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  • City of Central to celebrate Veterans Day with guests, live music

    November 11, 2015 2:51 PM

    CENTRAL - The City of Central will celebrate Veterans Day Wednesday night with a host of guest speakers and musical tributes. The event kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. in the Central Intermediate School Courtyard. According to the schedule of events, guest speakers include United States Congressman Garret... more »
  • 2016 Bayou Country Superfest lineup announced

    November 10, 2015 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Country music fans will be eager to get their hands on the lineup for next year’s Bayou Country Superfest, and now they have their chance as event organizers released the schedule to the public Tuesday. The festival, which will be extended to three days in 2016,... more »
  • LSU announces 2016 SEC football schedule

    October 29, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers announced their 2016 slate of Southeastern Conference games Thursday afternoon. All 14 schools in the SEC released their schedules for the upcoming season today. LSU will open SEC play on Sept. 17 against Mississippi State in Tiger Stadium. They’ll take off to... more »
  • Officials hope weather will hold for the rest of the state fair

    October 27, 2015 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a barrage of inclement weather, the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair reopened Wednesday evening. Due to recent heavy rainfall in East Baton Rouge Parish over the past few days, crews spent the day Tuesday preparing the grounds for fairgoers. The fair closed early Saturday as... more »
  • Jam-packed schedule of LSU Homecoming Weekend events awaits students, fans

    October 23, 2015 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Homecoming Week festivities have already been a success on LSU’s campus this week and there is more fun to be had as the weekend commences. Friday Homecoming Concert on Parade Ground (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Tonight’s LSU Homecoming Concert has become an Tiger... more »
  • Events being shuffled for sudden LSU home game

    October 8, 2015 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As goes LSU, so goes much of Baton Rouge. Many different events happening around the campus and the city Saturday either had to cancel their plans or shuffle times around after the university announced they would host the Tigers' game against the University of South Carolina... more »
  • LSU Baseball announces schedule for 2016 campaign

    August 25, 2015 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Athletics announced the 2016 Baseball schedule Monday with the Tigers kicking things off at Alex Box Stadium next year, playing host to Cincinnati on Feb. 19. The complete 2016 Tigers Baseball schedule is as follows: February: Fri, Feb 19: Cincinnati in Baton Rouge, La. (Alex... more »
  • LSU Basketball and SEC announce 2015-16 schedule

    August 19, 2015 7:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Southeastern Conference on Wednesday evening announced its 126-game men’s basketball schedule and in conjunction the LSU Athletics Department announced the complete schedule for the LSU Men's Basketball team for the 2015-16 season. Coach Johnny Jones' Tigers are completing a five-game exhibition tour in Australia with... more »
  • Six Louisiana Wal-Mart Supercenters to drop 24/7 schedule

    August 9, 2015 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - By the end of August, six Wal-Mart Supercenters in Louisiana will drop six hours each from their 24/7 operating schedule. One store each in Baton Rouge, New Iberia and Opelousas will begin closing at midnight as will at least one in Monroe and two in Lafayette.... more »
  • MLB regular season cut could get tied to changing playoffs

    July 14, 2015 6:12 PM

    CINCINNATI - Cutting the length of Major League Baseball's regular-season schedule could be tied to reconfiguring the postseason. Baseball players are increasingly complaining of the toll of playing 162 games in 183 days. The schedule was 154 games before the AL added eight games when it expanded in 1961, and... more »
  • Announced SEC games include 2 LSU night kickoffs

    June 18, 2015 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Game times and network designation of 32 Southeastern Conference football games, including a pair of nighttime kickoffs for the LSU Tigers, were announced Thursday on the SEC Network. The games are scheduled across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the SEC Network with additional selections to be determined... more »
  • Saints release 2015 schedule

    April 21, 2015 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans will get their first chance to see the New Orleans Saints in action on August 13 when the team visits the Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m., the team announced late Tuesday. Of the four preseason games, the first and last are... more »
  • NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015 season

    March 23, 2015 2:00 PM

    PHOENIX - The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season. The league said Monday that team owners voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing blackout policy for the preseason and regular season. There were no blackouts last season, because the minimum number of... more »
  • LSU shifts Princeton series to Saturday doubleheader check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 27, 2015 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU shifted its baseball schedule for the second time in two weeks due to concerns about bad weather. The Tigers moved their baseball game scheduled for this Sunday against Princeton to a Saturday doubleheader. The first game will start at 4 p.m. CT, with the second... more »
  • Weather causes New Orleans parades to shift schedule

