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  • All lanes on I-12 east reopened

    July 23, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes of I-12 east are now open following a six vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon. It happened on I-12 at the Albany exit. There is no word yet on the cause of the accident. State police say traffic remains heavy in the area. more »
  • Waterways opening for the weekend raise concern for residents Play Video

    June 4, 2014 6:44 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - Water ways in Ascension, Livingston and St. James will all be open by Thursday at noon. Blind River is open in St. James Parish. Parish officials in Livingston and Ascension Parishes said all water ways in their area will be deemed safe for recreational use by... more »
  • Business boot camp for veterans Play Video

    March 11, 2014 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans with disabilities went back to boot camp at LSU, this time to battle the business world. LSU's Third Annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities brought in 19 veterans from across the country. EBV helps veterans build business plans, understand and reach their target markets... more »
  • Crews will fight ice on roads overnight yet again Play Video

    January 29, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Crews will be spending another night out, de-icing priority highways as temperatures spend hours below freezing. Overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning, highway leaders will be monitoring weather conditions and road surfaces for problems. There could be closures, the state said late Wednesday. Before sunrise, temperatures... more »
  • Black Friday shoppers already out Play Video

    November 27, 2013 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of shoppers are out before Thanksgiving, and the stores are getting ready for Black Friday. Some shoppers say they're trying to get in before the crowds, while others are shopping now so it wont interfere with watching football. "We're going to the LSU game,... more »
  • Mayor sets deadline for youth association

    November 15, 2013 8:59 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE- With the Youngsville Sports Complex set to open in early 2014, Mayor Wilson Viator gave the Broussard Youngsville Youth Association two weeks to decide if it will play its baseball games at the new complex. Viator said the city met with the group 45 days ago and offered them... more »
  • State Fair will be open today

    November 3, 2013 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair will be open at 1pm today despite the shooting the Saturday night. Saturday night's shooting had the fair grounds cleared out and closed. Accused shooter Keithdrick Pier was arrested and charged with second degree murder. Today is the last day... more »
  • All lanes now open over Bonnet Carre Spillway

    October 14, 2013 2:02 PM

    KENNER- Officials have opened all westbound lanes of Interstate 10 over the Bonnet Carre Spillway after three accidents closed down the highway's westbound lands for nearly seven hours. State police say an SUV driving the wrong way hit two 18-wheelers in separate accidents around 3 a.m. Monday. Troopers say third... more »
  • Stocks, bonds rally after Summers exits Fed race

    September 16, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks and bonds are rising sharply in early trading after former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers withdrew from the race to become head of the Federal Reserve. Summers had been expected to move aggressively to rein in the Fed's huge economic stimulus program. The Dow Jones industrial average rose... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trade; Microsoft jumps

    August 23, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street a day after pricing problems shut down the Nasdaq exchange for three hours. The Nasdaq composite was up 16 points, or 0.5 percent, at 3,655 shortly after the opening of trading Friday. Other indexes also rose, but not... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

    August 13, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are inching mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported a pickup in retail sales last month. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or 0.1 percent, at 1,691 shortly after the opening of trading Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial... more »
  • Stocks slip after Japan's growth disappoints

    August 12, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street after Japan's economic growth came in weaker than analysts had expected. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 25 points, or 0.2 percent, at 15,399 after the first few minutes of trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stocks inch higher; still on track for weekly loss

    August 9, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street, not enough to erase the market's loss for the week. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up four points, just 0.03 percent, to 15,502 shortly after the opening of trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was... more »
  • Stock market opens higher on healthier China trade

    August 8, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is opening higher after a drop in jobless claims and new evidence that China's economy may be stabilizing. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 80 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,551 shortly after the U.S. stock market opened Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade; American Eagle drops

    August 6, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street despite some positive news on the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 70 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,542 after the first few minutes of trading Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell three points, or 0.2... more »
  • Stocks ease in early trading on Wall Street

    August 5, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 52 points, or 0.3 percent, at 15,605 points in early trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was off four points, or 0.3 percent, at 1,704. The Nasdaq composite was... more »
  • Wiebe wins Senior British Open on fifth day

