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  • Killer's release from prison rescinded after WBRZ report highlights concerns

    April 21, 2017 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Following a lengthy investigative report by WBRZ Thursday, the parole board rescinded a convicted killer's scheduled released. Samuel Galbraith was sentenced to 71 years for the death of Karen Hill, a 21-year-old woman he kidnapped, tied to at tree, raped and shot in the head. Hill... more »
  • As court hears case over woman's will, leaders demand action at Council on Aging Play Video

    April 6, 2017 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two elected officials in East Baton Rouge Parish are calling for the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs to investigate the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging. The letter was drafted one day before the Council on Aging washed its hands of a questionable will that was written on... more »
  • EBR Metro Councilman wants to fix neighborhood's traffic troubles Play Video

    April 5, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Metro Councilman is trying to fix a traffic issue in the Woodland Ridge neighborhood, but he says it could take a while. The city's traffic engineer said they have to first gather traffic data in the congested neighborhood to help narrow down the... more »
  • Head of local movie studio resigning

    April 4, 2017 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The man who spearheaded a competitive production schedule that filled Baton Rouge with celebrities will leave his post as head of the city's large film studio in the coming months. Patrick Mulhearn posted on Facebook , he is resigning from Celtic Studios at the end of... more »
  • Controversial councilman quits, moves away after flood

    March 28, 2017 9:55 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Councilman Chris Davis resigned from his seat on the city's governing body. Davis resigned, he said in a letter, because damage to his family's home after the August flood was too great. Davis lived on Oakwood Drive, off Range south of I-12. The are was inundated... more »
  • White House tells House GOP, 'Let's vote'

    March 23, 2017 8:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump wants the House to vote on the health care bill, and Republicans say a vote will occur Friday. White House officials had a simple message to a divided House Republican caucus on the bill: "Let's vote." Republicans emerging from the closed-door meeting Thursday said they... more »
  • Chaffetz: Intruder was able to rattle White House door handle

    March 17, 2017 9:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Oversight Committee says an intruder on the White House grounds was able to "look through" a White House window and "rattle the door handle" before being apprehended last week. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz tells CNN he was told by the Homeland Security Secretary... more »
  • Man sentenced for posting online threat against Obama

    March 16, 2017 9:57 PM

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill the president of the United States. The U.S. Attorney's office says Andrew O'Keefe, of Mansfield, will be under supervised release for five years after being... more »
  • At least three La. companies interested in building border wall

    March 13, 2017 3:57 PM

    ADDIS – At least three businesses with ties to Louisiana – one of which is based in the Baton Rouge area – are interested in the president's plan for a wall between the United States and Mexico. Some 600 businesses have signed up as interested vendors for a pre-solicitiation... more »
  • Judge Trudy White apologizes about controversial jumpsuit video in letter to WBRZ

    March 10, 2017 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – In an unusual letter sent via certified mail to WBRZ Friday, Judge Trudy White apologized for the use of a character in a 2014 re-election campaign video that many people interpreted as Judge White pandering to criminals with a message she'd help them get off. The... more »
  • Congressman: People might need to choose either healthcare or an iPhone

    March 7, 2017 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The fight over healthcare took a powerful turn Tuesday morning when a high-ranking Republican in the U.S. House likened people's decision about healthcare to purchasing the latest gadgets. “A mericans have choices and they've got to make a choice. So maybe rather than getting that new... more »
  • Student body presidents express concern over threats to higher education

    February 16, 2017 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a plea to the governor, the Council of Student Body Presidents expressed their concern over "constant cuts" to higher education. More than 30 student body presidents from Louisiana schools, including Louisiana State University and Southern University, issued a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards and... more »
  • Embattled Sen. Brown sends mailer, lawmakers consider expulsion

    February 9, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Sen. Dan Claitor of Baton Rouge is one of two state lawmakers working to have State Sen. Troy Brown removed from office after he pleaded no contest twice to domestic abuse charges over the last year. Claitor, a Republican, and Sen. Sharon Hewitt, also a... more »
  • Mississippi 'Back the Badge' bill passes House after emotional debate

    February 8, 2017 10:04 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi House has voted to triple the penalties for committing violence against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency responders. The 85-31 vote came Wednesday only after several black representatives talked about how they or their loved ones had been racially profiled or treated harshly by the... more »
  • Prosecutors drop charges for 3 arrested on Inauguration Day

    February 8, 2017 6:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Prosecutors have dropped felony rioting charges against three more people who were arrested after protesters broke windows and torched a limousine in Washington on Inauguration Day. That brings the total number of dropped cases to twelve. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia made the announcement... more »
  • Report: Judge banned from eatery over racial exchange with woman at bar Play Video

