• One injured in shooting near Siegen Lane

    One injured in shooting near Siegen Lane
    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are investigating a shooting that sent on man to the hospital Sunday afternoon.Around 1:40 p.m. in the 12000 block of White Chapel Road near Siegen Lane a man was shot outside of a residence.When the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrived on scene they discovered that the victim was transported to a hospital in a personal vehicle.Detectives believe that the shooting occurred due to an ongoing dispute.Details are limited. Check back for updates. &nbs
  • Black Friday offers beacon of hope to struggling stores

    Black Friday offers beacon of hope to struggling stores
    NEW YORK (AP) — After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope.In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing millions of shoppers eager to get started on their holiday spending.But these are not normal times: The economy is tanking and crowds are expected to be dramatically diminished as coronavirus cases spike and shoppers do more of their purchases online.Many retailers&nbsp
  • Teenager injured in shooting near Plank Road

    Teenager injured in shooting near Plank Road
    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that sent one minor to the hospital Thursday afternoon.The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to the 2300 block of Pawnee Street located next to Interstate 110 near Plank Road in regards to a shooting.The minor received non-life-threatening wounds, says police.Details are limited. Check back for updates. This is the second reported shooting on Thanksgiving Day. The first happened in the 5400 bloc
  • One injured in shooting near Plank Road

    One injured in shooting near Plank Road
    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that sent one to the hospital Thursday afternoon.The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to 2300 block of Pawnee Street located next to the Interstate 110 near Plank Road in regards to a shooting.One person received non-life threatening wounds, says police.Details are limited. Check back for updates. This is the second reported shooting on Thanksgiving Day. The first happened in the 5400 block of Ritterman Ave. around noon.&nbsp
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  • Juvenile injured in shooting near Plank Road

    Juvenile injured in shooting near Plank Road
    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that sent one minor to the hospital Thursday afternoon.The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to the 2300 block of Pawnee Street located next to Interstate 110 near Plank Road in regards to a shooting.The minor received non-life-threatening wounds, says police.Details are limited. Check back for updates. This is the second reported shooting on Thanksgiving Day. The first happened in the 5400 bloc
  • Central HS coach to fans: Forget politics, be in COVID 'compliance' at playoff game

    Central HS coach to fans: Forget politics, be in COVID 'compliance' at playoff game
    CENTRAL – Central High School is set to host its first-round playoff football game Friday night and Coach Sid Edwards pleaded with fans this week: Wear a mask and stay six feet apart.The plea for social distancing came after the Louisiana High School Athletic Association issued what it labeled an urgent warning that schools and teams must take a more proactive approach to virus mitigation as Louisiana deals with a COVID surge.“The LHSAA has taken a strong stance in the last
  • Stormy pattern continues through Sunday

    Stormy pattern continues through Sunday
    Quick local forecast:Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms early, with only a slight chance of a shower overnight. Lows near 64.
    Tomorrow: Patchy fog in the morning, then numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. One or two storms could be on the strong side. Highs near 76.
    Tomorrow Night: Showers and a few thunderstorms continue through the overnight hours. Lows near 63.Saturday: Expect periods of rain through out the day, especially in the morning and afternoon hours. Rain could be he
  • Restaurants stay busy as families choose the to-go route for Thanksgiving meal

    Restaurants stay busy as families choose the to-go route for Thanksgiving meal
    BATON ROUGE – The rise in COVID cases is changing the way families traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving.With more people choosing to stay at home for the holiday this change is actually bringing much-needed business to local restaurants.“It’s been crazy. I’m rolling on about 30 hours of no sleep,” said Justin Ferguson, the chef at BRQ Seafood and Barbeque.Ferguson and his ki
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  • Over 1,000 plates of food given to those in need on Thanksgiving day

    Over 1,000 plates of food given to those in need on Thanksgiving day
    BATON ROUGE, LA - Hundreds of cars lined up at the Raising Canes River Center this afternoon to receive a Thanksgiving meal from volunteers with St. Vincent de Paul. “It’s been a wonderful turnout. Just to know that that many people weren't t hungry today is a blessing,” said Denise Terrance, dining hall director at St. Vincent de Paul. To make things safe from COVID-19, organizers implemented a drive-thru. Those who went through the line received
  • LSUs struggles just latest hurdle for resilient Ed Orgeron

