• WATCH: Soul Food Fest returns to Baton Rouge this weekend; see our preview

    WATCH: Soul Food Fest returns to Baton Rouge this weekend; see our preview
    BATON ROUGE — The annual Baton Rouge Soul Food Fest will be held this weekend at the Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard.WBRZ's Mia Monet visited with organizers during the 2uneIn show Thursday morning. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.Permalink| Comments
  • 13-year-old drowns, another child airlifted in Grand Isle

    13-year-old drowns, another child airlifted in Grand Isle
    GRAND ISLE - Police recovered the body of a 13-year-old boy who went missing in the waters off of Grand Isle Sunday.Grand Isle Assistant Police Chief, Walter Theriot, confirmed to WWL-TV that the 13-year-old boy's body was found about 3.5 miles from where he drowned near the Bridge Side Marina.Additionally, a 10-year-old girl was also pulled from the water by police. EMS performed CPR and she was airlifted to Children’s Hospital. Her condition is unknown.Permalink| Comments
  • TEAM 2 TRAFFIC: I-10 near South Acadian down to one lane after crash

    TEAM 2 TRAFFIC: I-10 near South Acadian down to one lane after crash
    BATON ROUGE - A Sunday afternoon wreck on I-10 near South Acadian Thruway had traffic backed up all the way across the river. According to DOTD, the crash happened just after 1:45 p.m. in the eastbound lanes. Nearly two hours later, two lanes were still blocked and congestion ran across the bridge to LA415. It is unclear how the wreck happened and how many people were involved. City-Parish resources said at least one person was injured in the crash. No more informatio
  • At least 13 dead in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after severe weather roars across region

    At least 13 dead in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after severe weather roars across region
    VALLEY VIEW, Texas (AP) — Powerful storms killed at least 13 people and left a wide trail of destruction Sunday across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after obliterating homes and destroying a truck stop where dozens sought shelter in a restroom during the latest deadly weather to strike the central U.S.Seven deaths were reported in Cooke County, Texas, near the Oklahoma border, where a tornado Saturday night plowed through a rural area near a mobile home park, officials said. Storms als
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  • One dead, one injured after early morning shooting on Riverlon Avenue

    One dead, one injured after early morning shooting on Riverlon Avenue
    BATON ROUGE - One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting early Friday morning, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.The shooting took place on Riverlon Avenue sometime around 3 a.m. The person who was injured was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.There currently is no suspect or motive. The shooting is under investigation.Permalink| Comments
  • Large motorcycle crash on I-10 result of wooden pallet on interstate

    Large motorcycle crash on I-10 result of wooden pallet on interstate
    BATON ROUGE - Two lanes on I-10 westbound were shut down before Dalrymple Drive after a large motorcycle crash that left four total injured, according to officials. According to Baton Rouge Police Department officials, a wooden pallet on the highway was hit by a car, resulting in the pallets shattering. The motorcycles hit the shattered pallets as a result, leading to the accident.BRPD officials say a total of one car and six motorcycles were involved in the wreck. Additionally, none o
  • 10 motorcycle crash on I-10 WB, two lanes closed before Dalrymple

    10 motorcycle crash on I-10 WB, two lanes closed before Dalrymple
    BATON ROUGE - Two lanes on I-10 westbound have been shut down before Dalrymple Drive after a 10-person motorcycle crash that left two people in serious condition and four total injured, according to emergency officials. The crash happened around 8:15 a.m.Congestion is approaching one mile.Permalink| Comments
  • Couple celebrates 67th anniversary by volunteering at Gonzales Jambalaya Festival

    Couple celebrates 67th anniversary by volunteering at Gonzales Jambalaya Festival
    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish couple celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Saturday by doing what they love — volunteering together at the Gonzales Jambalaya Festival. The festival association shared photos of Mr. Frank and Mrs. Carol Ann Frederic in matching Jambalaya Festival Association shirts, sharing a bite of cake before going to volunteer. Mrs. Carol Ann's outfit was complete with earrings shaped like a jambalaya pot with "Gonzales" written across the
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  • Denham Springs Animal Shelter asking for misters, kiddie pools for dogs as heat ramps up

