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  • Local businesses in Denham discuss how to stay resilient after the flood Play Video

    September 20, 2016 9:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Some small businesses owners is Livingston Parish wanted to ensure locals remember how important the small shops are in the community. Tonight, local bookstore owner John Cavelier and his wife brought together small business owners and other community members to discuss keeping the small shops resilient after... more »
  • BP settlement money flows to governments in far-flung places

    August 20, 2015 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Clusters of municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast have secured millions of dollars in BP money through settlements designed to compensate local governments for economic damage after the company's 2010 oil spill. This week, BP finished making approximately $687 million in settlement payments to... more »
  • Chicken Shack 80th anniversary Play Video

    June 25, 2015 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A local restaurant is celebrating a milestone anniversary this weekend. Chicken Shack has been a staple in the Baton Rouge community for 80 years. The restaurant has been a family-run business since its very first day in operation back in 1935. That's when New Orleans native, Tommy... more »
  • Toasted truck had proper license before fire Play Video

    June 5, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bar-b-que pit is the reason one food truck in Baton Rouge is toast. Earl's Express caught fire Thursday on Plank Road and burned to a crisp. Firefighters said the converted bus had a charcoal grill inside, which is against the law. According to the... more »
  • Plant strikes affecting local businesses Play Video

    February 25, 2015 6:03 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Business owners said their bottom lines are also being affected by a chemical plant workers strike that's in its fourth day in Norco and Convent. Hundreds of workers went on strike at the Shell and Motiva plants there, demanding more pay and attention to safety issues. It's... more »
  • Tourism numbers up for Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 12, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tourism is looking good for the city driven largely by the hospitality and film industries, and local businesses are more than happy to reap the benefits. "It would be very difficult for us to top 2014, but we think 2015 will be among the best years... more »
  • Baton Rouge cemetery gets some much needed attention Play Video

    February 7, 2015 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A cemetery is getting a face lift with the help of local organizations. The Lutheran Cemetery, on Eddie Robinson, Sr. Avenue was flooded with people trying to make a difference. The Trinity Lutheran Church and Friends of City Park sponsored a community wide clean up,... more »
  • Local shoppers support small businesses

    November 29, 2014 5:59 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to hit the local businesses every year the day after Black Friday. The day was started in 2010 by American Express Credit Cards as an effort to promote shopping at independent businesses. Susan Longmire, a small business owner in Denham... more »
  • HUD says less homeless in La., but some disagree

    November 4, 2014 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to U.S. Housing and Urban Development the number of homeless people in Louisiana has dramatically decreased. A recent study done by the government, said homelessness in the state has gone down more than 50 percent since 2010. The study also said that currently there are... more »
  • National guard hosts mock terrorist attack Play Video

    September 25, 2014 4:22 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Louisiana National Guard conducted an anti-terrorism exercise Thursday morning. Several local, state, and federal agencies took part in the exercise along with the National Guard. Officials say the exercise happened so that they could see how well everyone worked together in the event an emergency... more »
  • Baton Rouge local lives with parkinson's disease

    August 16, 2014 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In light of the recent death of Robin Williams, a lot of attention has be brought to Parkinson's disease. The wife of the celebrity made a statement saying that the comedian/actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and didn't tell anyone before he took his own life.... more »
  • Union politics to go more local

    September 26, 2013 7:47 PM

    WASHINGTON- The AFL-CIO plans to shift more of its political resources into state and local campaigns, including targeting Republican governors considered anti-union. Political director Michael Podhorzer says spending is expected to be the same or greater as the 2010 campaign cycle when the labor federation spent $53-million on federal... more »
  • Memorial planned for slain Ariz. firefighters

    July 1, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials scheduled a public memorial for Tuesday in Baton Rouge to honor 19 firefighters killed while fighting a wildfire raging in Arizona. The State Fire Marshal's Office and Department of Agriculture and Forestry are working with several other firefighting agencies in Louisiana to put the... more »
  • Mayor Holden signs disaster declaration for EBR

    January 11, 2013 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden officially declared a local disaster for East Baton Rouge Parish after two days of rainfall and localized flooding. The declaration activates parish emergency response plans and other activities. Holden's office noted that while the rain has stopped, the Amite and Comite rivers... more »

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