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  • New Orleans jazz fest unveils full schedule

    March 26, 2014 5:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has unveiled its much-anticipated cubes. The easy-to-read, cube-format schedule released Tuesday contains performance times and stages for the seven days of Jazz Fest. The cubes help festivalgoers navigate from stage to stage at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.... more »
  • Five arrested, suspect sought in Geismar murder

    June 11, 2013 11:26 AM

    GEISMAR - Five arrests have been made and a sixth suspect is being sought in the investigation of a murder last week in Geismar. 20-year-old Bernard Solomon was found last Wednesday lying in the intersection of Ellem Road and Stevenson Road with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to... more »
  • Dad of Boston bombing victim, 8, asks for prayers

    April 16, 2013 1:34 PM

    BOSTON - The father of the 8-year-old boy who perished in the Boston Marathon bombings is thanking family, friends and strangers for their support following his son's death. Bill Richard released a statement Tuesday afternoon about his son Martin's death. He says his wife, Denise, and 6-year-old daughter Jane also... more »
  • La. Black Caucus founder Richard Turnley Jr. dies

    January 23, 2013 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Richard Turnley Jr., one of the founding members of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, died recently after battling a long illness. Turnley and nine other African American legislators established the caucus in 1977 to bring together black legislators and champion causes of the "least among us."... more »
  • Kennedy opposes $50,000 pay raise for Citizens CEO

    November 9, 2012 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy is urging rejection of a proposed $50,000 pay raise for the top executive of Louisiana's state-run property insurance company. Kennedy said Friday that he's hoping Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon will refuse to sign off on the raise for Richard Robertson, CEO of the Louisiana... more »
  • Bill would limit former lawmakers from taking state jobs Play Video

    February 27, 2012 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill prefiled for the upcoming Louisiana Legislative session would block former lawmakers from taking state jobs for at least two years after they leave office. Representative Dee Richard, I-Thibodaux, says recent political appointments by the governor and others are part of the "good ol' boy network."... more »
  • Bill aims to block former lawmakers from state jobs

    February 27, 2012 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Several former state lawmakers have recently received high-profile jobs within state government. State Representative Dee Richard, I-Thibodaux, says that process needs to end. Richard has prefiled a bill for the upcoming session forcing an ex-lawmaker to wait at least two years before taking a job in state... more »
  • Beyond the Green

    September 27, 2011 5:39 PM

    YMCA is honoring WBRZ President Richard Manship for his support of the YMCA and the Baton Rouge community by holding Beyond the Green, a charity golf tournament on Oct. 10. The event's proceeds will go toward the Changing Lives Scholarship Campaign will take placeat LSU's University Club Golf Course.... more »
  • U. S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

    December 13, 2010 7:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - An administration official says Richard Holbrooke, a longtime U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama's special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, has died. He was 69. The official spoke on condition... more »
  • WBRZ Editorial: Higher education budget cuts

    November 11, 2010 1:45 PM

    An editorial by WBRZ President Richard Manship about budget cuts to the state's higher education institutions. more »

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