Local News

Baton Rouge interstate construction frustrates drivers, even as it nears completion

Drivers have been crawling their way through construction zones on I-10 and I-12 for the last three years.

Southern University dropping two educational programs

Tough news for Southern University. Budget cuts are forcing the school to slash two programs: the master's program in mass communications and the doctor of philosophy program in physical education are being removed.

Baton Rouge ranks number one for HIV and Aids nationwide

The Louisiana Commission on HIV/Aids and Hepatitis C met with the Governor yesterday for the first time in more than two years to discuss the sobering statistics.

Baton Rouge sculptor to enter international arts contest

A local man will represent Baton Rouge in an internationally-acclaimed art festival. Cetin Atec was selected to bring his sculptures to the international Sculpture Objects & Functional Arts competition in Chicago next week.

Tremor reported at Bayou Corne sinkhole site

The Assumption Parish Police Jury said a tremor was reported at the site of the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. The tremor occurred just after 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night. The tremor was large enough for waves to be seen.

Coaches suspended due to excessive rant at youth football game

An investigation sparked by a halftime rant that was caught video has resulted in the suspension and probation of two youth league football coaches.

Outpatient surgery center to become 'mini-hospital'

Soon there will be a new place for patients to get treatment in the Baton Rouge area. LSU's Outpatient Clinic on Perkins is getting a makeover. The facility is being turned into a small hospital.

A 'Katniss' for New Orleans 'Hunger Games' Spoof

You knew it was coming: A Hunger Games spoof.

Compromise could lead to passage of Sunday alcohol sales law

Compromise may lead to a repealing of East Baton Rouge's blue laws when Metro Council convenes on Wednesday.

People hope job fair will turn their luck around

Life hasn't been easy for 42 year-old Shelton Watson. "I've struggled. I've lost my apartment. I lost my job, had no income, had nowhere to stay," says Watson.