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  • LSU, SU students move in for 2017 school year Play Video

    August 16, 2017 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The is luggage rolling in, beds are being lofted and students at LSU and Southern University are moving in. Another move-in day is in the books for Baton Rouge's two major college campuses. Despite heavy rains and muggy conditions, most parents and their children had... more »
  • Report: Rapper Juvenile in jail over $150,000 child support debt

    June 17, 2017 5:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans-born rapper Juvenile is in jail after a judge found that he owes $150,000 in child support payments. According to a report from WWL, the 42-year-old rapper, whose real name is Terius Gray, was booked into the Orleans Justice Center early Saturday morning. Records... more »
  • 13 people shot in New Orleans, most in single day of 2017

    June 5, 2017 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two people died and 11 were wounded amid the most shootings New Orleans has had in one day this year. The Times-Picayune reports police say Saturday's gunfire resulted in the highest number of shooting victims in a single day of 2017. As of Sunday morning, more than... more »
  • S.C. Police: Mom hits son who didn't give her Mother's Day card

    May 14, 2017 12:45 PM

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Police in South Carolina say a woman has been arrested for hitting her young son after he gave a Mother's Day card to his grandmother but not to her. A Spartanburg Police Department report says Shontrell Murphy is charged with cruelty to children for hitting her son... more »
  • Commissioners association OKs December football signing day

    May 8, 2017 8:51 PM

    High school seniors can now sign football letters of intent in December in addition to the traditional signing period in February. The Collegiate Commissioners Association on Monday announced its approval of the new signing period, which is part of a package of reforms passed by the NCAA in April. The... more »
  • 3-day red snapper season for anglers in Gulf's waters

    May 2, 2017 8:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal government says private recreational anglers went way over last year's quota for red snapper so they will have only three days to fish federal waters this year. Red snapper is one of the Gulf of Mexico's most popular sport and table fish. Charter boat captains... more »
  • Thousands rally in US for workers, immigrants, against Trump

    May 1, 2017 10:24 PM

    NEW YORK - Thousands of people from New England to the Midwest to the West Coast chanted, picketed and protested Monday as demonstrations raged against President Donald Trump's immigration policies along with the traditional May Day marching in favor of labor. Protesters flooded streets in Chicago. At the White House... more »
  • Mississippi, Alabama marking Confederate Memorial Day

    April 23, 2017 12:11 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - State government offices are closing Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day. Georgia used to mark the holiday, but removed the Confederate reference in 2015. Now, the last Monday in April there is simply called State Holiday. Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi and Alabama commemorates... more »
  • Roof issues threaten to delay Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium opening

    April 1, 2017 12:22 PM

    ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to have an update soon on whether issues regarding its new stadium - notably, its roof - will again delay its projected opening day. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that challenges in building the retractable roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium also raise questions about whether the... more »
  • Arkansas lawmakers advance plan to strip Lee from King day

    March 7, 2017 5:41 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A plan to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same day as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has won approval in the state Senate but faces an uncertain future in the House. The Senate on Tuesday voted... more »
  • Baton Rouge Veterans Parade apologizes for anti-muslim image

    February 20, 2017 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An apparent anti-Muslim image was posted and quickly removed from the Baton Rouge Veterans Day Parade group Facebook page Monday morning. The meme depicted a racial slur of a middle eastern man using his hand to clean himself after going to the bathroom. The post only stayed... more »
  • Edwards calls on lawmakers to use rainy day fund Play Video

    February 14, 2017 12:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards urged lawmakers to use Louisiana's "rainy day" fund to help eliminate a $304 million budget gap as the House and Senate opened a deficit-closing special session called by the governor. Edwards told lawmakers Monday night that their mission was to stabilize the budget... more »
  • Local florists prepare for busy Valentine's Day Play Video

    February 12, 2017 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's that time of year again and local florists are keeping busy with Valentine's Day right around the corner. "I know we've done over 300 red roses themselves," florist Angela Longstreet said. The classic red rose takes the top spot in popularity for another year.... more »
  • City slammed as it declares Monday 'Great Americans Day'

    January 14, 2017 3:23 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - The city of Biloxi has sparked a debate about the holiday honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. after announcing on social media that city offices would be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day." Monday is federally recognized as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.... more »
  • Governor Edwards to hold ceremony for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    January 7, 2017 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards signed an official proclamation designating Monday, Jan. 9 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Louisiana. The day is a way of expressing gratitude for the dedicated service of law enforcement officers and their families around the state. "We are immensely grateful... more »
  • Day after Christmas one of the most popular shopping days Play Video

    December 26, 2016 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The day after Christmas is well known to many shoppers returning unwanted gifts, however it also offers some of the best shopping deals. Monday, many shoppers went to the Mall of Louisiana to take advantage of the day's deals. Some even say the deals are... more »
  • Former day care owner pleads guilty in death of child

    November 30, 2016 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An emotional former day care owner has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the 2015 death of a 22-month-old girl left unattended on a sweltering day in a van across the street from the unlicensed north Baton Rouge facility. The Advocate reports 49-year-old Shelia Newman tearfully apologized... more »
  • Hurricane season 2016 ends today

    November 30, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday, Nov. 30 marks the last day of the 2016 hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that the hurricane season for the Atlantic was the first above-normal season since 2012. The Atlantic Ocean saw 15 named storms in 2016, including seven hurricanes:... more »
  • Gov. Edwards declares Nov. 19 Adoption Awareness Day

    November 19, 2016 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - November 19 is now Adoption Awareness Day in Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in a press release Saturday. Edwards said the day is dedicated to raise awareness for adoption, and for families willing and able to provide a home to a child in foster care.... more »
  • Hiring illegal contractors has its risks Play Video

    September 1, 2016 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Paying workers under the table for home repairs may be the quickest option for flood victims but it can be costly in the long run. Louisiana requires contractors be certified to protect customers from shaddy work or outright theft. The state keeps a list of qualified contractors... more »
  • Kids brave hot temperatures, clean up Gardere area

    August 8, 2015 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of kids braved the heat today to clean up the Gardere-area. Jalen Lands is 12 and says he's happy to see others care about the community as much as he does. "It feels good knowing they want to pick up instead of just leaving trash on... more »
  • Lawmakers want jail time for illegal daycares Play Video

    August 3, 2015 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some state lawmakers want individuals operating illegal daycares to face jail time. Currently a daycare operating without a state license can be fined $1000 a day, but there are no criminal penalties on the books for the offenders. The issue came to a head in June when... more »
  • Agents patrolling on the busiest boating day Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:11 PM

    MAUREPAS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents said they are on high alert as Memorial Day kicks off the start of boating season. Despite the turbulent weather a number of people were out on the water in the Maurepas area. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and... more »
  • Saints' Graham expects to be game-day decision

    October 17, 2014 3:06 PM

    METAIRIE- Saints tight end Jimmy Graham says he expects his playing status in Detroit to be decided by coach Sean Payton on Sunday, shortly before the game. Graham has returned to practice on a limited basis this week despite a shoulder injury that knocked him out of New Orleans' Week... more »
  • Suspect faces 20 charges in Mother's Day shooting

    May 16, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Jail records show that the suspect in a Mother's Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people faces 20 charges of attempted second-degree murder. Nineteen-year-old Akein Scott was arrested Wednesday night in the Little Woods section of New Orleans. He was already facing a gun and drug possession charge... more »

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