    LSUs struggles just latest hurdle for resilient Ed Orgeron
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron forged a career path that led him to the top of his profession by persevering through personal and professional hardships.So it’s little wonder that he continues to project optimism while the Tigers have labored in mediocrity just one season after a historically dominant national title campaign.After going 15-0 a season ago, with most victories by double-digit margins, LSU is 3-3, unranked and listed as a two-touchdown underdog wh
  • LSU struggles with latest hurdle for resilient Ed Orgeron

    LSU struggles with latest hurdle for resilient Ed Orgeron
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron forged a career path that led him to the top of his profession by persevering through personal and professional hardships.So it’s little wonder that he continues to project optimism while the Tigers have labored in mediocrity just one season after a historically dominant national title campaign.After going 15-0 a season ago, with most victories by double-digit margins, LSU is 3-3, unranked and listed as a two-touchdown underdog wh
  • Family grateful for baby's miraculous recovery after mother died from COVID-19

    Family grateful for baby's miraculous recovery after mother died from COVID-19
    BATON ROUGE- A family in Baton Rouge has a reason to be thankful on this day of Thanksgiving despite the tumultuous year they've had.Denise Boudreaux's daughter Allie Guidry died from the coronavirus in June. Just before her death, medical staff at Woman's Hospital successfully delivered her baby, Madaline Marie, at only 25 weeks old. For the past five months, Maddie has made a miraculous recovery. She rem
  • Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving

    Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving
    Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table.That was before anyone had heard of COVID-19 and before it claimed the retired seamstress. Ana Martinez died at 78 on April 1 while recovering at a nursing home from a knee replacement.The family is having their traditional meal of turkey, yams, green beans and rice and beans —
  • Authorities respond to a reported shooting Thursday afternoon

    Authorities respond to a reported shooting Thursday afternoon
    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a reported shooting Thursday afternoon in Baton Rouge.Officials say they are investigating a reported shooting in the 5400 block of Ritterman Ave.This is an ongoing investigation.Permalink| Comments
  • Baton Rouge man booked on slew of charges related to sexual abuse of children, animals

    Baton Rouge man booked on slew of charges related to sexual abuse of children, animals
    BATON ROUGE - Mostafa Rasheed, 40, was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday, Nov. 25, on several child pornography and animal abuse charges.Agents with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Unit received Cybertip reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children with information regarding possible possession of child pornography involving juveniles on March 3. The report advised that Facebook user Leon Al-Iraqi uploaded a video b
  • 1 man shot to death; 1 man stabbed to death in New Orleans

    1 man shot to death; 1 man stabbed to death in New Orleans
    NEW ORLEANS — One man was shot to death and another man stabbed to death in a Thanksgiving morning confrontation in a New Orleans neighborhood, authorities said.Both deaths are considered homicides, New Orleans Police said.
    Officers were called to the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood around 8:45 a.m. Thursday and found a man shot and and man and a woman stabbed, police told media outlets.The man who was stabbed died at the scene, while the man who was shot died at the hospital. The woman w
  • 'Santa' Steve Carell goes viral in new holiday ad gifting 'togetherness' as best gift of 2020

    'Santa' Steve Carell goes viral in new holiday ad gifting 'togetherness' as best gift of 2020
    A 2020-style Christmas commercial featuring Steve Carell is going viral on social media.Fans raved over Carell's debut in a long-form holiday ad for Xfinity and broadband Thursday, causing "Steve Carell" to trend nationwide on Twitter.The commercial depicts a last-minute reworking of the traditional Christmas routine among Santa and his helpers.After a series of intense events in 2020 from COVID-19 to the presidential election to racial unrest, "The Greatest Gift" begins with a socially distanc
  • Schools struggle to stay open as quarantines sideline staff

    Schools struggle to stay open as quarantines sideline staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The infection of a single cafeteria worker was all it took to close classrooms in the small Lowellville school district in northeastern Ohio, forcing at least two weeks of remote learning.Not only did the worker who tested positive for the coronavirus need to quarantine, but so did the entire cafeteria staff and most of the transportation crew, because some employees work on both. The district of about 500 students sharing one building had resumed in-person instr
  • $234M BP spill money for 5 wetlands projects in 2 parishes

    $234M BP spill money for 5 wetlands projects in 2 parishes
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is getting $234.6 million in BP oil spill settlement money for five wetlands restoration projects in three parishes.The allocations for Terrebonne, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes bring the state’s total in such restoration grants to more than $900 million this year, said Chip Kline, chairman of the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.The biggest chunk is $157 million to restore, maintain and monitor up
  • Firefighters demonstrate dangers of deep-frying a turkey for Thanksgiving feast

