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  • EBRSO: 2 arrested after man repels neighbor with wasp spray during confrontation

    July 15, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a pair of feuding neighbors after a Friday afternoon confrontation involving a chunk of concrete and can of wasp spray. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the 13000 block of Honey Drive where they found 35-year-old Jacob Dickerson lying... more »
  • Police: Man fights officer after buying fake drugs

    July 15, 2017 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers arrested a man Friday after he bought a piece of trash which he believed to be drugs and got into a scuffle with police. According to Baton Rouge Police, officers responded to the 1900 block of Gracie Street in reference to a reported robbery around... more »
  • Scotlandville High honors 17-year-old cancer victim at graduation ceremony Play Video

    May 23, 2017 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Scotlandville High School honored one of its students at its graduation ceremony Tuesday after he passed away over the weekend. Jerome Singleton, a 17-year-old student at Scotlandville High, died Sunday after his battle with an aggressive form of cancer known as Rhabdomyosarcoma. Singleton passed away... more »
  • Heavy delays on I-10 East due to roadwork

    May 13, 2017 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers are reporting long delays on parts of I-10 East due to construction Saturday afternoon. According to LADOTD, congestion remains from mile marker 107 to marker 152 due the ongoing roadwork. Drivers are advised to use I-49 North to US 190 East as an alternate route.... more »
  • Commercial jet lands at BTR Airport after declaring mechanical emergency Play Video

    March 27, 2017 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A plane inbound to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport declared a mechanical emergency on Monday afternoon. Sources say the commercial jet was having an issue with the flaps on its wings, which are used to slow the plane's airspeed. The plane, operated by Express Jet Airlines,... more »
  • Heavy traffic on I-10 East at LA 415

    March 11, 2017 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy traffic has been reported on I-10 East at LA 415 following construction that took place Saturday morning. Congestion has cleared about six miles from the LA 415(Lobdell) exit as of 9 p.m. The congestion was caused by construction that was completed earlier in the day.... more »
  • Coroner recovers body in BR port

    November 7, 2016 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Coroner has recovered a body from the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. The port is located on the west side of the Mississippi River. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is handling the matter. No further details have been released at... more »
  • Container shuttle service seen as Marine Highway Project

    September 20, 2016 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Department of Transportation as designated the container-on-barge shuttle service between the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and the Port of New Orleans as a Marine Highway Project. The designation could allow federal funds to be used to purchase equipment. The service, which was launched in... more »
  • Bayou Companies to expand at Port of Iberia

    August 27, 2015 9:56 AM

    NEW IBERIA- Another oil and gas service company will expand operations at the Port of Iberia. Bayou Companies is embarking on $39 million in upgrades to the pipe-coating facility at the port. The upgrades will provide specialty anticorrosion coating for deepwater pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. David Taldo, director... more »
  • Dozens missing in massive Chinese port blast

    August 13, 2015 2:22 PM

    TIANJIN, China - A port company says dozens of its employees are unaccounted for in the aftermath of the fiery explosions at a warehouse of hazardous chemicals in a Chinese port city. The company says a search is under way. The official death toll stands at 50, with more than... more »
  • Bridge over Little Sandy Creek reopens after repairs

    July 24, 2015 1:04 PM

    ZACHARY - City workers reopened a bridge in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday, one month ahead of schedule. The Department of Transportation reopened the Port Hudson Pride Road Bridge over Little Sandy Creek near Zachary Friday morning. In June, Engineers said some of the support timbers were rotting,... more »
  • Offshore oil port leasing space to traders

    April 4, 2015 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's offshore oil port, with huge underground storage caverns, was built to handle imported oil but is now leasing space to traders who need to store U.S. crude. Sources report that the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port recently auctioned 11.3 million barrels of monthly storage space and has... more »
  • American Cruise Lines to base new boat in New Orleans

    February 20, 2015 3:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - American Cruise Lines later this month plans to introduce its second riverboat to be home-ported in New Orleans. Timothy Beebe, the company's vice president, said Thursday the new boat will help meet the growth in demand for river cruises. Construction of the 150-passenger American Eagle was recently... more »
  • Norwegian Cruise, Port of NOLA reach 4-year deal

    November 24, 2014 3:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange says Norwegian Cruise Line will keep at least one cruise ship sailing from New Orleans for the next four to seven years. New Orleans CityBusiness reports that the port and Miami-based cruise line signed a contract last week,... more »
  • Report: ship's crew member has malaria

    September 17, 2014 6:03 PM

    MARRERO - Four crew members of a Liberian-flagged cargo ship are being treated at a hospital here after becoming ill Wednesday. A few hours after one crew member arrived at the hospital, WWL TV reported a Jefferson Parish government official said federal health officials informed leaders that the patient... more »

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