2013 alligator hunting season set to open August 28

The East Zone Louisiana alligator season is scheduled to open Wednesday, August 28, followed by the West Zone opening on September 4.

Jindal, Cool Planet Energy Systems announce $168 million investment in Louisiana bio-refineries

Governor Bobby Jindal and Cool Planet Energy Systems President and CEO Howard Janzen announced the company will build three bio-refineries in Louisiana with a capital investment of $168 million.

Wall catches fire at Baton Rouge duplex

A duplex located on N. 29th Street caught fire today in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Fire Department first received that call at 11:35 a.m.

Reports: Apple will offer trade-ins for new iPhone

For the first time Apple stores will soon let iPhone owners trade in their old phones for credit toward a new one, according to multiple reports.

Sinkhole swallows more trees

Assumption Parish emergency officials say the sinkhole swallowed more trees Monday.

Unrestrained New Llano man killed in crash

A single vehicle crash killed a man from New Llano that was not wearing his seatbelt.

Governor Jindal and Dow Chemical announce $1 Billion-plus investment in Plaquemine site

Governor Bobby Jindal and Dow Louisiana Operations Site Leader Eduardo Do Val announced that the Dow Chemical Company will invest $1.06 billion in a pair of new polyolefins plants.

All Baton Rouge government offices to be closed on Labor Day

Labor Day is an official City-Parish holiday and will be observed on Monday, September 2, 2013. All City-Parish offices will be closed on this day.

Doctors support raising the smoking age

Teenagers looking to buy cigarettes in New York may have to look elsewhere if a city council proposal is approved and signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The proposal would raise the legal age to buy any form of tobacco from 18 to 21.

Home prices still surging ... for now

Home prices are still surging, but the pace of the gains has steadied as interest rates continue to rise.