• Body found in burned car in St. Gabriel

    Body found in burned car in St. Gabriel
    ST. GABRIEL - A multi-agency investigation is underway to identify a body that was found during a car fire in St. Gabriel.Thursday night St. Gabriel Police and the East Iberville Parish Fire Department responded to a fire at 4445 Point Clair Road. While on scene, crews found a body inside the trunk of the burned vehicle.The body has yet to be identified.The investigation is currently underway by the St. Gabriel Police Department with the assistance of the Louisiana State Fire Marshal Office, Lo
  • HALF: No. 9 LSU women's basketball leads Georgia 45-23

    HALF: No. 9 LSU women's basketball leads Georgia 45-23
    Tweets by LSU Women's BasketballPermalink| Comments
  • FINAL: No. 9 LSU women's basketball beats Georgia 80-54

    FINAL: No. 9 LSU women's basketball beats Georgia 80-54
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  • LSU women's basketball projects as No. 3 seed in latest bracket

    LSU women's basketball projects as No. 3 seed in latest bracket
    BATON ROUGE - The NCAA Division 1 Women's Basketball Committee revealed LSU's projected ranking as a No. 3 seed in their midseason top-16 ranking Thursday.LSU, who is ranked 9th overall in the top 16 rankings, previously ranked as a No. 4 seed and 14th overall in the committee's first top-16 rankings on Feb. 15.Thursday’s top-16 reveal was the second of two that will be provided by the committee during the 2023-24 regular season. The top-16 teams announced during both reveals have no
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  • New sheriff, community reflects on loss of St. Mary Parish Blaise Smith after funeral

    New sheriff, community reflects on loss of St. Mary Parish Blaise Smith after funeral
    ST. MARY PARISH - Hundreds of people gathered inside the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium Thursday to say their final goodbye to Saint Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith.Smith, who took office in 2018 after retiring from being chief of the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department, died on Saturday at the age of 75 due to an undisclosed illness.Immediately following Smith's death, his chief deputy and Sheriff-Elect Gary Driskell was sworn in. Driskell opened up on what Smith meant to him."He was a fath
  • The science behind leap days: what would happen if they didn't exist

    The science behind leap days: what would happen if they didn't exist
    This year, we find an extra date on our calendars – February 29. Although we tack on another day to winter, the added leap day ensures we don’t see winter shifting around on the calendar.We define one year as 365 days. This is almost consistent with the time it takes for the Earth to make one complete orbit around the Sun. The difference between the two is about a quarter of a day, or six hours.At face value, it doesn't seem like a huge deal. But if we multiply that discrepa
  • I-10 widening contractor rids underpass parking of infamous 'craters' before construction on interstate project

    I-10 widening contractor rids underpass parking of infamous 'craters' before construction on interstate project
    BATON ROUGE - Many Baton Rouge residents are familiar with the humongous pot holes that have plagued the underpass at I-10 and Perkins for years. On Wednesday, a contractor began filling in those infamous 'craters' and repaving the parking lots near Duvic's, Ivar's, Chow Yum Phat, and more businesses in that overpass nook.Rodney Mallett, a spokesperson for DOTD, says the work was never the responsibility of the state. "Any parking underneath the interstate is gonna be done wit
  • Iowa star Caitlin Clark declares for WNBA Draft, will skip final season of college eligibility

    Iowa star Caitlin Clark declares for WNBA Draft, will skip final season of college eligibility
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, who is on the verge of becoming the all-time NCAA scoring leader in college basketball, announced Thursday that she will will leave the Hawkeyes after this season and enter the WNBA Draft.?? pic.twitter.com/9bd3w390Ka— Caitlin Clark (@CaitlinClark22) February 29, 2024Clark made the announcement on X, formerly known as Twitter.Permalink| Comments
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  • A wildfire scorching the Texas Panhandle has grown to the largest in state history

