• No. 9 LSU baseball in a weather delay vs Ole Miss

    No. 9 LSU baseball in a weather delay vs Ole Miss
    BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team is in a weather delay in the 3rd inning vs Ole Miss. It is unclear if the game will continue tonight.The Tigers are trailing Ole Miss 4-2, as Ace Ma'Khail Hillard has struggled from the mound, giving up 4 earned runs, on 4 hits.LSU got out to a hot start offensive a 2 run home runs by Dylan Crews. That's his 17th blast of the year. Permalink| Comments
  • Firefighters tackle massive junkyard fire in Tangipahoa Parish

    Firefighters tackle massive junkyard fire in Tangipahoa Parish
    TANGIPAHOA PARISH - Firefighters are tackling a massive junkyard fire in Fluker on Friday evening.Tangipahoa Fire District 1 said they were responding to the blaze around 6 p.m. Friday at a commercial structure on US 51.Crews from Roseland, Kentwood, Loranger, Husser, Independence and Wilmer are also reportedly on scene to fight the flames. The fire district said their "operation will last long into the night."Permalink| Comments
  • Mississippi murder suspect captured in Louisiana after spending weeks on the run

    Mississippi murder suspect captured in Louisiana after spending weeks on the run
    WOODVILLE, Miss. - A murder suspect who allegedly shot his girlfriend when she refused to help him hide from Mississippi law enforcement was taken into custody in Louisiana.Jacory Carr, 25, had been on the run from authorities since May 5, when he allegedly murdered someone at an apartment complex in Centreville. Days after the killing, Carr went to his girlfriend looking for shelter from law enforcement. When she refused to help him, he shot her, according to the Woodville Police Depa
  • OLOL urging public to donate blood in wake of critical O Negative shortage

    OLOL urging public to donate blood in wake of critical O Negative shortage
    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is asking for blood donations in response to a critical shortage of O Negative blood.OLOL staff said Friday they are urging the public to make donations at the Blood Donor Center tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The center is inside the hospital, located at 7777 Hennessy Boulevard.Permalink| Comments
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  • Livingston Parish schools beefing up graduation security in wake of Hammond shooting

    Livingston Parish schools beefing up graduation security in wake of Hammond shooting
    Livingston Parish public schools are changing security protocols at their upcoming graduation ceremonies after a shooting at a Hammond commencement sent four people to a hospital. The school system say it has four ceremonies scheduled at Southeastern Louisiana University's campus, the same place where gunfire erupted Thursday night following Hammond High's graduation. Along with increased security at each entrance, guests will be banned from bringing purses and bags into the v
  • Community leaders organizing baby formula giveaway in Baton Rouge

    Community leaders organizing baby formula giveaway in Baton Rouge
    BATON ROUGE - Councilwoman Chauna Banks announced Friday that she is spearheading a drive-thru baby formula giveaway early next month to help families affected by nationwide formula shortages.The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center on Central Road. Those interested must register ahead of time by visiting this link.Read the full statement below for further details.Councilwoman Chauna Banks will distribute baby formula for free to families impacted by t
  • Dirt pile cleared from cemetery, headstones found after 2 On Your Side report

    Dirt pile cleared from cemetery, headstones found after 2 On Your Side report
    WALKER - A large pile of dirt that was dumped on graves has been removed. Several people responded after Wednesday night's 2 On Your Side story offering to help.Kelly Trahan with Total Dirt Solutions LLC volunteered his time to scoop and haul off the dirt at Vickers Cemetery in Walker on Thursday and Friday. The mound of dirt, left over from digging graves, is now a smooth surface.Elaine Watts contacted 2 On Your Side about the dirt pile after her calls for help didn't produce results."I cannot
  • Pedestrian struck and killed by St. John sheriff's deputy while crossing Airline Highway

    Pedestrian struck and killed by St. John sheriff's deputy while crossing Airline Highway
    LAPLACE - A man was struck and killed by a law enforcement vehicle while trying to cross a highway late Thursday night.Louisiana State Police said the crash happened around 10 p.m. on Airline Highway near Windsor Street. An on-duty St. John Parish sheriff's deputy was heading southbound in a marked sheriff's office unit when the victim, 45-year-old Dave Walker, tried to cross the highway. Walker was struck as he entered the righthand lane and died at the scene, according to police.In a
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  • African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

    African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US
    LONDON (AP) — Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America.Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West Africa. But in the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, U.S., Sweden and Canada all reported infections, mostly in young men who hadn’t previously traveled to Africa.France, Germany,
  • YouTube flags EBR School Board meeting video as 'spam, deceptive' and blocks education system content

