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  • The internet is worried about La. native Richard Simmons

    April 19, 2017 1:17 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS – People infatuated with the lifestyle of the rich and famous are confused – and chatting about it on social media – with the whereabouts of Louisiana native and celebrity fitness guru Richard Simmons. Simmons, 68, hasn't been photographed in public in three years and E! News... more »
  • Alligator seen near home, others spotted Monday

    April 17, 2017 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Alligators seemed to be on the move Monday in various areas of South Louisiana. Among the sightings and calls for help was a situation outside a home on Plains-Port Hudson Road. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home east of Hwy. 61 between 3 p.m. and... more »
  • 6 Flags park to be built in new Saudi 'entertainment city'

    April 9, 2017 2:19 PM

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has announced that a Six Flags theme park is expected to be built in a new entertainment city that will be the first of its kind in the kingdom. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the project will also include a safari area.... more »
  • Why WBRZ is not on the DirecTV lineup

    April 5, 2017 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After months of attempting to come to an agreement, DirecTV has failed to realize the importance of local news and entertainment and pulled WBRZ programming from its lineup. What happened As of late Friday night, DirecTV customers are not being allowed to watch the station's... more »
  • Head of local movie studio resigning

    April 4, 2017 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The man who spearheaded a competitive production schedule that filled Baton Rouge with celebrities will leave his post as head of the city's large film studio in the coming months. Patrick Mulhearn posted on Facebook , he is resigning from Celtic Studios at the end of... more »
  • Gymnasts take over Baton Rouge this weekend

    March 3, 2017 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Gymnasts took over the city Friday as the annual Purple and Gold Invitational gets underway. Gymnastics teams from across the Gulf Coast are competing at the PMAC and an off-site hotel through Sunday. Almost 300 gymnasts are competing. The event ends Sunday as LSU's Tiger... more »
  • Former WBRZ employee may have influenced a Mardi Gras holiday in Maine

    March 3, 2017 11:47 AM

    PORTLAND, Maine – It seems more people are finally realizing what most of us know: Louisiana knows how to throw a good party. Hundreds of years after we started, Portland, Maine, announced this week it's going to celebrate Mardi Gras in 2018. Portland, a southern shore city of about... more »
  • Elvis Presley's Graceland opening new entertainment complex

    March 2, 2017 9:38 AM

    MEMPHIS - A $45 million entertainment complex featuring exhibits and restaurants focused on the life and career of Elvis Presley is scheduled to open at Graceland in Memphis. Priscilla Presley, the former wife of the late rock 'n' roll icon, is scheduled to appear at the grand opening of the... more »
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg had lunch in Baton Rouge; Find out what he ordered Play Video

    February 23, 2017 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and his wife had lunch at a popular Government Street eatery Thursday. Zuckerberg is on a road trip and Baton Rouge's Smokin Aces BBQ was his midday stop Thursday. On his Facebook page, Zuckerberg most recently posted pictures of... more »
  • Man's obscene, silly attempt at being famous gets him ticketed

    February 20, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police ticketed a 23-year-old for disturbing the peace after what is likely a drunken attempt at showing off when he shouted expletives into a microphone attached to a camera that was being used to broadcast live from downtown Friday. Mason Peter Carbonell was written a citation,... more »
  • Sofia Vergara shares picture of king cake, says she's ready for Mardi Gras

    February 15, 2017 6:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – People are freaking out about a picture of a king cake on Instagram. The picture is of an ordinary cake from a popular bakery; one of thousands circulating around right now as Louisiana natives, their friends and visitors snap and share their favorite Carnival snack. But,... more »
  • Is pizza joint Papa Murphy's burned to a crisp?

    February 15, 2017 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – It appears Papa Murphy's pizza locations in the region have abruptly closed. The restaurant is a “take-and-bake” eatery – customers order pizzas at the store and take them home to bake and eat. Locations in Zachary and two in Baton Rouge at Towne Center and Old... more »
  • Read this brutally honest obituary

    February 11, 2017 10:39 AM

    HOUSTON – Family of a dead Texas man either were truly happy he died or have a scornful sense of humor. The original obituary for Leslie Ray “Popeye” Charping reads less like an ode to his life and more like a rejoice of his passing. “ With Leslie's... more »
  • She's back, 'Howbow Dah?'