    February 15, 2015 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Predictions of nasty weather Monday and on Mardi Gras have prompted Houma authorities to move three parades scheduled those days up to Sunday, so four were rolling. That's the number already scheduled Sunday in New Orleans, with two more Monday night and four on Mardi Gras. New... more »
  • Off day for NCAA bowls

    December 25, 2014 10:47 AM

    UNDATED - The Bowl barrage takes a break today for Christmas. It resumes tomorrow with three games on the schedule. In the Heart of Dallas Bowl 8-4 Louisiana Tech meets 6-6 Illinois. Rutgers takes a 7-5 mark into the Quick Lane Bowl against 6-6 North Carolina. The St. Petersburg Bowl... more »
  • The ins and outs of the NFL playoff races

    December 22, 2014 12:42 PM

    With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed. Think again. All nine of the teams already qualified for the Super Bowl chase have something to play for... more »
  • With Arkansas, every 2014 LSU game is at night

    November 3, 2014 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference's TV schedule Monday gave LSU football fans an early Christmas present: every game in the 2014 season will be a night game. The SEC announced No. 14 LSU (7-2) will face Arkansas (4-5) on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. CT in Fayetteville on... more »
  • SEC lineup of games far from must-see TV this week

    September 3, 2014 2:40 PM

    This weekend's SEC lineup doesn't hold much national appeal, unless the scheduling backfires. After opening with some made-for-TV games, the Southeastern Conference's Week 2 lineup includes several games that shape up to be lopsided mismatches. Texas A&M versus Lamar doesn't hold quite the same appeal as the Aggies' inaugural SEC... more »
  • SEC Network announces league slate of LSU games

    August 15, 2014 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The new SEC Network highlighted its second day of operation Friday night by announcing the 18-game Southeastern Conference men's basketball schedules for the 14-team league, including the list of dates and games for Coach Johnny Jones and his LSU Tigers. The schedule is highlighted by a... more »
  • Keeping track of your kids' activities check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2014 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the kids going back to school, a do-it-yourself expert recommended keeping a weekly schedule board to keep track of your children's activities. Julie Laperouse from www.screamingpeacock.net said a monthly calendar is not nearly as effective as a weekly schedule. Laperouse used these tools to... more »
  • Saints have five primetime games in 2014 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2014 7:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NFL released team schedules for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. The Saints have several exciting primetime match-ups. That includes a pair of Monday Night Football games in a month's span. The Black and Gold take on the Baltimore Ravens at home on November 24th and... more »
  • College students to attend class on Saturdays

    February 5, 2014 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU has told students canceled classes due to winter storms in January will be made-up on Saturdays. It allows "other dates in the semester to stay as planned, such as Spring Break, final exams, graduation and Spring Intersession," the school wrote in a memo Wednesday. On... more »
  • LSU and Oklahoma to reschedule football series

    November 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The future matchup between the LSU and Oklahoma football teams will be re-scheduled. LSU and Oklahoma were scheduled to play a home and home series in 2018 and 2019 with the Tigers traveling to Norman, Oklahoma first and the Sooners coming to Tiger Stadium the following year.... more »
  • LSU-Furman game on Oct. 26 set for Tigervision

    September 18, 2013 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's game against Furman on Oct. 26 in Tiger Stadium will be televised on TigerVision, the school's pay-per-view network. Kickoff for the Homecoming contest between LSU and Furman is set for 6 p.m. For the first time, LSU will offer the TigerVision telecast in high-definition. ... more »
  • AL West showdown between Rangers, A's

    September 3, 2013 10:39 AM

    UNDATED - By the end of the day, there will be a sole leader in the American League West. Oakland and Texas will break their first-place tie when the meet tonight as part of a full 15-game slate in the majors. The Athletics have won seven of eight, including last... more »
  • Schedule for 2013 Balloon Festival announced

    September 2, 2013 3:25 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Festivals and Cultural Council announced Monday the event schedule for the upcoming 2013 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival. The event will be held from Friday, September 27 until Sunday, September 29 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Activities for this year's festival include... more »
  • Louisiana Tech adds Auburn to schedule

    August 22, 2013 1:33 PM

    RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech has added Auburn to its 2014 non-conference football schedule. The game, which will be the 13th installment in the series, will be held on Sept. 27 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. The two teams last played in the 2009 season opener. The last time... more »
  • Changes in store for Tigers' 2014 football slate

    August 21, 2013 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Though this year's college football season has yet to begin, LSU fans today got a look at who the Tigers will face next year. The Southeastern Conference released their 2014 league schedule today, and there are some changes in store for LSU. The Tigers replace... more »
  • Will LSU keep Florida as their permanent opponent?

