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Downtown staple still open despite smoke damage

Bates and Thigpen clothing store has been a staple of downtown Baton Rouge since 1924, and even an early morning fire couldn't force their doors shut.

Father and son bond over writing a book together

The dream of writing a book has come true for one father son duo. They wrote a book together, but to them, it's much more than a book.

Organ donor families share stories of triumph and loss

Smith McRea runs and jumps with the rest of his pre-k class; it's hard to imagine now, but when he was born doctors didn't think he would make it to his first birthday.

Hot Air Balloon Competition and Festival gets pilots excited to hit the sky

The sky over Ascension Parish will be filled with colorful hot air balloons this weekend. It's part of the Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival and Championship.

Hot Air Balloon Competition and Festival gets pilots excited to hit the sky

The sky over Ascension Parish will be filled with colorful hot air balloons this weekend. It's part of the Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival and Championship.

Mysterious cache of jewels turns up atop French glacier

It reads like the opening scene of an "Indiana Jones" movie.

Construction for new IBM Technology Center in downtown Baton Rouge gets underway

Construction is now underway on the new IBM Technology Center in downtown Baton Rouge. Governor Jindal and IBM leaders officially broke ground on the $55 million facility which will soon bring 800 jobs to Baton Rouge.

Storage room fire in downtown Baton Rouge causes $325,000 of damage

A storage room in downtown Baton Rouge went up in flames last night and caused a total of $325,000 worth of damage.

Cyclist killed from crash with vehicle in Avoyelles Parish

A 57-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a car while he was riding his bicycle.

Obamacare cheat sheet

This much is clear: Obamacare is massive and it's not easy to understand. Many insurance regulations and taxes are already in effect, but the big push begins Oct. 1.