    YouTube flags EBR School Board meeting video as 'spam, deceptive' and blocks education system content
    BATON ROUGE – YouTube flagged the video stream of a controversial East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting, making it unwatchable on the social media website Friday.The board meeting from Thursday, May 19, 2022, was banned from viewers.  The meeting focused on a contentious discussion over Superintendent Sito Narcisse’s decision to require teachers switch schools in an effort to deal with staffing shortages next school year.Before the meeting, parents held a &am
  • Man wanted in federal child sex-trafficking case captured in Baton Rouge

    Man wanted in federal child sex-trafficking case captured in Baton Rouge
    BATON ROUGE - A Guatemalan national who entered the country illegally was arrested in the capital area Friday on charges tied to an out-of-state human-trafficking investigation.A spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Belter Manolo Arana Bautista, 36, was arrested by federal agents in Baton Rouge. Bautista was recently indicted in Wisconsin for sex trafficking of a child. According to federal officials, he was also in the United States illegally. No oth
  • Ascension public works employee arrested on drug charges

    Ascension public works employee arrested on drug charges
    DONALDSONVILLE - An employee with the Ascension Parish government was booked this week on federal drug charges.According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Kelly Jones was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The sheriff's could not release further details, citing it as a federal Drug Enforcement Administration case. Jones, 40, works with Ascension Department of Public Works and was taken into custody by federal m
  • Shooting range hosts Ladies' Night

    Shooting range hosts Ladies' Night
    BATON ROUGE - On Thursday night at 5:30, it's ladies' night at the shooting range on Choctaw Street."It's such a great opportunity for women to come in if they have never shot," instructor Ashley Chin said.Chin and Rin Batson are the female instructors at the FRC indoor shooting range. They say more women are becoming interested in purchasing guns and learning how to shoot them."In the last two years, women have gone from being only 10 to 20 percent of the handgun market to over 50 percent," Ch
  • Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn

    Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars dominate game 1 over Alcorn St., winning 21-2. The Jags put up 9 runs in the first inning, including a grand slam by Jovante Dorris.Southern now improves to 19-9 in conference play, which is first in the SWAC West. They will look to win their 4th straight conference series, and 10th straight SWAC game tomorrow at 6. Permalink| Comments
  • Southeastern baseball losses to AM-Corpus Christi 6-5; will have to face HBU in SLC elimination game

    Southeastern baseball losses to AM-Corpus Christi 6-5; will have to face HBU in SLC elimination game
    HAMMOND - Southeastern falls in game 1 of the Southland Conference tournament losing to Texas A&M Corpus Christi 6-5. The Lions will now have to play in an elimination game tomorrow at 1 against Houston Baptist. The Islanders broke out to a 3-0 lead in the first, and Southeastern struggled to catch up although they hit 3 homers (2 solo) on the night. Permalink| Comments
  • Woman fatally struck by ambulance while trying to cross street

    Woman fatally struck by ambulance while trying to cross street
    BATON ROUGE - A woman died in the hospital after being struck by an ambulance Thursday night.The crash happened around 8 p.m. near the corner of Plank Road and Mohican Street. The Baton Rouge Police Department said the woman was struck while trying to walk cross the street.The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition but later died in a hospital, officials said Friday.No other information related to the crash was immediately available. Permalink| Comments
  • Person in serious condition after being hit by ambulance Thursday night

    Person in serious condition after being hit by ambulance Thursday night
    BATON ROUGE - One person is in serious condition after being hit by an ambulance Thursday night. Authorities said the pedestrian was struck near the corner of Plank Road and Mohican Street. No more information was immediately available.Permalink| Comments
  • Shooting outside of high school graduation at Southeastern leaves at least one person hurt

    Shooting outside of high school graduation at Southeastern leaves at least one person hurt
    HAMMOND - A shooting outside of a high school graduation held on Southeastern's campus hurt at least one person, authorities said. According to Southeastern University Police, the shooting was not related to the university. The extent of the victim's injuries are unknown at this time. No more details were immediately available. Permalink| Comments
  • 3 people hurt in shooting outside Hammond High graduation at Southeastern University

    3 people hurt in shooting outside Hammond High graduation at Southeastern University
    HAMMOND - Three people were injured in a shooting Thursday night at a high school graduation held on Southeastern's campus, authorities said. Tangipahoa Parish School Board member Brett Duncan said a suspected shooter was in custody around 8:30 p.m. Southeastern University Police said the shooting was not related to the university. Hammond High's graduation was held in the University Center. Extent of injuries is unknown at this time. No more details were imm
  • Ascension Parish Council voting to extend or end moratorium on development

    Ascension Parish Council voting to extend or end moratorium on development
    ASCENSION PARISH - The Conway subdivision is one of the few developments that started before the nine-month moratorium took effect in Ascension Parish. The Williams family moves to the area because of its location. "My home is in New Orleans, my husband's home is in Scotlandville and this is half-way in," Rosalind Williams said. Ascension is one of the fastest-growing parishes in the Capitol Region, with hundreds of people moving here every year. The Williams can't be
  • Ascension Parish Council votes to end moratorium May 31

