• Hurricane Ida delays renovations for River Center theatre, forces change of venue for "The Nutcracker"

    Hurricane Ida delays renovations for River Center theatre, forces change of venue for "The Nutcracker"
    BATON ROUGE - It's been two years since the Baton Rouge Ballet has graced the stage with one of their most popular Christmas shows. Hurricane Ida almost made it year number three."Baton rouge Ballet is so excited to be in front of live audiences again," said Christine Perkins, director of marketing and communication for the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. "Back on stage and back in a theater. And we were really prepared to get our Nutcracker going with a return to the Theater of Performing Arts, bu
  • Snoop Dogg mourns loss of his mother, Beverly Tate

    Snoop Dogg mourns loss of his mother, Beverly Tate
    Snoop Dogg is mourning the loss of his mother, Beverly Tate.Known to many as Beverly Broadus Green, the rapper's mother was an author and evangelist who was born "Beverly Tate" in McComb, Mississippi.She passed away on Sunday and Snoop shared the sad news on Instagram, writing "Mama thank u for having me," alongside a picture of the 50-year-old rapper with his mom.View this post on InstagramA post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg)In June, Snoop posted about visiting his mom in the hospi
  • Japan's Princess Mako marries commoner, loses royal status

    Japan's Princess Mako marries commoner, loses royal status
    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Princess Mako quietly married a commoner without traditional wedding celebrations Tuesday and said their marriage — delayed three years and called unfit by some — “was a necessary choice to live while cherishing our hearts.”The marriage to Kei Komuro cost Mako her royal status and she has taken her husband’s surname — the first time she has had a family name. Most Japanese women must abandon their own fa
  • St. Landry Parish wreck kills 19-year-old driver, State Police say

    St. Landry Parish wreck kills 19-year-old driver, State Police say
    ST. LANDRY PARISH - A 19-year-old from Opelousas was killed Monday afternoon in a wreck on US Highway 167, Louisiana State Police say.According to State Troopers, India Faith Young was driving a 2000 Toyota Avalon north on US 167 near Bellridge Road in St. Landry Parish when her Toyota ran off the road, veered right, and hit a culvert.The vehicle overturned and police say Young was killed in the crash.She was pronounced deceased at the scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office.S
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  • New Jersey, New York issue states of emergency ahead of nor'easter

    New Jersey, New York issue states of emergency ahead of nor'easter
    NEW YORK - As residents in the U.S.'s Northeast region continue to address damage left by Hurricane Ida, officials on Monday warned the tristate area to prepare for the possibility of yet another round of flash flooding.According to CNN, the governors of New Jersey and New York issued a state of emergency in advance of an anticipated nor'easter this week.A nor'easter is a storm along the East Coast with winds usually coming from the northeast. It can occur any time of year, but typical
  • Associated Press Analysis: In Louisiana, a father, a son and a culture of police abuse

    Associated Press Analysis: In Louisiana, a father, a son and a culture of police abuse
    MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper.But within weeks of arriving at the Louisiana State Police training academy in Baton Rouge, instructors pegged Brown as trouble. One wrote that he was an arrogant, chronic rule breaker with “toxic” character traits that should disqualify
  • As homicides spike, demand for victims' assistance grows

    As homicides spike, demand for victims' assistance grows
    BATON ROUGE - Stacks of manila file folders cover Jane Wood's office. Each folder represents a victim of a violent crime. In her seven years as Crime Victims Coordinator for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Wood says her workload this year is incredible."It's just nonstop," Wood said. "There were three homicides this weekend. Sometimes there are four or five shootings a night."Wood's work begins shortly after a violent crime happens, getting in touch with the surviving victims, or
  • One in serious condition after shooting along Airline Highway

    One in serious condition after shooting along Airline Highway
    BATON ROUGE - One person was shot and is in serious condition after a shooting off of Airline Highway on Monday night.Baton Rouge Police Department said the victim was shot in the mid-section shortly before 9 p.m. near Port Royal Apartments.No other details were immediately available.Permalink| Comments
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  • 1 in serious condition after shooting along Airline Highway

    1 in serious condition after shooting along Airline Highway
    BATON ROUGE - One person was shot and is in serious condition after a shooting off of Airline Highway on Monday night.Baton Rouge Police Department said the victim was shot in the mid-section shortly before 9 p.m. near Port Royal Apartments.No other details were immediately available.Permalink| Comments
  • Suit: Migrant workers illegally underpaid to truck sugarcane

    Suit: Migrant workers illegally underpaid to truck sugarcane
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six migrant workers from Mexico have filed a lawsuit against a Louisiana sugar company claiming they were brought into the country with visas listing them as farm workers, but were put to work as truck drivers hauling sugarcane from farms to a mill — a job carrying a higher wage.The lawsuit filed in western Louisiana claims Sterling Sugars Sales Corporation obtained federal H-2A work visas identifying the six as farm workers, with job duties including harv
  • Get help: See domestic violence resources here

