Local News

BR Airport faring well in current economy

The Baton Rouge Metro Airport should be getting money from the stimulus plan, passed by congress this summer. It will pay for the construction of a new safety building. The money comes amid struggles for small to mid-size airports nationwide. Some

EBR school superintendent has high hopes for school year

East Baton Rouge Parish school superintendent John Dilworth just stepped into office, and he says he's ready to make some major changes. Dilworth layed out plans for the school system, with high hopes of dropping the area's drop-out rate. Recently,

Iberville parents upset about school commute

Its been almost four months since the Iberville Parish School Board voted to close North Iberville High School, but many community members still haven't warmed up to the idea. Kelsey Scram shows us a group of parents who have come up with their ow

West Nile virus in North Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports that a person in North Baton Rouge contracted the West Nile virus in late July. That virus eventually turned into full-blown West Nile fever.

Stanford victims pack senate hearing

Hundreds of victims who lost their money from Stanford Financial Group, listened in on a Senate committee hearing in Baton Rouge. R.

Engineers take to water for Baton Rouge Loop

Local officials took to Mississippi River to sort out final details of the Baton Rouge Loop project. Engineers and officials were on the river to figure where to build the northern and southern river crossings for the loop.

Possible swine flu cases at LSU

It looks like swine flu has hit the LSU campus. About 20 students from several LSU sororities showed symptoms of the H1N1 virus last week. They all tested positive for type A influenza.

Baton Rouge Weather

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Pregnant women, brother murdered

A woman eight months pregnant is shot to death in her home along with her 15-year-old brother. Baton Rouge police say 39-year-old Percy James Cage is responsible for the crime, shooting and killing ex-girlfriend, 31-year-old Tonya Smith and her 15

Baker residents hope for flooding fix

Some citizens in Baker hope the capitol improvements plan could mean less flooding. Residents say many of the parish-owned drainage pipes are clogged with debris. Because of that, large parts of Bethany Church on Plank Road have to use sandbags.