    July 16, 2013 3:01 PM

    HOOVER, Al. - Florida head coach Will Muschamp told reporters at SEC Media Days Tuesday he was flat-out "tired of talking about scheduling," but the questions won't go away. Especially when LSU's cross-divisional opponent is one of the perennial powers in the SEC East - Florida. SEC Commissioner... more »
  • Several LSU games on SEC TV schedule

    July 16, 2013 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's home opener for the 2013 season against UAB will kick off at 6 p.m. CT on Sept. 7, and be televised on ESPNU. The SEC announced the time Tuesday as part of the league's release of the early season TV schedule. LSU's game against... more »
  • Two pitchers look for win No. 13

    July 11, 2013 10:36 AM

    UNDATED - There are five day games being played in big league baseball this afternoon. Tampa is out for its seventh straight win and the Rays have just the man for the job on the mound in Matt Moore. He enters the contest against Minnesota with a record of 12-3.... more »
  • Rays look for seventh straight

    July 10, 2013 10:34 AM

    UNDATED - There are three afternoon games being contested in Major League Baseball. All three games feature National League clubs as the Braves face the Marlins in Miami, Milwaukee is home to the Reds and the Mets play the Giants in San Francisco. The hottest team in baseball right now... more »
  • New restrictions on truckers' time behind the wheel check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 5, 2013 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New regulations are putting the brakes on the amount of hours a trucker can drive each week. The restrictions went into effect Monday, reducing the time a trucker could drive from 82 hours a week to 70. Another requirement is that drivers have to take a... more »
  • AL Central battle highlight schedule

    July 5, 2013 10:26 AM

    UNDATED - A weekend showdown between the top two teams in the AL Central gets underway tonight in Cleveland where the Tigers are visiting. Detroit has won three in a row to help take a game-and-a-half lead over the Indians. Justin Masterson gets the nod for the home team, trying... more »
  • Nationals' Zimmerman goes for 12 wins

    July 1, 2013 10:21 AM

    UNDATED - A couple of major league baseball streaks are put on hold today with a limited schedule in the bigs. Pittsburgh gets the day off to savor its nine-game winning streak, while Colorado's Michael Cuddyer puts his 27-game hitting streak on hold because the Rockies are idle. That clears... more »
  • Saban calls for SEC to expand schedule

    May 28, 2013 4:07 PM

    DESTIN, Fl. - Alabama coach Nick Saban has a strong - and seemingly solitary - stance on the Southeastern Conference potentially moving to a nine-game league schedule. Saban says he would like to see the SEC expand from eight to nine games, an opinion that surely will draw debate and... more »
  • Saints host Atlanta to kick off 2013 season

    April 18, 2013 9:01 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints will open the NFL regular season at home against Atlanta, and their schedule includes four night games. The schedule, released by the league on Thursday night, features a Monday night home game against Miami on Sept. 30 and a Sunday night home game against... more »
  • Sinkhole panel to follow 'aggressive' schedule check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 5, 2013 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A leader of the panel recently appointed in response to the Bayou Corne area sinkhole says the group will follow a "very aggressive" schedule to make recommendations on when evacuated residents can return to their homes. Gary Hecox stressed the need for quick work at the 13-member... more »
  • Saints to play only AFC teams in 2013 preseason

    April 4, 2013 4:46 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints' 2013 preseason schedule is comprised of four AFC opponents, including a nationally televised game at Houston. New Orleans' preseason schedule, which was released Thursday, begins with a pair of home game against Kansas City and Oakland, followed by road games against the Texans and... more »
  • Bad break in the schedule for Hornets

    March 29, 2013 10:25 AM

    UNDATED - The New Orleans Hornets are the lucky team to face the Miami Heat after the Heat suffered their first loss after that 27-game winning streak. Tonight in the Crescent City the Hornets are playing host to the Heat, who were beaten by the Bulls in Chicago two nights... more »
  • ULL, Southern to face off in 2014 season opener