    Firefighters demonstrate dangers of deep-frying a turkey for Thanksgiving feast
    KNOX COUNTY, TN - Firefighters demonstrated the dangers of preparing a deep-friend turkey for Thanksgiving.Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs teamed up with the county's fire prevention bureau to explain the do's and dont's of frying for a feast in a video posted to social media. The tweet pointed out that Thanksgiving is a peak day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protec
  • Firefighters demonstrate dangers of deep-frying a turkey for a Thanksgiving feast

    Firefighters demonstrate dangers of deep-frying a turkey for a Thanksgiving feast
    KNOX COUNTY, TN - Firefighters warn of the dangers that come with preparing for a Thanksgiving feast with the do's and don'ts of deep-frying a turkey.Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs teamed up with the county's fire prevention bureau to explain the safe preparation process in a video posted to social media. The tweet pointed out that Thanksgiving is a peak day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, accordi
  • LHSAA issues new COVID-related restrictions; warns of $500 fines for non-compliance

    LHSAA issues new COVID-related restrictions; warns of $500 fines for non-compliance
    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) Executive Director Eddie Bonnie released an "urgent" memo to member schools following the governor's decision to revert to a modified Phase 2.New safety guidelines and restrictions for high school sporting events state-wide include social distancing, mask-wearing, and capacity limitations of 25%. While these safety measures were once recommendations, they are now required.Bonnie says that failure to comply with these measures will
  • LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES: Thanksgiving 2020

    LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES: Thanksgiving 2020
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  • Sitting for turkey? WHO reminds all to get more active

    Sitting for turkey? WHO reminds all to get more active
    GENEVA (AP) — As the coronavirus leaves many people housebound and many Americans sit to feast for Thanksgiving, the World Health Organization says people need to get more active, insisting that up to 5 million deaths worldwide could be avoided each year if people would run, walk and simply move more.The U.N. health agency, launching updated guidelines on sedentary behavior, is pointing to figures that one in four adults — and four in five adolescents &
  • Why now? Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia

    Why now? Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — No country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States. Now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S. military troops from the Horn of Africa nation at what some experts call the worst possible time.Three decades of chaos, from warlords to al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab to the emergence of an Islamic State-linked group, have ripped apart the country that only in the past few years has begun to find
  • Global shares mostly rise after Wall Streets pause

    Global shares mostly rise after Wall Streets pause
    TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Thursday, although Wall Street had taken a pause from the market optimism underlined in a record-setting climb earlier in the week.U.S. markets will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. They will be open for half the day on Friday, closing at 1 p.m. Eastern.France’s CAC 40 edged up nearly 0.2% in early trading to 5,580.20, while Germany’s DAX rose 0.2% to 13,310.23. Britain’s FTSE 100 slipped 0.3%
  • Can Taysom Hill continue his success for the Saints?; Fantasy Focus with Reggie Chatman and Darin Tietgen

    Can Taysom Hill continue his success for the Saints?; Fantasy Focus with Reggie Chatman and Darin Tietgen
    On this week's Fantasy Focus, Reggie Chatman talks with Who2Start.com Fantasy Expert Darin Tietgen about the slate of Thanksgiving football games, Taysom Hill and the New Orleans Saints as well as the best players to start this week.Darin also lets Reggie know his favorite Thanksgiving desserts.Watch the full interview above and head to Who2Start.com for more Fantasy advice.Permalink| Comments
  • Fans' Choice Award Winner 2020: Week 8 - Oliver Jack

    Fans' Choice Award Winner 2020: Week 8 - Oliver Jack
    BATON ROUGE- With a district title on the line, Episcopal full back Oliver Jack stepped up to the challenge with a 3 touchdown game in a win over Port Allen last Friday.He also held his own on defense at middle linebacker."It really meant a lot. After the game I went over to my dad and I told him it feels so good to see all this hard work pay off. It was obviously a great game for everybody, but to have that individual performance felt really good," said Jack.The senior is part of a talented of
  • Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

    Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings
    Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household.Those who are flying witnessed a distinctly 2020 landscape at the nation’s airports: plexiglass barriers in front of the ID stations, rapid virus testing sites inside terminals, masks in check-in areas and on board planes, a
  • Biden appeals for unity in Thanksgiving-eve address

    Biden appeals for unity in Thanksgiving-eve address
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans on Wednesday to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace stoked the fading embers of his campaign to “turn the election over.”Biden, in a Thanksgiving-eve address to the nation, put the surging pandemic front and center, pledging to tap the “vast powers” of the federal go

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