1:00 p.m. Tropical Storm Ernesto Update

As of this morning, Ernesto is a disorganized Tropical Storm with winds around 50 mph. He is forecast to stay a tropical storm as he takes a westward path across the Caribbean Sea.

Part of La. 70 shut down near site of sinkhole, neighbors remain evacuated

A 36 inch natural gas pipeline near a sinkhole in the Bayou Corne area shifted making it unsafe to use part of Highway 70.

Pedestrian hit walking on Airline Highway died

Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a fatal crash last night involving a pedestrian in East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash occurred shortly after 9:00 p.m. on US 61 near Alco Avenue.

300-foot hole has Bayou Corne residents concerned

BAYOU CORNE, La (NBC33) — The 300 foot hole has only added to the list of growing concerns in Assumption Parish. It is so large whole trees have collapsed into it.

Parish-wide more women entering male-dominated fields

A recent expansion of investigators at the east Baton Rouge parish coroner's office has also meant adding some new female employees to the investigation division.

Mayor Holden urges EBR to get Red Stick Ready

Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden is urging East Baton Rouge residents to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Ernesto as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, and to review preliminary precautions.

701 students graduate at LSU's Summer Commencement

Approximately 701 students are expected to graduate during LSU’s 278th commencement ceremony today, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Dangerous heat: Advisory issued for most of southern Louisiana

A heat advisory has been issued for Friday, Aug 3, which means that the heat index will be over 108 degrees for more than four hours (between 10:40 a.m. through 6:45 p.m.) of the day.

Motorists angry at Baton Rouge traffic problems

Everyone knows the frustration of trying to get home after a long week and having to sit in traffic.People who commute in and out of the Capitol City feel that pain a little more than most.

Crash claims the life of unrestrained 15 year old passenger

Yesterday evening shortly before 9:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash on U.S. 190 approximately 3.5 miles east of LA 434 in St. Tammany Parish.