Local News

Earl K. Long to close in April

Earl K. Long will close in three weeks after three years of planning by LSU. Most of the hospital's services will be transferred to Our Lady of the Lake.

Gas prices lower in the Capitol City

Average retail gasoline prices in Baton Rouge have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week. According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of gas in the Capitol City is $3.46.

No Pick 3/Pick 4 drawings to be held on Easter Sunday

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation announced that there will be no Pick 3 or Pick 4 drawings on March 31, Easter Sunday.

Officials: State income tax filing extensions must be submitted electronically

Taxpayers who require more time to file their 2012 Louisiana individual income or Corporation Income and Franchise Tax returns must submit their extension requests electronically. Paper requests are not accepted.

Two Covington police officers arrested on battery charges

Two officers with the Covington Police Department were arrested on charges of simple battery and malfeasance in office.

DOTD issues Easter holiday travel advisory

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Easter holiday (Friday, March 29, through Sunday, March 31

DOTD: MAP worker killed in I-10 crash

DOTD has confirmed the victim in this morning's crash on I-10 was a Motorist Assistance Patrol worker. The name of the victim hasn't been released, and we're not sure what led to the crash.

Music Therapist joins Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program

Baton Rouge General announced that local Baton Rouge music therapist Mary Malloy has joined its Arts in Medicine program.

Burbank to experience lane closures

Westbound LA 42 (Burbank Drive) will have an intermittent outside lane closure in the area between the intersection with Staring Lane Extension and the intersection with Lee Drive, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.