Local News

Ninety-five-year-old hospital volunteer inspires patients, coworkers

North Oaks Medical Center has approximately 250 volunteers, a mix of adults and students looking for course credit. But one man does more than just help out - he inspires everyone around him.

Louisiana Congressman Bill Cassidy speaks out on cancellation of White House tours

Today, Congressman Bill Cassidy released the following statement on the Obama Administration announcing that scheduled and future public tours of the White House will not occur due to the sequestration cuts:

DEQ presents $45 million loan to baton Rouge for sewage upgrades

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality presented a loan in the amount of $45 million to the city of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, through funding under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

Drugs, guns, and over $14,000 in cash seized from Baker man's apartment

A man has been charged with both drug and illegal weapon charges due to the help of informant tips.

Ex-boyfriend nearly shoots victim, himself in altercation; arrested on attempted murder charges

Baker police have arrested a man for attempted murder after almost killing his ex-girlfriend and himself.

Motel 6 pokes fun at Super Bowl blackout in radio ad

Organizers of February's Super Bowl insist the blackout in the 3rd quarter was just a glitch that should not cast any sort of permanent shadow over the big game and how the city handled it, but at least one national company is having some f

Forbes Magazine names Baton Rouge top 25 city for seniors

Forbes Magazine has named Baton Rouge one of America’s “25 Best Places to Retire in 2013,” a ranking Mayor-President Melvin L.

Baton Rouge ranks fourth in nation for business expansion projects

The Baton Rouge area once again ranks among the best places in the country for business expansion.

LDAF warns horse owners of potential virus

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is monitoring the Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak at the Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) equestrian event in Ocala, Florida.

BR middle school students published in national scientific journal

Two Baton Rouge middle school students' projects that started out as part of a science fair now have been published in a national scientific journal.