Local News

Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico at oil, gas platform

According to the US Coast Guard an oil gas platform owned by Black Elk Energy exploded and caught fire around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. The Coast Guard confirms the fire was extinguished roughly one hour after the explosion.

Metro Council refuses action after former CAA employees allege animal abuse

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council did not act after former employees accused Companion Animal Alliance of animal abuse and mismanagement.

Stores to have Black Friday sales early, opening on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a week away, and while families are prepping the turkey, local stores are getting ready for the Black Friday rush.

LSU introduces new eco-friendly food containers

The Purple and Gold can now be distinguished with another color - green. LSU is going green with new ecofriendly clamshells. These ecofriendly clamshells are sold at the Bayou Bistreaux and On The Geaux in the Student Union.

Lady Tigers to host softball clinic on Saturday morning

The Lady Tigers softball team is hosting a free clinic to kids of all ages and skill levels this Saturday at the Burbank BREC Park. The softball fields are next to all the soccer fields.

Elementary students get fit with Project Get Fit America

In Louisiana, almost 30 percent of children are overweight or obese. On a national scale, childhood obesity has tripled since 1980- according to the U.S. Surgeon Generals' report.

B.R.P.D. officer reassigned after alleged harassment

CATS passengers say Lieutenant Valdry, a more than 20-year veteran of B.R.P.D is relentless in his harassment at the CATS terminal on Florida and 22nd street.

BP reaches $4.5B settlement for criminal charges related to 2010 oil spill

BP reached a settlement today with the federal government to pay $4.5 billion for the 2010 oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

New thrift store opens in Ascension Parish

People living in Gonzales got a new place to shop, and help out people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the same time.

I-10, I-12 split widening project almost complete

The widening of the I-10/I-12 split seems to have been causing drivers headaches for longer than they can remember.