Baby cough syrup recalled due to bacteria contamination

Those at risk for more severe forms of the illness include infants, young children and those with weakened immune systems.

Man accused of sending pipe bombs to Democrats poised for guilty plea

  After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

  Medical providers say don’t stop taking blood pressure medicine

  Repair costs piling up for Intracoastal Bridge

World Meteorological Organization retires storm names Florence and Michael

  Denham Springs mobile home park the subject of second 9News Investigation

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  Lethal Libido: FDA warns the public of dangerous over-the-counter male enhancement pills

AL woman warns about virtual kidnapping scam

  LSU administration touts academic success, despite string of problems

Five arrests made across La. for Medicaid welfare fraud

  La. woman facing murder charge after admitting to giving her toddler drugs daily for several months

Betting on March Madness? You’re one of 47 million Americans projected to spend $8.5 billion

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures

Here is a list of current road closures in the area.

  Attorney files appeal after judge denies motion for change of venue due to Confederate monument outside of E Feliciana courthouse

After a judge denied the change of venue request back in November of 2018, the fight is now headed to the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals.

  'Bill & Ted 3′ is a real thing! Excellent!

Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winters) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) will be making another totally radical movie called “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” It’s slated for release in 2020.

Zero turn mowers recalled due to fire hazard

The mower’s throttle cable can make contact with internal electric wiring.

Dates and times of 25th annual Blues Fest schedule released

  Mom throws kids from third story of building to save them from fire

  Wednesday is the last supermoon of 2019, and actually it’s a super worm moon

  Tara High partners with BRCC, IBM to bring new technology degree program to students

Another hypertension tablet recalled due to impurity

Dairy Queen offering free ice cream cone to celebrate first day of spring

Mock disaster to be staged on Bossier City school campus

People in the area might notice smoke, hear simulated gunfire and see people running from the building or being assisted by first responders.

Dept. of Treasury: Look out for unclaimed property checks in the mail

If you’re one of thousands of Louisiana residents to receive an unexpected check in the mail from the state -- it’s legit, don’t throw it out.

  West Virginia man found guilty in infant’s rape, murder; jury recommends no mercy

It took the jury two hours to find the man guilty of multiple charges in the 2016 death of a 10-month-old girl.

  New Zealand holds first funerals for mosque shooting victims

The first funerals came five days after a white supremacist methodically gunned down 50 worshippers at two mosques — a massacre that he broadcast live on Facebook.

  Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

The deal helps Disney further control TV shows and movies from start to finish - from creating the programs to distributing them though television channels, movie theaters and streaming services.

  Flood victims will not be able to live in MHUs past April, FEMA says

On Monday, Mar. 18, the state provided some updates on the 2016 flood recovery efforts in Louisiana and current issues on the Mississippi River.

  Exxon found at fault for 1993 deadly explosion

Exxon has been found 100 percent at fault for a deadly 1993 fire at its Baton Rouge plant after on Tuesday, Mar. 19, the Louisiana Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in the 25-year-old case.

  President Donald Trump nominates LSU grad as new U.S. ambassador

President Donald Trump has announced plans for several new appointments, including an LSU grad.

  Former head of La. higher education calls for removal of top-ranking LSU officials

"It's time to end the chaos at LSU and remove King Alexander and Joe Alleva."

  Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates visits Louisiana Youth Challenge Program

On Friday, Mar. 15, Baton Rouge rapper, Kevin Gates, visited the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program (YCP). Gates is a former cadet and attended the program in 2002 in the 4th Platoon Wolfpack.

  Two mothers blow the whistle on alleged abuse at capital area schools

Two mothers are coming forward with allegations that their kids were each abused at a place where they thought they would be safe.

  Hwy 55 opens first Louisiana restaurant in Baton Rouge

A retro-themed diner franchise is opening its first Louisiana restaurant in Baton Rouge.

  Man accused of shooting his nephew while he was mowing the yard, then shooting himself

Two people are dead after a man reportedly shot his nephew, then killed himself.

  Supreme Court decision could lead La. to retry old criminal cases

If the U.S. Supreme Court reverses a prior decision and bans non-unanimous jury convictions, Louisiana prosecutors say they may have to retry thousands of cases or let some inmates out of prison.

City Group Hospitality to open its fifth restaurant, this one Cajun

City Group Hospitality, the restaurant group that owns City Pork Brasserie & Bar, City Pork Deli & Charcuterie, City Slice, and City Pork Catering, is opening its fifth establishment in mid-May: a Cajun-inspired restaurant.

  WANTED: Suspects accused of stealing nearly $5k in cigarettes from gas station

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for two people who reportedly shattered the front glass door of a gas station and stole nearly $5,000 worth of cigarettes.

BRPD offering women’s self defense class

The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering an Equalizer Women's Self Defense class at the BRPD Training Academy.

Missing woman’s body found wrapped in chain in creek

Authorities say her hands also were bound with a zip tie

  Beyond the Badge: Honoring Louisiana’s law enforcement

They are considered the thin blue line, a group of first responders, law enforcement to be specific, that are there to protect and serve. When it comes to representing that line, the men and women honored at the 2019 Heart of Law Enforcement awards ceremony are considered the best in Louisiana.

  Denham Springs baby hears for the first time after cochlear implants

A Denham Springs couple is celebrating after their young boy, Tucker, just received cochlear implants.

  Judge grants change of venue request for suspects in 2015 Deplantier murder case

Two men facing charges in the murder of a Baton Rouge couple won’t have their trial in East Baton Rouge Parish.

  SU celebrates 139th Founders’ Day

Southern University celebrated its 139th Founders’ Day Tuesday, Mar. 19.