    A wildfire scorching the Texas Panhandle has grown to the largest in state history
    CANADIAN, Texas (AP) — A wildfire spreading across the Texas Panhandle became the largest in state history Thursday, growing to nearly 1,700 square miles (4,400 square kilometers) of scorched rural ranchlands and destroyed homes.The Smokehouse Creek Fire has merged with another blaze and is 3% contained, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.The fire’s explosive growth slowed as snow fell and winds and temperatures dipped, but it was still untamed and threatening mor
  • Rouses Markets and Dairy MAX partner to make dairy products available at Southern University's food pantry

    Rouses Markets and Dairy MAX partner to make dairy products available at Southern University's food pantry
    BATON ROUGE - Got milk? Thanks to a collaborative effort between Rouses Markets and Dairy MAX, several coolers have been added to university food pantries around the state.It is estimated that 40% of college students are food insecure which is why these coolers will provide those struggling with access to fresh dairy products.Wednesday the staff at Southern University celebrated their new fridge from Dairy MAX and two years worth of supply thanks to Rouses Markets.The donation of the cooler and
  • Southern University to host 81st annual Livestock and Poultry Show

    Southern University to host 81st annual Livestock and Poultry Show
    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Ag Center will host the 81st Annual Livestock and Poultry Show this upcoming weekend, where local students will compete for a grand champion title. The show will feature expos, a giving day, a luncheon, an auction, and of course the show itself. The showing starts at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena on Southern University's campus. Nearly 100 students from across Louisiana will show 130 animals, displaying
  • 'Nobody tell my mom about this:' Mia Monet conquers Globe of Death for Thrillville Fair

    'Nobody tell my mom about this:' Mia Monet conquers Globe of Death for Thrillville Fair
    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ's own Mia Monet put herself in the hot seat Thursday morning as a preview to the Thrillville Fair that starts this weekend. The fair will take place from Feb. 29 to March 10 at the Airline Highway Park. More information can be found and tickets can be purchased at the Thrillville website here. Permalink| Comments
  • One hurt in shooting near corner of Plank Road and Shelley Street

    One hurt in shooting near corner of Plank Road and Shelley Street
    BATON ROUGE - One person was taken to a hospital in critical condition after a shooting Wednesday evening at the corner of Plank Road and Shelley Street. Emergency officials said the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. No information about the circumstances around the shooting were immediately available. Permalink| Comments
  • One hurt in shooting at gas station at corner of Plank Road and Evangeline Street

    One hurt in shooting at gas station at corner of Plank Road and Evangeline Street
    BATON ROUGE - One person was taken to a hospital in critical condition after a shooting at a gas station on Plank Road.Emergency officials said the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Save More gas station on the corner of Plank Road and Evangeline Street. No information about the circumstances around the shooting were immediately available. Permalink| Comments
  • Officer shortage continues to plague BRPD

    Officer shortage continues to plague BRPD
    BATON ROUGE - Not unlike a lot of police departments nationwide, the Baton Rouge Police Department is operating with about 100 officers less than it should be. In 2016, that shortage was only around 30."We have an allotment of 695 [officers]. We've always hovered around 640, 650. Right now we're around 560, 570. We'd like to get those numbers back up to 650, 660, but it's a challenge," Lt. L'Jean McKneely said.The shortage is due to several factors including salary and a global shift in percept
  • Armed robbery suspects arrested, drugs and guns seized after multi-scale investigation

    Armed robbery suspects arrested, drugs and guns seized after multi-scale investigation
    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Baton Rouge Police Department arrested multiple people in a robbery and narcotics investigation.BRPD robbery detectives actively investigated several armed robberies of ATM technicians between August 2023 and February 2024 before contacting EBRSO Narcotics/ Special Community Anti-Crime Team and Community Policing Unit, or SCAT.According to police, EBRSO Narcotics/SCAT Agents conducted a controlled purchase of crack cocaine from su
  • Livingston Parish Superintendent to retire this summer; a look back at his time in the school system

