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  • LSU's PMAC to add largest hung video board in nation

    July 20, 2017 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center will be home to the largest centrally-hung video board in college basketball, the university announced on Thursday. The board will rank 11th in size among all centrally hung boards in NBA arenas, school officials say. The school is set to... more »
  • Pair arrested in off-campus housing robberies near LSU

    July 17, 2017 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police arrested two people for early-morning burglaries at off-campus student housing communities near LSU. Police said Elijah Lucido, 21, and Justin Perry, 20, were arrested Monday morning around 5 o'clock. Booking records show both men were booked on various counts of armed robbery. Lucido... more »
  • Alabama predicted to win 2017 SEC Championship

    July 14, 2017 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU fans might be screaming “fake news” but media attending SEC Media Days this week predicted Alabama to win the 2017 SEC Championship. The selection was revealed in a news release Friday morning. Georgia was selected to win the SEC Eastern Division narrowly edging two-time... more »
  • Police: Zachary man arrested for 5th DWI following crash in Baton Rouge

    July 11, 2017 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man for his fifth DWI offense after he crashed into a ditch near LA 423 Monday. According to Louisiana State Police, 28-year-old Curtis Loftin of Zachary was arrested following the crash on Brownsfield Drive. Police say Loftin was driving northbound on Brownsfields... more »
  • Cyclists continue bike ride to honor officers killed in Baton Rouge, Dallas Play Video

    July 9, 2017 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of bicyclists composed of police, first responders and other law enforcement officers are honoring their fallen comrades with a bike ride that will take them all the way from Dallas to Baton Rouge. On Wednesday, The Texas Brotherhood Ride's Facebook page announced the riders... more »
  • LSU gates being relocated, reconstructed Play Video

    July 6, 2017 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU's gates, located at the corner of Nicholson Drive and West Chimes Street, are being relocated. According to university officials, the gates are being relocated and restored as a part of the Nicholson Gateway Project. The Lemoine Company began taking down the two... more »
  • LSU pitcher Eric Walker will miss 2018 season Play Video

    July 6, 2017 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU freshman pitcher Eric Walker, will miss the 2018 season and will need Tommy John surgery, coach Paul Mainieri announced on Thursday. Walker has been diagnosed with a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow and will undergo reconstructive surgery. He... more »
  • LSU sends out alert after armed robbery attempt on campus Play Video

    July 4, 2017 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A campus wide text alert and email went out to students and faculty at LSU in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday after a suspect flashed a silver handgun at a victim on campus. The alert stated an armed robbery was reported at Highland Road... more »
  • Edwards: Louisiana Medicaid payment skewed under Senate bill

    June 28, 2017 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards says Louisiana would be uniquely penalized in the calculation of federal spending on state Medicaid programs in the Senate GOP's proposed health law rewrite. The Democratic governor said Wednesday the per-capita payment calculator proposed for Medicaid spending uses a formula that... more »
  • All East Baton Rouge Parish Library locations closed for 4th of July

    June 27, 2017 2:47 PM

    EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - All locations of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. All locations will resume normal hours of operation Wednesday, July 5. All other library resources, including e-books, downloads and other information, will still... more »
  • LSU baseball dads help save Florida fan's life at CWS Play Video

    June 27, 2017 11:16 AM

    OMAHA – Two dads with ties to the LSU baseball team saved an 87-year-old man's life during the LSU-Florida game at the College World Series game on Monday. Dr. Jerry Poché, the father of LSU pitcher Jared Poche, and Jimmy Roy, the father of LSU's strength and conditioning coach,... more »
  • LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybees

    June 25, 2017 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million for a two-year study of how stress affects honeybee health. The LSU AgCenter says in a news release that Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale are working with U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee researchers in Baton... more »
  • LSU faces Oregon State in CWS Friday

    June 23, 2017 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU looks to move one step closer to the College World Series Finals when they face Oregon State (56-4) at 2 p.m. Friday at TD Ameritrade Park. The Tigers (50-18) must defeat Oregon State on Friday and Saturday in order to advance to the... more »
  • Medical marijuana contract will give LSU at least $3.4M

    June 22, 2017 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first medical marijuana production deal struck in Louisiana is expected to bring the state's flagship university at least $3.4 million over five years. In its bid offer, the contractor agreed to pay that amount or 10 percent of gross receipts, whichever is higher, to... more »
  • In campus memo, LSU President grateful of state budget deal

    June 16, 2017 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU President F. King Alexander was appreciative of lawmakers' ability to deal with state budget issues and fund TOPS at the end of a special session at the legislature this week. TOPS was funded 100% and higher education funding was restored to July 2016 levels. ... more »
  • You've got 20 percent chances and 15 minutes Play Video