    March 27, 2013 10:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Officials at ULL have released the Ragin Cajuns' football schedules through 2016. The team is set to face off against the Southern Jaguars this August in their season opener at home. The Cajuns also secured home-and-home series against Boise State and Louisiana Tech. Athletic director Scott... more »
  • Full speed ahead for NCAA tournament

    March 21, 2013 10:32 AM

    UNDATED - There are 16 second round games on the first full day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament with the action getting started with the Midwest Regional at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Third seed Michigan State and 14th-seeded Valparaiso have the first tip off. Not long afterwards, sixth-seeded... more »
  • Two college men's Top 25 matchups

    February 11, 2013 10:48 AM

    UNDATED - The top team in action in men's college basketball in the AP Top 25 is No. 5 Kansas. The Jayhawks are at home to play No. 13 Kansas State. The Jayhawks have lost three in a row and are in danger of their longest losing streak in... more »
  • Hoosiers look for another conference win

    February 7, 2013 10:43 AM

    UNDATED - Indiana, the top team in The Associated Press poll, is on the road tonight in Champaign for a game with Illinois. The Hoosiers, who are 20-2, staked claim to the No. 1 ranking with an 81-73 win over then No. 1 Michigan on Saturday. The only other... more »
  • Mardi Gras 2013 parades

    January 24, 2013 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here's a list of Mardi Gras parades and their routes in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area. Click on the links for each parade's website with more information, including maps of the parade routes. Feb. 8, 7 p.m. - Krewe of Southdowns "Time Machine" Starts... more »
  • Light schedule of NBA play

    January 24, 2013 10:38 AM

    UNDATED - There are only three games being played tonight in the NBA. The Pacific Division leading Clippers take their 32-11 record to Phoenix to face the Suns while Atlantic Division leader New York is in Boston to play the Celtics. In the final game, Orlando is home to Toronto.... more »
  • More training camps opening

    January 14, 2013 10:48 AM

    UNDATED - The Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes are among the NHL teams to have their first practices today. Many teams went back to work yesterday after the 113-day NHL lockout officially ended. There's not much time to get ready for a 48-game sprint of a season -... more »
  • Four teams left in NFL postseason

    January 14, 2013 10:44 AM

    UNDATED - One game is a rematch. The other might feel like one - at least to one of the teams. For the second straight year in the AFC, the New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. In the... more »
  • Busy night of play on tap

    January 11, 2013 10:39 AM

    UNDATED - There are 11 games on the schedule this evening in the NBA. In Memphis the top two teams in the Southwest Division are squaring off as the Grizzlies play host to the Spurs. San Antonio comes in with a 2 ½ game lead over the Grizzlies. The 20-14... more »
  • Could be another high-scoring Fiesta Bowl

    January 3, 2013 10:38 AM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - College football's never-ending bowl schedule continues tonight with the Fiesta Bowl. It features two teams that were in the national championship discussion before each suffered a late-season loss. Fifth-ranked Oregon meets No. 7 Kansas State in a meeting of 11-1 clubs. The Wildcats and Ducks are both... more »
  • Top-ranked Duke, former No. 1 Indiana in action

    December 19, 2012 10:40 AM

    UNDATED - Duke is in action tonight for the first time since climbing to the top of the Associated Press men's basketball poll. The Blue Devils carry a season-opening nine-game winning streak into their game against visiting Cornell. No. 11 Cincinnati takes on Xavier for the first time since their... more »
  • Top AFC teams to meet

    December 10, 2012 10:28 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - There's a good matchup of AFC teams this evening in the Monday Night game. Visiting Houston tops the South Division with 11 wins and 1 defeat while New England leads the East with 9 wins and 3 setbacks. The Patriots have wrapped up their division while... more »
  • NBA back in action after break

    November 23, 2012 10:48 AM

    UNDATED - It's back to basketball after the NBA took a day off yesterday to celebrate Thanksgiving. Play resumes tonight with 12 games on the schedule including the two teams with the best record in the league. The Knicks visit Houston, while Memphis hosts the Lakers. New York and the... more »
  • Residents upset about new trash schedule in Iberville Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 13, 2012 3:41 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Residents in Iberville Parish aren't happy with a stench that hangs in the air. The Parish recently switched to a new trash schedule a couple of months ago to accommodate a tight budget. Right now, residents only receive trash pickup once a week. Morticia Pierce is concerned for... more »
  • Light NBA schedule on election night

