
  • Students clean up museum on MLK Day

    January 18, 2016 4:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A group of Donaldsonville High School students gave back to the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by cleaning up around the River Road African American Museum. It's all part of celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. while learning about African American history in the... more »
  • Sheriff on attack victims' arrest: 'the average individual can connect the dots'

    January 15, 2016 3:51 PM

    GONZALES - The sheriff of Ascension Parish responded Friday to concerns crime victims were arrested on drug charges after reporting a home invasion earlier this week. Clay and Dana Cowart, both 45, and their daughter, Tayler, 18, were charged with various drug offenses after Dana Cowart called for help,... more »
  • Amid concerns over meaning, fraternity changes name of dance

    January 14, 2016 10:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Kappa Alpha Order will no longer use the moniker "Old South" relating to events the fraternity hosts, including its annual formal affair. "The Executive Council, or national board of directors, of Kappa Alpha Order recently amended an existing regulation to prohibit Active Chapters from sponsoring... more »
  • Family arrested by sheriff's deputies after reporting home invasion

    January 14, 2016 9:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A family was booked into jail Wednesday after reporting they were victims of a home invasion because deputies found trace amounts of marijuana in their home. Clay and Dana Cowart, both 45, and their daughter, Tayler, 18, were charged with various drug offenses after Dana Cowart called... more »
  • 3 winning tickets in $1.6B Powerball drawing

    January 13, 2016 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lottery officials say tickets sold in California, Tennessee and Florida won Wednesday's world record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing. The top prize for Saturday's drawing will be $40 million. There was one Match 5 ticket purchased in Franklinton and it's worth $1 million. There... more »
  • Armed group calls meeting to talk with Oregon community

    January 12, 2016 4:15 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The armed activists occupying a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon plan to hold a community meeting this week to explain themselves and inform residents when they'll leave. The Oregonian reports that a leader of the anti-government group told reporters on Tuesday that the meeting will be... more »
  • Take a look at nighttime Louisiana from space

    January 6, 2016 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The capital region's bright lights are the center of an image tweeted by astronaut Scott Kelly on the International Space Station Tuesday. Kelly used the hashtag "year in space" when he shared the image. While he called attention to New Orleans, shown as the cluster... more »
  • School district leaders won't give up on abandoned school building

    January 5, 2016 11:31 PM

    CLINTON - School system leaders are determined to save an abandoned school. Tuesday night, the school board agreed to re advertise for bids seeking a buyer for the Old Clinton High School on Plank Road. At the end of November , no bids were submitted in the first attempt... more »
  • You can Uber yourself a king cake Wednesday

    January 5, 2016 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ride-sharing service Uber will deliver king cakes on Wednesday, the official start of Carnival. Uber announced app users can request the popular treat between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans can request the king cakes and drivers will... more »
  • Police search for vehicle in hit and run of child

    December 25, 2015 12:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are searching for a car and its driver after a 7-year-old boy was hit and left in the road. Baton Rouge Police released the details of the hit-and-run Thursday. The incident happened Wednesday night on the 1900 block of N Ardenwood Drive near Greenwell Springs... more »
  • Child cut in feud between family members at restaurant Wednesday

    December 23, 2015 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An infant was taken to an area hospital after being injured in a scuffle between adult family members Wednesday. Police said they responded to the Red Robin restaurant outside the Mall of Louisiana where the incident occurred. Officers said the child was being held by its... more »
  • Bonfires to burn despite naughty forecast on Christmas Eve

    December 23, 2015 4:42 PM

    GRAMERCY - Weather will not dampen a popular tradition along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish. Officials said Wednesday after a meeting with the National Weather Service, the annual lighting of the bonfires will happen as scheduled Christmas Eve night. Earlier, officials said they were concerned about the... more »
  • Rescuer: Girls stuck in park were 'scared and wet, a little cold' Play Video

    December 23, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two teenage girls rescued from the banks of the Amite River Tuesday night are recovering, sources said. The girls, who have not been identified, were taken to an area hospital after they were found on a river bank. They went missing after a hiking trip. The... more »
  • Families of deceased to take responsibility for forgotten cemetery

    December 23, 2015 12:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Surviving family members of people buried in Gilbert Memorial Cemetery will try to raise money to manage the maintenance of the property themselves. At a meeting Tuesday night, a group decided they'd take the responsibility since no one else seems to be interested. The cemetery is... more »
  • Expect heavier than normal traffic delays Monday

    December 21, 2015 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Like an early Christmas present from the Grinch, Louisiana traffic monitors issued a warning to drivers Monday to expect higher than normal delays for the evening rush. Around lunch time, traffic started building on I-10 eastbound between downtown Baton Rouge. At one point, congestion had reached... more »
  • State sells 'Road Diet' for Government Street Play Video