    Denham Springs Animal Shelter asking for misters, kiddie pools for dogs as heat ramps up
    DENHAM SPRINGS - Organizers at the Denham Springs Animal Shelter are asking for donations to keep dogs cool as the temperatures rise. Facility leaders are asking for misters, fans and kiddie pools for the animals to cool down during the summer. Organizers said the majority of the shelter is outdoors and they are at capacity, so pups are spending the day outside.Anyone who wants to help can visit their social media page here or call (225) 664-4472. Permalink| Comments
  • West Baton Rouge Schools offering free wifi locations around parish for student devices

    West Baton Rouge Schools offering free wifi locations around parish for student devices
    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - West Baton Rouge Parish Schools said Saturday that free wifi will be available in five locations around the Addis and Brusly area. Students with devices issued from the WBR School Board will be able to connect to wifi at Alexander Park, Lukeville Park Pavillion, D'Iberville Apartments and Townhomes, Riverboat Trailer Park and Myhand Trailer Park. For a full list of locations around West Baton Rouge Parish, click here. Permalink| Comments
  • Marine, former BRPD captain dies at 90

    Marine, former BRPD captain dies at 90
    BATON ROUGE - Marine and former Baton Rouge police captain Andrew Andrepont passed away in May at the age of 90. The Baton Rouge Union of Police said Andrepont was laid to rest on Monday, May 20. "Our condolences to the loved ones of this dedicated law enforcement professional who served his country, Louisiana and the city of Baton Rouge. Eternal rest," the union said. Along with working for BRPD, Andrepont served in the Marines from 1951 to 1954 and fought in the Kor
  • Geismar Fire Department hosting fundraiser for firefighter battling Leukemia

    Geismar Fire Department hosting fundraiser for firefighter battling Leukemia
    GEISMAR - The Geismar Volunteer Fire Department is set to host a fundraiser in June for a firefighter battling cancer. According to the department, Captain Arrington Beasley was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and was hospitalized suddenly. Beasley's family members and fellow firefighters are asking others to pray for his recovery. A plate lunch fundraiser and raffle will be held at the Geismar Fire Station on July 22. Starting at 10:30 a.m., jambalaya plates and red bean pla
  • LSU baseball wins SEC Tournament Semifinal 12-11 versus South Carolina after walk off home run in extra innings

    LSU baseball wins SEC Tournament Semifinal 12-11 versus South Carolina after walk off home run in extra innings
    BATON ROUGE - LSU baseball defeated South Carolina 12-11 after a walk-off home runto clinch an appearance in the SEC Tournament Finals.Down 10-9 in the ninth, Paxton Kling reached home to tie the game after an Alex Milazzo bunt led to an error by the third baseman. That tied the game and led the Tigers to extra innings.In the tenth, South Carolina took the 11-10 lead on a controversial play where officials ruled a South Carolina player reached on a catcher's interference. LSU Head Coac
  • Residents march flags from LSU to Capitol in honor of fallen soldiers

    Residents march flags from LSU to Capitol in honor of fallen soldiers
    BATON ROUGE - It is the weekend before Memorial Day, and in preparation for the day there are a series of meaningful events. From ceremonies to commemorations, residents all over Louisiana look to honor friends, family, and soldiers who have served our country.On Saturday, participants carrying a total of 11,000 flags in honor of fallen soldiers marched from the LSU War Memorial to the USS Kid and finished off at the State Capitol where the flags were planted."These flags are important
  • RV caught on fire in Central, no injuries reported

    RV caught on fire in Central, no injuries reported
    CENTRAL - A small fire burned a hole through an RV and the shed it was housed under Saturday evening. The Central and Baton Rouge fire departments responded to the call around 8 p.m. near the end of Morgan Road. Fire officials said the flames were contained to the RV and the shed. No people were injured and no other structures were harmed. Investigators have not determined the cause of the fire. Permalink| Comments
  • BRPD: One dead, one arrested after Friday morning shooting death on Chalet Drive