    February 9, 2017 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Danielle Bregoli, the teen who created a social media uproar with her phrase “cash me ousside” on the Dr. Phil show returns to the program Friday afternoon on WBRZ. Bregoli was in the news earlier this week when she and her mom were kicked off an... more »
  • Blimp spotted above BR as it makes its way from Texas to New Orleans

    February 8, 2017 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A blimp seen floating above Baton Rouge Wednesday was doing a little show on its way to New Orleans from Houston. The DirecTV blimp has spent the week traveling from Houston and the Super Bowl. It's next scheduled “appearance” is in New Orleans for the NBA... more »
  • 'Cash me ousside' girl got caught in an airplane, fight ensues

    February 8, 2017 12:01 PM

    LOS ANGELES – Danielle Bregoli, who became “internet famous” after appearing on an episode of Dr. Phil , was kicked off an airplane in California for fighting with another passenger. TMZ, the L.A.-based entertainment report, posted Wednesday, Bregoli and her mom were boarding a flight out of Los Angeles... more »
  • State launches #OnlyLouisiana ambassador campaign Play Video

    February 6, 2017 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The state's launching a social media campaign aimed at getting Louisianans involved in promoting the state on the internet. The #OnlyLouisiana ambassador program asks people to take pictures and share them on various accounts – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tourism officials hope people will share sights,... more »
  • Annette Bening to portray Blanco in upcoming Katrina TV series

    February 6, 2017 3:03 PM

    LAFAYETTE – Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco will be portrayed by Annette Bening in an upcoming cable show about Hurricane Katrina. Bening will star in Katrina: American Crime Story, the latest installment in FX's immensely popular series. The show previously portrayed the O.J. Simpson saga. According to reports,... more »
  • Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter 'stable but critical' after ATV crash in Tangipahoa

    February 6, 2017 9:06 AM

    KENTWOOD – Jaimie Lynn Spears’ 8-year-old daughter is in ‘stable but critical’ condition after being airlifted from an ATV crash Sunday, according to TMZ. Sources tell TMZ that Spears’ daughter, Maddie, was involved in a hunting expedition in Kentwood when she fell off a Polaris ATV when it flipped... more »
  • La.'s weather predicting nutria contradicts Groundhog Day forecast

    February 2, 2017 10:30 AM

    NEW IBERIA – Louisiana's Cajun weather rodent did not see his “shadeaux” Thursday., insinuating a longer Spring for the Bayou State. According to The Daily Iberian newspaper in Iberia Parish, nutria Pierre C. Shadeaux appeared from his habitat under heavy fog early Thursday to decipher the weather forecasters apparently... more »
  • PHOTOS: Ten homes with the highest property taxes in EBR

    January 31, 2017 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Property taxes of property in East Baton Rouge are due Mar. 1 and the owners of the most expensive homes have bills the size of most people's salaries. The new owners of the Pennington Mansion on Highland Road, Andre' and Jessica Bruni, have the highest property... more »
  • Ringling picks 1st female ringmaster in 146-year history

    December 14, 2016 11:29 PM

    ELLENTON, Fla. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has its first female ringmaster. Feld Entertainment Inc. is the parent company of the Florida-based circus. The company said in a statement Wednesday that Kristen Michelle Wilson will be the first-ever female ringmaster in its 146-year history. Wilson starts... more »
  • Quacked out; 'Duck Dynasty' to end after current season

    November 17, 2016 10:06 AM

    WEST MONROE - "Duck Dynasty," the hit TV show based on a northeast Louisiana family-run duck call business will end at the end of the current season, it's eleventh on TV. The announcement was made as the season started Wednesday evening. The show is shown on A&E, a cable... more »
  • Flooded Juban Crossing dry and ready for holiday rush Play Video

    November 15, 2016 6:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Just in time for the holiday shopping rush, Juban Crossing expects 80% of flooded stores to be reopened by Black Friday. Even more good news - stores need workers. Ahead of the shopping season, some businesses are looking for extra help to get the stores ready... more »
  • Formerly the Zephyrs, now the Baby Cakes?

    November 15, 2016 10:21 AM

    METAIRIE - South Louisiana's minor league baseball team will now be known as the New Orleans Baby Cakes. We're proud to introduce our new identity - the New Orleans Baby Cakes! pic.twitter.com/6kWLXkRmCf — New Orleans Zephyrs (@cakesbaseball) November 15, 2016 Formerly the Zephyrs, the New Orleans... more »
  • Facebook killed some people Friday

    November 11, 2016 4:21 PM

    MENLO PARK, California - Facebook profiles for many people appeared to show them as deceased Friday. From chatter both on the social media site and Twitter it appears the badges on pages showed up around 3 p.m. The note, which alerted users that the person connected to the profile... more »
  • Unclaimed Powerball ticket in BR worth $1 million

    October 3, 2016 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There's an unclaimed, $1 million Powerball ticket somewhere. The ticket was sold at a Romero's Food Mart on Joor Road. The ticket matched five numbers. Winning numbers drawn Saturday were: 2-12-50-61-64, Powerball: 1, Power Play: 2. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball... more »
  • Superfest finds home in Superdome after Tiger Stadium pulls out

