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  • Woman booked into jail for sneaking into LSU graduation, snatching someone else's diploma

    December 21, 2017 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old woman was booked into jail this week, nearly four months after LSU officials said she managed to sneak her way into one of LSU's graduation ceremonies and take someone else's diploma. WBRZ.com first reported on December 21, Bianca White was accused of inserting herself... more »
  • LSU's Derrius Guice to make NFL Draft decision after bowl game

    December 5, 2017 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's star running back, Derrius Guice, says he's still unsure whether or not he's going to enter the next NFL Draft, and he won't know until the Tigers' last game of the season. Guice took to social media Monday to express his frustration with this past... more »
  • Former LSU student pleads guilty to sharing child porn online

    November 29, 2017 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former LSU student accused of taking photos of teenage girls showering in an on-campus dorm has pled guilty to sharing sexually explicit images of minors online. According to US Attorney Corey Amundson, 20-year-old Andrew Easterly pled guilty of storing inappropriate images featuring minors on his... more »
  • Howard's 4 TDs lead Southern in 37-31 win over Prairie View

    November 4, 2017 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Austin Howard threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns and Southern pulled away from Prairie View late with a 37-31 win on Saturday night. After the Panthers drew within six with 3:52 to play, Prairie View recovered a fumble deep in its own territory but... more »
  • Affidavit says Gruver was targeted during alleged hazing incident Play Video

    October 11, 2017 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arrest records from the LSU Police Department reveal that 18-year-old Max Gruver received the bulk of the punishment on the night of an alleged hazing incident which preceded his death. Phi Delta Theta pledges got messages telling them to show up to the fraternity house for... more »
  • WATCH: Les Miles recalls LSU memories ahead of Saturday's Auburn game Play Video

    October 10, 2017 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 'Mad Hatter' will make his return to Death Valley this weekend as LSU holds a ceremony to honor its 2007 National Championship team. According to a report from the Advocate , Miles will be joined by players from his national title-winning team during halftime of... more »
  • BRPD: Suspect shot, arrested after armed robbery attempt

    October 8, 2017 2:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a suspect was booked into prison over the weekend after he was shot in a failed armed robbery attempt Thursday. Police say the incident occurred around 2:20 p.m. Thursday, but did not specify the exact location. According to arrest records, 29-year-old Malcolm Williams approached... more »
  • Law firm offering free rides home after LSU vs. Auburn game

    October 5, 2017 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Dudley DeBosier personal injury law firm is offering free rides to locals looking to get home safely after the next LSU home game. The law firm has teamed up with Lyft to offer free rides following the Oct. 14 game against Auburn at Tiger Stadium.... more »
  • LSU fans remain hopeful after tough loss Play Video

    October 1, 2017 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Described as the biggest win in the Troy Trojans' History, Saturday's Homecoming game has left LSU fans stunned. Minutes after the clock ran out, the team and coaches were seen walking off the field with their heads hanging low. Fans are already in a frenzy around Baton... more »
  • District attorney announces security bump at LSU home games Play Video

    September 20, 2017 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In an email sent out to a number of high school students Wednesday, District Attorney Hillar Moore announced an increase in security at LSU's upcoming home football games. The district attorney's email, sent to private and public school students, said law enforcement agencies would specifically be... more »
  • LSU crushes Greek Life in wake of fraternity death Play Video

    September 14, 2017 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All Greek activities are suspended at LSU as the university investigates an on-campus fraternity concerning the Wednesday night death of an 18-year-old student. The coroner's office has confirmed to WBRZ that 18-year-old Max Gruver from Roswell, Georgia was taken to a hospital from the Phi Delta... more »
  • Six dead in six days: Authorities investigating multiple deadly shootings in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 13, 2017 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been a violent week in the capital area as five separate shootings have left six people dead since Friday. The spate of deadly shootings began Friday morning when two shooters rolled up to a home on Thomas H. Delpit Drive and opened fire on two... more »
  • Campus police investigating after fight at LSU tailgate goes viral Play Video

    September 11, 2017 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating after a video of a violent fight at an LSU tailgate went viral over the weekend. The video, which began making its way around social media Sunday, shows the fight on the LSU Parade Ground during a tailgate ahead of Saturday's football game.... more »
  • Local bar apologizes over alleged noose, 'show your pride' cup

