Local News

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.

LSU earns place on National Honor Roll for community service

 LSU has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Louisiana agencies test their disaster preparedness

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Louisiana National Guard partnered to host a training exercise to measure Louisiana’s readiness to respond to a statewide emergency Saturday.

Judge allows buyout of Scotlandville homes to move forward

A judge allowed the process to move forward yesterday in the buyout of almost 50 homes near a wastewater treatment facility.

Demand for food assistance remains high at Louisiana’s food banks

According to the Louisiana Food Bank Association, demand for emergency food assistance statewide remains high while food and financial resources for the state’s five food banks are dwindling.

Defend Louisiana in Gonzales this weekend

Defend Louisiana will be collecting signatures at the Gonzales Gun & Knife Show at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24.

Southern Jags fans support team after loss

Southern University students walk into class Friday morning, a little down but still proud of the way their men’s basketball team played Thursday. The jags lost to the number one seed Gonzaga Bulldogs 64 to 58.

Local NAACP calls for more transparency in BRPD hiring process

The fall out from the firing of former BRPD Chief Dewayne White continued Friday. At his hearing last month White made several claims of racism in the police department, allegations that had many leaders in the Black community concerned.

Thirty-year drainage project nears completion in Ascension Parish

Flooding is no laughing matter in Ascension Parish - hundreds of residents have experienced high water, and they've been waiting for years to see something done about it.