    June 16, 2017 7:04 AM

    Through the weekend, isolated showers and thunderstorms can’t be ruled out during the afternoons but heat and humidity will be the two dominant features. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another downturn in rain and thunderstorm coverage is expected for Friday. Skies will be partly sunny with a 20... more »
  • LSU gear arrives at U.S. Capitol for tonight's baseball game honoring of Scalise Play Video

    June 15, 2017 2:09 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - LSU memorabilia – including purple and gold baseball hats – arrived at the U.S. Capitol shortly after lunch local D.C. time. The items will be handed out and worn at Thursday night's charity baseball game that's taken on a new meaning – a show of support... more »
  • LSU Ag Center selects company to grow medical marijuana

    June 14, 2017 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU AgCenter has requested its board of supervisors to approve the university to enter into a contract with a company to produce medical marijuana. The company chosen by the university is GB Sciences, Inc. Seven businesses, including GB Sciences, Inc. submitted offers to... more »
  • Edwards appoints Angelle's replacement on LSU Board of Supervisors

    June 13, 2017 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards has announced the replacement for former Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle on the LSU Board of Supervisors. On Tuesday, Edwards announced that Mary Werner will take over Angelle's vacated seat for the remainder of his term representing the 3rd Congressional District. Werner,... more »
  • How to get tickets to College World Series

    June 12, 2017 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU will accept request for all potential games LSU may participate in during the 2017 College World Series from LSU Baseball season ticket holders and current LSU students only. Season ticket holders and students have until 5 pm CT on Monday, June 12 to submit their requests.... more »
  • Suspect turns self in after fatal stabbing on N 13th Street

    June 11, 2017 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Monday after he allegedly stabbed another man with a beer bottle on North 13th Street. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North 13th Street. Police say 59-year-old Elvis Graham... more »
  • LSU officer accused of beating girlfriend resigns same week as chief

    June 9, 2017 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A shakeup at the LSU Police Department this week led to the retirement of Police Chief Lawrence Rabalais and the resignation of K-9 Officer Blake Devillier. The Investigative Unit has learned Devillier went for an interview as a road deputy in Iberville Parish within the past ten days.... more »
  • Baseball weekend at LSU is sold out Play Video

    June 6, 2017 8:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There are no more tickets to see LSU play at the Box this weekend - the baseball Super Regional. The Tigers will take on Mississippi State at 8 p.m. Saturday, in Alex Box Stadium for the first game, in the best-of-three Super Regional series. The... more »
  • LSU uses power to overcome errors in 15-7 NCAA win over TSU

    June 2, 2017 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Zach Watson homered twice and Michael Papierski added another for LSU, which overcame a sloppy defensive performance for a 15-7 victory over Texas Southern on Friday in the Baton Rouge Regional. The Tigers (44-17), winners of 12 straight, committed five errors to help Texas Southern (20-33) score... more »
  • LSU baseball earns #4 national seed, hosts SLU, Rice and TSU in regional

    May 29, 2017 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tiger Baseball team earned a Top 8 National Seed and will host both Regional and Super Regional play at Alex Box Stadium for the next couple of weeks if they're successful. The Tigers are the #4 national seed securing a Super Regional host site... more »
  • Valero makes $1 million gift to LSU College of Engineering

    May 27, 2017 1:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University's College of Engineering is getting a $1 million leadership gift from Valero Energy Corporation to support the engineering education and hands-on experiences for engineering students. Officials say the Valero Fund at the LSU Foundation will acquire cutting-edge equipment for undergraduate education and research labs... more »
  • Hospital CEO brings $6M check to pay debts to budget hearing

    May 26, 2017 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The operator of two Louisiana state-owned hospitals is again in a dispute with Louisiana State University's medical school over unpaid debts. The disagreement spilled out into a Senate Finance Committee budget hearing Friday, with the CEO of the hospitals handing over a $6 million check to LSU... more »
  • LSU's Lanard Fournette accused of using fake ID to play at casino Play Video

    May 23, 2017 5:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football running back Lanard Fournette was arrested Monday after state police say he used a fake ID to play at a Baton Rouge casino. Fournette was charged with unlawful use of a state issued identification and gaming prohibited for persons under 21. He was booked... more »
  • TOPS could get fully funded Play Video

    May 22, 2017 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Senate President said Monday he expects his colleagues to pass a budget that fully funds the TOPS scholarship program. "In order to do that we may have to move some monies around that the House of Representatives did not allocate," said Alario. Three weeks... more »
  • 2une In 2 the weekend: local events guide Play Video

    May 11, 2017 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Your 2une In crew has you covered. CRAWFISH MAMBO: COOK-OFF AND MUSIC FESTIVAL New Orleans Saturday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $20 IN ADVANCE, $30 DAY OF, KIDS FREE All-you-can-eat crawfish on University of New... more »
  • Board approves sale of land for CATS North Baton Rouge hub