    February 8, 2017 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A popular Baton Rouge eatery banned a state district judge from dining at the establishment after a tiff over racial slurs. The Advocate reported Wednesday afternoon, Judge Mike Erwin was banned from Sammy's Grill. Erwin's accused of spouting off a word most people find offensive... more »
  • Annette Bening to portray Blanco in upcoming Katrina TV series

    February 6, 2017 3:03 PM

    LAFAYETTE – Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco will be portrayed by Annette Bening in an upcoming cable show about Hurricane Katrina. Bening will star in Katrina: American Crime Story, the latest installment in FX's immensely popular series. The show previously portrayed the O.J. Simpson saga. According to reports,... more »
  • Protesters gather outside federal court in downtown BR Friday

    February 3, 2017 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A few dozen protesters stood outside the federal courthouse in downtown Friday afternoon, protesting presidential orders about immigrants and refugees. Most protesters were holding signs out front of the post office, looking across the street toward the courthouse. A few others were on the courthouse side... more »
  • Hello? People swamp Congress with calls in era of Trump

    February 3, 2017 9:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - A lot of politics is about the basics, and in Congress that means answering the phone. By that measure, life on Capitol Hill in the Trump era is a struggle. Whether constituents are calling to request congressional flags, get help with a local issue - or, more likely,... more »
  • Small fire extinguised at old Livingston Parish courthouse

    February 2, 2017 10:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Firefighters extinguished a small fire at the old Livigston Parish Courthouse Friday. Officials said they responded to calls about a fire at the building and smelled smoke when they first arrived on scene. Smoke inside the building set off the sprinkler system inside. The extent of... more »
  • Milo Yiannopoulos' Berkeley talk canceled after protests get heated

    February 1, 2017 9:47 PM

    BERKELEY, Calif. - A University of California, Berkeley official says a talk by a polarizing Breitbart News editor at the university has been canceled as protesters outside the building where the speech was to have taken place threw smoke bombs and set a fire. UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulos says... more »
  • Immigration courts to focus on detainees, not kids' cases

    February 1, 2017 8:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's immigration courts are making a change to focus more on deportation hearings for immigrants jailed by the federal government. Chief Immigration Judge MaryBeth Keller issued a memo Tuesday saying the top priority for immigration judges will be scheduling quick hearings for anyone who is detained. That... more »
  • Another high-ranking state official taking overseas trip

    January 31, 2017 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials are once again taking to the sky for an overseas trip; this time, it's the Lt. Governor who traveled to France this week. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser's office released details of the trip Tuesday – two days into travel. Nungesser is traveling with tourism... more »
  • Overnight protests at some airports target immigration

    January 29, 2017 11:01 AM

    NEW YORK - Overnight, groups of people gathered at major airports rallying against immigration policies President Donald Trump has put in place. The president's executive order suspends immigration from countries with ties to terror, including Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya, for a time period of 90... more »
  • Trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials

    January 28, 2017 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying. Trump used his executive authority Saturday to put in place the bans - fulfilling part of his campaign pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington. Trump... more »
  • Council on Aging promises transparency spending millions Play Video

    January 26, 2017 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The EBR Council on Aging promised transparency and announced it will hold a series of meetings to discuss its controversial property tax that was approved by voters in November. The council shared information in a news release issued Thursday morning. Some on the Metro Council... more »
  • Ascension residents furious over Matassa trial delay Play Video

    January 26, 2017 12:21 AM

    GONZALES - Frustrated residents met to discuss the lack of action taken against embattled Parish President Kenny Matassa. Matassa is accused of bribery , allegedly offering money to a man if he dropped out of a Gonzales council race. District Attorney Ricky Babin scheudled a grand jury for Matassa last... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Make America Great Again' hats bring big business for Louisiana company Play Video

    January 25, 2017 10:56 PM

    LAFAYETTE - It was the fashion of the campaign; a red sea of "Make America Great Again" hats could always be found at every rally for now-President Donald Trump. But did you know the heart of the operation to get those hats and other gear to supporters was located right... more »
  • 18-year-old Gretna mayoral candidate disqualified

    January 25, 2017 8:34 PM

    GRETNA, La. - An 18-year-old high school student who signed up to run for Gretna mayor has been disqualified from the race. The New Orleans Advocate reports William Boartfield Jr.'s ouster results from a lawsuit accusing him of not living in Gretna long enough to run. State District Judge Raymond... more »
  • President Trump talks exclusively with ABC News today, Watch on WBRZ all day

