Posted 6:04 AM 2/28/2024 by Sarah Lawrence
BATON ROUGE - To help alleviate food insecurity in the capital area, Rouses Markets, partnering with Dairy MAX, is donating a cooler and dairy products to Southern University's food pantry.
The two organizations are committed to helping address food insecurity on the rise due to (More)
Posted 5:16 AM 2/28/2024 by Kait Harmon
ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish Hospital receives 150 to 200 emergency calls a month. It's emergency room sees 6,000 people a year. If its doors were to close, 200 emergency phone calls would go unanswered, about 6,000 patients unseen. That's the importance of a rural hospital.
Posted 7:15 AM 2/28/2024 by WBRZ Staff
BATON ROUGE - Two teenagers died in a double shooting early Tuesday morning.
Baton Rouge detectives said the shooting happened on North 37th Street just after midnight. One of the victims, 18-year-old D'ontae Bethley, died on the scene, but the other, 19-year-old Luis Servin (More)
Posted 6:21 AM 2/28/2024 by Alexis Marigny
BATON ROUGE - The National Science Foundation awarded LSU its largest competitive grant: a $160 million fund to support the energy industry in Louisiana.
The petrochemical industry employs more than 250 thousand people in the state, making it one of the largest providers of jobs. The (More)
Posted 5:01 PM 2/27/2024 by Alexis Marigny
BATON ROUGE - Some Louisiana legislators are pushing to remove parole for prisoners convicted after Aug. 1. Opponents say it will force people to stay in jail longer and cost tax payers more.
"Louisiana is the capital of incarceration in this nation, and parole helps us to reduce (More)
Posted 2:58 PM 2/27/2024 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders emerged from an “intense” Oval Office meeting with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, noting it's possible to avoid a partial government shutdown but warning Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana about the grave danger of delaying aid to Ukraine (More)
Posted 2:38 PM 2/27/2024 by Bess Casserleigh
BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and LSU women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey have something in common—they both want a venue that can properly host sports and entertainment in Baton Rouge.
The women agree with Metro Council members that the River Center (More)
Posted 3:31 PM 2/27/2024 by Meteorologist Malcolm Byron
BATON ROUGE - On Monday, April 8th, 2024, another solar eclipse takes over skies across North America. Solar eclipses happen when the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun at a position where the Moon casts a shadow on the Earth. Those caught in the path of this shadow experience the eclipse.(More)...
Posted 5:38 AM 2/27/2024 by Sarah Lawrence
BATON ROUGE - The LSU women's basketball team has risen four spots in Monday's latest AP poll with three huge wins in the last week.
The Tigers rose to Number 9 in the poll after three big wins against Texas A&M, Auburn, and Tennessee. That makes six straight wins for the team (More)
Posted 4:19 AM 2/27/2024 by WBRZ Staff
BATON ROUGE - One victim was struck & injured by gunfire Monday night.
The Baton Rouge Police Department says the shooting took place around the 7300 block of Airline Highway near Victoria Drive, on Monday just before 11:30 p.m..
The victim was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The motive and suspects are unknown at this time.
Posted 9:49 PM 2/26/2024 by Sarah Lawrence
BATON ROUGE - Six people were displaced after a house fire at a community home off North Boulevard.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department said the fire started just before 11 a.m. Monday morning. Crews said heavy fire was seen on the front porch of the Atkinson Community Home, and the fire (More)
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