    September 11, 2017 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An area bar has released a public apology after a post on social media showed what appeared to be a noose and a cup bearing the phrase "show your pride" at the Tigerland business. A tweet posted Sunday showed the alleged noose hanging in Reggie's, a... more »
  • Southern University stands by decision to fire Dumas

    August 16, 2017 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors say they made the right decision after voting to uphold the firing of former Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas. Last week, Dumas filed a lawsuit saying his firing was a violation of due process according to court documents. Southern stands... more »
  • 2 former LSU women's golfers chosen for Solheim Cup

    August 6, 2017 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two former All-America stars of the LSU women’s golf program – Austin Ernst and Madelene Sagstrom – were selected as Captain’s Picks for the 2017 Solheim Cup. The 2017 Solheim Cup is the 15th edition of the Solheim Cup matches, being held Aug. 18–20 at the... more »
  • LSU working to get tiger mascot by start of football season

    July 30, 2017 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University is searching for a new tiger mascot, with the university's president hoping to have a Mike VII on campus by the September start of football season. LSU President F. King Alexander says renovations to the tiger's on-campus habitat will be completed by... more »
  • LSU to revamp concession stands at all athletic venues

    July 25, 2017 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fans can expect a new experience at concession stands during future LSU sporting events. According to the LSU Athletics Department, the school has partnered with Aramark to provide food and beverage services at all athletic facilities on campus. Athletic Director Joe Alleva said the new partnership... more »
  • Basement flood closes LSU dental school in New Orleans

    July 24, 2017 8:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State University's dental school in New Orleans is closed because the main building's basement flooded over the weekend, shutting down the computer network and phones. LSU Health Sciences Center spokeswoman Leslie Capo says in a news release that heavy rains Saturday left 1½ feet... more »
  • Baton Rouge area crime-fighting initiative denied funding

    July 19, 2017 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal government has denied a request from Baton Rouge officials to extend an area crime-fighting initiative. According to Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's communications director, Janene Tate, the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project (BRAVE) has been denied further funding by the federal government. Federal officials... more »
  • Southern University seeking medical marijuana cultivator

    July 18, 2017 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is reviewing applications from several vendors vying to become the schools dedicated medical marijuana cultivator. The university is still in the early planning stages of its marijuana cultivating facility, but is already reviewing applications from seven different vendors, hoping to become Southern's cultivator. ... more »
  • LSU promotes newly opened 'Leisure River'

    July 16, 2017 11:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has opened its new outdoor 'Leisure River' as part of a nearly $85 million expansion project. The school tweeted about the recently-opened pool Sunday, prompting to give the campus' latest attraction a look. Behold: the recently-opened @LSUUREC Leisure River. Have you taken a... more »
  • Man charged with attempted murder after heroin overdose on LSU's campus

    July 16, 2017 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Saturday after he allegedly gave drugs to a person on LSU's campus, leading to that person's overdose in a bathroom stall. According to the LSU Police Department, officers responded to a call Friday in reference to an unresponsive 25-year-old inside the LSU... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after sneaking into Tiger Stadium with prostitute

    July 12, 2017 1:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Monday after he was caught with a prostitute on LSU's campus. According to LSU PD, officers were notified of a man and woman who were seen exiting a vehicle and walking toward Tiger Stadium Monday. Police arrived on scene to find 36-year-old... more »
  • Woman arrested for forgery after trying to cash stolen checks

    July 1, 2017 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman after she allegedly stole checks from an office on LSU's campus and then tried to cash them at local businesses. According to the LSU Police Department, officers received a complaint from Geoshield LLC, which has offices located on the university's south campus.... more »
  • LSU prepares to take on Florida in championship series Play Video

    June 25, 2017 9:15 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - LSU will begin a quest for its seventh national championship Monday afternoon when the Tigers face Florida in game one of the College World Series Finals. Monday's game is set for a 6 p.m. start at TD Ameritrade Park. Game two of the best two-of-three championship... more »
  • Medical marijuana contract will give LSU at least $3.4M