    December 17, 2015 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development made its "Road Diet" pitch to the public Thursday evening. The state hopes to sell the idea of a three-lane Government Street. It's an idea that will have two travel lanes - one in each direction - and a... more »
  • Man shoots, kills estranged wife, another person and himself

    December 16, 2015 7:23 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - The double murder-suicide that left Thomas Ransom, 35, April Ransom, 38, and Joseph Cormier, 43, dead left the community reeling. Police said Thomas Ransom was having a conversation with his estranged wife, April, inside of Angie's bar. She when she walked away from him and he then shot... more »
  • Law enforcement and community wants teen violence to end Play Video

    December 13, 2015 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Community members and law enforcement officials are speaking out against recent violence involving teens in the city. "Look at education, home, neighborhood, parks, recreation, the whole thing of how are our kids being raised and growing up? " said East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore.... more »
  • Shorts in December this weekend Play Video

    December 11, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend will feel more like August since forecasters expect highs in the mid-80s. Compared to this time last year, there is an almost 20 degree temperature difference. People are having to adjust to the unusual forecast. "It has a tendency to hurt the business,"... more »
  • St. Jude Early Bird winner receives his new car

    December 11, 2015 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After months of searching and waiting a man received his new car courtesy of All Star Volvo Friday. Don Johnson selected a Volvo after winning the Early Bird Prize during the 2015 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway earlier this year. He spent lots of time deciding on... more »
  • Man with Alzheimer's missing from Baton Rouge

    December 9, 2015 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies issued a missing persons alert for a man with Alzheimer’s. Deputies said Thomas Madison, 50, walked away from home and never returned. Family members, though, could not pinpoint an exact time when Madison left. The missing persons report was filed around 6:30 Wednesday. ... more »
  • Teen shot dead identified, friend booked on homicide charges

    December 5, 2015 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a 14-year-old in connection with the shooting death of another teen Friday . Baton Rouge Police announced the arrest in a news release Saturday morning. Police did not identify the suspect because of his age, but said the boy was booked into juvenile... more »
  • Deputies looking for owner of wedding dress found on road

    December 4, 2015 4:58 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A wedding dress is hanging in the evidence locker at the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, but the story about how it got there won't be found in any criminal complaint. Instead, it's a lost and found tale that seems more unlikely than reality. Deputies found the... more »
  • Lawyer's courtroom Hail Mary could get Amite football back into playoffs Play Video

    December 3, 2015 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawyer for the Tangipahoa Parish School System will argue the Louisiana High School Athletic Association is unfairly enforcing its rule dealing with fights during football games Friday morning. This week, the LHSAA banned Amite High School from participating in its playoff game against St. James.... more »
  • 144-year-old church gets major repairs Play Video

    December 3, 2015 6:29 PM

    BAYOU GOULA - St. Paul Church is coming back to life. Built in 1871, the historical landmark was damaged during Hurricane Gustav in 2008. That prompted the Friends of St. Paul Church Organization to get working on putting together a comeback for the church. Wednesday, workers reinstalled the... more »
  • Not a single person wants to buy this hundred-year-old school

    November 30, 2015 11:37 PM

    CLINTON - The school board will have to decide what to do with a hundred-year-old school since no one seems to be interested in buying it. At the beginning of November, the East Feliciana Parish School System announced plans to sell the Old Clinton High School on Plank Road.... more »
  • Humbling research: Baton Rouge isn't that snobby

    November 11, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Humble pie must be served everywhere, since website RoadSnacks ranked Baton Rouge the 140th most snobby place in the United States. Researchers analyzed data from 250 cities and ranked them based on income, median home price, the number of theaters and art galler ie s, education... more »
  • Venting operations cause strange noises

    November 9, 2015 9:57 PM

    ZACHARY – Odd sounds heard for the last two nights are what is basically venting operations at a plant so crews can check equipment. Georgia Pacific said there have been checks of equipment. Steam is being blown through pipes, and the steam escaping makes a hissing noise. The noise... more »
  • Relic of Istrouma returned Wednesday night

    November 4, 2015 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alumni of Istrouma High revealed a restored mascot of the former school Wednesday night. The Nawaganti statue was originally donated by the class of 1964. But, it's been subject of years of neglect and was left behind when the school closed. Alumni retrieved it, had... more »
  • UPDATED: 86-year-old lost wedding ring passing out Halloween candy

    November 2, 2015 11:08 PM

    UPDATE Nov. 3 - Police said the ring has been located. It was found on the woman's front lawn during a thorough search by family members. SLIDELL - Police are helping an 86-year-old woman find her missing wedding ring. The police department posted on its Facebook page Monday,... more »

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