Congress prepares to skip planned recess if shutdown goes on

Arrests made in death of Shreveport Police Officer Chatéri Payne

FDA recalls several brands of dry dog food following toxicity reports

Woman dead in shooting on Brookshire Avenue

Newly renovated auditorium in Donaldsonville to benefit Head Start kids

$4 million worth of marijuana confiscated from Hanahan industrial warehouse

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NOPD: Suspect wanted in connection with Young Greatness murder

Livingston residents say parish is denying them access to clean environment

Food service coordinator for Salvation Army honored by Mayor Broome

New bridge close to reality in Baton Rouge

Local air traffic controllers feel the impact of the government shutdown

Government shutdown may hurt hurricane forecasts

  Baker repaves Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lane on his 90th birthday

A drive through Baker is getting a little less bumpy and helps to honor civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the process.

Gov. Edwards plans to work with Israeli company to boost cyber security in Louisiana

Governor John Bel Edwards is making good on a proposal to work with international groups to boost cyber security.

  Baton Rouge Green plants trees on new school campus

Baton Rouge Green is taking advantage of prime tree planting weather and laying down some new roots at the new Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet School.

2018 Boston Marathon winner will run Louisiana Half Marathon

Participants in the Louisiana Half Marathon, happening this weekend, can run alongside Olympian and champion marathon runner, Des Linden.

The Louisiana Marathon weekend kicks off with fitness expo Friday night

Warrick Dunn surprises single mother with new home from Habitat for Humanity

Atlanta mayor: It was a joke

Starlight Studios to create more entertainment jobs for Louisiana residents

Trump’s AG nominee Barr backs Mueller probe, supports border ‘barrier’

Clemson Tigers greeted with fast food feast during White House visit Monday

  BASF chemical plant in Zachary to shut down in April

The BASF chemical plant in Zachary will close in April, affecting over 50 jobs at the site.

Councilwoman to hold informational sessions on how to buy blighted, abandoned, or tax-foreclosed property

Councilwoman Chauna Banks is hosting information sessions on how to acquire property in East Baton Rouge Parish.

6-vehicle crash in West Baton Rouge Parish leaves 1 dead

One person is dead after a crash Tuesday morning in West Baton Rouge Parish that involved multiple vehicles.

Shutdown standoff: Dems rebuff Trump invite, thwarting effort to bypass Pelosi

The administration is trying to peel off Democratic support for Trump's demand for border wall money and negotiate directly with centrist lawmakers and some newly elected freshmen, including those in districts where Trump is popular.

Mass overdose possibly fueled by fentanyl kills 1, sickens about a dozen

Having so many lives on the line strained city resources, officials said. It was like nothing they'd ever experienced.

3 of 5 suspects in Amite abuse case enter no contest pleas

Three of the five family members indicted in the abuse case involving an autistic woman in Amite entered no contest pleas.

Rolling Stones, Katy Perry to headline 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The festival will be held at the New Orleans Fairgrounds over two weekends, beginning April 26 and ending May 5.

Hammond man arrested for arson at abandoned building in Baton Rouge

A Hammond man was arrested in connection to a fire that damaged a two-story abandoned building last year in Baton Rouge.

Sunshine Bridge set to close again for completion of certain repairs; detours available

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Monday that they will have to close the Sunshine Bridge again soon for in order for certain repairs to be completed.

OUR TURN: Georgia-Pacific Layoffs

We are saddened by the news announced last week of more than 650 layoffs at Georgia-Pacific.

Facility where vegetative woman gave birth launches internal review

Hacienda Healthcare picked a former prosecutor to lead the review into the incident. The facility is also being investigated by the state regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

Man arrested in ‘Operation Summer Heat’ for cocaine distribution

An Assumption Parish man was arrested for distributing cocaine. His arrest was the result of “Operation Summer Heat,” an operation with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s office that led to numerous drug arrests in mid-2018.

Democrats consider subpoena for interpreter of Trump-Putin meeting

The official said Trump even confiscated his interpreter’s notes after talks with Putin in Germany in 2017 and reportedly told the interpreter to keep quiet about what was said in the room.

Judge orders Trump administration to remove citizenship question from 2020 census

The administration is expected to quickly file an appeal.

3 deputies shot while serving warrant in TX

The deputies were serving the warrant at about 9:30 p.m. Monday when a suspect inside opened fire. All three deputies were listed in fair condition.

Public invited to open meetings for BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park master plan

BREC is hosting public meetings to encourage residents to chime in on how they’d like the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park to look.

Netflix to raise prices on all its subscription plans

Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously. Even at the higher price, that plan is still a few dollars cheaper than HBO, whose streaming service charges $15

Louisiana residents can start filing tax returns Jan. 28

Louisiana personal income taxpayers can start filing their 2018 state tax returns on Jan. 28

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

Contractor faces fraud charge after work not completed

A New Orleans man is behind bars after failing to honor the contract with an East Baton Rouge Parish resident, according to officials.

Double amputee overcomes challenges, bowls a perfect 300

Ricky Rader has always been a great bowler, spending years perfecting his game. Now, he is overcoming new obstacles as he adapts to bowling with two prosthetic legs.

‘He was my best friend’: Teen’s service dog shot, killed outside home

Journey, a golden retriever was Hannah Westmoreland’s sidekick for four years. Authorities are investigating the incident.

Netflix buys movie made partly at Louisiana Gothic jail

Netflix has bought the rights to a movie set partly in a southwest Louisiana landmark called the Gothic Hanging Jail

Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at age 97

Known for her smile and raspy voice, actress Carol Channing spent most of her career on stage in such musicals as "Hello, Dolly!" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

Katy Perry, Rolling Stones headlining Jazz Fest

The announcement will celebrate the historic 50th anniversary of the event.