    Livingston Parish Superintendent to retire this summer; a look back at his time in the school system
    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Last fall, Livingston Parish Superintendent Joe Murphy announced he would not be renewing his contract once it ends in June 2024. Last week, the board began the search for the fill the soon vacant job.Murphy has been apart of the school system for over thirty years, with the last five as superintendent.During his tenure in that position, Murphy has dealt with the aftermath of a natural disaster as well as a global pandemic that plagued the country.While Murphy was only assis
  • Mosquito abatement experts share home remedies to 'fight the bite'

    Mosquito abatement experts share home remedies to 'fight the bite'
    BATON ROUGE - The recent swarm of aggressive northern floodwater mosquitoes has the EBR's Mosquito Abatement center booked up with appointments for the next five weeks. Experts are recommending a few home remedies in the meantime. Randy Vaeth with EBR Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control says calling a pest control company to your home for a barrier treatment would cost a pretty penny, but prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. The chemical sprayed around entryways will linger fo
  • Tigers in Texas: How to watch LSU Baseball this week

    Tigers in Texas: How to watch LSU Baseball this week
    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Baseball team hit the road this week to play four games in Houston, Texas.LSU starts the week off Wednesday night at Reckling Park to take on Rice University. That game starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be streamed live on EPSN+.Then the Tigers head over to Minute Maid Park for the weekend to face three different teams. They will take on No. 14 Texas on Friday at 7:00 p.m., UL-Lafayette on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Texas State on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.The three games at Minute Mai
  • Ascension Parish plans to cover red dust with dirt, waiting on state approval

    Ascension Parish plans to cover red dust with dirt, waiting on state approval
    GONZALES - It was windy on Tuesday. That, coupled with the drought conditions, caused red dust to fly in parts of Ascension Parish.The dust comes from a closed aluminum plant that people have been complaining about for years, but all parties involved say they have been working on a plan since October to make changes. Several parties involved tell 2 On Your Side it's waiting on a signature from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.Armando Keller lives about a quarter mile away from
  • Former students that integrated Dufrocq Elementary in 1964 reunited

    Former students that integrated Dufrocq Elementary in 1964 reunited
    BATON ROUGE - On Wednesday, Dufrocq Elementary held an event titled "A Snapshot of America," where they celebrated and reflected on the significance of African American history at the Dufrocq school.In attendance were Father Dale Flowers, Mrs. Lois Johnson, Mrs. Diane Leduff, Mr. Alex McFadden, and Mr. Arnold Robertson. All were among the first students to start integrating the school in 1964."The National Guard was in front of the school, and my parents had to walk us to school everyday, so I
  • Three shot on West Roosevelt Street, injuries considered non-life threatening

    Three shot on West Roosevelt Street, injuries considered non-life threatening
    BATON ROUGE - Three people were shot on West Roosevelt Street Wednesday afternoon, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.Police say officers responded to a call at around 1:22 p.m. Two men and one woman were transferred to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.There are no suspects or motive at this time. This incident is under investigation.Permalink| Comments
  • US Supreme Court takes up ban on devices that turn guns into rapid-fire weapons

    US Supreme Court takes up ban on devices that turn guns into rapid-fire weapons
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared torn Wednesday about a challenge to a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns and was used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.The high court is weighing whether the Trump administration followed federal law when it reversed course and banned bump stocks after a gunman in Las Vegas attacked a country music festival with assault-style rifles in 2017.
  • WATCH: Boosie discusses 5th Annual Boosie Bash at Southern Mini-Dome

    WATCH: Boosie discusses 5th Annual Boosie Bash at Southern Mini-Dome
    BATON ROUGE - Watch Boosie talk with WBRZ about the 5th Annual Boosie Bash, his music festival, taking place at the Southern University Mini-Dome on March 15 and 16.Permalink| Comments
  • Rescued piglet to live his best porking life after being pardoned

