Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:16:16 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. 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."