    January 25, 2017 12:17 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump talked for the first time with ABC News about his first few days in office. The first, exclusive interview with Trump happened Wednesday morning. ABC News' David Muir discussed many topics with the president. Watch clips of the interview during all WBRZ News... more »
  • Report: President Trump's team highlighted La. projects on 'priority list'

    January 25, 2017 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Deepening the Mississippi River could have a big impact on business at the port here, and while it's not a done deal, it appears the Trump administration would like to pursue the possibilities. In a priority list of projects the Trump team put together after Donald... more »
  • Sen. Troy Brown will spend the weekend in jail Play Video

    January 20, 2017 5:32 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – State Sen. Troy Brown will spend the weekend in jail to fulfill a 38-hour sentence for biting his wife. Brown arrived at the Ascension Parish Jail shortly after 5:30 Friday evening. He'll be released Sunday morning. Brown will be treated like any other inmate, authorities added.... more »
  • Spanish Town Parade asks for usual irreverence but inclusion Play Video

    January 20, 2017 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Organizers of the obscure and intentionally irreverent yet immensely popular Spanish Town Parade are asking parade-goers to embrace each other's differences this year. In a post on the organizer's Facebook page, Spanish Town officials shared thoughts about inclusiveness. As The Advocate newspaper pointed out later, the... more »
  • On Inauguration Day, 'House of Cards' announces May return

    January 20, 2017 1:19 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS - "House of Cards" will return in May for a fifth season. The show's Twitter account posted a video on Inauguration Day featuring an upside-down U.S. flag in front of the U.S. Capitol. The video ends with the date May 30. An upside-down flag is a signal of... more »
  • Vegas hotel dumps designer after Melania Trump remark

    January 18, 2017 8:27 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas hotel has stopped selling a famous fashion designer's products following a hubbub over whether he would dress President-elect Donald Trump's wife, Melania. Wynn Las Vegas spokesman Michael Weaver confirmed the hotel removed the Tom Ford line of cosmetics and sunglasses from its stores over... more »
  • Photos: Governor, Pope meet at the Vatican Wednesday Play Video

    January 18, 2017 1:54 PM

    VATICAN CITY – The Vatican released pictures of Governor John Bel Edwards interacting with Pope Francis Wednesday. Photos published by the Vatican indicate the meeting happened on January 18th. It's not clear at what time the meeting happened – the Vatican is about 7 hours ahead of local Baton... more »
  • State clerical error spawns Twitter rant over Governor's Italian trip Play Video

    January 13, 2017 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Members of the governor's public relations team took to Twitter to voice frustration over a WBRZ.com report highlighting the cost of a surprise trip to Italy Friday. The trip, first reported on WBRZ.com Thursday night, was announced just before 6:30 Thursday evening. The governor, state legislators... more »
  • Governor will pay his own way to Italy; New details in Friday overseas trip

    January 12, 2017 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor and a posse of state officials will travel to Italy, Friday, his office announced late Thursday. The trip – which includes State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson – will focus on human trafficking and how the state has taken a leading role in fighting... more »
  • State Sen. Troy Brown pleads no contest to domestic abuse charge

    January 11, 2017 5:04 PM

    GONZALES – State Sen. Troy Brown pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic abuse batter charged Wednesday. Brown entered the plea instead of going to trial. Brown was fined $300 and sentenced to 30 days in jail, community service and three months of probation. All but two days were... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court has died

    January 9, 2017 7:11 PM

    PONCHATOULA – The parish's clerk of court has died, news outlets in Tangipahoa Parish reported Monday evening. Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court Julian Dufreche died Monday. Dufreche had colon cancer, the Daily Star reported. Dufreche had been clerk of court since 2004. Before parish government, he was... more »
  • Special election for treasurer to be scheduled for October

    December 14, 2016 9:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The special election to choose Louisiana's next state treasurer will be held in October. Republican John Kennedy won last week's runoff election for the U.S. Senate and will be sworn into office Jan. 3. His resignation will trigger the need for a special election to replace him as... more »
  • Governor's office says head of wildlife agency out, agency headed in different direction

    December 14, 2016 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – It appears the state is in need of a new head of its wildlife agency. Just after 5 o'clock, Congressman Garret Graves office released a statement thanking Charlie Melancon for serving as the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. It was an odd... more »
  • Freiberg's win to be recognized; must resign school board to take council seat

