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  • 5.5 million watch Miss USA highlight Baton Rouge in national telecast

    June 9, 2014 8:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Five-and-a-half million people watched the Miss USA pageant as it aired from the River Center Sunday night. National media outlets reported after the telecast, the show increased its audience by about eight percent. Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada, won the title . Miss Louisiana, Brittany Guidry, came... more »
  • MISS USA DRAWS IN THE STARS

    June 8, 2014 9:40 PM

    Baton Rouge- The Miss USA pageant kicked off in the capitol city tonight and the stars came out in droves. Some of them say Louisiana is a one of a kind place. "They welcome you with open arms here in Louisiana and Baton Rouge, and also the food,... more »
  • Miss USA on the red carpet

    June 8, 2014 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Celebrities and contestants were out on the red carpet Sunday in the hours leading up to the Miss USA pageant. Donald Trump, former NSYNC member Lance Bass, and some of the contestants stood for photo ops and interviews. Mayor Kip Holden says tonight's event puts... more »
  • 51 beauty queens vie for Miss USA crown

    June 8, 2014 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Beauty queens from every U.S. state and the District of Columbia are vying for the crown, each hoping to be named Miss USA. Reigning queen Erin Brady, of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, is to relinquish her crown Sunday evening when her successor is chosen in a competition in... 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 »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Miss USA contestants get a taste of Baton Rouge

    May 30, 2014 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Contestants for the Miss USA pageant got up close and personal with some staples of Louisiana cuisine Friday. The contestants toured Tony's Seafood Friday morning, seeing how the Gulf's largest seafood market processes and sells 50,000 pounds of live and boiled crawfish in a single day.... more »
  • Miss USA contestants show off their moves Play Video

    May 29, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The fifty-one women who will participate in the upcoming Miss USA contest were introduced in an opening ceremony Thursday night. With the State Capitol in the background, the women and their shining dresses took to the stage set up in the plaza area of the Louisiana... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest traffic was a nightmare

    May 23, 2014 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Friday traffic fiasco lasted around seven hours as thousands of people descend on the city for a weekend of country music and others left to join the traffic headed out of town for an extended weekend. State traffic leaders issued an alert to drivers headed into... more »
  • Miss USA tickets on sale today

    April 17, 2014 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tickets for the Miss USA pageant that will be held here go in sale Friday. According to ticket information on Ticket Master, about half of the River Center Arena will be utilized for the event. There will be floor, lower, and middle level seating available. The... more »
  • $350,000 in incentives offered to land Miss USA Play Video

    March 13, 2014 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tourism officials put together a package worth thousands of dollars in rental waivers, enhancements, and other incentives to help convince the Miss USA pageant to come to Baton Rouge. Donald Trump, who owns the Miss Universe organization, announced Thursday the 2014 Miss USA pageant would be... 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 »
  • Ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih to be sentenced in DUI case

    May 9, 2012 8:41 AM

    HIGHLAND PARK, Mich.- Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA, is scheduled to be sentenced in Michigan for drunken driving. The 26-year-old former beauty queen faces a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail at Wednesday's hearing in Highland Park, an enclave of Detroit. Her lawyer has... more »
  • Former Miss USA Fakih faces drunken driving trial

    April 11, 2012 8:54 AM

    HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - Former Michigan beauty queen Rima Fakih is facing trial on a drunken driving charge. Fakih's case is scheduled Wednesday before 30th District Court Judge Brigette Officer in Highland Park, an enclave of Detroit. Two years ago, Fakih became the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA.... more »

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