‘Just anybody other than the Saints,’ Atlanta mayor says on Super Bowl LIII teams

Keisha Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, was asked if there were two teams she’d like to make the trip and what fans she’d want visiting her city. She gave an interesting response.

LSU experieces issues with pipes; closed dining hall expected to reopen

According to the Daily Reveille, LSU experienced a main water pipe rupture, causing low water pressure throughout the campus.

Family members mourn loss of pastor killed while unlocking church

Three On Your Side's Patrice Clark spoke with the victim's brothers, who are devastated about this crime.

Truck carrying $10 million worth of liquid meth seized by investigators in Georgia

Authorities arrested the owner of the auto repair shop where the truck was found on accusations of smuggling the drugs from Mexico.

Police: UPS driver stole packages, sold luxury items on eBay

The UPS driver faces two felony charges of receiving stolen property, along with possessing and trafficking drugs. More charges may be filed.

Toddler froze to death overnight after letting herself out of NH home, police say

The police chief says neighbors found the 2-year-old unresponsive, wearing only pajamas and no shoes, in the morning outside her apartment building.

Owner: Service dog found after disappearing for 2 days when van was stolen

Studel's owner pleaded for help to find his missing service dog after someone drove off with his van and the dog inside.

Companies in Baton Rouge area interested in hiring laid-off Georgia-Pacific employees

Baton Rouge area companies are showing interest in some of the workers affected by the recent Georgia-Pacific mass layoffs.

Americans now more likely to die of accidental opioid overdose than in a car accident

For the first time in U.S. History, Americans are now more likely to die of an accidental opioid overdose than in a motor vehicle accident, according to a new report by the National Safety Council.

City official says 2,300 trash complaints putting stress on Department of Maintenance

“I’ve been calling for a year and it hasn’t been taken care of and it’s not right,” said Alvin Williams.

Mystikal close to posting $3 million bail in rape case

The New Orleans based rapper is accused of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping, stemming from an alleged sexual assault at a Shreveport Casino in October 2016.

Ebb & Flow Festival and Forum 35’s Art Melt to merge into expanded festival event

The Ebb & Flow Festival and Forum35′s Art Melt, two popular art events in the Capital City, will be combined this year, according to the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Interactive art installation to add color and playful touch at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Canopy to be installed at the Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital next Fall.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary discusses Trump visit, SNAP funding during shut down

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of President Donald Trump’s attendance at the meeting, citing specifically his support among farmers.

La. lieutenant governor visits China in hopes of increasing tourism in the state

The man in charge of Louisiana’s tourism industry says he wants to reach out more to international tourists and hopes a recent trip to China pays off.

PERFECT 10: UCLA gymnast wows the internet and the judges

She made the decision to retire from the elite level in order to become a college athlete. When she made this decision, she had been competing with a fractured back and two torn shoulders.

Army Mobile Usability Lab Experience tours Baton Rouge area high schools

U.S. Army recruiters are using virtual reality and other hands-on activities to try to get high school students excited about joining the military.

Man arrested after hit and run crash on I-12 in Nov.

A man from Kentwood has been arrested in connection with a hit and run wreck on I-12 back in early November.

Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.

Baton Rouge brewery offering $500 gift card for info after business burglarized

Tin Roof Brewing Company is offering a $500 gift card to anyone who can provide information about a burglary that occurred at the business Sunday, Jan. 6.

UPDATE: Coroner releases name of girl fatally shot by 12-year-old relative in N.O. East

The shooting was reported in the 6700 block of Bundy Road.

La. recipients to receive Feb. SNAP benefits early; cards still being accepted during gov’t shutdown

While January and February are already funded for food stamp recipients in Louisiana, future months are still up in the air.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum executive director to retire after nearly 40 years of leadership

Carol S. Gikas, the current executive director, will retire by the end of January.

Red River Bank celebrate 20th anniversary of serving La. residents

Red River Bank is celebrating its 20th anniversary Jan. 14 after launching in 1999 in Alexandria. The bank now has multiple locations throughout the state, with more than 300 employees in eight different parishes.

Martin Luther King Jr. hearse installed as part of ‘Carrying on the Dream’ exhibit at Capitol Park Museum

The Capitol Park Museum is hosting an exhibit featuring the hearse that carried Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to his final resting place.

11-year-old boy falls through ice; police and fire rescue him in minutes

The boy had fallen through the ice and his feet were stuck in the mud at the bottom of the pond.

LAOSFM reports slight increase in fatal fires from 2017 to 2018

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) has released its report for 2018, which shows fire investigation calls are down even though incendiary fire determinations are up.

President Trump addresses American Farm Bureau Federation

Trump is expected to take part in the convention’s closing general session, according to Farm Bureau spokesperson Shiloh Perry.

WANTED: Man accused of business burglaries in New Roads

Police are hoping the public can help locate a man suspected of breaking into businesses.

Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said.

As shutdown grinds on, TSA workers struggle

Hundreds of TSA employees at major airports nationwide have called out sick since this shutdown began.

LSU nursing program ranked No. 10 in top nursing schools in nation

Nursing Schools Almanac ranked the program No. 10 in its “Top 100 nursing schools in the United States” rankings. The organization released the rankings based on data collected on over 3,000 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States.

Report: Man pleads guilty in Kenner Raising Cane’s slaying

A man has pleaded guilty in connection to the slaying of a Kenner Raising Cane’s manager.