Fourth of July holiday operating hours for BREC locations

The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will close the administrative offices, 6201 Florida Blvd., on Thursday, July 4. Normal operating hours will resume at all BREC facilities on Friday, July 5.

Mother of victim from drunk driver glad to see increase in checkpoints this week

All summer, Baton Rouge Police said they'll be out making sure anyone drinking and driving gets taken off the road. It's all to prevent stories like Rhonda Wilson’s.

Drivers reminded to be more cautious following fourth recent motorcycle fatality in the state

Following the fourth motorcycle fatal crash in less than a week across south Louisiana, Troopers urge driver safety and safe riding practices to keep everyone safe on our roadways.

More State Troopers mean more protection on the roadways

You may start seeing more State Troopers on the roads soon. This is in thanks to state lawmakers who budgeted funding for a new class of cadets.

Elevation project to prevent I-10 flooding around LaPlace during storm surge

A surge of floodwater detained even the most agile rescue crew from entering LaPlace during Hurricane Isaac.

Central pizza restaurant's buffet catches fire, damages building

A restaurant in Central caught fire late last night due to its buffet having electrical problems. The Central Fire Department was called to Zoe’s Pizza on Greenwell Springs Road on Monday, June 1 at 11:11 p.m.

State troopers urge responsible choices for upcoming Fourth of July holiday

State troopers urge responsible choices for upcoming Fourth of July holiday Photo provided by MGN Online LOCAL NEWS Louisiana State Police  

Louisiana's highways rank 35th in the nation

Louisiana's state highway system is ranked 35th in the nation in overall highway performance and efficiency in the latest Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Paula Deen fallout: A mess for suppliers?

As Paula Deen's home-goods empire unravels, companies making or distributing her products -- everything from pots and pans to dishes and scented candles -- may be left with a messy situation of their own.

Guantanamo lawsuit: End forced feedings before Ramadan

With the holy month of Ramadan approaching, lawyers for four Guantanamo Bay captives are trying to end forced-feeding at the U.S. detention facility in Cuba.