    May 10, 2017 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University's Board of Supervisors has approved the sale of land in North Baton Rouge to be used as a CATS transit hub. The CATS Board of Commissioners approved the $235,000 purchase of real estate property located adjacent to LSU Health North on Airline Highway... more »
  • Jeff Brown resigns after 20 years as LSU men's tennis coach

    May 8, 2017 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Men's Tennis Coach Jeff Brown resigned Monday after leading the team for 20 years. In a statement released Monday, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said that the resignation was a mutual decision. The search for Brown’s successor will begin immediately. “We appreciate all that... more »
  • 21 people lose visas, other vital documents in Baton Rouge apartment fire

    May 8, 2017 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Massive flames destroyed eight units at the Hub apartment complex over the weekend. Crews arrived around 1 p.m. Saturday to find the entire roof of one building completely engulfed in flames. Firefighters even had to back out of the apartment at one point due to a... more »
  • Report: LSU students some of the most arrested on the beach this spring break

    May 6, 2017 12:14 PM

    DESTIN – Students from the two largest colleges in Louisiana were the most to get arrested along the popular stretch of beach in Florida during spring break. Thirty-four of the 508 arrests in Okaloosa County, Florida, were LSU students. Twenty-three were from UL Lafayette. Twenty-three of those arrested were... more »
  • Man indicted for LSU abduction near sorority house

    May 4, 2017 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man has been indicted for the abduction of a woman near a sorority house on LSU's campus. According to court documents, Frank Herrera was indicted on charges of second degree kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated rape. Arrest records say a female LSU student was... more »
  • Speakers stolen from Tiger Band Hall observational tower

    May 1, 2017 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police are investigating after speakers were reportedly stolen from the Tiger Band Hall on Aster Street. According to the LSU crime log, speakers were taken from outside the band’s observation tower. Additional details about the burglary are limited at this time. The Tiger Band... more »
  • Police:19-year-old charged with DWI after crash near LSU

    April 28, 2017 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 19-year-old woman was charged after police say she drunkenly crashed into another vehicle near LSU's campus in December. Summer Nichole Stevens, 19, was charged with first-degree vehicular negligent injuring, first offense DWI, reckless operation and running a red light. According to the arrest warrant,... more »
  • LSU AgCenter wants 'Tiger Tasters' to try new food products

    April 23, 2017 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter is looking for some taste testers. The AgCenter's Sensory Services Lab helps companies conduct evaluations and product research before new food products go to market, and it's looking for people who would be willing to participate in the testing. Researchers with the lab are... more »
  • Governor Edwards to deliver keynote address at LSU graduation ceremony in May

    April 18, 2017 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards will deliver the keynote address at LSU's commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12, the university announced Tuesday. "We are pleased to welcome Gov. Edwards to campus to speak to our May graduates," LSU President F. King Alexander said. "Gov. Edwards has a long... more »
  • LSU Gymnastics, Golf to host NCAA Regional Championships

    April 18, 2017 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU gymnastics program along with the men's and women's golf programs will host NCAA regional Championships between 2019 and 2021, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. The 2019 NCAA Baton Rouge Gymnastics Regional will be held on Saturday, April 6 inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.... more »
  • LSU gymnastics rallies late, finishes 2nd at NCAA championships

    April 16, 2017 12:03 AM

    ST. LOUIS - The LSU gymnastics team had been hoping this was finally the year they broke through for a national title, but the Tigers could not overcome the Oklahoma Sooners as LSU finished 2nd for the 2nd straight year. The Tigers were coming off the best score in... more »
  • EBRSO: Woman attacks man with butter knife at Waffle House

    April 15, 2017 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was arrested for aggravated battery after she attacked a man with a butter knife at a Waffle House Saturday. Deputies responded to a reported stabbing at the Wafflehouse on Highland Road around 4 a.m. Saturday morning. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim who was... more »
  • LSU AgCenter to sell off 1 of 5 research cattle herds

    April 15, 2017 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter says it's going to sell many of the cattle in the largest of its five research herds, and eventually plans to eliminate cattle research at the Homer facility, near the Arkansas state line. AgCenter Associate Vice President Phil Elzer says the Hill Farm Research... more »
  • LSU Police investigating burglary at Tiger Stadium

    April 14, 2017 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are investigating reports of a burglary inside LSU's Tiger Stadium early Friday morning. University officials say received reports of people inside the stadium sometime around midnight. LSU's Division of Strategic Communications has not released any other details about the crime. It is unclear whether anything... more »
  • LSU top scorer Blakeney entering NBA draft

