Power outage in downtown Baton Rouge closes businesses, government offices

The power outage has affected several businesses and local government offices.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Louisiana police department to stop hosting prayer vigils
An attorney of a Louisiana city says the local police department will no longer host or promote prayer vigils
Victim in unsolved 20-year-old Baton Rouge rape recognizes suspect at wedding reception
Baton Rouge police have arrested a Baker man in connection with a rape case from 1998
Student’s school essay leads to rape sentence for Fremont, OH man
“The class was asked, I believe, to write an essay pertaining to obstacles that they had overcome in their life and she had disclosed that she had been sexually abused as a child,” said Detective Sergeant Kenneth Arp with the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office.

  Attorney general hosts town hall on elderly fraud

Attorney General Jeff Landry hosted a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss ways to stop scammers from preying on elderly people in Louisiana.

  Pi Kappa Phi fraternity on LSU campus issued interim suspension

The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity on LSU’s campus has been issued an interim suspension.
LSU warns of phishing scam involving school email addresses
  3 possible cases of polio-like illness in Alabama
  BRPD officer given shorter suspension after incident in which she violated policy

NATIONAL HEADLINES

  Volunteers search for Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed

One-hundred volunteers have joined the search for a Wisconsin girl who went missing earlier this week and whose parents were shot and killed in their home

  Driver goes extra miles - 225 of them - for special pizza delivery

Rich Morgan of Indiana has been in a tough battle with cancer, but he and his wife Julie never forgot their favorite pizza place in Michigan, where they lived more than two decades ago.

SPORTS

Southern’s Human Jukebox Band to perform during halftime of Falcons vs. Saints Thanksgiving Day game

  Is LSU sporting purple helmets against Miss. State?

Saints WR Ted Ginn, Jr. placed on IR

  LSU athletics director urges fans to ‘keep it clean’ for upcoming game

LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva is asking fans and students to “keep it clean” for this Saturday’s match up against Mississippi State.

HEALTH

Jiggaerobics
Food desert help
  Nearly $2 million in grant funds hope to fill food gap
NIH brings electronic health record research project to Pennington