Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank announces commodity food site locations for July

Low income families who have been certified eligible for the July 2013 Needy Family Food Distribution Program may pick up their commodity food starting on July 8.

LA-1030 in Denham Springs to be closed to traffic for two weeks

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that La.

Mid City Merchants to hold mini art hop on July 11

The third annual Mid City Merchants summer mini art hop, “A Mid City’s Night Dream”, will be held on Thursday, July 11, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Firefox gets into the smartphone business

A new smartphone operating system is joining the fray.

Neighbors proud to have America Street renamed for Rev. Charles T. Smith

Rare is the occasion when people are proud to see the name America removed from something. But residents in Old South Baton Rouge are proud of the city's decision to change America St. into Rev. Charles T. Smith Dr.

Metairie teen heads to Boston’s Berklee College for summer program

A Metairie teenager with a passion for music is getting the opportunity of a lifetime. He'll spend the summer in Boston studying music with the best. Oddly enough, he owes it all to Hurricane Katrina.

Oil prices at 2013 high above $103 a barrel

Oil prices reached their highest point in more than a year Friday, driven by anxiety over a military coup in Egypt.

Local animal shelter keeps animals cool to prevent heat exhaustion

  South Louisiana can get downright uncomfortable in the summer and as bad as it is for us, it's even worse for man's best friend.

June jobs report: Hiring beats expectations

The job market made solid improvement last month, sending signals to markets that the Federal Reserve is on track to start pulling back on its stimulus program.

Three tubers stranded during 4th of July outing; spent the night on a sandbar

Three people spent the night on a sandbar in Holden after they were stranded during a tubing trip.