    BRPD: One dead, one arrested after Friday morning shooting death on Chalet Drive
    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested a man for murder after he allegedly killed one man in a shooting on Chalet Drive Friday morning.According to BRPD, the shooting happened at 4:30 a.m. Friday morning in the 5000 block of Chalet Drive. Walter Jackson, 22, was pronounced dead on the scene.Police arrested Robert Mooney for second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. This is an ongoing investigation.Permalink| Comments
  • One dead, two others injured in shooting on Starboard Drive and Stern Avenue

    One dead, two others injured in shooting on Starboard Drive and Stern Avenue
    BATON ROUGE - One person died and two others were injured in a shooting on Starboard Drive and Stern Avenue, according to emergency officials.One of the injured is currently in critical condition, while the other suffered a graze wound.No other information is available at this time.Permalink| Comments
  • EBRSO: Man wanted for murder after shooting three people, killing one

    EBRSO: Man wanted for murder after shooting three people, killing one
    BATON ROUGE - One person died and two others were injured in a shooting on Starboard Drive and Stern Avenue, according to police and emergency officials.The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened at the 1600 block of Starboard Drive. Terrell James Williams, 36, was pronounced dead on the scene. One of the people injured is currently in critical condition, while the other suffered a graze wound.Kendrick Jerrold Henderson, 45, allegedly entered a residence with his ex-girlfr
  • 'Violent crime suspects are getting younger and younger': BRPD works with groups to curb juvenile crime

    'Violent crime suspects are getting younger and younger': BRPD works with groups to curb juvenile crime
    BATON ROUGE - Summer vacation has begun, and that leaves teenagers and kids looking for something to do.Last year, the Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 9 juveniles for attempted murder or homicide. In just the first five months of 2024, they've arrested 11 juveniles for attempted murder. Police Chief T.J. Morse says that's why they're teaming up with other organizations to make sure kids stay occupied. "We're seeing kind of a trend that worries us, is this trend of violent crime
  • Big Guys No Ties: NCAA settlement could flip college athletics on its head!

    Big Guys No Ties: NCAA settlement could flip college athletics on its head!
    Hunter McCann and Michael Cauble have the latest edition of Big Guys No Ties! - NCAA reaches settlement in class-action lawsuit- Angel Reese the entrepreneur- New Scottie Scheffler footage- Stenhouse Jr. and Busch square offPermalink| Comments
  • Ahead of busy weekend on the water, LDWF encouraging safety among boaters

    Ahead of busy weekend on the water, LDWF encouraging safety among boaters
    MAUREPAUS - The Diversion Canal was calm on Friday afternoon, but it's the beginning of a busy Memorial Day weekend on the water. Just feet away from the launch at the Hilltop Inn restaurant, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent was putting his boat in the water, preparing to look for signs of trouble."If you're going to be out here, expect to see us," Sgt. Carl Armstrong said.According to the LDWF, 107 people died in boating accidents between 2019 and 2023. The depar
  • Baton Rouge activist, filmmaker premiering documentary detailing his struggles, hopes to inspire change

    Baton Rouge activist, filmmaker premiering documentary detailing his struggles, hopes to inspire change
    BATON ROUGE — A Baton Rouge activist is showcasing a free early screening of his upcoming documentary showcasing his rise from a feared gang leader to an award-winning film director.The documentary is called "Life or Death: the Silky Slim Story," and follows the story of Arthur "Silky Slim" Reed.Reed wanted to showcase the film here in Baton Rouge to give back to the community and provide a special message for the youth of this city."It's to give inspiration to young kids that's growi
  • $$$ Best Bets: NBA and Stanley Cup Conference Finals! $$$

    $$$ Best Bets: NBA and Stanley Cup Conference Finals! $$$
    Hunter McCann has the best bets for NBA playoffs, college baseball, MLB and Stanley Cup Playoffs!FridayNBA:Dallas Mavericks @ Minnesota Timberwolves: Mavericks +6MLB:Braves @ Pirates: Braves -1.5Dodgers @ Reds: Dodgers MLCubs @ Cardinals: Cubs -1.5College Baseball:Portland Pilots @ San Diego Toreros: San Diego MLMississippi State Bulldogs @ Tennessee Volunteers: Mississippi State +2.5Michigan Wolverines @ Illinois Fighting Illini: u13.5 Total RunsNHL:Florida Panthers @ New York Rangers: Panther
  • Governor Landry signs bill listing abortion pills as controlled substances

