Memorial fund set up for father, 3-year-old killed in wreck with school bus

A memorial fund and joint funeral has been arranged for a father and his 3-year-old child, who were both killed in a wreck with a school bus.

Longtime Baton Rouge restaurant, The Melting Pot, announces closure

A restaurant that’s been open in Baton Rouge for nearly 19 years has now announced it’s closing.

Homeowners, DOTD disagree over changes to Hwy. 44

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is set to propose changes to Highway 44 coming into Gonzales.

Two new ‘Vapor Wake’ K-9s join LSU police

The LSU Police Department has added two new explosive-detecting K-9s to join its two traditional explosive detection dogs already on the force. Jazz and Weeks are Labrador retrievers, trained to detect explosives and other substances, even as their target is moving.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, AARP and AARP Foundation Partner to distribute emergency preparedness kits

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) announced today that after the AARP and AARP Foundation emergency kit packing event, the agency will be distributing the prepared kits, Friday, September 28 at the EBRCOA Capital City Event Center at 6955 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

Livingston Parish teacher responds to emergency call involving school bus

A Livingston Parish high school teacher responded to a emergency call involving a fiery school bus crash.

Come out to the 2018 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival this weekend

The 2018 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Gonzales, right in the heart of Ascension Parish.

BRPD hosts National Night Out Against Crime

The Baton Rouge Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, held National Night Out Against Crime Thursday, September 20.

HAND IT ON: Saving animals during disasters

Jeannie Mintz created the non-profit group, Saving Animals During Disasters, after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Now, she and her group is helping to rescue animals who were left stranded as a result of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.

11-year-old Southern University prodigy starts non-profit

Job hunters at Southern University’s career fair got some inspiration Wednesday in the form of an 11-year-old business owner.

SUP with the Sun

The 9News This Morning crew gets the public up with the sun daily, but if you literally want to wake up with the sun, maybe you should head over to the LSU lakes. BREC is hosting a sunrise paddleboarding event Wednesday morning.

Burger King franchisee with 30 locations in Baton Rouge looking to hire

GPS Hospitality, which owns 30 Burger King locations in the Baton Rouge area, is looking to hire 1,700 new employees.

MentoringBR encourages adults to become mentors for youth

MentoringBR is spearheading a collective effort via media and social media to recruit individuals to become mentors.

Albany Middle School teacher honored as SLU Young Alumnus of the Year

Joni Smith, a 7th grade science teacher at Albany Middle School, STEM educator, and 2017 Louisiana State Teacher of Year, has now been named Southeastern Louisiana University’s 2018 Young Alumnus of the Year.

Louisiana trooper helps rescue kitten trapped under car

A Louisiana troopers found himself in a unique situation after pulling over a driver who needed help rescuing a trapped kitten.

Parker’s Pharmacy hosts donation day for victims of Florence

Parker’s Pharmacy is hosting “Hurricane Florence Donation Day” on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Baton Rouge.

Baker city council member launches Little Free Libraries

If your children love to read, getting a book just got easier.

Humane Society of Louisiana collecting donations for animal victims of Florence

he Humane Society of Louisiana is mobilizing to help animals and shelters impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Ascension residents invited to open houses on Master Land Use Plan

Residents of Ascension Parish are invited to attend two open house meetings to discuss the Ascension Parish Master Land Use Plan.

CATS looking to expand routes in Baton Rouge

Going before the East Baton Rouge Metro Council Wednesday is a new plan that could eventually change how the city’s transit system operates.

Ascension Parish bike patrols helping to fight crime

Some deputies in Ascension Parish have found a new, more creative way to fight crime. It involves two wheels and the element of surprise.

  La. Boy Scouts hold flag retirement ceremony for 9/11 anniversary

Tuesday was a somber night for some families in Baton Rouge.

THE INVESTIGATORS: Flambeau Fest breaks silence to customers, plans second concert for March

Flambeau Fest appears to be set for March of 2019, according to an email sent to ticket holders late Tuesday afternoon. The email appears to be sent from the Flambeau Fest Refund Team and was seemingly sent out to update those who were still waiting for upgraded tickets from the 2017 festival.

AARP & AARP Foundation host event to pack emergency kits for local senior citizens

Volunteers gathered to pack emergency preparedness kits for senior citizens in Baton Rouge.

BRAC announces support for MoveBR

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) on Tuesday announced its Board of Directors has voted to support MoveBR, a dedicated half-cent sales tax in East Baton Rouge Parish for transportation infrastructure. The proposition will be on the ballot on December 8, 2018.

Cirque du Soleil bringing its first ice show to Baton Rouge

Cirque du Soleil is returning to Baton Rouge in January of 2019 with its first ice show, CRYSTAL - A Breakthrough Ice Experience.

Ochsner Baton Rouge receives grant to help patients overcome transportation barriers

Ochsner Baton Rouge is happy to announce that American Cancer Society has awarded a $5,000 transportation grant to help patients receiving cancer treatment at Ochsner Cancer Center Baton Rouge or (in the future) Ochsner Medical Complex – High Grove.

LSU students, fans cover campus to enjoy season’s home opener

You know its LSU football season when a sea of fans cover the campus.

Friends of Sadie Thibodeaux to honor her with benefit this weekend

Friends of Sadie Thibodeaux, a woman whose body was found in Lake Pontchartrain, are honoring her with a benefit on Sunday.

State Fire Marshal’s Office awarded national recognition

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office is proud to announce it is the recipient of the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) 2018 President’s Award.

American Red Cross offers free disaster training in Baton Rouge

The Red Cross office will host a Disaster Action Training (DAT) basics workshop on Thursday, September 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Heart of Louisiana: The Gardens of Chef John Folse

One South Louisiana chef has the perfect answer for anyone who wants to know the meaning of Creole food. It’s a history lesson that credits seven different nations for the rich flavors of South Louisiana cooking.

Heart of Louisiana: Gardens of Chef John Folse

One South Louisiana chef has the perfect answer for anyone who wants to know the meaning of Creole food. It’s a history lesson that credits seven different nations for the rich flavors of South Louisiana cooking.

Deputies surprise Baton Rouge student with bike

A Baton Rouge boy got a fun surprise from a couple of East Baton Rouge deputies Tuesday.

Expungement event in Baton Rouge planned for Saturday

Several Baton Rouge agencies will host another BREES expungement event Saturday September 1.

Mayor's office issues detailed update on remediation work on River Center Library

A new update has been issued by the mayor's office in regards to remediation work being done on the River Center Library in downtown Baton Rouge.

Boy Scout troop and volunteers beautify veterans shelter and build new pavilion

A Boy Scout troop in Baton Rouge banded together to beautify a homeless shelter for veterans with fresh greenery and a new pavilion.

Central buys land to build new City Hall, City Center

The City of Central has purchased two acres of land at the corner of Sullivan and Hooper roads to build a new City Hall, which will anchor a City Center.

3rd Street Songwriters Festival and Ebb & Flow Festival join forces

The 3rd Street Songwriters Festival and Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge are partnering in 2019 to produce the Ebb & Flow Festival and 3rd Street Songwriters Festival (April 6 and 7) 2019 in downtown Baton Rouge.

Organizations host pet disaster preparedness fair in Baton Rouge

Several local organizations are hosting a pet disaster preparedness fair on Sunday in Baton Rouge.

Hundreds compete in world's largest kayak fishing tournament

Hundreds of anglers braved the August heat today to compete in the World's Largest Kayak Fishing Tournament.