SHREVEPORT, La.- Freezing rain and sleet closed Grambling State University early, canceled flights, sent drivers skidding and broke power lines in north Louisiana. Police in both Shreveport and Monroe closed ramps onto Interstate 20. Grambling sent students home at noon Tuesday but Louisiana Tech stayed open. Northwestern State canceled evening... more »
NEW ORLEANS - The deadliest city blaze in decades killed eight homeless squatters who were burning debris in an abandoned warehouse to stay warm Tuesday, authorities said. Firefighters said they could not tell the ages or genders of those who died because their bodies were so badly burned. A 23-year-old... more »
BATON ROUGE- As the mercury drops in thermometers across the Capital City several folks began bundling up to beat the blustery weather.
"I usually bundle up, put on extra layers, extra hats, extra layers of clothing, to stay warm, I have some ear muffs, of course I don't have... more »
With freezing temperatures approaching, thousands in the Capital City area are searching for firewood. Mike's Tree Service on Pecue Lane is busy chopping wood to keep their customers happy.
"A lot of people are out of firewood now," said owner Mike Englerth. "We seem to have a considerable amount... more »
With temperatures expected to be in the teens tonight in the Baton Rouge area, drivers should be wary of slick streets.
DOTD crews will roll out sand trucks overnight, to help prevent any icing on the roads.
Also, Baton Rouge Police will be have extra officers on the... more »