    Rescued piglet to live his best porking life after being pardoned
    BATON ROUGE- Earl Piglet Long, known to many as Piglet, is now free."Finding a permanent home, at Rep. Ventrella's farm here in LA without any threat of being thrown like a football, or being part of jambalaya or boudin in someone's kitchen here in LA. I Billy Nungesser, by the authority invested in me as the Lt. Governor of the great state of LA, I herby pardon and declare free Earl Piglet Long, to live out his best life," Lt. Governor, Billy Nungesser said.On Wednesday, Piglet was carried dow
  • Rescued piglet to live his best life after being pardoned

    Rescued piglet to live his best life after being pardoned
    BATON ROUGE- Earl Piglet Long, known to many as Piglet, is now free."Finding a permanent home, at Rep. Ventrella's farm here in LA without any threat of being thrown like a football, or being part of jambalaya or boudin in someone's kitchen here in LA. I Billy Nungesser, by the authority invested in me as the Lt. Governor of the great state of LA, I herby pardon and declare free Earl Piglet Long, to live out his best life," Lt. Governor, Billy Nungesser said.On Wednesday, Piglet was carried dow
  • Medical board says older people should receive COVID booster if it's been 4 months since the last one

    Medical board says older people should receive COVID booster if it's been 4 months since the last one
    NEW YORK (AP) — Older U.S. adults should roll up their sleeves for another COVID-19 shot, even if they got a booster last fall, an influential government advisory panel said Wednesday.The panel voted 11-1 to say Americans 65 and older should get another dose of the updated vaccine that became available in September — if at least four months has passed since their last shot. The committee advises the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who will decide whet
  • Constitutional carry bill receives final approval in legislation and heads to governor's desk

    Constitutional carry bill receives final approval in legislation and heads to governor's desk
    BATON ROUGE - A bill that would remove the permit requirement for concealed handgun carry in Louisiana has received final approval from the legislature and is heading to Governor Jeff Landry's desk for signing. The bill allows any law-abiding citizen over 18 to own and concealed carry a weapon without the need for a permit or training. Proponents of the bill, one of whom being Governor Landry himself, say the bill will allow gun owners to defend themselves "with crime running
  • New findings at Pennington Biomedical reveal that lifespan could be extended

    New findings at Pennington Biomedical reveal that lifespan could be extended
    BATON ROUGE - Many middle school science students might remember the phrase "the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell," but studies show that if it's enhanced, that powerhouse may help humans may live longer.A study at Pennington Biomedical Research Center has found that BAM15 — a chemical compound that is a mitochondrial uncoupler — can expand lifespans in fruit flies. Researchers Dr. John Kirwan, Dr. Christopher Axelrod and Dr. Wagner Dantas have been conducting rese
  • New BAM15 findings at Pennington Biomedical reveal that lifespan could be extended

    New BAM15 findings at Pennington Biomedical reveal that lifespan could be extended
    BATON ROUGE - Many middle school science students might remember the phrase "the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell," but studies show that if it's enhanced, that powerhouse may help humans may live longer.A study at Pennington Biomedical Research Center has found that BAM15 — a chemical compound that is a mitochondrial uncoupler — can expand lifespans in fruit flies. Researchers Dr. John Kirwan, Dr. Christopher Axelrod and Dr. Wagner Dantas have been conducting rese
  • McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record run in the job

    McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record run in the job
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell, the longest-serving Senate leader in history who maintained his power in the face of dramatic convulsions in the Republican Party for almost two decades, will step down from that position in November.McConnell, who turned 82 last week, was set to announce his decision Wednesday in the well of the Senate, a place where he looked in awe from its back benches in 1985 when he arrived and where he grew increasingly comfortable in the front row seat afford
  • Three juveniles arrested for New Year's Day shooting that left 15-year-old dead

    Three juveniles arrested for New Year's Day shooting that left 15-year-old dead
    BATON ROUGE - Three juveniles have been arrested nearly two months after a shooting that left a 15-year-old dead and four others injured on New Year's Day. The drive-by shooting happened at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 1. Ramide Cosey, 15, a freshman at Istrouma High School, was found dead on Evangeline Street. Four additional victims were also injured in the shooting. Wednesday, the Baton Rouge Police Department said three juveniles were arrested for the shooting. The three were booked
  • City leaders respond to plans for new Baton Rouge event center

