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  • Knock Knock Children's Museum opens Tuesday Play Video

    August 22, 2017 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge area's newest museum is ready to open its doors to residents and their children. The Knock Knock Children's Museum is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening Tuesday morning. According to a news release, Knock Knock is designed as a 26,000... more »
  • Jordan Spieth wins British Open for third career major championship

    July 23, 2017 1:48 PM

    SOUTHPORT, England - Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion. Spieth used a remarkable string of holes on the back nine to hold off Matt Kuchar and win the third major championship of his career. He won by three shots - the same margin he started the day... more »
  • Knock Knock Children's Museum to open August 22

    July 18, 2017 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Knock Knock Children's Museum announced its doors will open on Tuesday, August 22. The announcement comes after more than a decade of work from volunteers and advocates for early education, a partnership with The Recreation and Parks Commission for the Parish of East... more »
  • Rouses Market to open Bluebonnet Blvd location

    May 9, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Rouses Market will soon open a location at the Bluebonnet Village Shopping Center, the family-owned supermarket chain announced. The new Rouses Market will take over the space occupied by Matherne's Supermarket. The store's official address is 7580 Bluebonnet Boulevard. Donny Rouse said that he feels... more »
  • LSU to open spring practice on Mar. 11

    March 6, 2017 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU football team will return to the field for spring practice on Saturday, Mar. 11. Saturday's practice marks the first of 15 workouts for the Tigers under head coach Ed Orgeron. Orgeron will preview LSU's spring practice at 11 a.m. on Tuesday to media members... more »
  • City-Parish launches new Open Neighborhood BR platform for residents

    March 2, 2017 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the launch of a new digital resource for residents called Open Neighborhood BR. The platform, located at my.brla.gov , provides residents with up-to-date, map-based information on recent incidents involving City-Parish agencies, such as police, fire, traffic incidents, 311 requests for service... more »
  • The Ruby Slipper Cafe to open Baton Rouge location

    January 31, 2017 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Ruby Slipper Cafe will open its first location in Baton Rouge at the former Pei Wei location in the Acadian Village Springs Shopping Center on Perkins Road. The restaurant is expected to open Spring 2017, pending permit approvals. The restaurant serves southern breakfast, brunch and... more »
  • Oyster season to reopen in part of Harvest Areas 3, 4

    January 29, 2017 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A portion of the public oyster seed grounds east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet will reopen on Tuesday. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that area, within Harvest Areas 3 and 4, opens at one-half hour before... more »
  • Federer beats Nadal in Australian final to win 18th major

    January 29, 2017 11:36 AM

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer has won his 18th Grand Slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and Rafael Nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage Australian Open final on Sunday. It was the 35-year-old Federer's fifth Australian... more »
  • Serena Williams wins record 23rd major with win over Venus

    January 28, 2017 11:17 AM

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams has won her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over her older sister Venus in Saturday's Australian Open final. With her record seventh Australian title, the 35-year-old Williams moved ahead of Steffi Graf for the most major titles in the... more »
  • Ascension Parish president calls for summit on regional drainage

    January 9, 2017 2:15 PM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa called for a summit to address regional drainage needs in an open letter to federal officials and parish presidents on Monday. The Amite River Basin and Bayou Manchac drain parts of the Capital Region and southern counties of Mississippi. Several local and... more »
  • Ascension Parish disaster recovery center to remain open until Dec. 16

    November 16, 2016 5:41 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish disaster recovery center will remain open until Dec. 16, parish officials say. The center, located at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center 4H Building will remain open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Disaster survivors who have registered with FEMA may visit any... more »
  • I-10 opens Tuesday

    August 16, 2016 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic flows on I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The interstate was closed as flood water covered the interstate. Water remains in one lane in each direction, but traffic was allowed to travel through the other lane. Just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, LA DOTD... more »
  • Four branches of Capital One open on Monday after severe weather

    August 15, 2016 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Capital One announced that four branches in East Baton Rouge and Ascension parish will be open on Monday for customers in the flooding region. The following branches are open on Monday: Baton Rouge Main Office , 301 Main St., Baton Rouge Burbank Drive-Up , 9817... more »
  • Three area school districts reopen Tuesday

    March 14, 2016 2:15 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Public schools resume classes Tuesday in Livingston, Tangipahoa and Ascension parishes. The school district closed schools last Friday and Monday because of severe weather and flooding. High water made it difficult for students, teachers and bus drivers to move around the parish. District... more »
  • OMV locations to open this Saturday so customers can clear records Play Video

    October 29, 2015 7:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Office of Motor Vehicles announced extended hours at locations throughout the state Thursday afternoon. Locally, the OMV office at 7701 Independence Blvd in Baton Rouge will remain open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 31. The additional hours are a measure the OMV... more »
  • Election 2015 - Everything you need to know

    October 23, 2015 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters will choose or begin to choose a new governor Saturday, while also voting on six other statewide offices and four constitutional amendments. Early voting turnout has been low according to the Secretary of State's Office, with 222,162 of the state's eligible voters going to the... more »
  • Gun advocates challenge zoos' bans on possession around US

    October 12, 2015 11:16 AM

    DALLAS - Visitors to the Houston Zoo can now pack a little something extra besides a camera. The nearly century-old institution recently lifted its longtime firearms ban amid a broader push by gun-rights advocates who are pressuring zoos in Texas and elsewhere around the U.S. to do the same.... more »
  • Louisiana's inshore shrimp season to open May 18

    May 8, 2015 5:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says state inshore waters will open for shrimping at 6 a.m. May 18. Most outside waters are already open. So are the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds. The May 18 opening covers inside waters and state outside waters out to... more »
  • Traffic on both sides of Mississippi River Bridge

    March 8, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up due to a previous accident on I-10 West right before the I-10/ I-110 split. The accident caused the left and center lanes to be blocked. All lanes are open now, but vehicles are backed up on both sides of the bridge. more »
  • All lanes open on Mississippi River Bridge

    January 31, 2015 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on the Mississippi River Bridge after a tractor trailer blocked the right lane of I-10 East and an accident blocked the center lane just shortly afterwards. The closures happened just a few hours after the right lane on I-10 West was reopened... more »
  • St. Helena Parish opens doors to new high school Play Video

    January 9, 2015 5:35 PM

    ST. HELENA - St. Helena College and Career Academy opened its doors for the first time Wednesday morning with hopes that the new facility can give young minds in the parish a place to thrive. After students were temporarily made to carry out their learning in temporary trailers and... more »
  • BREC offers Wi-Fi to park users in EBR

    January 5, 2015 2:02 PM

    EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - After months of gearing up, BREC is now offering public Wi-Fi internet access at more than 30 of its facilities throughout the parish. The Recreation and Park Commission calls the new service "BREC Open", and says it will allow park visitors to choose between... more »
  • Outdoors Report: Duck Season Arrives Play Video

    November 21, 2014 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Duck season opened last weekend in the West Zone, and the East Zone is just days away from starting. "Opening morning is the best morning of them all, because you know there are going to be a lot of ducks out there," explains Ron Guidry from... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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