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  • Electricity the focus of Puerto Rican Shelter at Home program Play Video

    November 1, 2017 12:32 AM

    RINCON, PUERTO RICO - Rincon is a city on the western coast of Puerto Rico. It's a difficult area to get supplies into, that's why Deshawn Sargent and Michael Falcone set up their own distribution center there. "Everything wasn't going the way it should have, so Mike and I... more »
  • In Puerto Rico, La. soldiers cheer for LSU and help island rebuild Play Video

    October 30, 2017 12:46 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puertro Rico - A Louisiana delegation is checking on state National Guard soldiers and assisting with local government operations in a quick trip to this battered island territory this week. WBRZ is traveling with the group, which includes Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. A team of... more »
  • WBRZ to travel with governor, La. group to Puerto Rico Monday

    October 27, 2017 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The governor will lead a group from Louisiana to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico next week. WBRZ will be among those traveling with the delegation to capture the stories of Louisianans assisting in the recovery effort. The team will arrive on Puerto Rico Monday. Gov. John... more »
  • 'Breaking Bad' actors hosting fundraiser for Puerto Rico

    October 19, 2017 2:56 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Two actors from the hit series "Breaking Bad" are hosting a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Bob Odenkirk, who played sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, is sponsoring a benefit event in Albuquerque where the show was filmed. He'll be joined by Steven Michael... more »
  • Area soldiers, donations headed to Puerto Rico for hurricane recovery

    September 29, 2017 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The La. National Guard is dispatching to Puerto Rico. More than 300 soldiers will help response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. Soldiers will begin leaving Saturday morning. Guardsmen will depart on several flights from the base in Belle Chasse, outside New Orleans, and England... more »
  • Puerto Rico gets more time to propose fiscal plan

    January 28, 2017 1:28 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A federal control board is giving Puerto Rico's government more time to figure out how to confront its financial crisis. Saturday's action gives the territorial government a little more time to negotiate with creditors and stave off possible lawsuits. The deadline for presenting a fiscal... more »
  • Senate passes Puerto Rico rescue bill, sends to president

    June 29, 2016 11:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has passed a financial rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, sending the measure to President Barack Obama. The vote was 68-30 on Wednesday. It comes two days before the island owes a $2 billion debt payment to creditors. Obama is expected to sign the measure. The... more »
  • CDC: Puerto Rico may see hundreds of Zika birth defects

    June 17, 2016 11:50 AM

    NEW YORK - A top U.S. health official is warning that dozens or hundreds of babies in Puerto Rico could develop severe birth defects because of Zika, based on how an outbreak is playing out there. Screening of blood donations in the island territory has indicated a rapid increase in... more »
  • Obama urges Senate to pass Puerto Rico aid bill quickly

    June 11, 2016 3:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is urging the Senate to swiftly send him a bill to help Puerto Rico manage its staggering debt crisis. In his weekly Saturday address, Obama says a pending bipartisan bill is not a perfect solution. But he says it's the only option to keep the... more »
  • Clinton wins Democratic primary in Puerto Rico

    June 5, 2016 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton has overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico's Democratic primary, putting her within striking distance of having enough delegates to capture the Democratic presidential nomination. While Puerto Ricans don't cast ballots in the November election, their voice could be decisive. After a blowout victory Saturday in the... more »
  • Rubio wins Puerto Rico GOP race

    March 6, 2016 4:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has won Puerto Rico's Republican primary, his second win of the race for the GOP presidential nomination. It wasn't clear how many delegates the contest awards him. The U.S. territory's three super-delegates have committed to Rubio. If a candidate gets more than half the... more »
  • No winners in Louisiana Lotto

    April 19, 2015 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A ticket sold in Puerto Rico claimed the $50 million multi-state Powerball jackpot Saturday, while nobody won the $450,000 Louisiana Lotto drawing. Louisiana lottery officials say the winning numbers drawn in the Powerball were: 13, 22, 23, 29, 31 and Powerball 17. There was one ticket purchased... more »
  • Puerto Rico Shell station sold a winner

    February 12, 2015 12:20 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Somebody who stopped by a Shell station in Puerto Rico has won a share of a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot - the first winner outside the continental United States. The other winners are in North Carolina and Texas. The Puerto Rico winner hasn't yet come... more »

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