    City leaders respond to plans for new Baton Rouge event center
    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday, Metro Council members weighed in on LSU's plan for a more than $300 million dollar entertainment and sports center. While most council members seem on board with the new development, others are worried it will take from what Baton Rouge already has to offer. The Tiger Athletic Fund is spearheading the plans to build the new arena. LSU says the PMAC isn't equipped to host large scale events. Some Metro council members say the River Center isn't either. 
  • Detectives investigating reported stabbing death in Donaldsonville

    Detectives investigating reported stabbing death in Donaldsonville
    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies are investigating after a man was found with multiple stab wounds and taken to a hospital where he later died. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said the man was found Wednesday around 7 a.m. at a home along Lemanville Cutoff Road. The man was found with multiple stab wounds and was taken to a hospital. Deputies said they were interviewing a person of interest regarding the man's death, but did not specify whether they were a suspect. Per
  • Mockler Beverage company expanding into central, southwest Louisiana

    Mockler Beverage company expanding into central, southwest Louisiana
    BATON ROUGE - Local beverage company Mockler is expanding to new locations across Louisiana. Timothy and Patrick Mockler as well as the company president Chris Davis have purchased Southwest Beverage Company, acquiring their three locations in Lake Charles, Alexandria, and Leesville. Staff currently employed with Southwest Beverage Company will not lose their jobs and instead continue to work under the Mockler name. Mockler Beverage started in Baton Rouge in 1987. Since its es
  • Rouses Markets donating fridge, dairy products to Southern University food pantry

    Rouses Markets donating fridge, dairy products to Southern University food pantry
    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 increasing grocery costs. Dairy MAX will donate a 64-gallon dairy fridge to the university, and the local grocer will donate $8,000 in dairy products to help fill it. Additionally, Rouses will continue
  • 29-year-old killed, three hurt in early-morning shooting off North Foster Drive Wednesday

    29-year-old killed, three hurt in early-morning shooting off North Foster Drive Wednesday
    BATON ROUGE - Three people were shot, one of them fatally, in an early-morning shooting Wednesday. The Baton Rouge Police Department said the shooting happened Wednesday morning on Underwood Street off North Foster Drive. Three people were shot and one of them, 29-year-old Destiny Buckley, died from her injuries. The suspect reportedly knew all three of the victims and was involved in an argument before the shooting. They fled the scene afterward.Police said the motive and sus
  • EBR mosquito abatement booked up with house calls until April

    EBR mosquito abatement booked up with house calls until April
    BATON ROUGE - If you're looking to get your home sprayed for mosquitoes in East Baton Rouge, you might have to wait a few weeks. The EBR Center for Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control says appointments for residential sprays are booked up until early April. Their staff is working overtime because of the recent swarm of mosquitoes. "We're doing about 250 residential inspections," said Assistant Director Randy Vaeth.Vaeth believes the influx of mosquitoes is due to the drought
  • Rural towns at risk: A quarter of Louisiana's rural hospitals vulnerable to closure, study finds

    Rural towns at risk: A quarter of Louisiana's rural hospitals vulnerable to closure, study finds
    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 new report by healthcare consulting firm Chartis identified more than 25% of Louisiana's rural hospitals as "vulnerable to closure." The analysis was based on indicators such as decreasing reimbursements, decli
  • Family upset after man present at woman's drug-related overdose death given probation

    Family upset after man present at woman's drug-related overdose death given probation
    Almost exactly one year ago, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office found the partially clothed body of Macy Peebles outside of an apartment on GSRI Avenue."Her death was due to acute amphetamine fentanyl and methamphetamine toxicity and we ruled it an accident based on the information we had," said Shane Evans with the EBR Coroner's Office. Investigators determined she had not died there and was dumped, they would quickly discover, by Damion Matthews.According to Matthews, and corrobor
  • 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
    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 and Israel.Biden called the leaders to the White House, hoping to break a logjam with ramifications for the U.S. but also for the world, as Ukraine struggles to repel Russia’s inva
  • 2 ON YOUR SIDE: Who foots bill for driveway damage caused by tree roots?