    July 29, 2013 10:35 AM

    SOUTHPORT, England - Mark Wiebe wrapped up the Senior British Open this morning with a win. In the first playoff in the 27-year history of the event, Wiebe outdueled Bernhard Langer for first Senior British Open title. Langer bogeyed his fifth attempt at the 18th hole on Royal Birkdale... more »
  • US stocks open lower, dragged down by tech

    July 26, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are getting off to a weak start on Wall Street after more weakness in technology companies. The early decline Friday is putting the market on track for its first weekly loss this month. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 75 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,481 in... more »
  • Stocks open mostly lower on Wall Street

    July 25, 2013 8:51 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street after several companies reported disappointing earnings. Home builder PulteGroup plunged 9 percent to $16.89 after reporting a 14 percent plunge profits. Another major home builder, D.R. Horton, fell 7 percent to $19.62. Technology shares fared better than the rest of... more »
  • Apple leads an early advance in technology stocks

    July 24, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Apple is leading an early advance in technology stocks on Wall Street after beating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue. Apple jumped 5 percent to $438 in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday. Apple shipped more iPhones in the latest quarter and said it was planning to... more »
  • Wall Street opens higher

    July 23, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is opening higher after DuPont Co. said it is exploring a sale of its performance chemicals unit and China pledged to maintain growth. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 51 points to 15,595, helped by a 4 percent gain in DuPont's stock in early... more »
  • Lee Drive fully open until July 25

    July 21, 2013 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lee Drive between Perkins Road and Highland Road is now fully re-opened to traffic, according to DOTD. DOTD says no closures, including lane closures, are planned along Lee Drive between Perkins and Highland until July 25. Additional information regarding the future closures along Lee Drive... more »
  • Weak tech earnings pull down US stock market

    July 19, 2013 9:09 AM

    NEW YORK- Weak earnings from big technology companies sent the stock market lower in early trading. The tech sector led the declines Friday after disappointing quarterly results from Google, Microsoft and a loss from chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 48 points to 15,500 shortly... more »
  • Earnings gains drive stocks higher in early trade

    July 18, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Solid earnings gains at major U.S. companies are driving stocks higher in early trading on Wall Street. The advance put the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index back into record territory. The Dow was up 73 points, or 0.5 percent, at 15,542 after... more »
  • Stocks edge lower on Wall Street; Coke sinks

    July 16, 2013 9:14 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as traders are mostly unimpressed with the latest batch of corporate earnings. Coca-Cola dropped 3 percent to $39.74, the worst drop in the Dow Jones industrial average, after reporting a slump in soda sales in North America. The Dow was... more »
  • Two kids survive major crash on newly-opened Central Thruway

    July 15, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two kids survived a crash when a mini van collided into an 18-wheeler on the newly opened Central Thruway, the driver is in critical condition at a hospital. Police said the driver, a 28-year-old woman, ran the red light at the beginning of the thruway at Choctaw.... more »
  • Van smashed by 18-wheeler on newly-opened road

    July 15, 2013 6:36 PM

    CENTRAL - An 18-wheeler slammed into the side of a van on the newly-opened Central Thruway this evening, according to authorities. It happened at the intersection of the thruway and South Choctaw. EMS said the van's driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The thruway, which... more »
  • Soft open on Wall Street; Citi leads banks higher

    July 15, 2013 9:09 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street as the market comes off its best week since January. The Dow Jones industrial average was down six points at 15,457 after the first few minutes of trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was off two points... more »
  • Mixed open on Wall Street; bank stocks rise

    July 12, 2013 9:11 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are getting off to a mixed start on Wall Street a day after the market closed at a record high. Bank stocks were mostly higher after JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo reported earnings that beat analysts' expectations. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 18 points, or... more »
  • Stocks jump after Fed keeps stimulus in place

    July 11, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is rising to record highs after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would continue to support the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 151 points, or 1 percent, to 15,443 after the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The... more »
  • Sunken tugboat pulled from river bottom

    July 10, 2013 6:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An arduous, five-day effort to locate a tugboat and bring it to the surface after it sank in the Mississippi River, interrupting the flow of traffic and commerce for days, has finally come to an end. Crews pulled the sunken 47-foot-long towing vessel from the river and... more »
  • Mixed open on Wall Street ahead of Fed minutes