    December 13, 2016 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – School Board President Barbara Freiberg will resign from her position as she readies to take-on a new role in city government. Freiberg, a Republican, beat Ree Carey in Saturday's runoff election for Metro Council. Freiberg will represent District 12 on the city-parish governing body. Freiberg replaces... more »
  • Edwin Edwards hospitalized, WBRZ has learned Play Video

    December 13, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Edwin Edwards has once again been admitted into an area hospital, WBRZ learned Tuesday morning. Edwards, 89, has been admitted for pneumonia. It's a recurring illness he suffers from, sources said. They added he would likely be hospitalized for another week. About a year ago... more »
  • John Kennedy wins election to U.S. Senate

    December 10, 2016 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – John Kennedy defeated Foster Campbell in the race for Louisiana's open U.S. Senate seat Saturday. Kennedy, a Republican, had about 63% of the vote compared to Campbell, who is a Democrat, who has about 37%. Based on early polling, WBRZ predicted Kennedy would win the race... more »
  • Polls have closed; Get election returns here

    December 10, 2016 8:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Polls have closed for the runoff election featuring decisions on federal and local political races. Saturday's election also decided tax propositions and liquor laws in some areas. Click HERE for a list of all races in the area and the latest election returns. Watch... more »
  • Here's how to attend the Trump event in Baton Rouge Friday

    December 6, 2016 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – President-elect Donald Trump will speak to a crowd of people at the Dow Chemical aircraft hangar at the Baton Rouge airport Friday afternoon. Organizers revealed details of the event to WBRZ.com first. People will likely be asked to park away from the hangar and will walk... more »
  • Trump speaks at Baton Rouge Airport Friday Play Video

    December 6, 2016 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – President-elect Donald Trump will speak at a rally in Baton Rouge Friday afternoon. After a near 48-hour search, organizers secured the Dow Chemical aircraft hangar at Baton Rouge airport. Before the election, Trump's schedule was regularly updated with seemingly spur-of-the-moment rallies that were heavily attended. Events... more »
  • Trump to nominate Gen. Mattis to lead Pentagon

    December 1, 2016 10:27 PM

    WASHINGTON- President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department. Trump made the announcement during a post-election victory rally Thursday in Cincinnati. Mattis retired in 2013 after serving as the commander of the U.S. Central Command. In a tweet Sunday, Trump... more »
  • WBRZ hosts first live TV debate for EBR Mayor-President Play Video

    November 29, 2016 7:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – WBRZ hosted an hour-long mayoral debate Tuesday. The two candidates vying for the seat, State Senator Bodi White and former State Senator Sharon Weston Broome, fielded questions ranging from the shooting death of Alton Sterling to dealing with traffic and the long recovery following the August... more »
  • Boustany endorses Kennedy in Senate runoff

    November 15, 2016 1:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Charles Boustany endorsed John Kennedy for U.S. Senate Tuesday. Boustany failed to make the December runoff election. Kennedy and Foster Campbell are vying for current U.S. Senator David Vitter's seat in Washington. Kennedy and Boustany had heated political debates leading to the election last week. But,... more »
  • Fayard endorses Campbell for U.S. Senate

    November 15, 2016 11:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Caroline Fayard endorsed fellow Democrat Foster Campbell for U.S. Senate Tuesday. Fayard failed to make the December runoff election. Campbell and John Kennedy are vying for current U.S. Senator David Vitter's seat in Washington. Campbell and Fayard had heated political debates leading to the election... more »
  • LSU president encourages unity after presidential election

    November 15, 2016 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU President F. King Alexander is trying to unite the campus ahead of any political divide following the 2016 Presidential Election. "You are part of the LSU family. Just like in your own family, you likely have ideological, political, and social differences. But you take care... more »
  • Grand jury hearing involving Ascension president postponed until Friday

    November 14, 2016 4:56 PM

    GONZALES - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office will take over a bribery investigation involving Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa. Ascension Parish District Attorney Ricky Babin told Chris Nakamoto , the chief investigator of WBRZ's Investigative Unit , the A.G. will handle the case going forward because Babin's office has... more »
  • Trump's infrastructure plans excite Louisiana businesses, drivers Play Video

    November 10, 2016 8:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Excitement is growing in Baton Rouge, after President-Elect Donald Trump said he plans to invest $1 trillion to improve the country's infrastructure. Businesses like Ascenion Ready Mix concrete company in Ascension Parish are hoping work picks up once Trump takes office. "I could always use more projects,"... more »
  • Jindal could return to politics as member of Trump's cabinet