    Ascension Parish Council votes to end moratorium May 31
    ASCENSION PARISH - The Conway subdivision is one of the few developments that started before the nine-month moratorium took effect in Ascension Parish. The Williams family moves to the area because of its location. "My home is in New Orleans, my husband's home is in Scotlandville and this is half-way in," Rosalind Williams said. Ascension is one of the fastest-growing parishes in the Capitol Region, with hundreds of people moving here every year. The Williams can't be
  • One person taken to hospital after shooting on North Acadian Thruway

    One person taken to hospital after shooting on North Acadian Thruway
    BATON ROUGE - One person was injured in a shooting and taken to a hospital Wednesday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the person was shot near the corner of North Acadian Thruway and Adams Avenue. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No more information was immediately available. Permalink| Comments
  • Diploma dilemma: Valedictorian stripped of title days before graduation

    Diploma dilemma: Valedictorian stripped of title days before graduation
    PLAQUEMINE- A high school senior in Iberville Parish spent the night before her graduation with a more bitter than sweet taste over the way school administrators handled a situation.Last week, a Plaquemine High administrator contacted Kenda Jackson's family and told her she was the school's valedictorian. That's when her family immediately began taking steps to make the day special for her."As a parent, I ordered shirts, banners, yard signs, the works because she worked hard," said Angela Jenki
  • SEC reprimands Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher of verbal spat

    SEC reprimands Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher of verbal spat
    SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has had to jump in the middle of a heated verbal jab session between Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M head football coach Jimbo Fisher.Fisher exploded on Thursday morning with critical words after learning that Saban implied his school cheated to gain the top-ranked recruiting class in the country. Sankey issued verbal reprimands for both Saban and Fisher on Thursday afternoon from the league office. “The membershi
  • Workers begin to tear down Kirby Smith Hall at LSU

    Workers begin to tear down Kirby Smith Hall at LSU
    BATON ROUGE – Demolition began Thursday on Kirby Smith Hall, marking the beginning of the end of the nearly 60-year-old dormitory.Plans originally called for imploding the 13-story building, but university officials decided to take it down floor by floor instead.The university decided in October of 2018 to demolish rundown dorms built in the 1960s. The list also included Herget, Miller, McVoy, Acadiana and Broussard.LSU said more than 20,000 students lived in Kirby Smith since it open
  • Two men arrested for woman's murder 7 years after she was killed

    Two men arrested for woman's murder 7 years after she was killed
    HOUMA - Seven years after she was found shot to death, officers have arrested two men suspected of killing a woman and kidnapping two children from her home.According to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, on Dec. 1, 2015, offifcers found two young girls in Houma that said they had been kidnapped from their home in Bourg the night before.The girls told officers the kidnappers shot their aunt, 56-year-old Pamela Johnson. Detectives learned the girls were found in a car that was registered to
  • Reports: Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcome baby boy in LA

    Reports: Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcome baby boy in LA
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have welcomed a baby boy, according to multiple reports.The couple, who first revealed her pregnancy with a belly-baring Harlem photo shoot in January, became parents May 13 in Los Angeles, said TMZ, the first to report the birth Thursday based on unnamed sources. A representative for Rihanna did not immediately return an email from The Associated Press seeking confirmation.During her pregnancy, Rihanna stunned in designer looks that showed of
  • 'We're done': A&M's Fisher fires back at 'narcissist' Saban

    'We're done': A&M's Fisher fires back at 'narcissist' Saban
    Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher called Nick Saban a “narcissist” Thursday after the Alabama coach accused the Souheastern Conference rival Aggies of using name, image and likeness deals to land their top-ranked recruiting classes.Less than 24 hours after Saban said Texas A&M was essentially “buying” players, Fisher called an impromptu news conference in College Station, Texas, and did not hold back in blasting coll
  • FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

    FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers Thursday that a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running as soon as next week, though he sidestepped questions about whether his agency should have intervened earlier at the plant at the center of the national shortage.FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf faced a bipartisan grilling from House lawmakers over the baby formula issue that has angered American parents and become a political liability
  • Neighborhood complains about spotty utility service

    Neighborhood complains about spotty utility service
    BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood is having trouble with a utility company and say their COX Internet, cable and phone services are going in and out.A couple of people living in Bluebonnet Highlands reached out to 2 On Your Side after they say they haven't been able to get answers. Al Troy says it's been happening for the last two and a half months."It goes in and out all the time," he said. "I was on the phone with you and we became disconnected."Troy says he's done the old unplug and restart deal

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