    July 10, 2013 9:03 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are little changed in early trading on Wall Street as investors look ahead to the release of minutes from the latest policy meeting of the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 15 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,315 after the first few minutes of... more »
  • Stocks rise in early trading

    July 9, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are rising in early trading on Wall Street led by materials and industrial companies. Alcoa was up 6 cents, or 0.9 percent, at $8 shortly after the U.S. stock market opened Tuesday. The aluminum maker reported second-quarter earnings late Monday that beat analysts' expectations. It was the... more »
  • US stocks rise, extending last week's gains

    July 8, 2013 8:54 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is up in early trading as it builds on gains from last week's encouraging jobs report. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points at 15,212 shortly after the market opened. The Standard & Poor's 500 climbed seven points to 1,639. The Nasdaq was... more »
  • Miss. River reopens south of New Orleans

    July 8, 2013 8:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - One-way traffic is moving on the Mississippi River while crews search for a sunken tugboat. Although 15 ships were waiting to travel upriver at one point Monday, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash says the queue had been cleared by late morning Authorities don't know why... more »
  • Stock market rises after strong US jobs report

    July 5, 2013 8:53 AM

    NEW YORK- Robust hiring in the U.S. is boosting the stock market in early trading. The government says employers added 195,000 jobs in June. Economists had predicted a gain of 165,000. The unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points, or 0.5 percent,... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade after three-day surge

    June 28, 2013 8:59 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are getting off to a slow start after a three-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 49 points, or 0.4 percent, at 14,973 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down three points, or 0.2 percent,... more »
  • US stocks higher on strong jobs, spending news

    June 27, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- Better news on jobs and consumer spending are pushing stocks higher in early trading. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 112 points, or 0.8 percent, at 15,022 after the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 10 points, or 0.7... more »
  • Stock market opens higher, extending gains

    June 26, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, extending gains from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 134 points, or 0.9 percent, 10 minutes after the market opened Wednesday. The Dow jumped 100 points in the previous session following good news about the economy. The... more »
  • Stocks bounce higher in early trade on Wall Street

    June 25, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Encouraging reports on home prices and orders for manufactured goods are sending stock prices higher in early trading on Wall Street. Homebuilder stocks rose sharply after home prices rose sharply in April and Lennar reported better earnings than the market was expecting. The Dow Jones industrial average was... more »
  • US stocks open higher after a two-day plunge

    June 21, 2013 8:56 AM

    The U.S. stock market is opening higher as traders regroup following the biggest drop of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 65 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,824 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Dow plunged 560 points Wednesday through Thursday after the Federal... more »
  • Stocks edge lower as investors wait for the Fed

    June 19, 2013 8:52 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 17 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,301 in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday. The Standard &... more »
  • US stocks edge lower as Japanese market slumps

    June 13, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street after the Japanese market took another plunge. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 18 points, or 0.1 percent, to 14,975 in the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell a point, or... more »
  • Stock indexes open higher on Wall Street

    June 12, 2013 9:08 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is getting off to a strong start after two days of losses. Markets have become more volatile in the past two weeks as global central banks prepare to ease back on their economic stimulus policies. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 57 points at... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade after weak job growth

    June 5, 2013 9:13 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street after a payroll company reported sluggish job growth last month. ADP said U.S. businesses added just 135,000 jobs in May, the second straight month of weak gains. That's less than economists were expecting and far below the average of 200,000 monthly... more »
  • Stocks open lower on Wall Street

    May 29, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average down from a record. The Dow fell 87 points, or 0.6 percent, to 15,321 shortly after the opening bell on Wednesday. The Standard and Poor's 500 index fell 10 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,650.90.... more »
  • Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

    May 20, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as the stock market comes off of four straight weeks of gains. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 21 points to 15,332 shortly after the opening bell Monday, a loss of 0.1 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

    May 17, 2013 8:50 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slightly higher in early trading on Wall Street, even as several big retailers slumped after reporting disappointing earnings. Shortly after the opening bell Friday the Dow Jones industrial average was up 25 points at 15,259, an increase of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stock prices ease as manufacturing softens

