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  • Completing your child's back-to-school health checklist Play Video

    August 3, 2017 8:42 PM

    There are only a few days left before kids go back to school and it's important to make sure they have all they need — including a clean bill of health. Students may need vaccinations or necessary physicals for extra-curricular activities, but little thing such as getting them in... more »
  • After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'

    June 22, 2017 1:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan says he visited Congressman Steve Scalise and that he's "doing well" and "his spirits are up" as he recovers from the gunshot wound he suffered last week. The Wisconsin Republican says Scalise is craving updates on work as he recovers at MedStar... more »
  • UK says Trump trip invite still stands after report of delay

    June 11, 2017 1:33 PM

    LONDON - The British prime minister's office says the state visit invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump still stands, after a newspaper reported that Trump wants to postpone the trip. The Guardian reported Sunday that Trump told Prime Minister Theresa May that he doesn't want to come if... more »
  • Baton Rouge man treated by President Trump's doctor after medical emergency Play Video

    May 29, 2017 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local resident met an important member of the White House staff after he had a medical emergency this past week, and he didn't even realize it until after the fact. Neal Elliott had just arrived at the White House last week for his son's class... more »
  • Families, veterans pay respects on Memorial Day at Port Hudson National Cemetery Play Video

    May 29, 2017 7:21 PM

    ZACHARY - Military veterans and their families came together to salute local soldiers on Memorial Day during a ceremony at the Port Hudson National Cemetery in Zachary. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to the veterans buried there. One veteran, 86-year old Bobby Snowden, served in the Korean War... more »
  • Texas newspaper: Baton Rouge is 'more than a pit stop'

    May 17, 2017 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One Texas newspaper has highlighted Baton Rouge as the perfect destination for a summer trip. "Baton Rouge deserves more than a cursory glance en route to New Orleans for its walkable downtown and rising dining scene," the The Houston Chronicle writes. The paper writes that in... more »
  • Gov. Edwards to give update on tornado, flood relief meeting with Trump administration

    February 27, 2017 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards will hold press conference on Tuesday afternoon upon returning from his visit from Washington, D.C. Edwards will provide an update on his meetings with officials from President Trump's administration as the state seeks an additional $2 billion in flood and tornado relief.... more »
  • Officials expect increased airport traffic due to Trump visit

    December 8, 2016 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials say that the Baton Rouge Metro Airport expects higher than normal traffic volumes due to President-Elect Donald Trump's visit on Friday . Travelers can expect high traffic volumes between 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. Airline passengers... more »
  • Zachary residents turn out for Obama visit

    August 23, 2016 4:38 PM

    ZACHARY - People turned out along the roadside in Zachary to see President Barack Obama's motorcade during his tour of Louisiana's flood damage. Jazz Matthews saw her house inundated by flooding in the nearby town of Central, and now it's unliveable. Standing roadside to glimpse Obama, she dismissed criticism... more »
  • Obama to visit Baton Rouge on Tuesday

    August 22, 2016 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Baton Rouge this week after federal disaster declarations have been made in several South Louisiana parishes. The President's visit will be on Tuesday with Obama expected to meet some thousands of people involved in the federal aid request. ... more »
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards spending week in Washington

    January 21, 2016 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's new governor is in the nation's capital, for the state congressional delegation's annual Washington Mardi Gras festivities. Gov. John Bel Edwards left Louisiana on Wednesday and is expected to return Sunday. The Democratic governor, sworn into office on Jan. 11, was scheduled to meet Thursday with... more »
  • Left outside but still glad to see president

    January 14, 2016 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 200 people lined the streets of Old South Baton Rouge to see President Obama's motorcade whiz by Thursday. They were left out in the cold, unable to get a ticket into his town hall meeting at McKinley Senior High. However, the conditions didn't put a... more »
  • La.'s new governor working to set meeting during Obama visit

    January 8, 2016 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards hopes to meet with President Barack Obama when he's in Louisiana next week, but no meeting has been scheduled yet. The Obama administration announced the Democratic president will travel to Baton Rouge on Thursday, three days after Edwards is sworn into office as... more »
  • Obama to visit Baton Rouge next week Play Video

    January 8, 2016 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - President Barack Obama is scheduled to make his first trip to the Capital City during his presidency, according to an announcement from the White House Thursday night. Obama will visit the state capital next Thursday, Jan. 14. Other times and locations for the trip have yet... more »
  • Inmates celebrate the holidays with their kids Play Video

    December 15, 2015 12:05 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - People behind bars in West Feliciana Parish received some early Christmas cheer Tuesday. Montreal Floyd is a father of six, but on Tuesday he got to see two of his children. This will be the first Christmas without his kids. "When you're use to being around them,... more »
  • Pope urges Congress to welcome immigrants, protect family

    September 24, 2015 8:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - In his historic address to Congress, Pope Francis urged lawmakers to embrace immigrants, abolish the death penalty, and protect families while also calling for the U. S. to help avert climate change. Tens of thousands of spectators watched from the West Lawn of the Capitol as the... more »
  • Pope calls for action on climate change

    September 23, 2015 10:05 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C.- The pope says climate change is an urgent problem that "can no longer be left to a future generation." Francis waded into that hot-button political issue in remarks at the White House, where President Barack Obama and a crowd of thousands welcomed him. The pope praised Obama for... more »
  • 'Perfect Guy' leads weekend box office

    September 13, 2015 12:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "The Perfect Guy" and "The Visit" have sailed past modest opening weekend expectations - and budgets - locking in debuts in the mid-$20 million range. "The Perfect Guy," a PG-13 rated thriller starring Sanaa Lathan, earned $26.7 million to secure the first place spot, according to studio... more »
  • Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

    August 28, 2015 8:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush says today is a day to celebrate the resurgence of New Orleans schools. Bush spoke at a ceremony at Warren Easton Charter High School. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the state took over almost all the city's schools, which... more »
  • Obama in New Orleans for hurricane's 10th anniversary Play Video

    August 27, 2015 9:47 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which suffered the worst of the storm's devastation. He's also using the occasion to press governments to start helping communities prepare for the stronger storms that climate change will cause. ... more »
  • Obama to visit New Orleans for 10th anniversary of hurricane

    August 19, 2015 11:25 AM

    EDGARTOWN - President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans next week to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The powerful storm struck Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, causing significant damage to the Gulf Coast and forcing a storm surge that breached New Orleans' levee system and flooded large... more »
  • Obama and Kenya: 1st trip to father's homeland as president

    July 22, 2015 3:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - When Barack Obama visited Kenya for the first time nearly 30 years ago, he was astonished that an airport worker recognized his last name. It was a striking experience for the future president. He was a young man struggling to understand how a country that he had never... more »
  • Obama plans to visit Selma, Alabama to commemorate marches

    January 20, 2015 2:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to visit Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of historic civil rights marches across the state. The White House says the March 7 trip also will highlight the upcoming 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act. Obama last visited Selma... more »
  • Pope arrives in Philippines on first papal visit in 20 years

    January 15, 2015 4:10 AM

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Pope Francis has arrived in the Philippines, Asia's most populous Catholic nation, where ecstatic crowds awaited the first papal visit in 20 years. Church bells tolled across the country and hundreds of children danced and waved small Philippine and Vatican flags as the pontiff emerged from... more »
  • Pope Francis confirms trip to the United States

    November 17, 2014 11:52 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's mayor says it's a "joyous day." Michael Nutter says the upcoming visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia will be the largest event in the city's modern history. The pontiff confirmed today that he will make his first papal visit to the United States with the trip to... more »

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