Local News

National Safe Boating week: 651 deaths in 2012 were preventable accidents

The Coast Guard kicked off the start of National Safe Boating Week with Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day at many of its units Friday.

SU’s Messan Folivi named Chief Student Marshal for spring graduation

Messan D. Folivi is the chief student marshal for Southern University’s spring 2013 graduating class and will lead 714 graduates into the F.G. Clark Activity Center at 10:30 a.m.

Houma man arrested after K9 sniffs out drugs

A man was arrested after being suspected of selling drugs in Houma.

First McDonald’s built in Baton Rouge celebrates 50th anniversary

It's been 50 years of Big Macs, fries, and apple pies for McDonald's in Baton Rouge.

Senate Finance Committee gets first crack at budget

With millions of taxpayer dollars in their hands, state senators are getting their first look at the state's budget. The Finance Committee is deciding where cuts can be made and where money needs to go.

State troopers recognized, awarded for efforts

Officers from across the state were recognized today for their extraordinary efforts on the job.

Firefighters rescue woman from vehicle that crashed into Ward’s Creek

Firefighters and emergency responders saved a woman’s life after her vehicle crashed and landed at the bottom of an embankment.

Man arrested for attacking two elderly family members, causing them injuries

A 19-year-old was arrested for allegedly hitting two of his elderly family members several times.

Local salons help belles get ready for the Storybook Ball

Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge is hosting the fifth annual Storybook Ball on Saturday May 18, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center.

‘John Doe’ child pornographer identified as David J. Stevens of California

The nationwide manhunt for an accused child pornographer ended last night in California.