Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.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) -
Now that the matchup is set for the Super Bowl in New Orleans,
hotel officials in Baton Rouge are getting ready.
There are roughly 10,000 rooms in the Baton Rouge market and with
New Orleans pretty much booked solid, many are hoping to see some of the Super
Gary Jupiter is the general manager of the Springhill Suites hotel
near the airport. He's also the president of the Baton Rouge Lodging Association.
"We're aggressively advertising in the San Francisco and
Baltimore areas to say that Baton Rouge is a viable option for you if you're
trying to get to the big game," Jupiter said.
Officials expect some of the business to come from private
"There is not a lot of private airport space in New Orleans,"
"We're expecting a lot of the private planes to fly into New
Orleans, drop off their people and then come here to Baton Rouge and stay two
or three days before they have to go back and pick up their people."
Many hotels around downtown Baton Rouge will be looking to
entertain the fans while in town with concerts and several Mardi Gras parades.
Jupiter is hoping the Super Bowl and the excitement that goes with
it – will help out during what is normally a slow time.
"Our Mondays and Tuesdays are normally slow," Jupiter said.
"This will be a difference for us with the Super Bowl in New
Orleans. We're expecting full houses of people to visit our hotels and
restaurants in the area."