Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:45:27 GMT
From LSU SportsHOOVER, Ala. – Second-ranked LSU (48-8) faces Alabama (33-24) at approximately 12:30 p.m. CT Wednesday in the SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.The game can be heard on the affiliatesMore >>
Second-ranked LSU faces Alabama at approximately 12:30 p.m. CT Wednesday in the SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:24 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:24:32 GMT
A simple glance at the box scores will tell you LSU's Rachele Fico pitched two games against UL-Lafayette this past weekend and lost them both. They were a pair of defeats that ended the Tigers' seasonMore >>
As Fico grunted and launched strikes to UL-Lafayette batters Saturday and Sunday afternoon, she knew her father's longtime battle with cancer was likely nearing an unhappy end.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:45 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:45:51 GMT
Two people are wanted for questioning in connection with the use of a stolen credit card.LSU Police say three suspects took the victim's wallet and phone during an armed robbery on April 27th.The robberyMore >>
Two people are wanted for questioning in connection with the use of a stolen credit card.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:43:45 GMT
A key piece of evidence in a Baton Rouge drunk driving case has been tossed out of city court. The ruling could have a major impact on future DWI trials. Baton Rouge attorney Cliff Ivey took one of hisMore >>
A key piece of evidence in a Baton Rouge drunk driving case has been tossed out of city court. The ruling could have a major impact on future DWI trials.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Ninety miles down I-10 East is all that separates Baton Rouge from New Orleans. That's not that long of a drive for NFL fans looking to be a part of Super Bowl XLVII festivities. That's why area businesses and hotels are preparing for the overflow crowds here in the Capitol City.
While the season may be over for the saints, New Orleans is still in football mode as the city prepares to host Super Bowl XLVII. But with thousands of people expected to flood the Big Easy, Baton Rouge has launched its own marketing blitz.
"Once those two teams are determined, we're going to hit those markets with advertising and public relations say, 'Baton Rouge is accessible, affordable, and available'. So you can get here we've got the rooms and you can afford it...unlike what could happen in New Orleans," said Visit Baton Rouge president and CEO Paul Arrigo
Arrigo says that first weekend in February will be a huge deal for the city's tourism--a time when travel to red stick is typically slow. Area hotels are already starting to see business spike.
"We normally run, in January, probably between 30 and 40 percent," said Baton Rouge Lodging Association president Gary Jupiter. "Right now during the Super Bowl, my hotel is over 50 percent full. We expect to have a good turnout."
Jupiter says they're expecting 10,000 to 20,000 Super Bowl fans to fill most of the city's 10,000 hotel rooms that weekend.
"We've showed our ability to be able to house large amounts of people...large numbers of people. This will be just another opportunity for us to show off our city," said Jupiter.
Arrigo hopes to keep football fans in the city as much as possible. He says three Mardi Gras parades and many more events are planned for the weekend.