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  • 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 »
  • Starbucks to open another 1,500 cafes in the US

    December 5, 2012 7:21 AM

    NEW YORK - Another Starbucks may soon pop up around the corner, with the world's biggest coffee company planning to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years. The plan would boost the number of Starbucks cafes in the country by about 13 percent.... more »
  • Crestworth Learning Academy reopens Play Video

    October 22, 2012 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After two months, students at Crestworth Learning Academy had their second "first day of school" today. Crestworth had to close the day before school started in August due fire code violations, faulty electrical wiring, and other problems. The closure forced students to start the year off... more »
  • L'Auberge grand opening this Saturday

    August 31, 2012 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pinnacle Entertainment announced their L'Auberge Casino and Hotel in Baton Rouge would hold its grand opening this weekend. The casino will open with a ceremonial throw of the dice Saturday at 1:45 p.m., according to spokesperson Molly Malloy. The new casino and hotel in the... more »
  • Grand opening for new Baton Rouge casino postponed

    August 27, 2012 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The opening of Baton Rouge's new $368 million casino has been delayed because of Tropical Storm Isaac. L'Auberge Baton Rouge was scheduled to open Wednesday, but Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. announced Monday that it was postponing the grand opening. No rescheduled date was immediately announced. Pinnacle... more »
  • With royalty and rock, Britain opens its Olympics

    July 27, 2012 6:29 PM

    LONDON - The queen and James Bond have given the London Olympics a royal entrance like no other in an opening ceremony that rolled to the rock of the Beatles, the Stones and The Who. The highlight of Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle's $42 million show was pure movie magic, using... more »
  • People line up to pay fines before jail re-opens

    June 12, 2012 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lines formed outside city court in Baton Rouge this morning as people waited to pay off fines before the misdemeanor jail re-opens next week. After Monday, June 18, people with outstanding misdemeanor warrants in East Baton Rouge Parish could be arrested and taken to the city... more »
  • 4 days to opening arguments in Sandusky trial

    June 7, 2012 2:59 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The attorneys arguing the child sexual abuse trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky have four days to figure out how to sway a jury heavy with connections to the school. Seven women and five men will hear opening statements Monday in the sweeping case... more »
  • Opening statements begin in rape, slaying case

    March 27, 2012 2:39 PM

    Baton Rouge- Opening statements have begun in the trial of a convicted Baton Rouge sex offender accused of raping and drowning a 29-year-old Zachary woman in April 2010. 45-year-old Franklin Meredith Jr. is charged with aggravated rape and second-degree murder in the slaying of Jennifer Gonzales, whose body was... more »
  • 7 years post-Katrina, NO opening 4 libraries

    March 16, 2012 5:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 6 1/2 years after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, the city is opening four replacement libraries. The first is opening Friday, two more next week and the fourth in April. A news release says they cost a total of $25 million, with most of the... more »
  • Opening arguments due in NJ webcam spying trial

    February 24, 2012 6:12 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Opening arguments are scheduled for Friday in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. Nineteen-year-old Dharun Ravi faces 15 criminal counts, including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation. The case... more »
  • NYC mayor: Work on 9/11 museum has stalled

    December 30, 2011 4:47 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says work on a planned museum at the World Trade Center has ground to a halt because of a money dispute, and there is now "no chance" it will open on time. The museum commemorating the 9/11 attacks was scheduled to... more »
  • Highway 61 widening project complete

    September 19, 2011 5:42 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- Governor Bobby Jindal helped officially open Highway 61 after major improvements through St. Francisville. Nearly five miles of highway between Thompson Creek and Bains have been widened. That means drivers now have four lanes of traffic from Baton Rouge into Mississippi. Some business owners say they... more »
  • Morganza Spillway opened

    May 14, 2011 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Water is pouring through the Morganza Spillway for the first time since 1973, after historic levels of flooding in the Mississippi River. The Corps of Engineers opened one bay in the spillway today to begin diverting water from the Mississippi and into the Atchafalaya Basin. They... more »
  • Opening day delayed for Pinnacle's new BR casino

    February 24, 2011 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Low Mississippi River levels have forced a delay in the planned opening of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.'s new $357 million Baton Rouge casino and hotel from the end of this year to the first quarter of 2012. Pinnacle said Thursday the company has been unable to... more »
  • Postal workers accused of tampering with mail

    December 6, 2010 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Four postal workers have been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of tampering with the mail in their care. All four are accused of opening, delaying or detaining mail that was intended to be delivered. If convicted they could face a five-year prison sentence, a $250,000... more »
  • Bogue Chitto State Park opens next week

    August 19, 2010 5:33 AM

    Louisiana's newest state park opens next week. Bogue Chitto State Park, located outside of Franklinton, will host its grand opening on Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park is offering a free day in the park to mark the opening and to give visitors a first look... more »
  • Opening of state park delayed

    April 13, 2010 2:30 PM

    The opening of Bogue Chitto State Park near Franklinton has been delayed due to road construction. Workers are paving the existing dirt road from Highway 25 to the park entrance, along with select roads within the park. The 1786-acre site includes small streams, cypress tupelo swamps, a hardwood-forested... more »

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