    May 15, 2013 9:12 AM

    NEW YORK- A report of slowing manufacturing in the Northeastern U.S. is getting the stock market off to weak start. Traders were also disappointed by news that Europe's economic slump continued, dragging France into a recession. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 30 points at 15,186 shortly after the... more »
  • Control towers at small airports to stay open

    May 10, 2013 2:28 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Transportation Departments says 149 control towers at small airports that were set to close will remain open at least through Sept. 30. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has determined there is enough extra money, under a bill passed by Congress last month, to keep the towers open through the... more »
  • Baton Rouge to open new center for juveniles

    May 5, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Some young people arrested for non-violent offenses may be sent to a new program aimed at reducing recidivism instead of being housed at the Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center. City-parish officials tell The Advocate that when juveniles are sent to the new Evening Reporting Center they... more »
  • Solid earnings drive stocks higher on Wall Street

    April 23, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- Strong earnings from a range of U.S. companies are driving stock prices higher in the early going on Wall Street. Coach, Travelers and Lockheed Martin were among the winners shortly after the opening bell after the companies reported better results than analysts were expecting. The Dow Jones industrial... more »
  • The S&P 500 rises; Dow is down, led by IBM

    April 19, 2013 9:03 AM

    NEW YORK- The broad Standard & Poor's 500 index opened higher early Friday, capping a volatile week in stock markets. Stocks of technology companies were the big movers shortly after the market opened. Several industry bellwethers reported quarterly earnings late Thursday, including IBM and Google. The Standard & Poor's 500... more »
  • US stock markets open higher

    April 10, 2013 9:11 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed at its second all-time high in a week. Shortly after the opening bell the Dow Jones industrial average rose 72 points, or 0.5 percent, to 14,744. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stocks open mixed on Wall Street ahead of earnings

    April 8, 2013 9:06 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are mixed in early trading on Wall Street as traders gear up for the beginning of corporate earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average was off 23 points, or 0.2 percent, at 14,541 shortly after the opening bell Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down... more »
  • Stocks open higher on Wall Street

    April 2, 2013 9:03 AM

    Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as traders hope for more positive news on the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 57 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,628 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 was up six points, or 0.4 percent, to... more »
  • Stocks open higher following jump in goods orders

    March 26, 2013 9:05 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after factory orders for February increased sharply, reflecting a rebound in the aircraft industry. The Commerce Department reported a 5.7 percent surge in overall orders durable goods, the biggest increase in five months. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 66 points,... more »
  • Cyprus bailout lifts US stock markets

    March 25, 2013 9:06 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stock markets are opening higher after Cyprus clinched a last-minute bailout that saved it from bankruptcy. The deal between the Mediterranean island nation and its lenders was reached in the early hours Monday in Brussels. In return for a 10 billion euros ($13 billion) bailout from its... more »
  • Stocks open higher on Wall Street; Adobe jumps

    March 20, 2013 9:06 AM

    Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as the European island nation of Cyprus seeks alternatives to a bailout plan its legislature overwhelmingly rejected the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 79 points, or 0.6 percent, to 14,535 points shortly after the opening bell Wednesday. The broader... more »
  • US stocks open lower; S&P is near record

    March 15, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stock markets are opening lower, threatening to end the Dow's winning streak at 10 days. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 38 points to 14,500 shortly after the opening bell Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell four points to 1,558. The Nasdaq composite fell six... more »
  • Stocks open lower as China reins in housing

    March 4, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street following a downturn in China after that country announced new steps to cool down its booming housing market. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 44 points to 14,045 shortly after the opening bell. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell two... more »
  • Swollen waterways to reopen at noon

    January 21, 2013 10:49 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities in Ascension and Livingston parishes announced waterways in both areas will reopen for recreational boat traffic at noon today. The rivers closed after heavy rain and flooding swelled local waterways to unsafe levels. Several parishes around the state delcared disasters after the flooding damaged bridges,... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »
  • Open house held for Sandy Hook students

    January 2, 2013 8:40 AM

    MONROE, Conn. - The children who escaped last month's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have been welcomed with their parents at a school in a neighboring town that was overhauled specially for them. And their new school is being renamed for their old one. Newtown Schools... more »
  • Stomach bug knocks Nadal from Australian Open

