Local News

Audit shows millions wasted by SNAP fraud

A new state report of the SNAP system shows that people have used millions of dollars that do not belong to them to buy things they are not supposed to get.

Young non violent offender get new option for staying out of trouble

Kids who commit small crimes like vandalism or burglary usually end up in juvenile detention center. But now, there's the evening report center for non violent offenders in East Baton Rouge.

Budget maneuvers continue at the Capitol

Both Democrats and Republicans are coming together and reporting bills unfavorably out of committee to make sure those bills were not killed and can be used in the upcoming budget debate.

BR public school ranks well in national magazine's 'Best High Schools' list

Baton Rouge Magnet High School (BRMHS) was ranked 339th in the nation by Newsweek magazine and The Daily Beast in its annual America’s Best High Schools list this week.

Local artist donates 2 sculptures for new Convention Street Park in downtown BR

A nationally renowned Baton Rouge artist has donated two sculptures to be displayed at Convention Street Park in downtown.

LSU Women’s Powerlifting club brings home fourth National Championship

The LSU Women’s Powerlifting Club took home its fourth national championship at the USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals on April 20 in Killen, Texas. The team has previously won championships in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

New grocery store continues to spur boost in business downtown

A store started by three LSU alumni is the latest boost for business in downtown Baton Rouge.

Donaldsonville man arrested for several vehicle burglaries

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley reports the arrest of a 19-year-old Donaldsonville man on various burglary thefts in the Donaldsonville area.

Audit: Louisiana food stamp program overpaid millions in benefits, possible fraud

An oversight allowed for the overpayment of millions in benefits for recipients of the Louisiana food stamp program, an audit revealed.

Law to ban social media while driving gains support from lawmakers

A bill that bans accessing social media sites while driving is gaining more support at the Capitol. The House Committee on Transportation and Highways is passing on a bill that came through the senate without issues.