    November 9, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Governor and presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal's name is being tossed around as a possible Health and Human Services secretary under Donald Trump's cabinet. Jindal ran Louisiana's health department under Governor Mike Foster. Jindal was just 26 when he was appointed. The Wall Street Journal... more »
  • Click here for election results

    November 8, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ is covering around seventy races as the country votes for president and regional elections are decided. State-wide, voters are electing a U.S. Senator and members of the U.S. House of Representatives along with constitutional amendments. Locally, voters are making decisions on city and parish leaders... more »
  • Presidential candidates voted Tuesday morning

    November 8, 2016 12:07 PM

    NEW YORK - Both presidential candidates have voted in Tuesday's election. Republican hopeful Donald Trump cast his ballot in New York City. About forty miles away, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton cast her ballot. Clinton voted in Chappaqua, New York. Both Clinton and Trump will have election parties in... more »
  • Long lines but only minor issues on Election Day in La.

    November 8, 2016 8:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- After a lengthy campaign season, polls have closed signaling an end to a contentious presidential election but the beginning of runoff elections in the state. Polls closed at 8 p.m. though anyone in line before the closing time will be allowed to vote. Polls opened at 6... more »
  • Early voting ends with nearly 20% casting ballots early Play Video

    November 1, 2016 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - By the end of early voting Tuesday evening, nearly 20% of registered voters in Louisiana are expected to have cast ballots early. Early voting started last Tuesday and continued each day except Sunday until Tuesday at 6 p.m. State election officials said it's likely 550,000 voters... more »
  • Voting machine only for VIPs confiscated by La. Secretary of State

    October 28, 2016 4:43 PM

    ELMWOOD - The Secretary of State's office has taken custody of a voting machine that was being used to allow select people to vote in a private conference room inside a Jefferson Parish governmental office. The machine was located in the office area of the Jefferson Parish registrar of... more »
  • Mayor-President forum produces few surprises

    October 17, 2016 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five people vying to be the next mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish were dealt a round of questions at the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday, with some - but not striking differences - emerging from the candidates. Common themes such as traffic, crime, and early... more »
  • Grant to reduce crime in popular Tigerland area denied Play Video

    October 12, 2016 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grant requested by Baton Rouge officials, LSU and the District Attorney's office to reduce crime in Tigerland has been denied. Crime statistics were released along with the request for the square-mile area of Tigerland. According to the summary, the violent crime rate was more than 33... more »
  • Boustany files suit over book's prostitution claims

    October 3, 2016 6:39 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Congressman Charles Boustany filed a lawsuit Monday against the author of a new book and the book's publishers. Boustany's attorney, Jimmy Faircloth, said a newly-published book about the murder of eight prostitutes in Jennings, Louisiana, falsely accuses Boustany of having a relationship with the women. The suit... more »
  • Congress praised for early flood aid package, but leaders say more is needed

    September 22, 2016 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards praised Congress for its effort to secure up to $500 million for flood relief Thursday, but stressed the need for additional money to help people in flood-ravaged south Louisiana rebuild. The money is made available in a federal, short-term continuing resolution item.... more »
  • Drug makers spend big on Louisiana candidates, lobbying

    September 18, 2016 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Companies that make prescription painkillers and their allies have contributed more than $1 million to Louisiana candidates and hired an average of 40 lobbyists yearly in the state since 2006 to push their policies. The findings are part of a joint investigation by The Associated Press and... more »
  • State politicians frustrated at FEMA's slow flood response Play Video

    September 14, 2016 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As state politicians countinue to fight for funding, many are saying they're dissatisfied with the time it's taking FEMA to get resources to families. "This isn't the first time we've had a disaster," Congressman Garret Graves told News Two's Brett Buffington. "It's not the first disaster we've... more »
  • Edwards, other officials meet in D.C. to talk flood aid

    September 7, 2016 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and other high-ranking state elected leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., Thursday to lobby for additional flood relief. The group is scheduled to be in D.C. Thursday and Friday. Traveling with Edwards will be Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain and Lt. Governor Billy... more »
  • President plans Tuesday visit to Baton Rouge area

    August 19, 2016 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit flood-ravaged areas next week, WBRZ has learned. The president will be in the Baton Rouge area Tuesday. He is scheduled to "get a first hand look at the ... flood damage in the state," ABC News reported. " The... more »
  • Trump, Pence to tour flood ravaged Louisiana

    August 18, 2016 7:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump will tour the flood damage in ravaged Louisiana Friday. A campaign official familiar with the plans says the GOP nominee and his running mate Mike Pence will travel to the state on Friday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the plans before... more »

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