Baton Rouge area residents are one step closer to a quicker commute, mayor says

We are all just a little bit closer to a quicker morning commute. That is according to East Baton Rouge Mayor-President, Sharon Weston Broom.

  LIVE UPDATE: Body found in search of lake for ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera

The body was discovered five days after the 33-year-old Rivera disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son was found July 8 alone a few hours later on a boat the two had rented.

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No high school football until La. schools enters Phase 4 of school reopening plan, LHSAA tells lawmakers

NOFD: Significant progress made over the weekend at Hard Rock collapse site

  Vice President Mike Pence to visit Baton Rouge Tuesday for discussion on fight against COVID-19

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dangerous heat, strong storm possible this afternoon

Gov. Edwards, FEMA announce new port partnership

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor met Monday to discuss hurricane preparedness.
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Actress Kelly Preston dies at 57 after battle with breast cancer

Preston enjoyed a lengthy career in film and television, appearing in “Jerry Maguire,” “Twins” and at times starring with her husband, John Travolta, in films like “Battlefield Earth” and “Gotti.”

  Baton Rouge announces traffic light synchronization program

Iconic New Orleans restaurant K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen permanently closed due to COVID-19

St. Tammany Parish Coroner urges caution when wearing masks in extreme heat

  All bars to close; mask mandate begins in La. Monday

School board to review new names for Lee High

  How the new statewide mask mandate is affecting the public

  FAQ: Statewide mask mandate begins on Monday, July 13

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Monday afternoon; dangerous heat and a strong storm possible

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Washington NFL team dropping name after 87 years

The team launched a 'thorough review' of the name July 3 that the NFL supported. That came in the aftermath of prominent sponsors FedEx, Nike, PepsiCo and Bank of America calling for a change.

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No high school football until La. schools enters Phase 4 of school reopening plan, LHSAA tells lawmakers

SEC Athletic Directors meet at the SEC Headquarters in Birmingham

The meeting and discussions follow announcements from the Big 10 and Pac 12 that they will only play in-conference games this fall.

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  One man killed, multiple people injured in shooting on Plank Rd

Local bar owners respond to tighter restrictions, curbside service

One person injured in shooting near LSU

  Florida reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

  ELECTION RESULTS: Presidential primary, parish races

Louisiana voters headed to the polls Saturday, July 11 to cast a ballot in the presidential primary.
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Woman runs across 4 lanes of traffic, jumps in canal to rescue drowning Ore. toddler

Police cited the 2-year-old boy's grandmother, who had been babysitting him, with second-degree child neglect.

  Man killed, 2 children seriously injured in 3-vehicle crash on Old Hammond Hwy.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Excessive Heat Warning in effect Sunday

  ‘I think I made a mistake’: Young man from Texas dies after attending COVID-19 party

‘Frustrated isn’t the word’: Bar owners react to Gov. Edwards’ COVID-19 related restrictions