    September 27, 2016 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - After losing its home in Tiger Stadium, Bayou Country Superfest will move to New Orleans, concert promoters announced Tuesday. The 2017 festival scheduled for Memorial Day weekend will be held at the Superdome. The concert series will mark its eight season next year - it's first... more »
  • Report: Brad Pitt facing child abuse investigation

    September 22, 2016 7:13 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Brad Pitt is under investigation following a child abuse complaint, People Magazine posted on its website early Thursday morning. The complaint and subsequent inquiry by the The Los Angeles Police Department and L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services comes after an anonymous report that... more »
  • Vanna White says she's worn 6,000 different dresses on 'Wheel of Fortune'

    September 16, 2016 3:55 PM

    CULVER CITY, California - Wheel of Fortune co-host Vanna White revealed her sparkly dresses worn on the show are "borrowed" from designers. White was recently interviewed on Larry King's internet show, Larry King Now on Ora TV. Ora TV is an internet and on demand video channel. White... more »
  • Picture perfect: ABC now full 16:9; TVs might need to be updated

    September 6, 2016 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You may have noticed a tighter picture on WBRZ recently. In September, on-screen titles and text- known as graphics - were moved closer to the bottom right. The move expands the images on the screen out of the industry's old standard 4:3 aspect ratio. Years ago,... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • WATCH: Pete Fountain on Johnny Carson, hear his albums on iTunes

    August 6, 2016 12:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans are remembering Pete Fountain's sound after news of his death spread across the country Saturday. Fountain, 86, was a musical legend. Born in 1930, by 16-years-old he was earning as much as $150 a night playing the clarinet. Click HERE to read more about his... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest: Where will it go? Play Video

    August 4, 2016 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Since the announcement of Bayou Country Superfest not being held at Tiger Stadium for the next two years, many are questioning where it will go? Tiger Stadium will undergo off-season renovations to concession stands, bathrooms and other areas of the stadium, according to LSU Athletics. Joe... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 releases new information on street car plan Play Video

    June 7, 2016 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city has selected a proposed route design and more specific stops for the proposed street car that would connect downtown and LSU. Information released by the mayor's office Tuesday shows a line built around a three mile, two-way tram route traveling north and south in... more »
  • WATCH: 10:00 news on Facebook, WBRZ.com tonight

    June 2, 2016 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to Game 5 of the NBA Finals on ABC, the television broadcast of WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 will be delayed. The 10:00 news on TV is scheduled to air sometime around 10:30 p.m. Monday. However, WBRZ will broadcast an internet and Facebook edition of... 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 »
  • TV personality who hid from sex abuse allegations will return to La.

    May 4, 2016 4:54 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A former Louisiana TV personality will return to the state for the first time in nearly four decades shackled and accused of sexually assaulting children on a camping trip in the 70s. Frank John Selas, 76, performed as " Mr. Wonder " on his TV show... more »
  • This fall, Michael Strahan joins GMA every day on WBRZ

    April 19, 2016 11:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Michael Strahan will become a full time staple of "Good Morning America," weekdays on WBRZ this fall. Strahan will leave his seat on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," ABC executives said Tuesday morning. The morning talk show will begin a search for a new co-host in... 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 »
  • L'Auberge, Hollywood parent companies agree on merger

    April 18, 2016 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gaming regulators signed off on the merger of two casino companies Monday, paving the way for the parent companies of L'Auberge and Hollywood to join forces. Previously, shareholders for the L'Auberge parent company, Pinnacle, and the company that runs Hollywood, Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc., met... 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 »
  • Cam Cameron to get 20% pay cut; other salaries will be rubber-stamped Friday

    March 16, 2016 7:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Salaries for some LSU Football coaches will be rubber-stamped at the LSU Board of Supervisors meeting Friday. The governing body of the university will discuss the contracts of Jeffrey Grimes, Ed Orgeron, Cam Cameron, Dameyune Craig and Jabbar Juluke. Both Craig and Juluke are new to... 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 »
  • Look at CC Lockwood's 'Loch Ness Monster' of the Mississippi

    March 8, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Popular wildlife photographer CC Lockwood wonders if he is a victim of some trick photography. Recently, on a photography mission down the Mississippi River, a piece of driftwood looked very different once it was photographed. Jokingly, Lockwood shared his find on social media that is making... more »
  • Oprah hiring extras for New Orleans TV project

    February 26, 2016 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Oprah Winfrey is looking for local talent to be in her upcoming TV show. Winfrey says she's looking for extras to be in her upcoming show, "Queen Sugar", that's set to air on her OWN network. Filming will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.... more »
  • Special Report: Terror in Tigerland Play Video

    February 15, 2016 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crime is down after a series of reports about terror in Tigerland - the city's popular bar district south of LSU. “ Tigerland is just like any other neighborhood. A very good neighborhood. The people who live there, 99 percent of them are law-abiding and want... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Stage set for LSU to have a big National Signing Day

