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  • Baton Rouge building set for conversion

    October 5, 2013 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Onyx building at the corner of Third and Convention streets downtown Baton Rouge will be redeveloped into a mixed-use property including apartments and commercial space. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/19USmsy ) that conversion work could begin this coming week. The first steps will be removing exterior... more »
  • Powerball jackpot increased to $425 million, third largest in history

    August 6, 2013 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Powerball jackpot for the August 7 drawing has climbed to $425 million, the third largest Powerball jackpot of all time. The cash value is now $244.7 million. The Powerball jackpot was last hit on June 22 and Wednesday's drawing is the 13th in the current... more »
  • Louisiana jobless rate rises along with payrolls

    April 19, 2013 2:23 PM

    Louisiana's unemployment rate rose in March for the third straight month, as fewer people reported having work. The increase contrasts with a separate survey showing employer payrolls rose in Louisiana. The jobless rate rose to 6.2 from 6 percent in February, though it remained below the 6.8 percent rate of... more »
  • Downtown grocery to open in May Play Video

    January 3, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Investors plan to open a grocery store in downtown Baton Rouge, at the corner of Third Street and Florida Blvd., later this spring. A grocery store is one of the key retail needs identified in a recent Downtown Development District report. The group of investors say the... more »
  • Third arrest made for loaded gun found at school

    December 19, 2012 3:26 PM

    Baton Rouge- A third student at Park Forest Middle School, a 14 year-old seventh grader, has been charged with carrying a gun on school property. The student is among two other teens arrested yesterday. School officials found the 40-caliber handgun inside a book bag, inside a trashcan. ... more »
  • Thunder win third straight, lead Spurs 3-2

    June 5, 2012 8:22 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the brink of the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 in Game 5 on Monday night and moving within a victory of a series knockout. Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Thunder... more »
  • 3rd suspect expected in court in slaying at MSU

    April 2, 2012 7:31 AM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - One of three suspects in the shooting death of a Mississippi State University student is expected to make his initial court appearance today. Trent Deundra Crump of Flowood is one of three men charged with capital murder in the death of 21-year-old John Sanderson of Madison. Duntae... more »
  • Roemer goes Independent

    February 22, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is giving up his attempt to win the Republican nomination for president. But he's no giving up his bid for the White House. Roemer announced today that he is leaving the GOP after his dismal performances in the states that... more »
  • Third murder of 2012 reported in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 4, 2012 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced this morning they're investigating the third murder of the new year. Sgt. Don Kelly said Lionel White, 33, was shot and killed last night. Officers were called out to a home on Fairfields around 8:15 p.m. where White was found lying in a driveway... more »
  • Third arrest made in Donaldsonville Murder

    November 22, 2011 2:46 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities have made a third arrest in a murder investigation in Donaldsonville. 19 year-old Bernard Solomon turned himself into authorities Monday evening for his involvement in the deadly shooting of Phillip Allen earlier this month. Detectives say Allen was shot from outside his apartment window. ... more »
  • Downer not dropping out of 3rd District GOP runoff

    August 31, 2010 3:53 PM

    Republican candidate Hunt Downer says he won't end his bid for the GOP nomination in the southeastern Louisiana-based 3rd Congressional District, despite suggestions he should drop out. Downer, a former Louisiana House speaker, fell far behind opponent Jeff Landry in last week's Republican primary. Landry barely missed an outright victory... more »

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