    December 28, 2012 9:49 AM

    MADRID - Rafael Nadal says he will not play the Australian Open because of a stomach virus, further delaying his comeback after being sidelined since June. The Spaniard also will skip the preceding Qatar Open. The Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam tournament, begins Jan. 14. The same virus... more »
  • Driver identified in deadly loose trailer crash

    December 7, 2012 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police released the name of the driver, killed in a crash on I-10 Friday. David Hammer, 64, died when a loose trailer careened across the Interstate and into his lane. Hammer slammed head-on into the trailer. The crash happened just West of the East Baton... more »
  • I-10 reopens after fatal wreck, traffic still heavy

    December 7, 2012 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reopened I-10 in both directions just before 7 p.m., after a fatal wreck earlier today closed it for several hours. It happened at mile marker 169 between the Highland Road exit and La. 73 at Prairieville. One person died after a trailer came loose... more »
  • Cement truck wreck closes I-10E for hours Play Video

    December 6, 2012 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police reopened a portion of I-10 where a cement truck overturned earlier this morning, forcing it closed for several hours. The cement truck turned over at I-10 East and Siegen Lane around 8:30 a.m. There were no injuries, but the eastbound lanes had to... more »
  • Baton Rouge restaurants open for Thanksgiving Play Video

    November 22, 2012 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Stores are not the only ones opening up early for Black Friday. Many restaurants are also expecting big crowds for Thanksgiving. Turkey and dressing is being replaced by things like sushi and soy sauce in places like Nagoya Restaurant. It is one of several eateries along Sherwood... more »
  • Hunt for deals begins with first line at area store

    November 21, 2012 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Still more than 24 hours before sales were available, a small group of people gathered outside an electronics store to be the first to get the deals. A few were outside the Best Buy near the Mall of Louisiana. The store doesn't open until midnight Friday morning.... more »
  • Pharmacists: Medicaid changes could shut them down

    October 30, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Community pharmacists say changes to Medicaid reimbursement rules don't address their complaints that the cuts could jeopardize their ability to remain open. The state's health secretary, Bruce Greenstein, said last week that revisions made in response to pharmacies' complaints should quell the backlash. But The Advocate reports... more »
  • Council approves letting EBR bars open on Sundays

    October 24, 2012 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro council members approved an ordinance tonight allowing bars to stay open from 11 a.m. until midnight on Sundays. The ordinance passed 8-3, with Council members Ronnie Edwards, Tara Wicker and Mike Walker voting against it. Council members Trae Welch, Ulysses Addison, Chandler Loupe, Scott Wilson,... more »
  • Finally, I-10 opens again between Baton Rouge and Lafayette Play Video

    October 19, 2012 7:53 PM

    HENDERSON- All lanes of I-10 West have reopened, after a crash nearly 24 hours ago. Thursday night, two 18-wheelers crashed into each each other at the foot of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. The wreck caused a large fire, and one of the trucks spilled its load of drilling mud,... more »
  • Texas A&M campus reopens after bomb threat

    October 19, 2012 4:43 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M University police say the school's campus has reopened after an emailed bomb threat prompted an evacuation and building-by-building search. A&M Police Lt. Allan Baron says officials still are searching some buildings Friday afternoon, but no bombs have been found and people are being allowed... more »
  • I-10W reopened after fatal wreck last night Play Video

    October 19, 2012 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police reopened one lane of I-10 West around 6:30 p.m., nearly 24 hours after a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Henderson. Barrels and caution signs will be placed to warn drivers on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge of the one-lane area, and troopers warned drivers to expect... more »
  • Lil Wayne's skate park opening delayed

    October 10, 2012 4:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans skate park opened by Lil Wayne and corporate sponsors less than three weeks ago appears to be shuttered. Ward McLendon, who manages the Lower 9th Ward facility where the Trukstop skate park is located, said Wednesday there was a "misunderstanding" over when the park... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery center open at Lamar-Dixon

    September 12, 2012 3:08 PM

    GONZALES - The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. The DRC is located in the banquet room on the second floor of Arena D, above the main office. It will be open seven days a week, 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. until further... more »
  • Republicans gavel open convention