    2 ON YOUR SIDE: Who foots bill for driveway damage caused by tree roots?
    BATON ROUGE — As a concrete mixing truck backed up to Ginger Simon's driveway on Tuesday morning, she felt a huge weight lifted off of her shoulders."I can't wait to just be like a normal person and just go home from work and just drive," she said.Two weeks ago, her driveway was a wreck. She blamed tree roots for creating the mess that slowly deteriorated her property."When I pull out of my driveway I feel like I'm on an airplane because I'm jiggling," Simon said earlier this month.Th
  • Last chance: Our final opportunity to see a solar eclipse in decades

    Last chance: Our final opportunity to see a solar eclipse in decades
    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.The path of totality will miss southeast Louisiana to the north and west. This means that local areas will not see the Moon cover the Sun completely. However, we will still be able to observe a partial sola
  • Last chance: Our final opportunity to see a solar eclipse for decades

    Last chance: Our final opportunity to see a solar eclipse for decades
    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.The path of totality will miss southeast Louisiana to the north and west. This means that local areas will not see the Moon cover the Sun completely. However, we will still be able to observe a partial sola
  • Mayor Sharon Weston Broome announces homeless shelter initiatives

    Mayor Sharon Weston Broome announces homeless shelter initiatives
    BATON ROUGE — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome on Tuesday announced new initiatives to target homelessness.One shelter, through St. Vincent de Paul, will allow families to stay together throughout the day while parents try to get back on their feet. Often, shelters make clients leave during daylight hours.The mayor also announced funding to a number of shelters.From an Emergency Solutions Grant:St Vincent De Paul, Bishop Ott: $125,342St. Vincent De Paul, Sweet Dreams: $178,890Yout
  • Fire marshal urges caution as dry weather and high winds raise risk

    Fire marshal urges caution as dry weather and high winds raise risk
    BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's wildfire threat is nowhere close to what it was last summer, but state fire officials are urging that people take care in the coming days.High winds and dry conditions have contributed to an increase in brush fires, with several becoming large and dangerous, the state fire marshal said Tuesday. His office asked that people not burn fires outdoors this week, if possible.“Even though the current conditions are nowhere close to what the state experienc
  • East Baton Rouge council member takes activity class to Glen Oaks High School

    East Baton Rouge council member takes activity class to Glen Oaks High School
    BATON ROUGE — East Baton Rouge Parish Councilman Darryl Hurst hosted a "Fitness Fest" at Glen Oaks High School on Tuesday, hoping that greater physical activity will lead to better grades and school attendance.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that active students are better students."What we want to do is keep them active, keep them youthful and put them in things like sports that ensures that they don't stray away in a direction that we don't want them to go,"
  • $160 million grant to go toward funding Louisiana's energy transition, creating new jobs

    $160 million grant to go toward funding Louisiana's energy transition, creating new jobs
    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 ultimate goal is for Louisiana, along with the nation, to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Energy industry leaders from the White House, Shell, ExxonMobil, and Baker Hughes met to discuss how the grant can i
  • Garbage truck catches fire off Bluebonnet Boulevard

    Garbage truck catches fire off Bluebonnet Boulevard
    BATON ROUGE - A garbage truck caught fire on Bluebonnet Boulevard Tuesday morning. Traffic slowed as onlookers paused to look at the blaze. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured and the cause of the fire was unknown. Permalink| Comments
  • The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is on! Ticket sales go directly to helping children with cancer

    The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is on! Ticket sales go directly to helping children with cancer
    BATON ROUGE - The time for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is back! For $100, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a beautiful home in Baton Rouge. The home is a four-bed, three-bath with 3,000 square feet of space. A spacious open kitchen with built-in island seating boasts a breakfast nook with panoramic windows. The master bedroom has a freestanding tub with a curbless shower, and even the guest suite has its own steam shower. In addition to the home, based on w

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