    Get help: See domestic violence resources here
    - Iris Domestic Violence Center- The Butterfly Society - Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge - National Domestic Violence Hotline- Crime Stoppers- Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic ViolencePermalink| Comments
  • Police: 2 die, 4 injured in Idaho mall shooting

    Police: 2 die, 4 injured in Idaho mall shooting
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A suspect is in custody after two people were killed and four injured — including a police officer — in a shooting at a shopping mall Monday in Boise, Idaho, police said.At a news conference, authorities said officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect. The majority of the mall has been cleared but police were still looking for any additional victims.Police didn’t release any other information, saying the investigation was ongoing.Poli
  • Drew Brees to appear alongside Manning brothers for Saints-Seahawks broadcast

    Drew Brees to appear alongside Manning brothers for Saints-Seahawks broadcast
    Newly-retired quarterback and burgeoning sportscaster Drew Brees will make a guest appearance alongside Peyton and Eli Manning during ESPN's alternative broadcast of the Saints' Monday Night Football game. Brees will join the Manning brothers for the so-called "Manningcast" on ESPN2, which is a laid-back alternative to the normal Monday night broadcast. Other guests joining the Manningcast for the Saints-Seahawks game include NFL veterans Marshawn Lynch and Tom Brady, as well
  • After pandemic hiatus, parade season ready to roll again in 2022

    After pandemic hiatus, parade season ready to roll again in 2022
    BATON ROUGE - It may still be a few months away, but parade-deprived Louisiana is anxious for Mardi Gras.The entire season, canceled this year due to COVID, is planning a come back for 2022."I don't think we're going to have a problem. I think things are getting better," Spanish Town President Robert King said. "A lot of people are starting to realize they can come out and live life again. We got a lot of positive feedback from people. We have to move forward. We can't sit and wait."King says a
  • Emergency operators seeing rise in domestic violence calls

    Emergency operators seeing rise in domestic violence calls
    The uptick in domestic violence-related incidents continued to surge this past week in East Baton Rouge Parish. It's a lot for those who take the calls."We need humanity to matter, you know what I'm talking about? It's just a lot of violence. It seems like people are not placing value on human life anymore. That's what it seems like to us and the operators that are here," said Jeremy Torres, a shift supervisor for Emergency Medical Services in Baton Rouge.Operators like Torres work to keep vict
  • Teen arrested for attacking Houma resident with knife

    Teen arrested for attacking Houma resident with knife
    HOUMA - Last week, a Houma man was working in his yard when he was approached by a teenager who stabbed him and then fled the scene of the crime, deputies say.According to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, the attack occurred last Thursday (October 21) morning in the the 300 block of Houma's Ciera Drive.The encounter that led up to the stabbing unfolded as the 60-year-old resident was working in his yard and caught sight of a teenage boy walking through his yard.Authorities say the reside
  • Governor will discuss mask mandate at Tuesday COVID briefing

    Governor will discuss mask mandate at Tuesday COVID briefing
    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards will host another news briefing to discuss Louisiana's COVID response. The governor's office said the news conference will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Edwards is expected to discuss whether he'll extend the state's mask mandate, which is set to expire Wednesday, Oct. 27. The briefing will air live on WBRZ+ and WBRZ.comPermalink| Comments
  • Man convicted of sex trafficking at 2020 Super Bowl

    Man convicted of sex trafficking at 2020 Super Bowl
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A jury in Florida has convicted a Connecticut man of sex trafficking at the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami.The U.S. attorney’s office had alleged 48-year-old Edward Walker, of New Haven, brought two adult women and a 17-year-old girl from Connecticut to Miami in January 2020 to offer sex for money. Walker allegedly kept all the money the women received.Prosecutors also offered evidence that Walker planned to take the victims to other locations, including Chicago during th
  • Saints survive sloppy game to beat Seattle 13-10

    Saints survive sloppy game to beat Seattle 13-10
    The New Orleans Saints survived a wet, sloppy West Coast swing to defeat the Seattle Seahawks 13-10 for Monday Night football to improve to 4-2 on the season.The Saints offensive gameplan was highly focused on running back Alvin Kamara who figured into 30 of the Saints 66 plays as the tailback accounted for 179 of the team's 304 yards.Kamara scored the only Saints touchdown of the night as he hauled in a 13 yard touchdown toss in the second quarter to give his team a 10-7 lead at halftime.The S
  • Final: Saints beat Seahawks 13-10

    Final: Saints beat Seahawks 13-10
    Tweets by SaintsPermalink| Comments
  • One killed in double-shooting outside Holiday Inn

    One killed in double-shooting outside Holiday Inn
    BATON ROUGE - A shooting in a hotel parking lot left one person dead and a second person wounded Monday morning.Baton Rouge Police responded to a shooting at the Holiday Inn on Airline around 9 a.m. and the coroner was called to the scene shortly afterward.Officers identified the deceased victim as 23-year-old Malecah Demoulin.Sources said a second person, a woman, was hurt and brought to an area hospital for treatment.At least two cars were towed away, riddled with bullet holes. Dozens of cone
  • One found dead in Holiday Inn parking lot following double-shooting

