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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • LSU students literally dancing the night away

    February 27, 2015 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of LSU students won't be sleeping until later this weekend, since they are spending the 26.2 hours standing and dancing at the John M. Parker Coliseum. The group is raising money for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in an annual event, Dance Marathon.... more »
  • Robertson musical will quack Vegas up

    November 13, 2014 11:40 PM

    WEST MONROE- The Robertson family is venturing into musical theater. The Louisiana stars of cable TV's "Duck Dynasty" are working with a veteran producer from Broadway on "The Duck Commander Family Musical." The show will take to the stage at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as... more »
  • Internet: 19-year-old star of 'Duck Dynasty' engaged

    October 12, 2014 11:38 PM

    WEST MONROE- It appears John Luke Robertson, of 'Duck Dynasty,' is engaged. The Internet was a whirlwind of pictures and comments Sunday when the 19-year-old's fiance posted about the engagement on Instagram. Mary Kate McEacharn is standing next to Robertson, who is holding a sign with an arrow that... more »
  • Stage set for Miss USA

    June 4, 2014 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The River Center was transformed into a technical wonderland and it came alive Wednesday night for the prelims of Miss USA. The 51 contestants introduced themselves and modeled gowns and swimwear. The events of the night will help decide the top 15 contestants who will perform live... more »
  • Trump: I'm taking Miss USA to Baton Rouge

    March 12, 2014 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Donald Trump confirmed on network television Thursday morning, the Miss USA pageant will be hosted by the Capital City in June. Hours earlier, the Internet swarmed with details about the event after a blogger posted it on his Twitter page. L'Auberge, in the southeast area of... more »
  • Reports: Miss USA coming to Baton Rouge

    March 12, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A day before East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden is scheduled to announce a major media event, social media and Miss USA insiders claim the pageant is making its new home in south Louisiana. Holden's office said Wednesday he will announce that "Baton Rouge will host a... more »
  • Changes at movie studio could mean more productions

    February 19, 2014 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Exciting changes were announced at the city's state-of-the-art movie production center Wednesday. Celtic Studios, the massive sound stage facility near I-12 and Airline Highway, announced it will become a completely local operation, with management and operations being conducted from the facility by a new leadership team. Previously... more »
  • Dems, GOP leaders quacked up over Dynasty drama

    December 19, 2013 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Democrats slammed GOP governor Bobby Jindal for his references to Miley Cyrus and encouraging tolerance of differing viewpoints Thursday in response to a Duck Dynasty cast member being removed from the show. Earlier in the day, the governor said "this is a free country and everyone is... more »
  • 'Glee' fans turn to social media to mourn show's star

    July 14, 2013 1:38 AM

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Police said Cory Monteith, the star of the hit show "Glee," was found dead in a hotel room Saturday. Minutes after the news was posted to the internet, fans took to the television program's Facebook page to leave an ever expanding list of sympathy. "I... more »
  • LSU theater to host Edwards, Larry King in one-night event

    July 1, 2013 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The TV journalist who made wearing suspenders cool, Larry King, will interview the man who secured Louisiana as a political hot spot, Edwin Edwards, at LSU in September. King's interview will be similar to his one-hour TV format and will also feature Edwards biographer Leo Honeycutt. ... more »
  • Rapper known as "Mac Daddy" dead at 34

    May 1, 2013 10:01 PM

    ATLANTA- Chris Kelly, known as "Mac Daddy," and a member of the 90s rap duo Kriss Cross, died Wednesday night. An investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said the 34-year-old was pronounced dead at a hospital in Atlanta. Authorities said they are unsure of Kelly's cause of... more »
  • City leaders approve historic alcohol law, allowing 24/7 sales

    March 13, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the first time, ever, alcohol will be sold around the clock at some establishments. Wednesday evening, Metro Council approved a special permit allowing sales at casinos. It passed 7 to 4. more »

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