• 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
  • Man with 20 arrests found living in attic of woman's Louisiana apartment

    Man with 20 arrests found living in attic of woman's Louisiana apartment
    LACASSINE - A man with a long history of arrests was booked into jail once again after it was discovered he'd been living in the attic of an apartment without the tenant realizing it. The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office said Gregory Bonnette, 33, was arrested again Monday after a woman living in the home saw him climb down from the attic while he thought no one was home. The sheriff's office said Bonnette fled once he realized someone was inside the apartment. It wasn'
  • Former BRPD officer accused of stealing drugs, smashing evidence indicted for malfeasance

    Former BRPD officer accused of stealing drugs, smashing evidence indicted for malfeasance
    BATON ROUGE - A police officer arrested four times in the wake of a corruption investigation at the Baton Rouge Police Department was formally charged on several criminal counts Tuesday.Jason Acree was first arrested in February after he was accused of taking marijuana from a BRPD evidence locker and giving it to a friend. An investigation also uncovered video of Acree smashing open a safe while out on a call. The video was from a 2018 drug case where a suspect was later arrested and convicted.
  • Man convicted in slaying of Michael Jordan's father denied parole

    Man convicted in slaying of Michael Jordan's father denied parole
    It's been over two decades since two men shot Michael Jordan's father to death in a robbery, and now one of the men who was convicted of the murder has been denied parole.According to CNN, Daniel Green and Larry Demery, were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 murder of James Jordan.Green's parole was denied Friday.His co-defendant, Demery, was granted parole via a scholastic and vocational program called the Mutual Agreement Parole Program. His parole
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  • Wife accused of dismembering man's body, collecting benefits

    Wife accused of dismembering man's body, collecting benefits
    LAS VEGAS - A 69-year-old Las Vegas woman is accused of defrauding Social Security for years after she allegedly dismembered her dead husband’s body and threw his remains in the trash, according to a federal criminal complaint.Nancy Shedleski deposited $121,000 of her husband's retirement benefits after he died in 2015 death and Social Security officials didn't know anything was wrong until they received an anonymous tip in 2019 that the husband had disappeared, according to the compl
  • One wounded in Monday night shooting on Shay Avenue

    One wounded in Monday night shooting on Shay Avenue
    BATON ROUGE - Amid a recent string of shootings in the capital area, gun violence continued to cause injuries Monday night. Shortly before a shooting on Airline Highway seriously wounded one person, a separate incident in a neighborhood off Florida Boulevard resulted in a second person's injury. First responders were called to the 12500 block of Shay Avenue regarding a shooting that left one person with non-life-threatening injuries on Monday night, officials say.&
  • After controversial comedy special, Dave Chappelle offers to meet with members of trans community

    After controversial comedy special, Dave Chappelle offers to meet with members of trans community
    After his Netflix comedy special came under fire for featuring commentary that was considered transphobic, Dave Chappelle posted on Instagram that he was willing to meet members of the transgender community.According to BBC News, Chappelle also invited viewers to decide whether he had been "canceled." Last week, the controversy resulted in a small protest outside of Netflix's headquarters in Los Angeles. One of the reasons why Chappelle's Netflix special, 'The Closer,
  • Saints capitalize on Seahawks mistakes for 13-10 win

    Saints capitalize on Seahawks mistakes for 13-10 win
    SEATTLE (AP) — Alvin Kamara and Jameis Winston were the happy beneficiaries of the Seattle Seahawks’ many mistakes.Then it was rookie Brian Johnson’s turn to make sure the New Orleans Saints got the win they needed to keep pace in the NFC South.“In a game like this where things are close, things get a little a little ugly towards the end, it builds confidence to be able to come into a game like this and close it out the way we did,” Saints defen
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  • Elon Musk now reportedly worth more than ExxonMobil

    Elon Musk now reportedly worth more than ExxonMobil
    One of the world's top five wealthiest men is now worth more than ExxonMobile.According to CNN, Elon Musk is rapidly approaching a net worth of $300 billion as Tesla's market cap soars past $1 trillion.ExxonMobil has a $272 billion market value and as of Monday evening, Musk's net worth was $289 billion.This seems to indicate that one of Musk's major plans is on track. The 50-year-old entrepreneur and has been vocal about his goal to see drivers around the world replace gas and diesel automobil
  • Workers at Mississippi space center to protest vaccine rules

    Workers at Mississippi space center to protest vaccine rules
    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Some workers at a sprawling space center near the Mississippi-Louisiana line plan to protest federal requirements that they become vaccinated against COVID-19.The John C. Stennis Space Center workers plan a prayer rally Tuesday afternoon in Hancock County in south Mississippi, the Sun Herald reported. The center is a NASA national rocket engine test site.Orders from President Joe Biden’s administration require all federal contrac
  • Snoop Dogg shares news of his mother's death

    Snoop Dogg shares news of his mother's death
    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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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

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