    One found dead in Holiday Inn parking lot following double-shooting
    BATON ROUGE - A double-shooting occurred Monday, resulting in one person's death and leaving a second person wounded, sources say.It was around 9 a.m. when authorities were called to the 9900 block of Airline Highway, which is the Holiday Inn hotel's parking lot. As of 9:45 a.m., Baton Rouge Police confirmed that the coroner was on their way to the scene.  Sources said the individual injured in the shooting was a woman and she was taken to an area hospital for treatme
  • One found dead in Holiday Inn parking lot following deadly double-shooting

    One found dead in Holiday Inn parking lot following deadly double-shooting
    BATON ROUGE - A double-shooting occurred Monday, resulting in one person's death and leaving a second person wounded, sources say.It was around 9 a.m. when authorities were called to the 9900 block of Airline Highway, which is the Holiday Inn hotel's parking lot. As of 9:45 a.m., Baton Rouge Police confirmed that the coroner was on their way to the scene.  Sources said the individual injured in the shooting was a woman and she was taken to an area hospital for treatme
  • Moderna says recent trial proves its COVID vaccine is safe, effective in children ages 6 to 11

    Moderna says recent trial proves its COVID vaccine is safe, effective in children ages 6 to 11
    Moderna announced Monday that interim results of a Phase 2/3 trial prove that its vaccine is well-tolerated and effective in generating a robust immune response in children ages 6 to 11.According to CNN, over 4,700 participants between the ages of 6 and 11 participated in the trial.The participants were given two 50-microgram doses of Moderna's vaccine 28 days apart, a dose that's significantly smaller than the 100-microgram given to adults.Moderna compared the antibody response in younger chil
  • Walmart issues recall of aromatherapy spray linked to two deaths

    Walmart issues recall of aromatherapy spray linked to two deaths
    Walmart is reportedly recalling a room spray that's been linked to a "rare and dangerous" bacteria responsible for the deaths of two individuals in the U.S.According to Al.com, Better Homes and Gardens-branded Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones was tested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and found to contain Burkholderia pseudomallei, a bacteria that causes a potentially fatal condition called melioidosis. Four confirmed cases o
  • Texas authorities find body of nine-year-old, likely deceased for a year, in Houston apartment

    Texas authorities find body of nine-year-old, likely deceased for a year, in Houston apartment
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas  - Over the weekend, Texas authorities discovered a horrific scene in a Houston residence.Three abandoned children were left to fend for themselves in an apartment with the body of their deceased nine-year-old sibling; officials say the nine-year-old may have been dead for up to a year.According to local news outlet KTRK ABC 13, the skeletal remains of the deceased child and the three other youngsters, alive but malnourished, were found in a southwest Harris County
  • Texas authorities find body of 9-year-old, likely deceased for a year, in Houston apartment

    Texas authorities find body of 9-year-old, likely deceased for a year, in Houston apartment
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas  - Over the weekend, Texas authorities discovered a horrific scene in a Houston residence.Three abandoned children were left to fend for themselves in an apartment with the body of their deceased nine-year-old sibling; officials say the nine-year-old may have been dead for up to a year.According to local news outlet KTRK ABC 13, the skeletal remains of the deceased child and the three other youngsters, alive but malnourished, were found in a southwest Harris County
  • Sudan's military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

    Sudan's military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister
    CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s top general on Monday dissolved the government and announced that the military will run the country after his forces arrested the acting prime minister and other officials. Thousands of Sudanese protested in the streets against the coup.The military takeover threatens to derail Sudan’s long, rocky attempt to transition to democracy two years after protesters forced the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The move came just before the mi
  • Trial of former St. Tammany Sheriff accused in sex crimes begins Monday

    Trial of former St. Tammany Sheriff accused in sex crimes begins Monday
    COVINGTON — Monday morning in Covington jury selection will begin in the trial of a former St.Tammany Parish Sheriff indicted on eight counts of sex crimes involving juveniles, WWL-TV reports.Jack Strain served as sheriff for 20 years before the accusations were leveled against him.The 58-year-old's fate is now in the hands of a jury tasked with deciding if Strain is guilty of four counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated incest, one count of indecent behavior with a juveni
  • 'Friends' actor, James Michael Tyler, passes away following battle with cancer

    'Friends' actor, James Michael Tyler, passes away following battle with cancer
    The actor widely known for his role as 'Gunther,' the beloved Central Perk coffee shop manager on the hit show 'Friends' passed away over the weekend.According to BBC News, James Michael Tyler passed away Sunday at his Los Angeles home after battling prostate cancer for nearly three years.Tyler first revealed his cancer diagnosis in June and said doctors discovered his cancer during a routine physical when he was 56.A number of industry professionals took to social media to express their condol

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