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  • Ochsner announces new comprehensive cancer center in B.R. Play Video

    March 1, 2016 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Beginning October 2016, Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes will have access to fully-integrated cancer care in one location. Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge officially announced plans today for the $12.8 million Ochsner Baton Rouge Cancer Center. The new dedicated space, made possible in part by the... more »
  • Army Corps of Engineers: Opening Morganza Spillway not necessary Play Video

    January 11, 2016 3:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers says it won't need to open the Morganza Floodway to draw down the Mississippi River's crest. This will be a relief for homeowners and farmers in the spillway. On Monday the corps said forecasts on the Mississippi's crest and flow rate... more »
  • Bonnet Carre Spillway to be opened Sunday morning Play Video

    January 7, 2016 7:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley and rising Mississippi River water stages and flow have prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to decide to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway this Sunday morning. The spillway opening is to keep the volume of the river flows at... more »
  • Smashburger to vie for fast-casual burger niche Play Video

    May 12, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a new place to get your hamburger fix in Baton Rouge starting tomorrow as Robert from Smashburger brought the news to our 4 p.m. broadcast on Tuesday. Smashburger is a Denver-based chain that takes up the made-to-order, "fast-casual" burger banner that has become so popular... more »
  • World Trade Center reopens for business Play Video

    November 3, 2014 3:02 AM

    NEW YORK - Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is opening for business. It's an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving into One World Trade Center on Monday. The 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper dominates... more »
  • Opening statements begin in Painter trial

    December 11, 2013 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of former Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter in Baton Rouge. Painter is accused of conducting hundreds of personal searches through state and local databases while he was in office. In court Wednesday, prosecutors told jurors that... more »
  • Stock market rises sharply, Syria strike on hold

    September 3, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is opening sharply higher on the first U.S. trading day since President Barack Obama announced that he would seek congressional approval for a military strike against Syria. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 99 points to 14,909 shortly after trading began Tuesday. The Standard... more »
  • Ascension schools growing faster than construction Play Video

    July 25, 2013 6:06 PM

    GONZALES - The new G.W. Carver Primary school is nearly complete, but won't be ready for the first day of school. Weather delays during construction pushed the opening date back until October. Across town, Ascension Schools are installing new temporary classroom buildings, known as 't-buildings,' at Central Primary School.... more »
  • Indecent behavior trial begins for former fire chief

    June 12, 2013 11:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Opening statements began this morning in the trial of former fire chief in Livingston Parish, who's accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Franklin Dale Church faces nine counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Investigators said he sent emails and text messages to a 14-year-old girl... more »
  • Stocks move higher in early trading on Wall Street

    June 4, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after encouraging news about home prices and trade. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 26 points at 15,280 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up three points at... more »
  • Stocks start mixed; automakers rise

    June 3, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are getting off to a mixed start on Wall Street. Automakers rose as traders anticipate good sales reports for last month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 36 points to 15,150 shortly after the opening bell Monday. That's a gain of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's... more »
  • Stock slump continues on Wall Street

    May 23, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- A global stock market slump is continuing on Wall Street as traders worry about how committed the Federal Reserve remains to keeping up its bond-buying program. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 112 points to 15,191 in early trading Thursday, or 0.7 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500... more »
  • Weak open on Wall Street; Wal-Mart disappoints

    May 16, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street a day after the market hit its latest record high. Wal-Mart led the Dow Jones industrial average lower after the giant retailer blamed higher payroll taxes, bad weather and delayed tax refunds for a sales slump that disappointed investors. Cisco... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

    May 14, 2013 9:03 AM

    NEW YORK- Stock indexes are moving higher in early trading on Wall Street as a record-breaking advance on the stock market got moving again. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 26 points at 15,117 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 0.2 percent. The broader Standard and... more »
  • Stocks waver in early trading on Wall Street

    May 9, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Stock indexes are barely budging in early trading on Wall Street as corporate earnings reporting for the first quarter draws to a close. The Dow Jones industrial average was moving between small gains and losses shortly after the opening bell Thursday. After the first fifteen minutes of trading... more »
  • Stocks open higher after GM, CBS earnings rise

    May 2, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, a day after the market's biggest fall in two weeks, after General Motors and other big companies announced higher profits. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 48 points to 14,747 shortly after the opening bell, an increase of 0.3 percent. It... more »
  • George W. Bush library opening to public

    May 1, 2013 7:58 AM

    DALLAS - The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to open to the public following a brief ceremony. It opens to the public Wednesday morning. The library and museum, along with the 43rd president's policy institute, are housed in the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The... more »
  • Stocks edge lower; Pfizer weighs down the Dow

    April 30, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stock prices are opening mostly lower on Wall Street as weak earnings from Pfizer and other companies drag down major market averages. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 48 points to 14,770 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a loss of 0.4 percent. Pfizer was among the biggest... more »
  • Stocks ease in early trading; gold plunges

    April 15, 2013 8:47 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street following sharp drops in commodities prices and declines in European markets. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 53 points at 14,811 shortly after the opening bell Monday, a decline of 0.4 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell seven... 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 »
  • US stocks open higher; S&P nears record

    March 14, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after a drop in unemployment applications encouraged investors that the U.S. economic recovery is continuing. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 37 points to 14,495 shortly after the opening bell Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up four at... more »
  • NFL opening for business today

    March 12, 2013 10:40 AM

    UNDATED - A new NFL business year starts today at 4 p.m. ET and it's already generating plenty of excitement. We've been hearing about trades for days and many of them are expected to be officially announced later today. According to several reports, the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to ship... more »
  • US stocks fall in early trading

    March 11, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are opening lower after turning in a record week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 17 points to 14,379 shortly after the opening bell Monday. The economic calendar is light on Monday, offering investors little to latch on to. The Dow blew past its record high... more »
  • US stocks open higher following Dow's record day

    March 6, 2013 8:49 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are opening higher following a record-setting day for the Dow Jones industrial average. The Dow rose 39 points to 14,293 shortly after the opening bell. Bank of America's stock rose 2.5 percent to $11.83. Along with Tuesday's record, stocks got a lift from more encouraging news... more »
  • Galatoire's returns to Baton Rouge

    January 15, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- New Orleans' culinary flare returned to the Capital City Tuesday. Galatoire's reopened after closing nearly two years ago. The restaurant is in a new location: at the corner of Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road. In March 2011, managers said the restaurant was shutting down temporarily... more »

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