    February 3, 2016 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- In a few hours the LSU football team will find out what players it has to work with next season. Colleges across the country will spend the entire day tracking prospective players, hoping their program ends up at the top of the players list. Many college football analysts... 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 »
  • Magazine: BR #3 for movie production

    February 2, 2016 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city is one of the best to shoot a movie in, film industry insiders reported in a magazine catered to the movie business. Baton Rouge ranked third in the small cities list on Movie Maker Magazine. It followed Savannah, Georgia (#1) and New Orleans (#2).... 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 »
  • LSU vs. Georgia tonight brings back memories of Kiana Rogers in '15

    January 26, 2016 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night, LSU faces Georgia at the PMAC. The SEC match up marks a year since the last time the teams met in Baton Rouge and created a quick, viral sensation. Kiana Rogers' flash in the pan moment came when ESPN cameras focused on her enthusiasm... more »
  • La. TV personality arrested in decades-old sex case

    January 26, 2016 2:30 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Authorities from various parishes will discuss the arrest of a 1970s TV personality Tuesday. Frank Selas – known on TV in northwest Louisiana and parts of Arkansas and Mississippi as "Mr. Wonder" – was taken into custody in California after a decades-long search. Selas was the suspect... 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 »
  • 'Star Wars' named Associated Press Entertainer of the Year

    December 23, 2015 11:38 AM

    LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars" isn't just strong. It's unstoppable. The revival of the nearly 40-year-old space saga has already dominated the box office and toy shelves. Now, it's also been selected as The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year and is amassing support for Academy Awards consideration. The sci-fi... more »
  • Lafayette theater sign displays eerie showtimes after lightning strike

    December 17, 2015 3:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE - An eerie mishap is haunting people who are looking for showtimes of movies playing at the Grand 16. The theater was the scene of a mass shooting in July. Two people died and eleven were injured when John Houser opened fire during the premiere of "Train Wreck."... more »
  • Report: Life of 'Pistol' Pete to become another feature film Play Video

    December 15, 2015 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A filmmaker and NBA star are teaming up to put the life of LSU great "Pistol" Pete Maravich on the big screen. It is the second movie about the basketball legend in the last two decades. This time, filmmaker Brett Rapkin will work with NBA All-Star... 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 »
  • Brad and Angelina drop the asking price of their French Quarter mansion

    December 3, 2015 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If you just barely missed the opportunity to buy one of the most expensive homes in Baton Rouge, maybe you'll have better luck on a smaller but just as expensive home a short drive south. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently dropped the asking price of... more »
  • Bar: Stamp meaning misinterpreted; patrons remain upset Play Video

    November 21, 2015 12:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The stamp used to keep track of who has entered a popular college bar garnered unwanted attention Friday. The stamp, for Reggie's in the Tigerland area, should read "REGGIN," a term college students said has become a phrase used to describe the act of being at... 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 »
  • Council clears rezoning for Mid City beer garden

    October 21, 2015 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The metro council approved a rezoning request, paving the way for bar developers to build a new establishment in the Mid City area. Wednesday, the council voted unanimously to rezone land at the corner of Government Street and Steele Boulevard. The land is currently empty. ... more »
  • How do you like your 'gator? COOKED, say fans tailgating Friday night Play Video

    October 17, 2015 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ask people how they like their alligator around LSU, and they'll tell you any way you can fix it: fried, smoked, grilled, or soaked in a gumbo. "[I add] celery, four bell peppers, chicken broth, six pounds of onion...tomato," one person tailgating Friday night said as... more »
  • Family dispute over famed drug smuggler's life story headed to court

    October 15, 2015 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The eldest daughter of famed CIA informant Barry Seal is suing her stepbrothers, stepsister and her father's third wife over a deal to make a movie about Seal's life as a drug smuggler and murder by the hands of a cartel. Tom Cruise is set to... more »
  • In tweet, Old Ball Coach offered job coaching in Baton Rouge Play Video

    October 14, 2015 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Old Ball Coach has an offer on the table for a new job since he abruptly retired from college football Monday. At Dunham High, the football coach said he has a position on his offensive line for Steve Spurrier. When Spurrier announced his retirement, he... more »
  • Couldn't afford the Pennington Mansion? Maybe you can buy the stuff in it

    October 8, 2015 6:29 PM

    SATSUMA - Items from one of the most enviable addresses in Baton Rouge will be auctioned off Saturday. In June, the Pennington Mansion on Highland Road sold for about $6 million after its asking price was cut in half . The house had once been listed for $18,000,000 and... more »
  • Federal judge rules 'Happy Birthday' song in public domain

    September 22, 2015 9:52 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A federal judge has ruled that the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties for the song "Happy Birthday To You" does not hold a valid copyright to the popular tune that is sung worldwide. U.S. District Judge George H. King ruled Tuesday that the... more »

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