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Rouses Markets donating fridge, dairy products to Southern University food pantry

Rouses Markets donating fridge, dairy products to Southern University food pantry

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)

Yesterday

Rural towns at risk: A quarter of Louisiana's rural hospitals vulnerable to closure, study finds

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.

A (More)

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Officials identify two teenage victims killed in double shooting Tuesday morning

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)

Yesterday

$160 million grant to go toward funding Louisiana's energy transition, creating new jobs

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)

2/26/2024

Proposed Louisiana bill could eliminate parole for offenders in the future

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)

Yesterday

Eyes turn to House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana as shutdown looms and Ukraine ammo runs low

Eyes turn to House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana as shutdown looms and Ukraine ammo runs low

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)

2/26/2024

Plans for new LSU entertainment and sports arena moving forward

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)

Yesterday

Last chance: Our final opportunity to see a solar eclipse for decades

Last chance: Our final opportunity to see a solar eclipse for decades

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.

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2/26/2024

LSU women's basketball rises in AP Poll with Angel Reese claiming National Player of the Week

LSU women's basketball rises in AP Poll with Angel Reese claiming National Player of the Week

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)

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One person struck & injured in Monday night shooting

One person struck & injured in Monday night shooting

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.

2/26/2024

Fire at community home leaves six residents displaced

Fire at community home leaves six residents displaced

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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