    Governor Landry signs bill listing abortion pills as controlled substances
    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry signed SB276 into law, which requires the abortion pills misoprostol and mifepristone to be obtained through a prescription.The bill also creates the crime of coerced criminal abortion by means of fraud to prohibit a third-party from knowingly using an abortion-inducing drug to cause, or attempt to cause, an abortion on an unsuspecting pregnant mother without her knowledge or consent.The bill, introduced by Sen. Thomas Pressly, R-Shreveport, targeted
  • Dead tree dropping limbs, city waiting to learn if it's theirs or homeowner's

    Dead tree dropping limbs, city waiting to learn if it's theirs or homeowner's
    BATON ROUGE - A dead tree that towers over a woman's house is dropping limbs. Julia Walen says the tree doesn't belong to her and wants it gone before it does any serious damage."I'm worried about it falling on my house," she said.The tree sits on the edge of Jones Creek between the waterway and Walen's home. It has been dropping limbs into the creek and two of them have fallen punctured holes into Walen's roof."We had to pay for it out of pocket," she said.After contacting the city at least a
  • EBR School Board opening discussion on 2024-25 budget with public meetings through June

    EBR School Board opening discussion on 2024-25 budget with public meetings through June
    BATON ROUGE — The East Baton Rouge School Board is opening discussion on its budget for the 2024-25 school year to the public.The school board announced Friday a series of community meetings to discuss proposed budget changes over the next month. The meetings will take place on:
    - Thursday, May 30, at Park Forest Middle School
    - Thursday, June 13, at Capitol Middle School
    - Tuesday, June 18, at Southeast Middle SchoolEach meeting will start at 5 p.m."These community meetings will prov
  • Mayor's office kicks off 2024 Summer of Hope for third straight year of initiative

    Mayor's office kicks off 2024 Summer of Hope for third straight year of initiative
    BATON ROUGE - The Office of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome launched the third year of the Summer of Hope initiative Friday.The initiative will focus on gun violence reduction, increasing positive summer activities, and providing proactive interventions in Baton Rouge’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. Individuals and organizations interested in participating in Summer of Hope 2024 are encouraged to email [email protected] for more information.Here are the u
  • Denham Springs man accused of participating in Jan. 6 attack on Capitol arrested

    Denham Springs man accused of participating in Jan. 6 attack on Capitol arrested
    DENHAM SPRINGS — A Denham Springs man has been arrested after he was accused of participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol.Randy Verdun Sr. is accused of four federal crimes for his participation in the raid on the Capitol, including entering and displaying disorderly conduct in a restricted building, as well as disorderly conduct and parade in a capitol building. During his initial appearance in court on Thursday, a judge allowed Verdun to be rele
  • Baton Rouge McDonald's worker, grandmother celebrates 45 years at company as Grandma McFlurry launches

    Baton Rouge McDonald's worker, grandmother celebrates 45 years at company as Grandma McFlurry launches
    BATON ROUGE — Local McDonald's restaurants are participating in the company's Grandma McFlurry promotion with their very own Baton Rouge McDonald’s Grandma figure.Diane King, who celebrated 45 years with McDonald’s on May 19, is a grandmother to six and a fixture in both the Baton Rouge and McDonald's community. King has worked in various roles for Baton Rouge's McDonald's restaurants from crew member to customer service representative.King also values the chance t
  • Live Oak High School principal named Livingston Parish Schools director of curriculum

    Live Oak High School principal named Livingston Parish Schools director of curriculum
    LIVINGSTON — Live Oak High School's principal has been promoted to head the entire Livingston Parish School System's curriculum.Beth Jones has been named the director of curriculum at the Livingston Parish Public School System, filing the vacancy left by Tracy McRae, who was herself named the district's new assistant superintendent."I am proud to announce the appointment of Mrs. Jones to this district position. She will bring much proven experience to this position to assist us in adv

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