    April 12, 2017 7:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU guard and leading scorer Antonio Blakeney says he's declaring for this summer's NBA draft after two seasons with the Tigers. Blakeney, who announced his decision in a written statement released by LSU on Tuesday night, leaves the Tigers shortly after the hiring of coach Will Wade.... more »
  • Man with sword arrested after bizarre altercations at LSU Thursday

    April 6, 2017 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police arrested a 31-year-old carrying a sword after bizarre altercations were reported on campus Thursday. Ronald Chenevert, Jr., was booked into jail after being questioned by university police. A campus spokesperson said Chenevert was booked with terrorizing, criminal trespass and illegal carrying of a weapon.... more »
  • EBRSO seeking suspect for obscenity at local library

    April 5, 2017 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking a suspect involved in an obscenity case at a local library. According to the sheriff's office, the incident occurred Monday at 12:20 p.m. Details are limited at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call... more »
  • LSU students launch website to help users avoid fake news

    April 5, 2017 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A group of LSU students launched a website to help users avoid “fake news” The website was designed and launched by Geaux Vote LSU, a student run civic engagement organization. The group said they want the website to be used as a tool readers can use... more »
  • LSU researchers take aim at weather messages on social media

    April 4, 2017 11:18 AM

    The Geography and Anthropology Department at Louisiana State University is conducting research about the use of weather information on social media. This study will collect data from willing survey participants on a state by state basis, around the United States. By taking the time to fill-out a brief survey... more »
  • LSUPD investigating spray-painted message on Chi Omega sorority house

    April 2, 2017 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Police Department is investigating a spray-painted message that was found on the Chi Omega sorority house located on LSU's campus. According to a University spokesperson, LSUPD responded to a report of vandalism at 10:50 a.m. Sunday morning. LSU PD investigating spray-painted threat... more »
  • Two hurt in shooting on Highland Road

    April 1, 2017 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred on Highland Road Saturday night. Sources say two victims were shot on Highland Road near East Buchanan Street. The two victims were reportedly transported to the hospital in stable condition. There are currently no details on a possible... more »
  • Seven companies bid to grow medical marijuana for LSU Play Video

    March 31, 2017 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Seven businesses have submitted offers to produce marijuana for Louisiana through LSU. The marijuana growing operation is estimated to cost $10 million and will be paid for by the contractor. "We're looking for somebody who will be able to provide the quality product for the... more »
  • LSU PD: three arrested for breaking into Tiger Stadium overnight

    March 31, 2017 2:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say that three individuals have been arrested for breaking into Tiger Stadium on Friday around 1 a.m. Officers arrested 21-year-old Cade Broussard, 20-year-old Seth Broussard and 22-year-old Frederick Herrera. According to police, the individuals entered through a boarded up window and were attempting to... more »
  • Tony Benford named LSU men's basketball assistant coach

    March 28, 2017 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU head men's basketball coach, Will Wade, has named Tony Benford to serve as assistant coach for the 2017-2018 season. Benford comes to LSU after serving as the head coach at the University of North Texas and a career of more than 25 years in NCAA... more »
  • Two arrested after scuffle in LSU Student Union bathroom

    March 26, 2017 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men were arrested after an apparent brawl in a bathroom at the LSU Student Union Friday. According to arrest records, an officer was called to the LSU Student Union in reference to criminal damage to property around 7 p.m. The witness told the officer... more »
  • Exotic livestock: Slovakian students learn of gator farming

    March 25, 2017 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students from the Slovak University of Agriculture learned a bit about alligator farming and uses for 'gator hides during an eight-day visit to Louisiana State University. One visiting student, Lukás Sýkora, said he was surprised that an exotic predator could grow on a farm. The LSU AgCenter's... more »
  • Beloved cat with microchip went missing, adopted by another family Play Video

    March 24, 2017 6:49 PM

    ADDIS - A woman is distraught after finding out her missing cat has been adopted. The cat was microchipped but animal control told her it couldn't detect anything. Whitney Prudhomme adopted her two cats seven years ago. They were Christmas presents for her daughter. "They've been in my... more »
  • LSU introduces Will Wade as new men's basketball coach Play Video

    March 22, 2017 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU officially introduced newly hired men’s basketball coach Will Wade Wednesday afternoon. Wade left VCU to take over the LSU team after guiding the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in both his seasons as coach. "Will Wade is a smart, energetic, and skilled individual," LSU athletic... more »
  • LSU abduction suspect identified by hat left in car Play Video

    March 17, 2017 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been charged in connection to a reported abduction near a sorority house on LSU's campus. Police have arrested 20-year-old Frank Herrera Jr. in connection to the incident, which occurred Wednesday. His bond was set at $475,000. Herrera was booked into East... more »

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