    November 6, 2012 10:44 AM

    UNDATED - The NBA schedule on election night consists of just three games. In Chicago, the Bulls are playing host to Orlando. The visiting Magic may not have Dwight Howard any longer but they are going for their first 3-0 start to a season in three years. The Magic... more »
  • Obama, Romney pursue last votes in stubbornly close race

    November 5, 2012 12:03 PM

    UNDATED - Today's campaign schedules show where President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney believe the race for the White House will be decided. On the eve of Election Day, Romney is hitting Florida, Virginia and New Hampshire, while Obama is targeting Wisconsin and Iowa. And both men plan to be... more »
  • Professional leagues plan to play after superstorm

    October 30, 2012 4:20 PM

    NEW YORK - With much of the Northeast immersed in the recovery from superstorm Sandy's devastating blow, the NFL and NBA plan to carry on with their schedules. The New York City Marathon is still hoping that the course will be clear by Sunday and runners will be able... more »
  • SEC 2013 football schedule released

    October 18, 2012 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will play seven home games next year, and play host to Auburn, Florida, Texas A&M and Arkansas in Tiger Stadium according to the 2013 SEC football schedule, which was released today. The 2013 LSU schedule includes eight conference games, four at home and four away,... more »
  • Disaster center in Maurepas to stay open longer

    October 1, 2012 3:49 PM

    MAUREPAS - Livingston Parish leaders said a Disaster Recovery Center in Maurepas which was scheduled to close today will instead stay open through Wednesday. The center is located at the American Legion Hall on Highway 22, and is open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. to help people in... more »
  • Giants with some breathing room

    August 24, 2012 10:54 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The streaking Giants will be gunning for a fourth straight victory tonight when they host the wild card-leading Braves. San Francisco has opened up a three-game lead over second-place Los Angeles in the NL West. The Dodgers are 1 1-2 games behind St. Louis in the... more »
  • Live Oak High School construction may affect opening

    June 20, 2012 10:38 AM

    WATSON - School administrators and contractors in Livingston Parish are meeting to set a tenative date for the opening of Live Oak High School. Work was stalled when thieves got away with about $100,000 worth of copper from the construction site. The school was scheduled to be open in... more »
  • Super Regional practice schedule set

    June 6, 2012 2:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The practice schedule for the upcoming Baton Rouge Super Regional has been set and fans are encouraged to come out and watch their teams gear up for an early start for the post-season tournament. Both practice sessions are open to the public with the Tigers working... more »
  • Education officials detail voucher schedule

    May 30, 2012 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Education released their schedule today explaining how Louisiana's new voucher program would be implemented over the summer. The LDOE already released a list of more than 120 schools in 33 parishes which were approved to participate in the Louisiana Scholarship Program. ... more »
  • EBR schools, Diocese strike deal on bus schedule change to save money

    May 14, 2012 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Catholic school students may have to get up earlier to catch the bus. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board President Barbara Freiberg tells News 2 the Diocese of Baton Rouge is requesting the change to help the East Baton Rouge School System save money. The district was... more »
  • LSU fans optimistic about next football season check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 28, 2011 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- LSU fans are optimistic about next year's schedule. It includes eight home games, two more than this season. Only four games are on the road, but all away games are SEC play. Auburn, Florida, Texas A&M and Auburn are all match-ups away from Death Valley. "You... more »
  • SEC rolls out 2012 schedule based on division play

    December 28, 2011 10:03 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has unveiled its 2012 football schedule with its two newest members Missouri and Texas A&M opening play Sept. 8, and Alabama will visit LSU in a rematch of the Bowl Championship Series national championship Nov. 3. Missouri will play the 2012 season in the... more »
  • New trash collection schedule for Denham Springs residents

    December 5, 2011 2:52 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Residents in Denham Springs can expect to see changes in their trash and recycling collection schedules. Beginning today, residents living west of Range Ave. will have garbage collection on Monday and Thursday. Trash service for oversized items will only be collected on Mondays. more »
  • Southern University transitions to online registration

    August 15, 2011 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Students gearing up for classes at Southern University can register and pay for classes online rather than waiting in line. The school is now using an online system known as Banner. It's the first semester students have not been required to register in-person. "Pretty much you... more »
  • Lacassine syrup mill deal faces problems

    March 10, 2011 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A controversial $45 million syrup mill built by the state is facing new problems, a state official said Wednesday. The company buying the Lacassine syrup mill is more than three months late in making a $100,000 interest payment to the state. State Agriculture Commissioner Mike... more »

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