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LSU's Business & Technology center to offer free small business seminars

 Representatives from LSU’s Louisiana Business & Technology Center and its partner organizations will be presenting free seminars focused on small business financing, marketing, customer service, operating in a recession and e-co

Ernesto could be a hurricane soon

Ernesto is forecast became an official hurricane on Monday night.

LSU to hold open auditions for National Anthem singers

The LSU Athletics Department and the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts will hold open auditions for national anthem singers on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m.

Livingston to hold Night Out Against Crime Tuesday

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office teams with the City of Walker and the Walker Police Department to host the Parish’s ‘Night Out Against Crime’.

Mayor Holden urges EBR to get Red Stick Ready

Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden is urging East Baton Rouge residents to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Ernesto as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, and to review preliminary precautions.

701 students graduate at LSU's Summer Commencement

Approximately 701 students are expected to graduate during LSU’s 278th commencement ceremony today, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Dangerous heat: Advisory issued for most of southern Louisiana

A heat advisory has been issued for Friday, Aug 3, which means that the heat index will be over 108 degrees for more than four hours (between 10:40 a.m. through 6:45 p.m.) of the day.

Crash claims the life of unrestrained 15 year old passenger

Yesterday evening shortly before 9:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash on U.S. 190 approximately 3.5 miles east of LA 434 in St. Tammany Parish.

Tropical Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Ernesto has formed just east of the Windward Islands. Current sustained winds are 52 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. The projected path is west at 22 mph entering the Caribbean Sea as a tropical storm by tomorrow.

Tropical depression five forms

Tropical Depression Five formed in the Atlantic Basin on Wednesday afternoon. As of the 4:00 p.m.