    June 22, 2017 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first medical marijuana production deal struck in Louisiana is expected to bring the state's flagship university at least $3.4 million over five years. In its bid offer, the contractor agreed to pay that amount or 10 percent of gross receipts, whichever is higher, to... more »
  • Former LSU player reminisces on Tigers' first trip to College World Series Play Video

    June 18, 2017 12:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sports bars all around the Baton Rouge area were crowded as fans eagerly awaited LSU's first College World Series match-up Saturday. “It’s crazy to see it all evolve," Michael Papajohn said. While he’s not physically in Omaha, Papajohn can’t help but feel nostalgic and a... more »
  • DOTD details $72 million project to widen I-10 near Highland Road

    June 13, 2017 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the successful proposer for a $72 million project that will widen Interstate 10 near Highland Road. According to DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, James Construction Group, LLC, will carry out the project to widen the interstate from... more »
  • Edwards appoints Angelle's replacement on LSU Board of Supervisors

    June 13, 2017 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards has announced the replacement for former Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle on the LSU Board of Supervisors. On Tuesday, Edwards announced that Mary Werner will take over Angelle's vacated seat for the remainder of his term representing the 3rd Congressional District. Werner,... more »
  • Former Alex Box marshal reminisces on decades of history with the Tigers

    June 10, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Before the first pitch of the LSU and Mississippi State regional game, thousands of die-hard baseball fans filled the lots surrounding Alex Box Stadium. Some of those fans, like 76-year-old Joe Civello, have a deep history with LSU’s sports.This is especially true when it comes to... more »
  • Campus 'free speech' bill backed by Louisianan lawmakers

    June 6, 2017 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Legislation seeking to protect controversial speakers' appearances at Louisiana colleges and calling on campuses to penalize students who disrupt them has won final passage from lawmakers, but only after its punishment provisions were watered down. Rep. Lance Harris, chairman of the House Republican Delegation, has said his... more »
  • LSU to open Women's College World Series Thursday

    May 29, 2017 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With the completion of the West Coast games late Sunday night, the bracket and start times for the NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City were set with the series featuring the LSU Tigers advancing for the third straight year. The event as usual will... more »
  • LSU Softball advances to its third straight Women's College World Series

    May 28, 2017 3:27 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - LSU senior catcher Sahvanna Jaquish drove in four runs and Carley Hoover entered in relief to hold off No. 4-seed Florida Stat, as the LSU Softball team advanced to the Women's College World Series for the third-straight season. The Tigers held on for 6-4 victory agains... more »
  • LSU Softball stays alive with shutout against Florida State

    May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Junior Allie Walljasper threw a complete game, one-hitter to lift 13th-seeded LSU to a 1-0 victory over fourth-seeded Florida State and keep the Tigers' dream of advancing to the Women's College World Series alive Saturday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field. With the victory, LSU improved to... more »
  • LSU Baseball vs Missouri rescheduled

    May 23, 2017 10:00 PM

    HOOVER, Ala. - Following a four-hour game 1 and a 1:46 rain delay during game 2 on Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference was forced to adjust the LSU Baseball team's opening game Wednesday against Missouri. LSU (39-17), which shared the regular-season title at 21-9 in league play, will face... more »
  • House votes to increase TOPS GPA requirement

    May 23, 2017 7:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Lousiana House of Representatives has voted in favor of a bill that would raise the required grade point average for students looking to earn the TOPS scholarship. The house voted 53-32 in favor of the Bill 117, which would increase the GPA required for students... more »
  • LSU Softball defeats McNeese 10-1 after weather delay

    May 21, 2017 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – No. 18 LSU Softball exploded for seven runs on seven hits in the top of the fourth inning to propel the Tigers to a 10-1 win against McNeese in six innings in Game 5 of the Baton Rouge Regional Sunday night at Tiger Park. The game... more »
  • PHOTOS: Double rainbow spotted in Baton Rouge following afternoon storm

    May 21, 2017 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in the Baton Rouge area were treated to a pleasant surprise as storm clouds lifted late Sunday afternoon. Several residents sent in pictures of a double rainbow after the heavy rains let up around 6:45 p.m. The multicolored band could spotted from all around Baton... more »
  • UNO theatre production wins national awards