Is it true you can balance an egg on its end on the spring equinox?

The vernal equinox is Wednesday, Mar. 20, which means it’s time to play with eggs! Yes, that’s right. It’s said you can balance an egg on its end on the vernal equinox.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing crew member

A 3-mile stretch of the Mississippi River re-opened Tuesday (March 19,) but the search continues for a missing person after a towboat sank.

  ‘Mama June’ was treated like any other suspect, AL sheriff says

Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson wasn’t familiar with June Shannon, aka ‘Mama June,’ when she was booked into his jail Wednesday, but when the phones started ringing off the wall, he knew she wasn’t an ordinary arrest.

  Warrant claims court employee falsified results of 500+ drug tests

A Gonzales woman who works for the 19th Judicial District Court is accused of falsifying hundreds of drug tests.

Kevin Gates visits Louisiana Youth Challenge Program

The popular rapper came as a guest speaker as well as a former cadet. Gates attended the Youth Challenge Program in 2002 and was in 4th Platoon Wolfpack.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

Prosecutors offered Kraft, along with others a plea deal, but they must concede they would've been found guilty.

Mother accused of allowing man to sexually assault 5-year-old for $400

Authorities arrested a 36-year-old Texas woman who has been accused of permitting a 62-year-old man to sexually assault her 5-year-old daughter for $400.

Wednesday is your last chance to see a full supermoon in 2019

The third and final supermoon of 2019 will take to the night sky beginning Tuesday, March 19.

Community called to donate Easter baskets to children in foster care system

An organization is asking the community to help bring smiles to children in foster care this Easter.

Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal, AP source says

If the terms of the contract are finalized as it stands, it would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history

  LifeShare Blood Center critically low on Type O and B blood; asks community to donate

LifeShare Blood Center is in critical need of blood donations.

  Paralyzed former football player Devon Gales hired as assistant coach at Georgia high school

Former Southern University Cornerback Devon Gales is heading back to the football field almost four years after he was paralyzed during a game.

US airlines rank poorly in cleanliness, survey finds

Japan’s All Nippon took the top spot in the survey. The cleanest ranked airline from North America is Air Canada

Jerry Lee Lewis cancels Jazz Fest appearance after suffering stroke

Jerry Lee Lewis, the Louisiana-born rock and roll pioneer, is in rehab after spending two weeks in the hospital following a stroke.

  OUR TURN: Unclaimed money

Louisiana lawmakers have been spending money that doesn’t belong to them.

BRG hosting free kids’ nutrition class

A local hospital is hosting a class to teach kids about healthy eating habits.

  La. SNAP benefits to be issued on modified schedule for April

The modified schedule for April will ensure that SNAP recipients do not go more than 40 days between issuances.

  ‘Toy Story 4’ full trailer is out and teaching us about friendship all over again

Get your tissues, even the trailer is tugging on our heart strings.

Ascension Parish government employee accused of theft

An Ascension Parish government employee is facing theft charges after using his government-issued fuel card for personal use, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

2 taken to hospital after dump truck overturns

Two people were transported to the hospital after a dump truck overturned in Baton Rouge.

  Train crashes into 18-wheeler, stalls traffic on Airline at Choctaw; no injuries

All lanes on S. Choctaw Drive were closed for recovery efforts.

Shreveport pediatrician writes children’s book tackling mental health

A Northwest Louisiana doctor was noticing something alarming — many of her young patients were struggling with low self-esteem.

  Coast Guard: 2 rescued, 1 missing after tug boat sinks in Mississippi River

The tug boat sunk near Myrtle Grove, around mile marker 55.

Aerial photos show Miss. River in downtown Baton Rouge

Water levels remain extremely high in downtown Baton Rouge.

Injection used in combination chemotherapy recalled, possible copper salt presence

Some patients with advanced metastatic colorectal cancer may be affected.

  EBRSO honors fallen deputy on second anniversary of his death with renaming of street

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office paid special tribute Monday, Mar. 18 to fallen deputy, Lt. Shawn Anderson, who was killed in the line of duty in 2017.

  BTR finalizing contract to negotiate designated ride-sharing parking areas

Officials with the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport say they’re finalizing an agreement that will address the concerns of ride-sharing service drivers.

  DOTD head lays out interstate expansion plans

Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) head, Dr. Shawn Wilson, clarified his vision for the I-10 expansion through Baton Rouge at Press Club Monday, Mar. 18.

  One arrested for posing as pastor in phone scam; others involved still sought by police

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said Monday, Mar. 18 a Baton Rouge man who allegedly attempted to scam people out of money by posing as a pastor was taken into custody.

  Fatal shooting highlights potential dangers of location settings in apps

News of one of the latest deadly shootings in the Capital City has some area leaders warning of the potential dangers of some smartphone apps.

  WANTED: Police seeking man connected to Ponchatoula deadly shooting

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected in a deadly shooting.

  Tx. governor visits with La. contractor group to discuss business opportunities

Texas Governor Greg Abbott made a visit to Baton Rouge Monday, Mar. 18 to meet with local business leaders.

  Resident says tree roots in lot next door are destroying his home

Charles Chenier, 74, has lived in his home for 45 years. He says it’s devastating to watch a tree from another property ruin his family’s home.

Beware of Medicare scams targeting the vulnerable and elderly

The purpose of these scams is to pressure the vulnerable and elderly into giving up money and personal information.

Baton Rouge man gets 8 years in jail after 50k+ child porn images found on his computers

A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 97 months in prison after being convicted of possession of child pornography.

FEMA wants rainfall to be part of risk assessment for flood coverage

Risk Rating 2.0 is designed to make the flood insurance program better while keeping premiums affordable