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  • Mom wants daughter's killer to pay Play Video

    April 11, 2016 11:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lashuntae Benton's mother made the trip to Baton Rouge from Lake Charles Monday night to pick up her daughter's car. Benton, 19, and and Annette January, 19, were caught in the crossfire Saturday in part of Baton Rouge where crimes like this aren't common, which is making... more »
  • Casino winnings drop in January statewide

    February 19, 2016 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah's New Orleans casino brought in a combined $207.1 million, a 5.8 percent drop from January 2015's $219.9 million. The biggest percentage decrease happened in Lake Charles, where the winnings at the city's three riverboats and Delta Downs racetrack were... more »
  • Treasurer: State revenues increased 3 percent for January

    February 15, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Department of the Treasury says reports indicate total revenue for January 2016 saw a three percent increase over December of last year. Sales tax, severance tax and corporation/franchise tax receipts are down from last year in the 2015-16 fiscal year, but individual income tax... more »
  • US manufacturing slowed in January for a 4th straight month

    February 1, 2016 10:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. factory activity shrank in January for the fourth straight month as a strong dollar and weak demand overseas pinched American manufacturers, a private survey says. The Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index ticked up to 48.2 from a revised 48 in December, but any reading... more »
  • Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana fall

    January 29, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Jan. 23 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims fell to 2,658 from the previous week's total of 3,485. For the comparable week a year... more »
  • Rare January hurricane forms in the Atlantic

    January 14, 2016 10:48 AM

    Just before 9am Thursday, Alex became the first hurricane to develop in the Atlantic basin during the month of January since 1938. It is also the first storm to have a name in January since Alice developed in December, but carried into January in 1955. #BREAKING : With... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Stab's Prime Filet topped with butter and grilled shrimp Play Video

    January 13, 2016 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- January's chef of the month doesn't mess around when it comes to grilling up the perfect filet. Whether you're looking for a place to spend a fancy night out with that special someone or just a nice restaurant where you can grab a steak, Stab's has a little... more »
  • 21-year-old charged with murder of Baton Rouge teen

    September 10, 2015 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police charged a 21-year-old Wednesday in connection to a January shooting death of a Baton Rouge teen. Baton Rouge Police arrested Rodrick White, 21, Wednesday on Myrtle Street after officers said they received a tip. White was wanted for the murder of Naquian Robinson, 19, that... more »
  • US consumer confidence slides after big January gain

    February 24, 2015 10:06 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer confidence fell this month after a big gain in January but remains higher than it was before the Great Recession. The Conference Board reports that its consumer confidence index dropped this month 96.4 from a revised 103.8 in January. The February and January readings are the... more »
  • La. gamblers lost more than $219 million in January

    February 20, 2015 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gamblers lost more than $219.9 million at Louisiana's 20 major gambling venues in January, 16.7 percent better than the nearly $188.5 million the gambling halls won the year before. State police figures show January's numbers were helped by the opening of Golden Nugget Lake Charles in December.... more »
  • Winter blast on the bayou

    March 20, 2014 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twice the average number of freezes, four wintry precipitation events and a top ten coldest month headline winter 2013-2014 in Southern Louisiana. Still unrelenting for some, and as southerners welcome spring with spring-like weather, the WBRZ Weather Center looks back on an undoubtedly harsh winter in... more »
  • Vitter to decide on Governor's race by January

    December 3, 2013 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After months of dodging the talk, U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he's weighing whether he'll run to be Louisiana's next governor, with plans to decide by January. Vitter says he is sending an email to supporters Wednesday, announcing that he and his wife are considering the race for... more »
  • State police to train new troopers

    November 26, 2013 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State police will begin training new troopers early next year. Trooper ranks have dropped from over 1,150 in 2009 to less than 950 today. Budget problems have kept the state from adding any new officers, but the legislature set aside $5 million for the training... more »
  • Louisiana tourism officials plan fishing website

    January 1, 2013 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana anglers and those planning a fishing trip to the state will be able to get information, licenses and a spot to chat online with other fishermen at what state tourism officials call a fishing microsite opening early in January. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says Louisiana is... more »

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