    May 21, 2017 11:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Theatre UNO's production of "The Aliens" has received eight national awards at the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. "The Aliens," a drama centered around a high school dropout and a college dropout loitering behind a Vermont coffee shop, garnered the highest level of national... more »
  • LSU Baseball captures 17th SEC Championship

    May 21, 2017 12:10 AM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- No. 5 LSU defeated No. 8 Mississippi State, 11-7, to capture the program's 17th Southeastern Conference Championship Saturday evening at Duby Noble Field. That's a wrap from Starkville! Tigers sweep the Bulldogs for the second ?? of the weekend. pic.twitter.com/QAXUsmiB2L — LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball) May... more »
  • LSU Softball to host regional as No. 13 overall seed

    May 14, 2017 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team has been selected as the No. 13 overall seed for the 2017 NCAA Softball Championships and will host the Baton Rouge Regional with Louisiana-Lafayette, McNeese State and Fairfield May 19-21 at Tiger Park. LSU will take on Fairfield at 5:30 p.m. Friday... more »
  • Softball Falls in SEC Tournament Final, 5-1

    May 13, 2017 11:45 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 21 LSU softball team's run in the 2017 SEC Softball Tournament came to an end in the final game, falling to the Ole Miss Rebels 5-1 Saturday night at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium in Knoxville. A four-run frame by Ole Miss (40-18) in the... more »
  • LSU Baseball sweeps Auburn with 9-1 victory

    May 13, 2017 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Freshman Eric Walker took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, allowing only one run on one hit in eight innings of work, as the 10th ranked Tigers completed the series sweep against No. 13 Auburn with a 9-1 victory Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium. ... more »
  • Shaquille O'Neal says he'll run for sheriff in 2020

    May 9, 2017 3:46 PM

    NBA Hall of Famer and LSU alumnus Shaquille O'Neal says he's considering a run for sheriff in 2020. Although he didn't clarify to WXIA where he would enter a sheriff race, the 2000 NBA MVP holds residency in Florida and Georgia. "This is not about politics for me.... more »
  • LSU Softball closes regular season with 4-2 win

    May 8, 2017 12:21 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The No. 18 LSU softball team produced four runs on seven hits and got a solid performance in the circle from Allie Walljasper to close the 2017 regular season with a 4-2 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks Sunday afternoon in Columbia. The Tigers (38-17, 12-12... more »
  • LSU Baseball scores walk-off win against South Carolina Play Video

    May 7, 2017 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU sophomore left fielder Antoine Duplantis lined a single into left field to score Zach Watson and give the Tigers a thrilling 7-6 victory over South Carolina in 10 innings Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. With runners on the corners and one... more »
  • LSU Police arrest man for exposing himself in Middleton Library

    May 6, 2017 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after he allegedly exposed himself to several people on LSU's campus Friday night. LSUPD arrested 25-year-old William Gillette after several victims said he exposed his genitalia to them in the Middleton Library. LSU Police were called to the library around 9:15... more »
  • Dupre and Godchaux selected in day three of the NFL Draft

    April 29, 2017 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Football players continues to be grabbed at a record pace in the 2017 NFL Draft, as several more Tigers were selected on Friday and Saturday night in Philadelphia. With Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams and Tre'Davious White were each taken in the first round Thursday night,... more »
  • Kentucky student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

    April 28, 2017 11:44 AM

    LEXINGTON - Officials say a student has been injured, another person is in custody and a university has canceled classes following a machete attack at a university coffee shop in central Kentucky. Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton told the Lexington Herald-Leader it happened Friday morning at Transylvania University. He said... more »
  • LSU offensive lineman arrested, suspended from team

    April 26, 2017 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU offensive lineman Adrian Magee was arrested shortly after the university announced his suspension from the football team Wednesday. Head Coach Ed Orgeron announced Magee had been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Magee was arrested shortly afterward on Wednesday afternoon. According to the warrant,... more »
  • LSU QB Danny Etling undergoes back procedure

    April 24, 2017 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU quarterback Danny Etling has reportedly undergone a procedure on his back, according to the university's athletics department. LSU Football Head Coach Ed Orgeron issued a statement on the senior quarterback Monday. “Danny had a minor back procedure this morning and everything came out alright,” Orgeron... more »

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