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  • LSU Football reveals 2017 season poster, placard

    August 15, 2017 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With college football season right around the corner, LSU Athletics has released this season's poster and placards. This year's poster features a bird's eye view of a Saturday night in Death Valley with this season's opponents lined across the bottom. For those who like to... more »
  • LSU will have two No. 18s in 2017

    July 31, 2017 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will have two players wearing the number 18 on their jerseys this season, the team announced on Sunday. Senior J.D. Moore will join defensive end Christian LaCouture in wearing the number. LaCouture was presented with the jersey during the spring. Moore was presented... more »
  • Groups sue feds for extending anglers' red snapper season

    July 17, 2017 11:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for stretching the red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico. The federal government said the economic benefit from allowing weekend fishing this summer by recreational anglers in federal waters outweighs the harm to the red snapper... more »
  • LSU pitcher Eric Walker will miss 2018 season Play Video

    July 6, 2017 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU freshman pitcher Eric Walker, will miss the 2018 season and will need Tommy John surgery, coach Paul Mainieri announced on Thursday. Walker has been diagnosed with a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow and will undergo reconstructive surgery. He... more »
  • Residents can pre-register for DSNAP in preparation for hurricane season

    June 5, 2017 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As the 2017 hurricane season begins, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is encouraging residents to pre-register for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, also called Disaster Food Stamps. DSNAP provides food assistance for eligible households who do not receive regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... more »
  • State insurance chief: Do 'checkup' for hurricane season

    May 28, 2017 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging Louisiana residents to do an "insurance checkup" ahead of next week's start of hurricane season. He says people should talk to their insurance agents to make sure they know what their named-storm and hurricane deductibles are in their homeowner and rental... more »
  • 3-day red snapper season for anglers in Gulf's waters

    May 2, 2017 8:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal government says private recreational anglers went way over last year's quota for red snapper so they will have only three days to fish federal waters this year. Red snapper is one of the Gulf of Mexico's most popular sport and table fish. Charter boat captains... more »
  • Tony Benford named LSU men's basketball assistant coach

    March 28, 2017 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU head men's basketball coach, Will Wade, has named Tony Benford to serve as assistant coach for the 2017-2018 season. Benford comes to LSU after serving as the head coach at the University of North Texas and a career of more than 25 years in NCAA... more »
  • Tyra Banks to host season 12 of 'America's Got Talent'

    March 12, 2017 10:33 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Tyra Banks is hosting the 12th season of "America's Got Talent." NBC said Sunday that the supermodel, Emmy-winner and creator of "America's Next Top Model" will be joining the competition series alongside returning judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Banks will be... more »
  • Coach Orgeron previews LSU spring practice Play Video

    March 7, 2017 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Coach Ed Orgeron previewed the tigers' upcoming spring practice in a press conference Tuesday. The LSU football team will return to the field for spring practice on Saturday, Mar. 11, and Orgeron answered several questions about the tigers heading into Spring. Most of the questions... more »
  • Norman to miss remainder of 2017 LSU baseball season due to injury

    February 27, 2017 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Doug Norman, LSU baseball pitcher, will miss the remainder of the 2017 season due to an elbow injury. LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri announced the news on Monday. Norman's injury happened while he threw a pitch in the seventh inning of Sunday's game against Maryland.... more »
  • WATCH: Paratroopers jump into the Box as LSU welcomes military, baseball season Play Video

    February 17, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU baseball team opens its 2017 season on Friday in Alex Box Stadium against Air Force Academy. The Tigers will meet Air Force at 7 p.m. on Friday before taking on Army West Point at 4 p.m. on Saturday. LSU and Air Force will conclude... more »
  • New 30-day closed crab season begins Monday

    February 17, 2017 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 30-day closed season on crabbing will begin Monday. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission decided last year that something had to be done because overfishing was threatening the crab population. So through 2019, crabbing will be banned for 30 days, starting on the third Monday of... more »
  • LSU softball to open 2017 season at Tiger Classic

    February 10, 2017 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team, ranked number 4, opens the 2017 regular season on Friday afternoon to take part in the Tiger Classic. The Tigers will take on McNeese State, Oklahoma State and Penn State at Tiger Park Friday through Sunday. The team returns with Head... more »
  • Oyster season to reopen in part of Harvest Areas 3, 4