    August 27, 2012 1:17 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Republicans have gaveled open their convention that will culminate with the nomination of Mitt Romney to be president. Party Chairman Reince Priebus banged the gavel on an abbreviated Monday session as the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac forced the GOP to cram four days of speeches and... more »
  • River Road to partially reopen next month

    August 9, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Corps of Engineers said repairs to a portion of River Road affected by record-level flooding on the Mississippi River are taking longer than expected, but they could re-open it on a limited basis next month. The roadway is an important corridor for traffic leaving LSU... more »
  • Tigers express "urgency" to start playing again Play Video

    August 2, 2012 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's season opener is nearly a month away and already defensive end Sam Montgomery is feeling "a sense of urgency" among the Tigers to settle unfinished business. Montgomery says coming up short last season in the national title game hurt after all the work that was put... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym: Construction has not begun Play Video

    July 31, 2012 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Months after Powerhouse Gym received it's building permits there's still no construction going on inside the building. It's something that has people who paid to be members upset. "I joined for two years, and the incentive was that the fee would not go up and I... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym remains months behind schedule

    July 31, 2012 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Months after the embattled Powerhouse Gym received its building permits, virtually no work appears to have been done on the building. A Department of Public Works official told News 2 the gym has not requested any inspections, something that leads him to believe there's no work going... more »
  • Pinnacle plans to open new BR casino Aug. 29

    July 25, 2012 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. plans to open its new $368 million Baton Rouge casino, called L'Auberge Baton Rouge, on Aug. 29. The company will need to get approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board for the opening date, but that is considered a formality since Pinnacle officials have... more »
  • GOP, Holder open to talks before contempt vote

    June 21, 2012 5:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republican officials and Attorney General Eric Holder say they're willing to negotiate an end to a potential constitutional confrontation in a dispute related to the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation. But that didn't stop House leaders from both parties from trading barbs over the issue again... more »
  • Live Oak High School construction may affect opening

    June 20, 2012 10:38 AM

    WATSON - School administrators and contractors in Livingston Parish are meeting to set a tenative date for the opening of Live Oak High School. Work was stalled when thieves got away with about $100,000 worth of copper from the construction site. The school was scheduled to be open in... more »
  • DOTD headquarters closed, no water

    June 18, 2012 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development's (DOTD) headquarters building in Baton Rouge is closed today due to a lack of water service. Essential services will continue to be provided remotely and necessary meetings will be held at DOTD's LTRC building on LSU campus. Additionally,... more »
  • I-12 construction complete, opened

    June 12, 2012 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After more than three years of construction and subsequent traffic delays, The Department of Transportation and Development has opened Interstate 12 between O'Neal Lane in East Baton Rouge Parish and Juban Road in Livingston Parish. At a cost of $146.2 million, the project added a third... more »
  • BR city jail to open again June 18

    June 11, 2012 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officials in Baton Rouge announced the city's jail would re-open again next week, and city police would start arresting people with outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Starting June 18, city constables and sheriff's deputies will operate the jail 24-7 to clear oustanding warrants in the city-parish.... more »
  • I-10 West back open after debris blockage

    May 23, 2012 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are back open on I-10 West before the Mississippi River Bridge after debris blocked part of the roadway for five hours. The Dept. of Transportation and Development said traffic was backed up on I-10 West all the way across town to Siegen Lane, and... more »
  • U.S. 190 reopens in Port Allen, evacuation lifted

    May 23, 2012 8:12 AM

    PORT ALLEN- All lanes are open on U.S. 190 at LA 983 (Bueche Road) in West Baton Rouge Parish. U.S. 190 was closed Monday morning after an explosion and fire at the Air Liquide plant. Crews extinguished the blaze Tuesday and are inspecting cylinders containing acetylene at the... more »
  • Buffett's "Margaritaville" set to open

    May 17, 2012 1:22 PM

    JACKSON - Jimmy Buffett says creating jobs on the Gulf Coast is a rewarding part of his new Margaritaville Casino and Resort in Mississippi. Buffet was in Jackson Thursday when the Mississippi Gaming Commission signed off the certification for the casino, set to open Tuesday in Biloxi. The meeting was... more »

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