    January 29, 2017 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A portion of the public oyster seed grounds east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet will reopen on Tuesday. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that area, within Harvest Areas 3 and 4, opens at one-half hour before... more »
  • Mississippi confirms first pediatric flu death of season

    January 28, 2017 3:13 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the first confirmed pediatric influenza death for the 2016-2017 flu season. Officials say it happened to someone who lived in Central Mississippi. Including this reported death, there have been 15 total pediatric flu deaths reported in Mississippi since such deaths... more »
  • Louisiana sets 2017 recreational red snapper season

    January 28, 2017 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says the 2017 recreational red snapper fishing season in state waters will begin on Feb. 1 and remain open until further notice. The season will run seven days a week, with a daily bag and possession limit of two fish per... more »
  • Commercial king mackerel season to close Saturday

    January 20, 2017 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State wildlife and fisheries regulators say the commercial season for king mackerel in Louisiana waters will close at 12 p.m. on Saturday. The closure announced Thursday was made based on data gathered by Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and the National Marine Fisheries Service. They determined... more »
  • Court upholds rule dividing Gulf red snapper season

    January 18, 2017 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court ruling means there will continue to be different red snapper fishing limits in federal Gulf of Mexico waters for charter fishing boats and recreational anglers who have their own boats. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans refused Tuesday to... more »
  • AgCenter: OK strawberry season likely despite bad weather

    January 16, 2017 1:14 PM

    AMITE - The LSU AgCenter says some strawberry growers were hit by floods, wind and freezing temperatures, but others are optimistic about the season. AgCenter agent Whitney Wallace in Tangipahoa Parish says that overall, the damage is not too bad. Natalie Jones, farm manager of Faust Farms in Amite says... more »
  • Doctors seeing more sinus infections around holiday season Play Video

    December 27, 2016 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With holiday season in full swing, doctors have seen more people coming down with sinus infections. From coughing, to sneezing, to running noses, doctors have seen the symptoms far too often in their offices recently. "We've seen an increase in patients coming in with nasal... more »
  • White shrimp season closing Monday in most of Louisiana

    December 15, 2016 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The fall white-shrimp season is about to close for most waters in Louisiana. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced most inshore waters will be closed to harvesting white shrimp beginning Monday. The department said recently sampling by its biologists shows the average... more »
  • Iberville's 'Killing Fields' to premiere 2nd season Jan. 3

    December 1, 2016 4:37 PM

    IBERVILLE - "Killing Fields," a Discovery Channel true-crime reality series that digs into cold cases and current ones in the small community of Iberville Parish, will return on Jan. 3. The series follows the work of Detectives Rodie Sanchez, Aubrey St. Angelo and the rest of the experienced team of... more »
  • Hurricane season 2016 ends today

    November 30, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday, Nov. 30 marks the last day of the 2016 hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that the hurricane season for the Atlantic was the first above-normal season since 2012. The Atlantic Ocean saw 15 named storms in 2016, including seven hurricanes:... more »
  • Deer hunting season opens Saturday in Mississippi

    November 19, 2016 11:25 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Cool weather has arrived on time for Saturday's opening of deer season, when many Mississippians will be in the woods. The first hunting window runs until Dec. 1, with an additional window for hunting later in December and January. Hunting with dogs is allowed during the current... more »
  • LSU beats Wofford 91-69 in season opener

    November 12, 2016 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Duop Reath scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the second half as LSU rallied for a 91-69 victory against Wofford in the season opener for both teams Saturday. The Tigers trailed the Terriers 43-39 at halftime. However, LSU dominated the second half by outscoring Wofford... more »
  • UPS to hire 95,000 jobs for holiday shopping season

    September 15, 2016 12:14 PM

    UPS plans to hire more than 90,000 workers for the holiday shopping season. The company announced that 95,000 workers will be hired for temporary jobs. Last year, the company hired 93,000 workers for the holiday season. A company spokesman said that the company is seeking package handlers along with drivers... more »
  • Junior high football team receives money to replace equipment Play Video

    September 14, 2016 5:03 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Football season was an uncertainty for Southside Junior High following last month's historic flooding, but with the help of one store and generous NFL players, the season is now a reality. Flood water destroyed Southside Junior High, along with the football team's equipment room. "Water actually backed... more »
  • Five LSU hype videos you must watch before Saturday's game Play Video

    September 1, 2016 11:57 AM

    GREEN BAY - LSU football season is finally here. According to LSU Athletics, the football team put in its final day of full speed work in preparation for Saturday's game against Wisconsin Wednesday. The Tigers will take the practice field for a lighter practice Thursday before departing for Green... more »
  • Louisiana's fall shrimp seasons open Aug. 15, Aug. 22

    August 9, 2016 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The opening dates for the 2016 Louisiana fall shrimp season are scheduled later this month. The portion of state inside waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel Buoy Line open at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. The portion of state... more »
  • Spring shrimp season to close for inshore waters Sunday

    July 1, 2016 11:20 AM

    HOUMA - The spring inshore shrimp season, marked by low prices this year, will close at 6 p.m. Sunday in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Thursday inshore shrimping will end from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line to the western shore of the Freshwater Bayou... more »
  • Governor Edwards names May 15 start of Hurricane Preparedness Week

    May 15, 2016 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards proclaimed on Sunday that May 15 – 21 will be Hurricane Preparedness Week. Edwards released a joint statement with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness to urge residents to “get a game plan” for the upcoming hurricane season. “Now... more »
  • Flu vaccine more effective this year; milder season so far

    February 24, 2016 3:14 PM

    NEW YORK - The flu vaccine is doing a better job this year. Preliminary data suggest it is 59 percent effective. That's a big improvement from last winter's nasty flu season when the vaccine was less than 20 percent effective. Unlike last year's vaccine, this year's is a... more »
  • Deer season could close early in parts of Atchafalaya Basin

    January 5, 2016 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Deer season in parts of the Atchafalaya Basin could close early Friday due to rising flood waters. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday that rising flood waters in the Atchafalaya Basin could trigger an automatic closure of deer hunting season in parts of... more »
  • Pecan growers experience shortage in crops this year Play Video

    December 30, 2015 6:38 PM

    NEW ROADS - Pecan growers are having to adjust their prices because of a decrease in crops this year. "Last year we shelled until about the middle of May. It may be April when we stop this year," said Andre Bergeron, owner of Bergeron Pecan Company. Bergeron told News... more »
  • Recreational red snapper season coming to close

    December 30, 2015 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's recreational red snapper season comes to a close this week. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) said the season will close Friday at 12:01 a.m. The state fall red snapper season opened Nov. 20 That gave anglers a final opportunity to take 88,823 pounds... more »
  • Crawfish season has arrived Play Video

    December 15, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tis' the season. For crawfish, that is. The Louisiana delicacy can be found on many restaurants menus across the Baton Rouge area. For this this time of year, its not unusual for the mudbugs to be sold. The rarity comes with the size. Christian... more »
  • EBR schools plan for peak of flu season Play Video

    November 12, 2015 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With flu season getting started in October, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System is trying to get a grip on it before it peaks. Thursday, nurses were at Claiborne Elementary School to give vaccinations to 142 students. Consent forms were sent to the parents of all... more »
  • Hunting delay at Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area

    November 8, 2015 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising waterfowl hunters who use the Greentree reservoir at Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area that water will not be available for the opening of the upcoming waterfowl season. The state's East Zone opens for waterfowl hunting on Nov.... more »
  • Recreational red snapper season closes Wednesday

    September 8, 2015 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the state recreational red snapper season will close at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday. State officials anticipate private recreational anglers will have harvested the state's projected share of the total Gulf of Mexico private angler harvest - 745,000 pounds,... more »
  • LSU students race to snag season tickets as sale deadline looms Play Video

    August 26, 2015 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students tickets for the upcoming LSU football season are nearly gone. Tiger football fans who also attend the university have had their chance to snag their tickets since the beginning of summer, and as of the end of today, nearly 14,000 student tickets have been sold.... more »
  • Forecasters confident this hurricane season will be light

    August 6, 2015 11:56 AM

    MIAMI - Forecasters are even more confident that this Atlantic hurricane season will be a breeze. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still warns coastal residents to be vigilant as the six-month season hits its peak. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center on Thursday gave its forecast calling for... more »
  • Wildlife and fisheries to consider early fall shrimp season

    July 20, 2015 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday to consider open dates for the 2015 autumn shrimp season. That means the season will likely open before the commission's next regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 6. At the commission's July meeting, Louisiana Department... more »
  • Louisiana's brown shrimp season to reopen in some areas

    July 17, 2015 4:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the brown shrimp season will reopen in parts of the Mississippi Sound. The affected areas will reopen Monday at 6 p.m. For a map detailing the areas currently open to shrimping visit here. In addition to the open waters of... more »
  • LHSAA reaches deal with high school referees

    July 13, 2015 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The high school football season will go on in Louisiana without replacement referees. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association agreed to tentative terms with the referees to keep them on the field this season. The exact terms of the deal haven't been released, but a source tells... more »
  • 2015 Louisiana dove season's first split to open Sept. 5

    July 8, 2015 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The opening split of the 2015 Louisiana dove season in the north zone will open Sept. 5 and run through Sept. 27 if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approves date submissions by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. Additional north zone splits for dove would be Oct.... more »
  • Louisiana spring shrimp season to close Friday

    June 17, 2015 6:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana wildlife and fisheries regulators say the spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. Friday, from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the western shore of the Freshwater Bayou canal. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday that the closure does not affect: --Lake... more »
  • Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup

    June 16, 2015 8:10 AM

    CHICAGO- The Chicago Blackhawks are drinking from the Stanley Cup for the third time in six seasons. Duncan Keith scored the game-winner and Corey Crawford finished with 25 saves as the Hawks closed out the finals in six games, beating Tampa Bay 2-0. The game was scoreless until Keith followed... more »
  • New Roads hosts Blessing of the Boats ceremony and honors vets

    May 24, 2015 6:58 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Blessing of the Boats annual prayer ceremony happened Sunday afternoon. Every year, boaters get a prayer said over their boats to prepare for boating season. This year, more than 20 boats were blessed in a traditional event that has lasted over three decades. "It... 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 »
  • CDC: Nasty flu season has peaked, is retreating

    February 13, 2015 12:10 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A new report shows this winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating. The flu reached its highest levels around the beginning of January, and stayed there for weeks. The government report out Friday shows flu has become less widespread and less intense in... more »
  • Farmers: Outlook for crawfish harvest is decent

    January 2, 2015 11:21 AM

    HOUMA - With this year's winter seeing mild temperatures so far, crawfish farmers are expecting a decent crop of crawfish in the coming months. Cold weather sends crawfish into a lethargic state where they don't feed as much and many bury themselves in the mud. Warmer temperatures make crawfish more... more »
  • Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

    December 19, 2014 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported cases were widespread in 29 states last week. If the trend continues, it could bring another early peak... more »
  • Outdoors Report: Duck Season Arrives Play Video

    November 21, 2014 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Duck season opened last weekend in the West Zone, and the East Zone is just days away from starting. "Opening morning is the best morning of them all, because you know there are going to be a lot of ducks out there," explains Ron Guidry from... more »
  • Pecan season is here Play Video

    October 31, 2014 6:32 PM

    NEW ROADS - The holiday season is here, and with it comes pecan season. Steve Bergeron from H.J. Bergeron Pecan Shelling company said this year's crops are a few weeks late in its harvest. "There's a huge crop out there. But the problem being that since we had... more »
  • Outdoors Report: Duck Season Preps Play Video

    October 31, 2014 6:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - November arrives tomorrow, which means duck season returns in a couple of weeks. In this week's Outdoors Report, John Jackson gives you a birds eye view of how to get your limit. Watch the video for more information. more »
  • Sticker shock: The price of an LSU loss Play Video

    October 6, 2014 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses are taking a hit with LSU's lackluster start to the season. Managers at businesses depending on LSU to attract customers said Monday, they've seen high-dollar differences the Sunday following an LSU loss. "Everybody's just in a period of mourning after a big loss," Zippy's... more »

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